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The murder of Vittorio Arrigoni and the morality of “resistance”


Pennie Quinton‘s CiF piece on April 16, Vale Vittorio Arrigoni, ‘hero of Palestine, expresses a near maudlin anguish over the death of Arrigoni, lionizing the pro-Hamas activist as a “hero” of Palestine and “peace activist”, and contained this simply draw dropping line about Arrigoni’s brutal murder at the hands of an Al-Qaeda affiliated group in Gaza.

“Writing as someone who has spent a great deal of time in the West Bank over the years, these events seem alien to the Palestinian culture of resistance I have come to know and respect” [emphasis mine]

The murder of  Arrigoni is “alien to the culture of resistance”?!  

Given that the word “resistance” is typically understood as a thinly veiled euphemism for acts of terror against Israelis, it seems the only thing which shocks Quinton is the fact that Islamist terrorists had no moral concerns with murdering a non-Israeli – a Westerner who was not only pro-Palestinian, but affiliated with ISM and aligned politically with Hamas.

Further, just to be clear about the “morality” of Vittorio Arrigoni, he was among those whose support for the Palestinian cause egregiously crossed the lines of mere advocacy into raw and unbridled bigotry.

Here are some “progressive” posts and images from his Facebook page:

Nor was our esteemed “peace advocate” above engaging in classic anti-Semitism. (Again, from his FB page)

The characterizations of Vittorio Arrigoni as a “human rights” or “peace” activist are simply perverse – and represents a moral inversion as insidious as the suggestion that the “culture of resistance”, that Quinton wistfully refers to, is guided by anything approaching ethics, morals or decency.

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  1. Far from being an aberration, the slaying of Arrigoni is quite typical of the “Palestinian culture of resistance”.

    It exhibits all the usual ingredients of viciousness, hatred, cowardice and sheer stupidity. The only element lacking is an innocent Jewish victim.

  2. There’s no case for de mortuis nil nisi bonum* in a case where no good is discernible and real harm is done by what we do know.

    *Loosely, don’t speak ill of the dead.

  3. “Pretzelberg do you see what I’m seeing?!” peterthehungarian

    Nah, pretzle-church-lady still thinks that Mr. Riggoletto was just naive or maybe he was having an affair with Hanyeh, and love excuses anything.

  4. Eliyahu, I think you are fair. VikUtopia found out the real hell of Gaza. It has nothing to do with Israel.

  5. In addition to the article itself, the various conspiracy theories mentioned in the thread below and filling the blogosphere that this was actually a Mossad/Israeli plot to discredit the Palestinians are quite incredible, as common as they are.

    The article was thoroughly trashed (again) by the readership – the Guardian simply seems unable to stop putting up this nonsense no matter how many hundreds of mocking comments its articles receive. Its only recourse in the end is to delete comments by the dozens, making an even bigger fool of its “Comment is Free” motto. 4 of the first comments, several of which received hundreds of “recommends” arguing against the article and this anti-Israeli ISMer, were deleted.

    When will it learn that rather than deleting the comments that show how silly some of its pro-Palestinian, pro-Sharia law articles are, it should simply not print them?

  6. What twisted delight you sickos take in the murder of this man.
    You hate him because he dared sympathize with those you dispossessed, dared accuse you of injustice and hypocricy, dared tell you you are wrong. You hate him because you couldn’t fool him and you couldn’t scare him.
    Vive Vittorio

  7. Hey, “Amaleck”, are you yet another moral masturbator, or are you the cross-dressed version of our own Church-Lady-in-Chief (also known as “mr. shame-on-you”)?

    But, never mind. In any case you are as idiotic as the late Signor Provolloni, and I sincerely hope you´ll follow on his footsteps to the grave.

    RIP.

  8. Amaleck

    Thank you for your comment. We couldn’t have a better and stronger proof of the real ideology of Arrogini and friends. His problem and yours that we won’t go to the the oven anymore but crushing those who want us to do.

  9. Amelack…….You are right we couldn’t fool him,and we couldn’t scare him….

    Instead Hamas fooled him and hung him.And may all those that follow in his footsteps,receive the same treatment that this fool recieved from Hamas.
    ……………………………….Amen…………………………………………..EH……..

