The 2012 London Olympics are under way.
IOC President Jacques Rogge consistently declined to hold a one-minute silence to honour the memories of the 11 Israeli Olympic athletes slain at the Munich Olympics in 1972. The Israeli athletes were slaughtered – at the Olympic Games – by Palestinian terrorists. There is considerable evidence to suggest that current Palestinian Arab President Mahmoud Abbas was the numbers expert behind the massacre, engineering the financing and logistics of the terrorist attack.
But Jacques Rogge felt unable to respect the memories of Jewish athletes murdered for representing the Jewish state. Instead, in his inaugural speech dedicating the opening of the London Games, Jacques Rogge said:
“The values that inspired de Coubertin will come to life over the next 17 days as the world’s best athletes compete in a spirit of friendship, respect and fair play.”
He needs to learn the true meaning of the word “respect”.
The Palestinian Arab regime, which murdered the Israeli athletes in 1972 because they were Jewish, making this an overtly racist act, even had the cheek to congratulate the IOC for refusing to honour the memories of the slain Olympic competitors, on the grounds that
“Sports are meant for peace, not for racism… Sports are a bridge to love, interconnection, and spreading of peace among nations; it must not be a cause of division and spreading of racism between them [nations].”
[Official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 25, 2012]
Read the Palestinian Media Watch report on this public disgrace – which goes against the very grain of everything that the Olympic spirit is supposed to represent.
The worst part is that Rogge’s speech came AFTER the Lebanese Olympic judo team refused even to practice in the vicinity of the Israeli team. The Lebanese displayed their take on “friendship” and “respect” by insisting that a barrier be erected between themselves and the Israelis so they wouldn’t be offended by the sight of Jews. Guess what? Their demand was immediately met by the organisers.
Question: exactly how far does society have to degenerate at the hands of the Arab and Islamic über-ego before civilised, democratic people the world over tell them to pack it in?
Of course, it is regarded as politically incorrect to refer to Arabs and Islamists as terrorists, irrespective of how many acts of terrorism they commit on a daily basis. The disease of political correctness has taken on such absurd proportions that CNN reported yesterday prior to the opening of the games that there was a significant security presence in London to ward off any possible terrorist attack by – wait for it – Irish separatists and anarchists. Not Arab. Not Muslim. Not Islamist. Go figure.
The time has come to start calling a spade a spade. Terrorism against innocent civilians, at least in the Western world, is today almost the sole preserve of the Arab and wider Islamist worlds.
There, I’ve said it.
I may be politically incorrect. But at least I’m honest.
Which automatically precludes me from a job with CNN or the BBC.
The IOC, praying as usual at the altar of political correctness, fails to respect the victims of racist terrorism 40 years ago, while turning a blind eye today to the very racism that inspired that terrorism.
The Arab Lebanese Olympic judo team should have been kicked out for contravening the very essence of the Olympic spirit. Instead, like spoilt kids throwing tantrums in public, they were bribed to keep them happy and not cause an embarrassment.
The Israeli Olympic team representing the Jewish state paid the price. Again.
Bearing in mind the behaviour of the Lebanese Olympic team, the Iranian Olympic team (which consistently refuses to compete against Israelis) and the unspeakably disgraceful behaviour of the Palestinian Authority in referring to the Jewish victims of Palestinian Arab terrorism as “racists”, it is time to speak a simple truth:
The Arab and wider Islamist worlds are by their very nature, by virtue of their own everyday words and deeds, an embarrassment to civilised democracies the world over.
What does it take for civilised, democratic society to tell these Arab and Islamist extremists once and for all to either accept the norms of civilised behaviour, or return home and stop bothering decent people?
The Olympic spirit is foreign ground to them.