Former UK minister Warsi tweets ‘morally indefensible’ equivalence in Jerusalem terror attack (Update)

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was Minister of State for Faith and Communities, until her resignation after disagreeing with David Cameron’s position on the war in Gaza, a policy she described as “morally indefensible” in its support for Israel.  

The row over her resignation was widely (and quite sympathetically) covered by the Guardian. 

Here’s Warsi’s Tweet this morning in response to today’s terror attack, in which Palestinian terrorists massacred Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Jerusalem.


In addition to the morally indefensible equivalence she imputes, the first line of Warsi’s tweet was the kind of shamefully dishonest agitprop you’d expect to see at Electronic Intifada.  Israeli extremists have not of course “stormed the mosque”, nor “intimidated” Muslim worshippers – unless you consider the wish to peacefully recite Jewish prayers to be a form of “intimidation”.

Just about all the violence at the Temple Mount in recent memory has been instigated by Muslim extremists, targeting Israeli police and Jewish worshippers.

It’s truly #Tragic that such putatively respectable British leaders so willingly parrot the most crude and risible Palestinian propaganda about the root cause of ‘tensions’ in Jerusalem. 


The Guardian’s Live Blog just covered for Warsi in deciding to ignore the shameful tweet we cited above and, instead, highlight a more moderate tweet thirty minutes later.


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  1. Whatever a “putatively respectable” British leader may be, I somehow don’t think that Sayeeda Warsi would be seen as such by many. It is interesting to observe in her tweet some moral equivalence between the “intimidation” of Muslim worshippers and the murder of Jewish ones. Not exactly the statement of one who was “putatively respectable”.

    • Well since Muslim pride is more valued than Jewish ( all human ) life I am not surprised one tiny bit.
      When will the penny drop that killing infidels is halal ? In the streets and Tubes of London, in Ottawa, in the Iraqi desert or at Jerusalem tram stops.
      This also ties into the faux victim narrative of the Gaza war dead. Using schools as ammo dumps and then crying foul when children die in combat.
      Do I see a pattern here ?

  2. Not only does she draw parallels, but she tries to link the events as cause and effect. As an understandable response to an (imaginary) event. Who made her Baroness? The Ayatollah?

  3. “Baroness Sayeeda Warsi is a Tory MP…” Hang on just one moment. She was NEVER a Tory MP. She fought the Dewsbury constituency and lost after having worked for the last Tory MP in Dewsbury. She later became a life peeress and rejoices in her unelected glory in our esteemed House of Lords.

  4. The Conservatives pandering to Warsi’s constituency was a huge mistake. Looking at her history there is no surprise at what she did. Wether it is “Lord” Ahmed of Rotherham who was made a Labour Peer for p.c. reasons or Warsi. Bringing these sort of people into the fold will come back to bite you.
    There is a clear divide between Muslim relativists in the West ( and everywhere ) and those Westerners who stand for a rejection of the Ummah and its political shenanigans.

  5. “Just about all the violence at the Temple Mount in recent memory has been instigated by Muslim extremists, targeting Israeli police and Jewish worshippers.”

    That is not accurate.

  6. Apparently Sayeeda didn’t open her trap when a 3 month old baby was run over by car wielding Palestinian… or a woman stabbed in the neck by another of the Oppressed…. but today she can say something BECAUSE THE CRIME WAS AS DISGUSTING AS HER PATHETIC BULLSHIT if not more so,.

    Here’s some equivalence for the twit. SPOILED BRITISH ISRAEL BASHER = SHIT

  7. Sayeeda Warsi compares Jews trying to pray at the Temple Mount to Palestinians slaughtering Jews praying in a synagogue,
    This woman is truly a disgusting Islamo fascist.

    “The Images I Saw Inside the Synagogue Reminded Me of Images from the Holocaust”
    Eyewitness Accounts
    By: Tzvi Zucker / Tazpit News Agency
    Published: November 18th, 2014

  8. Melanie Phillips details the racist Abbas is.

    As I See It: Channeling incitement through Abbas’s free pass
    By Melanie Phillips
    Nov 12, 2014

    Venomous indoctrination is being perpetrated by Palestinian school textbooks, social media, cultural activities – and by Mahmoud Abbas.

