If Joseph and Mary tried to reach Bethlehem today, they might get murdered by Palestinian terrorists

Mehdi Hasan, who lives in the UK, is very controversial, with a reputation as a rank anti-Semite and general all-around Islamoloon. See more here.

Mehdi Hasan, political director of the Huffington Post, UK, has a post up entitled, “If Mary and Joseph Tried to Reach Bethlehem Today, They Would Get Stuck at an Israeli Checkpoint.”

How would that carpenter and his pregnant wife have circumnavigated the Kafka­esque network of Israeli settlements, roadblocks and closed military zones in the occupied West Bank? Would Mary have had to experience labour or childbirth at a checkpoint, as one in ten pregnant Palestinian women did between 2000 and 2007?

Well, since Joseph and Mary were Judeans, i.e., Jews, from Nazareth, they wouldn’t need to be afraid of Israeli roadblocks needed to combat Palestinian terrorism, but of being murdered by terrorists from Hamas or Fatah.

Seriously, this sort of historical revisionism, treating ancient Jewish Judeans as if they were Palestinian Arabs, and then analogizing modern Israel to the oppressors of Jesus and his family, a common trope in the UK, would be laughable if it were not so pernicious…

…UPDATE: I can’t resist: and as a woman pregnant out of wedlock, if Mary was a Palestinian she’d have a lot more to fear from a potential honor killing than she would from having to traverse and Israeli checkpoint; twenty-seven Palestinian women were victims of honor killings in the West Bank and Gaza in 2013 alone…

h/t RM


  • Minicapt

    Stupidity might be genetic, or just a Mohammedan trait.


    • Frau Katze

      It’s unclear at this point. The man is an idiot but is capable of a paragraph containing the word “Kafkaesque”.

      • Zaba

        Good final point.
        27….women victims…….that we know about.

    • Zaba

      Related to 14 centuries of inbreeding no doubt and
      Not easily fixed with a suit and tie.

    • Mickey Oberman

      They work very hard at it.

  • winniec

    50 generations of first cousin marriages has affected Hasan’s power to think. Jews in Israel in AD Zero and Jews in Israel today were not and are not ‘occupiers’ of Israel, but rather the indigenous people of Israel. As we all know, the Pallies were invented by Moscow Marxists in the 1960s, for up until then these people were considered Arabs from Lower Syria and various other Bedouins who came to work in Jewish-created businesses as employees. They came legally, but also illegally. The League of Nation designation of the Palestine Mandate as the future Jewish homeland came due in 1947 with the lapse of the British protectorate which was not renewed. Arabs on the West Bank were annexed by Jordan and became full Jordanian citizens. That changed when Jordan foolishly tried to push the Jews into the sea in 1967. The West Bank was never assigned by the UN…it was left undecided, since the Arab side never accepted the UN recommendations. So the Arab side did themselves out of an available contract in order to seek a utopian one that will never occur.

    • Zaba

      Muzlims are sore losers, period.

  • winniec

    BCF wrote: “as a woman pregnant out of wedlock, if Mary was a Palestinian she’d have a lot more to fear from a potential honor killing”
    Exactly. Stone her…Islamic justice. Touché, Hasan!

    • Raymond Hietapakka


  • UCSPanther

    Islamic Jihadis would have also given their all to murder Jesus as well if He returned in this day and age.

  • Mickey Oberman

    What do the Muslims do to cuckolds?

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Standard muzzle’em punishment for almost everything…DEATH.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    After each election Israel does go further and further to the right so more and more parties have to be created after each election.

    This means that Israel only has people that want war and does export this anger on many news channels around the Western world. They are definitely not seen the same in most Western nations.

    So I really don’t feel that such a nation that wants war so much should be supported. They are a war-like nation that basically plays the victim and all Western nations are expected to feel sorry for them. They also expect our children to fight the wars they start. I remember the lead-up to Iraq. Many people from Israel and Christian Zionists meaning those who wish to bring about the rapture were calling for war without any shred of evidence regarding WMDs in Iraq. So, quite frankly, the US and Israel bring about these problems on themselves and they do so by accident or by design.

    Lastly, Israel wants war with Iran. I mean the UN speech by Netanyahu is a key giveaway. What proof do they have of Iran being a threat other than nothing? They certainly are not peaceful. The only way to fix this is what I think is to have all nations be equal and no nation being above all other nations. This isn’t a left or right thing but an agenda that Ron Paul agrees with, Dennis Kucinich, Rand Paul, Ralph Nader, Jesse Ventura, Alex Jones and people that are usually nationalist, minarchist, socialist, communist and people that favour nationalism to populism. Remember that populism works for the short-term but it doesn’t help the nation in the long run. Those that want no world war must stand against imperialism.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Sorry, Silly Billy…it’s not about land, politics, or zionism. Those are just smokescreens. It’s all about the institutionalized J-j-j-j-0000 and xTian hatred mandated upon muzzle’ems by their Koranic loonacy. “All nations be equal”…well…I suggest you leave for Pakistain right now…

  • The_Infidel_01

    He recognises that Jews have inhabited all of Israel since at least the time of Christ.
    He projects who would kill them, it would be hamas and pa who would murder them in cold blood.
    He knows he is lying, which is why he refuses to allow comments.
    He cannot handle the truth.
    He cannot get work anywhere, where intelligence is required, thus he works for huff post propaganda paper.
    Did I mention that he is a liar?

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    “Hadrian’s Curse”….the re-naming of Judea and Samaria around 134 a.d… with a new handle, “Palestine”…just to piss off the locals they conquered.