Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Palestinian Legislator 'Prays for Earthquake'

If I weren't an atheist, I would say "from your lips to god’s ears".

(IsraelNN.com) A Palestinian Authority (PA) legislator from Bethlehem wrote that he is so fed up with politicians and media and so afraid of security forces that a strong earthquake may be the solution to end Arab suffering.

Issa Kakaki, a Fatah legislator from Bethlehem, addressed his newspaper article to "Mr. Earthquake expert" and asked for a strong earthquake, "at least seven degrees, accompanied with a tsunami to hit this land as soon as possible. Maybe this will be the solution … an earthquake to take all of us, clean us from our sins and send us to hell. Tell it [the earthquake] to move fast, not slowly, and not to imitate [sic] the politicians in postponements and time-wasting … Amen."

He explained that he is not pessimistic but that his article represents reality. "I do not exaggerate when I say that I am afraid of the newspaper or the daylight.... Civil wars are in the horizon, starvation also. These are our news, and this is our reality... We are people who do nothing except issue statements and accusations, and the clans clash and then we solve these clashes and differences."

Crossposted at Eye On The World.


Anonymous said...

As a Jewish friend of my brother once said to my mom while watching her try to take down the Christmas tree, "Gee, Mrs. O, this would be a great time to convert!" She laughed for 10 minutes straight.

Watcher said...