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December 14, 2010

Jaws 5 -- Mossad Invades!

There has been a spate of shark attacks on tourists snorkeling and swimming off the coast of Egypt in recent weeks, resulting in several injuries and one death. What is the cause of these rare attacks? According to Egypt’s Governor of Southern Sinai, Abed Al-Fadij, Israel may be the culprit. Arutz Sheva has the story:

We must not discount the possibility that Mossad threw the shark into the sea, in order to attack tourists who are having fun in Sharm al-Sheikh. Mossad is trying to hurt Egyptian tourism in any way possible, and the shark is one way for it to realize its plan.

This is, simply put, crazy talk. Many experts have been investigating the cause of the attacks and the reason why the sharks are so close to shore. Some scientists have theorized that sharks are coming closer to shore due to lack of food in the open seas; others accuse tourist boats of intentionally luring the sharks close with meat so that tourists can take pictures of them. But Mossad?

As ridiculous as the accusation is, the media’s relative silence on this libelous fairytale is troubling. A search on Nexis indicates that only a handful of outlets have covered the story. By ignoring the story the media has yet again allowed incitement against Israel to fester. Rumors such as this routinely spread through the Middle East and elsewhere. To be fair, faux journalist Stephen Colbert has done a send-up on this story. But why is it that we have to rely on a comedian for coverage of this story?

Al-Fadij's assertion that the Mossad is putting sharks into the Red Sea to attack tourists is part of a bigger problem in the Middle East. Israel has been accused of of creating “super rats" and sending them into Palestinian homes in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Somehow the rats know not to go into the homes of Israeli Jews. Smart Rats!) Israelis have also been accused of giving Palestinian women aphrodisiac gum so as to corrupt their morals.

They have also been accused of intentionally spreading AIDS. And sadly enough, these accusations have been accepted as fact in many parts of the Middle East. And we wonder why underdevelopment is a problem in the region.

To read more about the media’s failure to adequately cover incitement against Israel, click here.

- TC

Posted by dvz at December 14, 2010 03:10 PM


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