  10. Amaleck,we won’t be going anywhere,except places ofcourse

    In fact we have all the means to send you where you and your mates would like to send us.

    Amaleck instead of hanging your head in shame for that comment.
    Go and immerse your head in a bucket of horseshit.

  11. “Hero of palestine”……..For a people who are bereft of heroes,whose heroes are normally revered murdering scum who have streets and town squares named after them.

    This scum bag will have to do………………

  12. “You hate him because he dared sympathize with those you dispossessed”

    No, we hate him because he sided with the forces of darkness and genocidal anti-Semitism. In fact, the very same forces which overtook the nation of Italy in the 1930s and 1940s.

    “You hate him because you couldn’t fool him and you couldn’t scare him.”

    No, but it does make us realise how very little has changed in Europe since the “liberation” of Auschwitz.

    “Vive Vittorio”

    We survived many centuries of European hatred. We survived the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Pogroms and the Holocaust. I can assure you that we will survive moral midgets like you and like Arrigoni.

    “I’ll go to the grave when you go to the oven.”

    And, there you are, the true face of the “anti-Zionist”.

  13. Talk about masturbation, SerJew, this website was created so that whiners like you can get together and stimulate each other with little stars of approval because you need each other’s assurance that you’re hated not for what you do but for who you are. Like those pathetic Americans who happily accepted Bush’s assurances that “They hate us for our freedoms,” you assure each other that you are criticized for reasons that have nothing to do with reason and everything to do with the evil in the eyes of your behonders. And so you coagulate here on this website like scum on a fetid pond to massage each other’s egos with little stars when some Braveheart among you has the courage to kick the dead you were powerless to silence when he was alive. Encouraged by such cheap praise, you squirt your malodorous venom at the media who dismiss you as a klatch of second-string boo leaders who pile on your critics in order to submerge them in your fecal mud. No surprise that you label me a blood enemy, for that label relieves you of any obligation to try on my accusations for size. “They hate us for who we are, not for what we do.” What a self-serving copout. What a bunch of morally repulsive sickos. And to think they’ve got the bomb.
    As for talk about ovens, your paranoia is showing. The ovens have been cold for more than 70 years. Time to get over them and move on –unless, of course, your permanent state of victim hood serves a purpose — like justifying your “self-defense” crimes against others?
    Vive Vittorio

  14. Hi, “Amaleck”, the clown. The circus of hate is missing you.

    Your obsession with ovens shows you are probably one of those frustrated euro-trash that resent the success of Jews who, BTW, were around & thriving when you were nothing but mere second-hand Neandhertals. And in fact, with all its high-culture façade, that´s what Europe remains: a continent of self-loathing Neaderthal loosers, permanently looking for convenient scapegoats to explain your decadence.

    Well, Jews survived your psychopathic suicidal mania and you are now a bunch of impotents being taken over by muslims. But, never mind, a strand of slave-mentality was always present in european history and is now becoming dominant, so you won´t have much difficult adapting to
    dhimmitude. But, remember, muslims are fickle and easily outraged, so even your type of boot-licking appeasing eunuch can, sooner that what you think, have the same fate of your beloved ex-hero, professional moron and Hamas-concubine, Signor Provolloni. And I truly hope you will.

  15. The Jesus cartoon, considering he and his disciples were Jewish, what’s the word I’m looking for….ah yes stupid. Well there again, and looking at the other pictures, sick is more appropriate.

  16. European? Moi? There you go again, SerJew: Sloppy thinking predicated on a wobbly premise. (Your education is showing: American, I’d say — given your typos and your problems with punctuation and syntax.) But I wouldn’t badmouth the Europeans if I happened to be a Turkic-European like you (according to Shlomo Sand, author of “The Invention of the Jewish People”). Au contraire, I’d get down on my knees every day and thank G-d that I could look forward to dhimmitude under a benevolent caliph, whereas the luckless Gazans are imprisoned in a ghetto ruled by neo-Übermenschen who use white phosphorous instead of Zyclon B for their ethnic cleansing. (FYI Dhimmitude in Spain was far preferable to the Jews than life under the Catholics after 1492.) But being treated as Untermenschen for 3000 years has apparently left you with an inferiority complex so unbearable that nothing less than “Israel Über Alles” will satisfy your craving for power. And that –SerJew — is worrisome. Boy, I sure hope those Iranians can get their bomb together before Uncle Same gives BiBi the green light, because MAD is our only hope of avoiding World War III launched by a nation of PTSD paranoids unable or unwilling to let go of their trauma. Vive Vittorio, vive Vanunu

  17. Thanks for confirming you are a natural slave. I´m sure you´d fit iperfectly in the next Sultan´s court, probably as the harem leader, as you are a big time sucker.

    But I still think you´d be much better serve your cause by substituting your italian hero-moron and following on his footsteps till the end: c´mon, you just deserve it. You can even have a code-name, such as “Mozzarella” or “Strombollini”.

  18. “The guy is rabid and foaming at the mouth……….Ignore him……………………..” benorr

    Indeed. He needs medication and/or internment.

    Happy pessach!

  19. Benoor knows when it’s time to give up and shut up, SerJew. You don’t. Take his advice: try another subject. And this time, argue with your opponent as though you were an adult in a debate instead of insulting him like a foul-mouthed 12 year old obsessed with bodily functions.
    Oh! I forgot. This site is not for debate with people who disagree with you. It’s for congratulating those who hate the same things and people. You’re one big happy family of Islamophobes united by your hatred of the Judeophobia you detect in the pages of the Guardian.
    So forget what I just said, SerJew. Carry on with your obscenities like the Khazar that you are. I wouldn’t want to cramp your style.

  20. Hey, Mr. Amyloidosis, are you still around?

    Are you still hurt ´cause you didn´t get little stars, eh?

    Nah, you are just having a little fun concocting a pseudo-enraged act to get some attention. That explains your pile of clichés.

    But, be nice and frank: deep down, you have a golden heart and you don´t really reaaaaally want me to shut up, do you? Please, confess. Let your true inner self rise in splendor and gayety.

    Fear not. We love u too.

  21. Now children, notice how this Amaleck hits every antisemitic button as it goes down the lists. It is a hater to be emulated by all who wish to corrode their souls in acid. One imagines that it scrutinises every event in the light of its obsession

    Those who wish to be normal beings learn what to avoid from this horrible example.

  22. Serjew, you are his biggest bogeyman!

    Below is his text.

    Input it to:

    http://worditout.com/word-cloud/make-a-new-one

    and see all the empty words with your name more prominent than his familiar Vittorio! And not a word of condemnation of the murderers!


    What twisted delight you sickos take in the murder of this man.
    You hate him because he dared sympathize with those you dispossessed, dared accuse you of injustice and hypocricy, dared tell you you are wrong. You hate him because you couldn’t fool him and you couldn’t scare him.
    Vive Vittorio
    I’ll go to the grave when you go to the oven.
    Talk about masturbation, SerJew, this website was created so that whiners like you can get together and stimulate each other with little stars of approval because you need each other’s assurance that you’re hated not for what you do but for who you are. Like those pathetic Americans who happily accepted Bush’s assurances that “They hate us for our freedoms,” you assure each other that you are criticized for reasons that have nothing to do with reason and everything to do with the evil in the eyes of your behonders. And so you coagulate here on this website like scum on a fetid pond to massage each other’s egos with little stars when some Braveheart among you has the courage to kick the dead you were powerless to silence when he was alive. Encouraged by such cheap praise, you squirt your malodorous venom at the media who dismiss you as a klatch of second-string boo leaders who pile on your critics in order to submerge them in your fecal mud. No surprise that you label me a blood enemy, for that label relieves you of any obligation to try on my accusations for size. “They hate us for who we are, not for what we do.” What a self-serving copout. What a bunch of morally repulsive sickos. And to think they’ve got the bomb.
    As for talk about ovens, your paranoia is showing. The ovens have been cold for more than 70 years. Time to get over them and move on –unless, of course, your permanent state of victim hood serves a purpose — like justifying your “self-defense” crimes against others?
    Vive Vittorio
    European? Moi? There you go again, SerJew: Sloppy thinking predicated on a wobbly premise. (Your education is showing: American, I’d say — given your typos and your problems with punctuation and syntax.) But I wouldn’t badmouth the Europeans if I happened to be a Turkic-European like you (according to Shlomo Sand, author of “The Invention of the Jewish People”). Au contraire, I’d get down on my knees every day and thank G-d that I could look forward to dhimmitude under a benevolent caliph, whereas the luckless Gazans are imprisoned in a ghetto ruled by neo-Übermenschen who use white phosphorous instead of Zyclon B for their ethnic cleansing. (FYI Dhimmitude in Spain was far preferable to the Jews than life under the Catholics after 1492.) But being treated as Untermenschen for 3000 years has apparently left you with an inferiority complex so unbearable that nothing less than “Israel Über Alles” will satisfy your craving for power. And that –SerJew — is worrisome. Boy, I sure hope those Iranians can get their bomb together before Uncle Same gives BiBi the green light, because MAD is our only hope of avoiding World War III launched by a nation of PTSD paranoids unable or unwilling to let go of their trauma. Vive Vittorio, vive Vanunu
    Benoor knows when it’s time to give up and shut up, SerJew. You don’t. Take his advice: try another subject. And this time, argue with your opponent as though you were an adult in a debate instead of insulting him like a foul-mouthed 12 year old obsessed with bodily functions.
    Oh! I forgot. This site is not for debate with people who disagree with you. It’s for congratulating those who hate the same things and people. You’re one big happy family of Islamophobes united by your hatred of the Judeophobia you detect in the pages of the Guardian.
    So forget what I just said, SerJew. Carry on with your obscenities like the Khazar that you are. I wouldn’t want to cramp your style.