    As if the escalating terrorist attacks in Israel over the past few weeks haven’t been bad enough, what has been so dismaying is the way the West simply refuses to acknowledge what is happening in front of its eyes.

    Numerous Western media outlets described the murderous attacks by Palestinians ramming their cars into Israelis in the street as “car crashes” or “traffic accidents.”

    Yet Fatah’s official Facebook page featured cartoons, lyrics and other messages encouraging Palestinians to run over Israelis with their vehicles. Preposterously, it raved that the Aksa mosque was under threat. “Run over, friend, run over the foreign settler!” it screamed. “The Jews are defiling al-Aksa – will you not rage?” As the director-general of the Strategic Affairs Ministry Yossi Kuperwasser said this week, the violence – which has developed into stabbing attacks – is the inevitable result of the systematic dehumanization of Jews ingrained in Palestinians’ psyche from early childhood. Day in, day out they are told that the Jews are “the descendants of apes and pigs,” that they have “no historical connection to Jerusalem,” that they are “defiling” the city with their presence and that those who kill them are heroes.

    Such venomous indoctrination is being perpetrated by Palestinian school textbooks, social media, cultural activities – and by Mahmoud Abbas. This supposedly moderate Palestinian leader has now revealed himself openly as a principal instigator of violence and mass murder.

    Referring to all Jews visiting Temple Mount as “settlers,” Abbas has whipped up hysteria and incited war on Israel over the most explosive place on earth by declaring: “We will not allow our holy places to be contaminated,” praising the Palestinians hurling missiles from al-Aksa as “heroes” and declaring they had “the right to defend themselves and the holy places.”

    Far from being a legitimate partner for peace, Abbas makes it clear over and over again that his true agenda is not two states side by side but the annihilation of Israel. He says he will never accept Israel as a Jewish state. He says he will never cede to Israel any land whatsoever.

    Marking the 10th anniversary of the death of his predecessor Yasser Arafat, he declared: “He who surrenders one grain of the soil of Palestine and Jerusalem is not one of us,” and that “Jerusalem will be solely Palestinian.”

    PA TV regularly refers to all of Israel as “occupied”; Palestinian maps, insignia and educational materials depict a Palestine which obliterates Israel and erases it from the map.

    The current violence is thus demonstrably part of the war of extermination being waged against Israel not just by Hamas and Islamic Jihad but by Abbas’s PA. So why do Western leaders and media blame it on Israel? Why do they suggest – ludicrously – that it arises from some Jews’ desire to pray on Temple Mount? Why do media outlets (such as Sky News) replace the very name Temple Mount with al-Aksa? Why do they ignore the Nazi-derived Palestinian propaganda painting Jews as utterly diabolical? In any sane universe, Abbas would be in prison for incitement to murder. Why does the West insist he is a man of peace? Why does it adopt Palestinian lies and distortions as the default narrative of the Middle East conflict? There are many plausible explanations.

    There’s the stunning success of the Arab strategy of reframing the Arab war against Israel as the oppression by Israel of the Palestinians.

    There’s Israel’s myopic (and arrogant) refusal to acknowledge this psychological war that has been waged against it and to adopt a proper strategy to fight it.

    There’s the post-modern disdain for truth and the corresponding credulousness in the face of lies. There’s the dominance of infantile leftists, for whom violence by the developing world is “resistance” and for whom the Palestinians, whose terrorists are cast in the same romantic mold as Che Guevara, are their signature cause.

    There’s the historic anti-Jew and anti-Israel animus of Britain and Europe, and their deep financial ties to the godfathers of terror in the Arab and Muslim world. And there’s the particular animus of President Barack Obama, which would take many more articles to analyze.

    But a deeper explanation is surely located in the current mindset of the West. To understand that, we have to go back to the seismic shock of the First World War. Horror at the slaughter in the trenches created an instinct for appeasement which, three decades later, almost enabled the victory of Nazism.

    Its eventual defeat was due in large measure to the supremely fortunate accident of history that was Winston Churchill. After 1945, however, the horror of war was greatly reinforced by the revulsion against fascism.

