Andrew Bostom has appropriately followed up the stabbing death of American Andrew Pochter during a violent protest in Egypt with a powerful essay. By accounts thus-far known to us, Pochter was a young idealist who believed that all cultures could live and work side by side in peace. He was taking photos of the demonstration in Alexandria when the killer asked Pochter if he was was an American – and then stuck a knife into him.
We’ve been force-fed – to the point of vomiting it up – the Big Lie. I’m alluding to the two-fold Lie, which says that the Arab Spring revolt is a benign Jeffersonian movement toward freedom – as we understand the word; and that Islam is a religion of peace. This mendacious excrement has relentlessly, feloniously, been spewed at us by the last three Presidents of the United States – and by a Press Corps which should someday collectively roast in the flames of Hell for misrepresenting to the Western world what is real and true about Islam.
Dr. Bostom opens his essay thusly:
Andrew Pochter, then a recent alumnus of the State Department’s National Security Language for Youth Program, published a report June 8, 2011 for Al Arabiya on his impressions of the Arab Spring uprisings in Morocco. Entitled, “The Acquisition of Reality,” the callow Mr. Pochter lauded Moroccan despot King Muhammad VI’s release of 90 imprisoned jihadists (arbitrarily designated “Islamists” and “Sahrawis,” i.e., the latter being “nationalists” cum jihadists), while lamenting,
This seems to be a good start, though it is important to keep in mind that over 100 political prisoners still remain behind bars.
Just two years later, the well-intentioned, if naïve Pochter’s tragic delusions about the ugly reality of the Orwellian-named Arab spring were shattered, instantaneously, by lethal violence. While photographing demonstrations in the Egyptian port city of Alexandriathis past Friday (6/28/13), near an office of the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood, Pochter was stabbed, and suffered a fatal chest wound…