She’s been treated with incurious sympathy in a Tribune story yesterday. It was practically a Hamas PR piece, you know, the terrorist organization. More on this Iranian-born American from Steve Huntley (HT Pat Hickey):
The main organizer of the flotilla was Turkish-based Insani Yardim Vakfi, described as a humanitarian relief fund but which, like some other Muslim charities, has links to Islamist radicalism. The Danish Institute for International Studies found the organization provided support to al-Qaida, including for the failed millennium plot to bomb Los Angeles’ airport, and to Algerian terrorists in Europe. A Chicago lawyer on the flotilla, Fatima Mohammadi, describes herself on her LinkedIn page as “national organizer” for Viva Palestina, founded by the rabid Israel-hater and Hamas sympathizer George Galloway of Britain, who is dedicated to delegitimizing the Jewish state.
If this is a peaceful group why doesn’t it recognize Israel’s right to exist? Fatima arrived back at Chicago’s O’Hare airport the other day. Do we feel safer now? If this is a humanitarian group why did they object to their supplies reaching Gaza over land? More on Fatima. Al Jazeera has taken up her cause, naturally:
Fatima Mohammadi, another activist on board the Mavi Marmara that Israeli soldiers stormed last Monday in an attempt to stop a flotilla of aid ships from reaching Gaza, was accused of attempting to smuggle banned electronic componants into Gaza.
She told Al Jazeera through a spokesperson that she refused to dignify the accusation with a response.
What were you doing Fatima? Are we talking iPods. How undignified. Maybe it was something to do with missiles. Via Gay and Right, Jerusalem Post with more:
Also on Sunday, the IDF released a list of at least five passengers aboard the Mavi Marmara who have ties to terrorist organizations.
They were named as Fatima Mohammadi, Kenneth O’Keefe, Hassan Ansey, Hussein Orush and Ahmed Omemun. It was unclear whether they were involved in the fight with naval commandos last week.
O’Keefe, according to the IDF, is a known American-British anti-Israel activist who wanted to enter Gaza to undergo training and help establish a commando unit for Hamas.
Another passenger, identified as an Iranian-American, allegedly tried to bring illegal electronic equipment into Gaza. A French national aboard the ship was identified by the IDF as a Hamas operative.
Well, Fatima came home with a bandage and bruises. You know, 5 of the 6 ships were boarded with no incident for legitimate inspections under international law. Fatima’s ship attacked. Gee, why is that.
Apparently she wasn’t just standing around peaceably.
So who is Fatima Mohammadi? Such a victim. Crawling around the press deck. A real humanitarian, for sure. Fatima:
Mohammadi says the activists intended to challenge Israel’s blockade of Gaza, but did not expect a violent confrontation.
“We thought maybe, maybe there would be again a like an interference or an intervention, not allowing us to pull into the port. Similar to what they did with the other, but without the boarding. We didn’t expect it to be boarded. We honestly did not and that’s why there was a panic when they first started to try to board, and again they came loaded with heavily, like heavy, heavily armed,” Mohammadi said.
Oh really? Israelis heavily armed with paintball guns? You didn’t expect to be boarded? What about all those knives on your team. Gas masks. Was beating the Israelis bloody with metal bars and stabbing them with knives just a little irrational exuberance? Like the chant.
Do you know what they chanted on that boat? Fatima knows, don’t you Fatima. Perhaps that’s why you were smiling and looking quite pleased with your reception by gullible gum-chewing reporters at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
Whatever the humanitarian motives of the Irish party heading towards Gaza on the ‘Rachel Corrie’, the overall effect of this mission to Gaza has been to support Hamas.
Did you see the Arab women’s headgear on Al Jazeera TV News before the assault? Did you hear what they were singing?
Passengers on the Turkish vessel chanted: “Remember Khairbar, Khaibar, O Jews. The Army of Mohammed will return.” This was a reference to the prophet’s seizure of a Jewish-held oasis, the last Jewish settlement in Arabia.
Most of the Jews were slaughtered and their leader, Kinana bin al-Rabi, was captured. He was tied down and a fire lit on his chest and, just before death, he was beheaded. His wife was then forcibly ‘married’ to Mohammed. This is the event that some of the Gaza ‘peace mission’ — though obviously, not the Irish — were celebrating in song.
And no, this doesn’t justify anyone being killed. But do you really believe that the Israelis set out to murder people? If so, why did they kill so few?
I really have to wonder if you faked your bandage, Fatima. Is there one under your headscarf too?
Who is Fatima Mohammadi? Americans want to know. Chicagoans want to know.
P.S. Hey Fatima–are you a bomber buddy of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn? Living on the South Side of Chicago and all. Did you work with them on this “peaceful, activist” mission?
Ayers, Dohrn and Evans’ Code Pink have led several recent Free Gaza Movement initiatives, including attempted marches into the Gaza Strip. Dorhn was in the Middle East just last month on behalf of the movement.
Come on Fatima. Steel yourself to tell us the truth.
On Facebook she says her hometown is Tehran. How nice. Yet Fatima is an American citizen.
…Are you really working for Iran Fatima?
Related: Ayers and the Peace Activist Flotilla
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–crossposted at BackyardConservative