    Bigotry, emotionalism, violence and war were all rolled together.

    War became seen as atavistic, a throwback to a less enlightened time. Killing was to be avoided. In this increasingly post-moral universe, the distinction between aggressor and victim became erased. There was no absolute right or wrong. Everyone had his own “narrative” to be treated with equal respect. Disputes were to be settled by negotiation, conflict resolution and peace processes.

    A peace process, though, must have credible partners. If not it collapses, which may lead inevitably to war. But since war is now unthinkable, nothing can be allowed to scupper the peace process.

    Underlining that fixation is the West’s existential belief in rationality – and also that the West is the sun around which other cultures merely revolve. Believing itself to be the acme of reason, and assuming that everyone in the world basks in its reflected radiance, it believes therefore that every other culture is governed by rationality and self-interest.

    So it simply cannot understand religious fanaticism. It cannot understand the deranged, psychotic nature of Muslim Jew-hatred.

    It cannot understand the absolute, implacable desire to wipe Israel off the map.

    So it must deny that Israel is the victim of irrational, fanatical forces. It must deny that Iran really does mean to commit another Jewish genocide. It must deny Abbas’s Jew-hatred.

    It must deny Palestinian incitement. It must deny that the Palestinians have broken every commitment and Israel has broken none. It must deny that Palestinianism is built on a murderous lie. It must deny the Islamic threat to the entire free world.

  9. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/ari-lieberman/beyond-depraved-palestinians-praise-infant-murderer/
    Beyond Depraved: Palestinians Praise Infant Murderer
    October 28, 2014 by Ari Lieberman 25 Comments

    As last week’s light rail car attack claims yet another victim – a 22-year-old Ecuadorian woman who sustained a mortal head wound – Palestinians are busy hailing the miscreant responsible for the cowardly attack that also claimed the life of a 3-month-old infant, as a hero and martyr. This abominable terrorist attack as well as the depraved Palestinian reaction to it comes on the heels of yet another monstrous Palestinian outrage involving the kidnapping-murder of three Israeli teens in the Judea district. There too, the perpetrators, confirmed to be Hamas operatives, were hailed as heroes by both Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas’s “moderate” government and accorded the highest religious honors. No doubt that their families will now receive hefty stipends from the Palestinian Authority, courtesy of the American and European taxpayer.

    While Israelis laud their scientists, their artists, their doctors and multiple Nobel Prize nominees and recipients, Palestinians have a long and ignominious tradition of extolling the virtues of those who commit mass murder, slaughter innocents on buses and hijack commercial airliners. Public squares and streets are named after them and their children are taught to emulate them. The contrast between Israeli and Palestinian society could not be starker. One society celebrates and encourages progress and life while the other has morphed itself into a death cult, steeped in perverted traits that are an anathema to Western civilization.

    Consider the respective reactions of the mothers of sons responsible for carrying out the Ottawa parliament building and Jerusalem light rail attacks. Susan Bibeau, the mother of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, stated the following of her son’s heinous actions, “As a person and mother I am horrified by the actions of my son, I am sickened by it. I will never understand what drives a person to such senseless violence…” That is an appropriate emotion for random violence directed against the innocent. The mother of the Jerusalem terrorist by contrast, was pictured holding a glorified photograph of her son as if he had accomplished some great feat. She displays no shame over the fact that her son is a child murderer. Instead, she excuses his conduct by claiming that it was a mere traffic accident. Her abhorrent and unnatural behavior is encouraged, aided and abetted by the Palestinian Authority and its culture of death.

    When three Israeli teens were kidnapped this past summer, Palestinians encouraged store owners in the vicinity to destroy CCTV footage to thwart apprehension of the perpetrators. By contrast, when a Palestinian teen was kidnapped, Israeli police swiftly secured CCTV footage and apprehended the culprits. The troubling aspect however, is that the Obama administration either willfully ignores the societal and moral disparity or just doesn’t get it and likely never will.

    With respect to Palestinian society, I thought I had seen it all. I thought that their depravity and deviancy could stoop no lower. I was wrong. As exposed by Dan Smith from the blog Israellycool, Palestinians seem to revel in the blood of Jews killed not just in Israel but in far off places like Nepal.

    On October 24, a tourist bus travelling from Kathmandu to the Langtang area in Nepal overturned and fell into a steep embankment killing at least 10 including 2 Israelis. A Palestinian affiliated Facebook group with a rather large following quickly posted the story and celebrated the deaths of the “Zionist” tourists. The post, which featured gruesome pictures of dead and injured tourists in twisted and grotesque postures quickly garnered over 10,000 “likes” and generated 1,000 shares and a similar number of comments. As Smith points out, the comments are beyond hideous and include the following:

    Oh God, exterminate them and kill them vaporized and left them none

    To hell

    O limit the Zionist Jews and kill them, vaporize them and don’t leave any of them

    To hell and good riddance, expand their dead Allah

    Allah Akbar


    God burn them

    The posts are universally racist and boorish. There are no expressions of sympathy for innocent travelers, no expressions of sadness for the loss of innocent lives and no expressions of empathy for the tormented families. To the Palestinians, all that matters is that two Jews were killed. Yippee! Time to pass out the sweets.

  10. Are the Palestinians Monsters.

    East Jerusalem terror cell charged with planning attack on wedding hall

    Men planned to enter Bayit Vagan wedding hall in haredi dress, carry out shooting attack with mini Uzi guns. wedding hall
    Nof Wedding Hall that was target of terror plot

    The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed an indictment with the Jerusalem District Court against an alleged terror cell of four east Jerusalem residents for planning to attack the “Nof” wedding hall in Bayit Vagan, Jerusalem.

    The cell included Anas Ouisat, Basel Abidat, Ahmed Sarur and Amru Abado of the Jabal Muchbar neighborhood all between the ages of 19-21, said the indictment.
    The indictment’s details were as follows: Ouisat and Abidat decided in December 2013, based on nationalistic motivations, that they would carry out an attack against Israeli civilians in Jerusalem and in coordination with terror groups.

    Ouisat suggested a shooting attack on the Nof hall both because there would be a large number of casualties, between 800-1500 attendees, and because he had previously worked there.

    They planned to enter the hall in haredi dress in which they would conceal mini Uzi guns and they got an estimate of NIS 50,000 from a weapons dealer.
    At some point, Sarur joined the group, including performing surveillance of the hall to plan the attack.

    However, he had a dispute with the original two, eventually dropped out and was eventually replaced by Abado.

    The head of the wedding hall, Gilad Pinchas, expressed his immense relief and gratitude in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.

    “Nof is a place of celebration,” said Pinchas, “the indictment is a gift from God. Nof has top security conditions, and we will continue to consider security a top priority at our hall for all our events and all our guests.”

    The prosecution has requested to remand all four to police custody until the end of the proceedings.

  11. As Caroline Glick said, The fact that the Palestinians from Fatah and Hamas alike are Jew-hating racists should surprise no one who has been paying a modicum of attention to the Palestinian media and general culture.

    Since the PA was established in 1994 in the framework of the peace process between Israel and the PLO, it has used the media organs, schools and mosques it controls to spew out a constant flow of anti-Semitic propaganda. Much of the Jew-hating bile is indistinguishable from anti-Jewish propaganda published by the Nazis.

  12. To truly see the savages Fatah are, you must read these 2 articles.

    PA Funding of Terrorists – This is How it’s Done
    “Did you murder Jews? Have you abducted children? Get up to 12,000 shekels a month from Abu Mazen!” – the salaries paid out to Palestinian terrorists are actually enshrined in PA law.
    By Aryeh Savir
    June 26th, 2014

    PA spends 6% of its budget paying Palestinians in Israeli jails, families of suicide bombers.
    Hamas terrorist who orchestrated 2002 Park Hotel massacre, in which 30 Israelis died, gets $3,000 a month, Channel 2 reports; bomb-maker jailed for 67 killings gets $1,000
    September 3, 201

  13. “Assault on Gaza” ?
    Neither the Baroness nor the Guardian knows the difference between an assault and self-defense. Either that or their both just simply lying.

  14. Dear Jewish brothers and sisters, Rest in eternal peace with the angels. When you were killed, lights went out in this dark world. Please God, totally heal all of the wounded.

