We get attacked all the time, mostly by moonbats, but I think this is the first time I’ve been denounced in a Saudi newspaper. One Jihad el Khazen, writing in the prominent newspaper Dar Al-Hayat, went off on an anti-”neocon” (i.e. anti-Semitic) rant earlier today. He attacked a lot of people, including the New York Post, Charles Krauthammer, the Washington Times, Joel Rosenberg of National Review–and me.
The tone of el Khazen’s piece is discernible from these phrases: “known to be biased towards Israel,” “those who sacrificed the lives of the US marines are the Israelis inside the American administration,” “Mr. Krauthammer, who is an Israeli Likudist,” “The Washington Times, a strong supporter of the Israeli right wing Likud Party,” “[t]he Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) is defiled just like its name,” and on and on. Here is his conclusion: “The only party that benefits from the situation is Israel, thanks to the well known efforts of its gang.” Can anyone say, “obsession”? Especially given the fact that the ostensible subject of el Khazen’s article was the Iraq war, which has little or nothing to do with Israel.
What did I do to get onto Mr. el Khazen’s list? I criticized the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (of which I am a member) for adopting an anti-Israel “peace” resolution at its recent assembly. Here is what he had to say about me:
John H. Hinderaker is even more insolent that the former, for he published an article in the Weekly Standard which is a magazine speaking on behalf of the neo-cons, under the title: