sábado, janeiro 24, 2004

British MP (Liberal Democrat Party): "I'd be a suicide bomber"

Afirmação da deputada inglesa Jenny Tonge, no conforto dos Comuns. Tivesse um qualquer dos membros da sua prole sido vítima do terrorismo palestiniano e a sua opinião talvez não fosse a mesma(*)...

Esta notícia já a tinha visto no Sky News, mas pode ler-se nos sítios do SkyNews e do WorldNetDaily.

As (primeiras) "consequências" para Jenny Tonge, no que ao Partido Liberal Democrata toca, podem ler-se aqui no SkyNews.

Mas Jenny Tonge não está, infelizmente, só, nesta sua louvaminha. Está, por exemplo, na boa companhia de Walid Jumblatt, presidente do Partido Socialista Progressista Druzo e membro do parlamento Libanês, que, a propósito também do último ataque suícida, afirmou: "the fall of one Jew, whether soldier or civilian, is a great accomplishment in times of decline, subservience, and submissiveness, as a way to undermine the plan to 'Jewify' all of Palestine."

(*) Sim, sim, eu sei que é uma observação demagógica.
"In North America the black bear was seen by [Samuel] Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale."
Darwin, Charles; "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" (On the origin and transitions of organic beings with peculiar habits and structure)