    IDF HEROES, Defenders of Israel and the Free World — every time you fight, you fight for every non-muslim on earth. From the beginning of Islam 1,400 years ago WAR was declared on every non-muslim.

    Please Israeli leaders, give the proper response that war requires. The ONLY way that peace has ever been achieved is through total defeat of the enemy.

    Deceitfully Called the Arab/Israeli Conflict, it’s global jihad against Israel and the Free World. Aided and abetted by Western ruling elites.

    US/UK/EU are fully aware that all Palestinian Authority maps show the new state of “Palestine” covering ALL Israel. Global Islam’s conquest goal, shouted out and on banners in Muslim demonstrations in the West is: “Palestine From the River to the Sea”.

    The Arab League’s Charter states its goal is to eradicate the Zionist entity.

    In 1980, PLO Terrorist Leader Arafat explained the peace process: “Peace for us means the destruction of Israel . We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.”

    Col. Richard Kemp, a British commander in Bosnia and Afghanistan
    stated: “The Israel Defense Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare. ” (Guardian-UK)

    Broadcast from Gaza mosque, Oct 13 2000, Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya, on Palestinian Authority TV (transcribed by Memri): “Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them…”

    U.S. leaders must immediately explain to Americans and Jews, why the Palestinian Authority, whose goal is the murder of all Jews and the murder of Americans, are heavily financed, armed, and continually trained by the U.S. and inform Americans how many U.S. trained terrorists are now in America. And explain why U.S. leaders demand that Muslim terrorists are given a terror state inside tiny, vulnerable Israel.

    “Hamas is Expert at Driving Media Agenda,” British Commander Tells U.N. Debate

  15. This is a MARCH 2002 Satanic Attack in a Very Long List of Horrendous Major Devil Worship Muslim Attacks in Israel:

    http://www.adl.org March 2, 2002: Ten people were killed and over 50 were injured in a suicide bombing at 7 pm on Saturday evening near a yeshiva in the ultra-Orthodox Beit Yisrael neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem where people had gathered for a bar-mitzva celebration.

    The terrorist detonated the bomb next to a group of women waiting with their baby carriages for their husbands to leave the nearby synagogue. Six children were among the victims. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade took responsibility for the attack. http://www.adl.org/israel/israel_attacks.asp

    There have been no Muslim street demonstration to protest the cruel Islamic attacks on non-Muslims in New York, Bali, India, Philippines, Israel, London, Beslan, Madrid, Nigeria, Thailand and more.

    Sons and daughters of the devil. Muslim craving for infidel blood is insatiable. They are no longer human — celebrating the murder of Jewish innocents:

    http://www.barenakedislam.com 4 JEWS MURDERED IN SYNAGOGUE TERROR ATTACK – Let the Muslim dancing and celebrating begin… http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/11/18/4-jews-murdered-in-synagogue-terror-attack-let-the-muslim-dancing-and-celebrating-begin/

    Why are muslim God-haters allowed on Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount? A crime that screams out to God in heaven. Take control of the Temple Mount now. Obey God. Rebuild the Third Temple.

    Israel needs a second King David.

    No more Terror Training Centers — Mosques in Israel or any non-Muslim country.

    No more muslim Blood Cult followers in non-Muslim countries.

    Financed by US/UK/EU tax dollars, global jihadists, Palestinian Authority Seek Islamic CONQUEST of America, Britain and the world.

    http://www.nysun.com Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris, Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2005: “The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world.” http://www.nysun.com/foreign/terrorists-promise-more-attacks-like-9-11/39161/

    American and British leaders must immediately explain to Americans and Brits why they finance the PLO/PA terrorist organization whose declared goal is Islamic conquest of our countries.

    Non-muslims in all non-Muslim countries: Contact your elected representatives.
    Tell them you don’t want one more dollar, pound, euro or shekel going to PLO/Palestinian Authority/Hamas terrorists and the blood money already given to the monsters returned now.

  16. Reports lately claimed that the media, principally in Uk and America, is under the control of Saudi Oil. I wonder if unelected Baroness Warsi is too.