Video of Harriet Sherwood’s Palestinian “Baker”, Khader Adnan, calling for suicide bombing

The press reported today that Khader Adnan, Harriet Sherwood’s poor, helpless, “baker and civil rights hunger striker”, will likely be released by Israeli authorities in April, prompting Adnan to call off his hunger strike.

The moral absurdity that Adnan, whose ties to Palestinian Islamic Jihad is not in dispute, has become a cause celeb among self-described ‘human rights‘ activists is hard to overstate, and serves as further evidence of the supreme corruption of the term by much of the activist left.

My guess is that this video of Adnan calling for terrorist attacks against Israelis won’t cause those who championed his release any discomfort, as citizens of the Jewish state have become, for many, merely an abstraction – men, women and children who play a role in a drama meant to maintain a political edifice, and largely outside their imaginative sympathy. 

Let it be known, however, that this is the loathsome man whose freedom they helped to secure.


YouTube took the video down. The video is now available at Vimeo.

Update 2:

YouTube recently restored the video

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  1. My baker talks like that all the time. I thought it was just, you know, a baking thing.

    Bread doesn’t rise unless you scream at it to blow itself up.

  2. The Palestinians are claiming that Adnan’s projected release on April 17th is ” a victory over Israel.” However, he will have been in administrative detention for 121 days, i.e. four months, the exact time of his original sentence. So it seems that his hunger strike hasn’t actually shortened his detention in any way.

    Once again, perception of events overshadows and obscures the reality.

  3. The world feigns concern for a terrorist like Khader Adnan, but where is the news about Hamza Kashgari – an international fugitive extradited from Malaysia, now facing a death penalty in Saudi Arabia because of some innocent tweets?:

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    No word about Kashgari, Saudi tweeter who faces death

    A couple of columnists are trying to keep the Hamza Kashgari story alive, but it is hard – because he has effectively disappeared in Saudi prison.

    Peter Worthington in the Toronto Sun:

    The world’s media isn’t paying a lot of attention to a Saudi Arabian journalist facing death for blasphemy for his inconsequential musings on Twitter.

    When Kashgiri’s tweets appeared in the Saudi daily al-Bilad, reportedly King Abdullah was furious and ordered that Kashgiri be arrested “for crossing red lines and denigrating religious beliefs in God and His Prophet.”

    The newspaper announced he’d been fired a month earlier — whew, get out of the line of fire, eh!

    Most Islamic scholars (and certainly those in Saudi Arabia) are said to agree that apostates must be executed, and that the law cannot be overturned since Muhammad himself had ordered the penalty.

    Now that he’s back in Saudi Arabia, Kashgiri has vanished from view. An unperson, with brave individuals like Farzana Hassan willing to risk extremist retribution for defending him.

    Richard Cohen in WaPo:

    The Kashgari affair shows a Saudi underbelly that is just plain revolting. There is nothing romantic about beheadings, and there is nothing romantic about religious zealotry. The kingdom, in fact, was founded by marrying the House of Saud with the zealous and intemperate Ikhwan, a fierce Bedouin tribal army. The alliance enabled Ibn Saud to conquer much of the Arabian Peninsula. It has been an absolute and extremely conservative monarchy ever since. Its state religion is the severe Wahhabi strand of Islam.

    I am aware of the king’s role as custodian of the holy places, and I am aware of his political need to mollify the country’s powerful and totally medieval religious establishment. But Saudi Arabia cannot remain under the thumb of an extremely reactionary religious establishment that in some sense is as powerful as the royal family. It’s hard to attract — or keep — first-class talent in what, after all, is a very weird place. Women are not permitted to drive, and the chance remark, if it is deemed heretical, can result in draconian punishment.

    A life is on the line. I asked the Saudi embassy in Washington the status and the whereabouts of Kashgari and was told to put my request in writing — an e-mail. That was late last week, and I have heard nothing. So keep your eye on Hamza Kashgari — in some ways the future of Saudi Arabia, in all ways merely a terrified human being.

    There are no updates in Saudi media about him, and they mostly ignored him to begin with so as not to expose their countrymen to the terrible things he tweeted (and also not to accidentally be considered as if they are spreading his apostasy.)

    If any person whose life is in danger should be the talk of Twitter, it should be a symbol of free speech like Hamza Kashgari, not a leader of a terror group like Khader Adnan.”

    • But mostly, where are those “human rights activists”, always so ready to go the the streets? Nah, the eurotrash only move their fat lazy asses to whine about Israel. Coward, disgusting hypocrites. May the caliphate come soon to them all.

      • SerJew, I can only apologise for this Leftist Jew-hating scum-rag, AKA the Guardian, it brings shame upon us all.

        • No need to. I live in Brazil, whose leftist government pseudo-intellectuals engage in the very same post-67 soviet-style BS regarding Israel that they absorbed like obedient puppies during their past Stalinist incarnation. For instance, on the last holocaust memorial day, as in the previous ones, they once again DARED bring about this palestianian BS, and nobody protested against that. Typical sha´shtil behavior. The left is grotesque, everywhere.

  4. And now YouTube has taken the video down … it was fine for the Guardian, which could happily ignore or accept it but not, apparently, for the world in general.

  5. Off topic, but guess who has just been interviewed (at about 0750) on Radio 4’s Today about racism in football and society at large? None other than one of the world’s experts, Deborah Orr.

  6. The video was taken in 2007 and if the translation & date are accurate he may well have had a change of heart.