Deja vu - Judith Apter Klinghoffer
Dr. Judith Apter Klinghoffer taught history and International relations at Rowan University, Rutgers University, the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing as well as at Aarhus University in Denmark where she was a senior Fulbright professor. She is an affiliate professor at Haifa University. Her books include Israel and the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Jews and the Middle East: Unintended Consequences and , International Citizens' Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion to Advance Human Rights
THE TENTH PLAGUE - RETURN OF THE CHILD SACRIFICE
Jonathan Tobin is right. Passover is a serious history lesson and as such contains a serious lesson. This year's is rather horrific - in the Middle East parents no loger wait mortified for the angel of death to take their children. They volunteer them in ever greater numbers and in more and more places. The latest addition is in Uzbekistan. There according to the April 1, 2004 issue of the Christian Science Monitor,"A woman supposedly blew herself up Monday morning at the Chorsu market"with her 6-year-old son" says Pikulina.
"People say - and this is our only source of information, since the government does not tell us what happened - that this women's husband was accused of being a member of Hizb-ut-Tahrir and put into prison," Pikulina adds."This is why the woman went to Afghanistan into a training camp and now killed herself. This was the action of a desperate woman, who did not see a way out." Maybe.
At least, she did not send him to die alone and celebrated his death thereafter as some Palestinian mothers do. For example:"Hanadi Jaradat blew herself up in a Haifa restaurant murdering 20 Jews and Arabs."We are receiving congratulations from people," said her brother Thaher Jaradat. "Why should we cry? It is like her wedding day, the happiest day for her."
If you are interested in what the NGOs say or more precisely do not say? read this and cry.