September 14, 2006

They Call Themselves Peace Activists

I know very little about the credibility of the writer or the veracity of his claims, but if he is correct, it appears than one liberal "peace movement" organization may be very close to crossing the line into becoming open terrorist sympathizers (h/t Michelle Malkin):

As a front group for Palestinian terrorists, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) sends young people from all over the world to the training fields of the West Bank and Gaza to learn from terrorists and to aid them logistically. Stop the ISM has now obtained photographs of ISM leaders and organizers holding AK-47 assault rifles. The images show some of the ISM women disguised as Jews living in the West Bank and in the company of an Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade terrorist.

One of our volunteers in the United Kingdom for Stop the ISM managed to infiltrate the ISM late last June in the Holy Land where the ISM operates in direct support of terrorists. Our volunteer (who prefers to remain anonymous to avoid retaliatory attacks) has had prior experience going undercover for the police in the UK. The photos and intelligence he brought back are proving invaluable to intelligence agencies watching the ISM and have been in official hands for over a month prior to this publication.

Unfortunately, neither U.S. Homeland Security nor the Israeli security agencies have to date regarded the ISM as a serious threat. Some of these ISM people in these photos managed to escape; nevertheless, arrests have been made, and more are forthcoming.

If the ISM sounds vaguely familiar, perhaps a picture will help you remember.

saint pancake

That's ISM activist Rachel Corrie burning a hand-drawn American flag in front of Palestinian school children. Corrie was a far left activist that joined the ISM her senior year at Evergreen State College in Washington. She was killed in 2003 by an Israeli bulldozer as she attempted to protect a network of tunnels being used to smuggle weapons from Egypt into Gaza for Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

It doesn't look like things have changed much, unless you want to consider the possibility that ISM activists are making their long-suspected support for terrorists a little more "hands on" than it once was.


The caption for this photo reads in part:

Gabi laughs it up while Alan, the other ISM volunteer who works at the Faisal Youth Hostel, smiles with his machine gun. To the far right is the al Aksa Martyrs Brigade terrorist overseeing the festivities. Real “peace activists” don't pose with machine guns in the company of terrorists, but the ISM does.

What else is there to say?

From getting run over defending terrorist's weapons tunnels to proudly displaying them in Palestinian prisons, we've got only one thing to say to the leftists of the ISM: You've come a long way, baby.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 14, 2006 02:27 PM | TrackBack

There's a good documentary, "The Weather Underground" with the '60s-'70s players, Bernadine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd et al. Shows what well-educated, self-hating Americans can do. I'm sure this next generation of "Peace Warriors" studied the techniques of the previous one.

Posted by: Tom TB at September 14, 2006 03:00 PM

Democratic liberal heaven. The right to do what ever the hell you want at the expense of everyone. Ship 'em off to Guantamo so they can stay with some friends for a while.

Posted by: jay at September 14, 2006 03:58 PM

Aren't they British? I thought they were British, not American.

Posted by: an Israeli at September 14, 2006 06:09 PM

ISM is a Palestinian Arab organization with branches everywhere. Wikipedia has an entry on the ISM.

ISM is your basic terrorist/tyrant leftist enabler. Just view them as an international outreach for Palistinian terrorists to gather supporters, $'s, and favorable propaganda. Rachel "St. Pancake" Corrie's death was a boon for the organization and, from which, we saw the first photographic restaging/Pallywood pics.

ISM supporters should be viewed the same way as Hamas terrorists.

Posted by: iconoclast at September 14, 2006 07:40 PM

Where's a Caterpillar D9 when you need one?

Posted by: tim at September 14, 2006 08:42 PM

Wow. I want to get all angry about them, but all I can do is shake my head and marvel at the weirdness. Maybe it's good for our counrty if these fools don't get much attention, but I'm still going to forward this to my friends though.

Posted by: brando at September 14, 2006 11:30 PM

Hrm, this reminds me of a city in Europe. Eeeh, how you saaaaay, Stockholm Syndrome? Maybe like a backdoor version of it. A buddy of mine from college went to Israel and did the hang-out-with-Palestinians thing. I didn't really talk to him too much about it, because it was a little weird and I know he's become a little bit of a whackjob. Either way, it doesn't really surprise me that these people are posing with AKs. They go to these peoples' houses, drink tea with them and, as he said, "Enjoy good Arab hospitality," and hate Israelis. Makes em feel part of a struggle, I guess. It's all fun and games til someone gets run over by a bulldozer, I guess.

Posted by: paully at September 14, 2006 11:47 PM

"It's all fun and games til someone gets run over by a bulldozer, I guess"

I'll be sure to tell this child it is just fun and games she's in for

this isn't a suicide bombing. It doesn't take a tunnel, or explossives to operate. It's just your casual stone throwing on passing cars (which too had taken lives) which is always followed by a few molotovs thrown as well, since Arafat had used his TV to broadcast songs about the Palestinian child's toy being molotov, and he should get used to cary them on regullar basis. (While we were getting killed everyday and still sticking to Oslo, waiting for its results to sink in by improving their lives with the funds Arafat got for them, and the sinking in of hope and education, never mind).
All I'm saying is this type of things don't even make it to the news. It's nothing. It's not your major suicide bombing, it's just the daily "all fun and play", the Arafat legacy way.

Posted by: an Israeli at September 15, 2006 07:34 AM