  23. I don’t know any better example of the output of a sick mind than that Santa Claus cartoon above. Just compare it to the images of slaughter in the real world of the real and totally innocent Fogel family.

  24. Amaleck is obviously very talented. S/he successfully put every classic antisemitic tripe in three-four short paragraphs. (Only forgot the the usual Jews control the Western governments and media – maybe in the next comment?)

  25. Amaleck

    Oh! I forgot. This site is not for debate with people who disagree with you. It’s for congratulating those who hate the same things and people. You’re one big happy family of Islamophobes united by your hatred of the Judeophobia you detect in the pages of the Guardian.

    No problem in debate Amaleck.

    But when the response is constructed in a way to offend and not debate, then it would probably become a subject for moderation.

    Like when commenters of CiF state that ‘The Prophet was a pedophile’. Factually correct but no context to explain it.

  26. I see the lunatics are having a day out in the shape of Amaleck (can’t even spell it right) above, who probably isn’t taking his meds regularly.

    I found this reply to previous filth he spouted elsewhere about one Lou the Jew:

    “Let me tell about Abdul the Pal
    Who bleats and cries to the press
    He lies through his teeth that the Joos are to blame
    But does nothing to clear up HIS mess”

    I’m no psychologist but I’d bet that this charmer is the sort who would break into old ladies’ apartments and sh*t on their carpets.

  27. “Serjew, you are his biggest bogeyman!” Ariadne

    Ariadne,

    Yeah. But I think he/she/it is secretly in love with me. I don´t know, but I sense a kind of bursting rage within that poor soul and we should all help him to open up. My guess is that he´s suffered some type of abuse and is emotionally vulnerable so he tries to hide it under a “bad-boy” mask
    (or burqa?).

    So, Mr. Amyloid, in the name of universal love of humanity and peace, those very same venerable principles that unite and motivate you and your no-more-hero Signor Pizzaiollo (piss be upon him), tell us all about your pain. Maybe then we could all sing kumbaya together.

  28. “Oh! I forgot. This site is not for debate with people who disagree with you. It’s for congratulating those who hate the same things and people.”

    Well, that’s more like Mondoweiss, if we’re talking reality. But it’s rather sporting when the AZs can recognize hypocrisy even as they indulge in it.

  29. We got incoming from Stormfront, I see.

    No surprise in seeing Hitler’s heirs supporting the heirs of the Jerusalem Mufti.

  30. Sorry, I see nothing anti-semitic in Arrigoni’s Facebook posts above. It’s hardly surprising that Jordanians (many of them Palestinians, or their descendants, driven from their homes by Israelis) should not be welcoming to Israelis at the time of Cast Lead. The other two posts associate Israel (not jews) with bloodshed; seems a pretty fair association to me, given the number of deaths Israeli governments has been responsible for over recent decades.