Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Articles: Newt Catapults into Lead in Racism Race
Articles: Newt Catapults into Lead in Racism Race: "It would have been remarkable enough if Gingrich had merely articulated the "most racist statement" ever made about the Palestinians -- a venerable competition that includes such famous pronouncements as "Palestinian" Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi's utterance during the 1937 Peel Commission partition hearings -- to wit, "[t]here is no such country as Palestine! 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented ... Our country was for centuries part of Syria!" Few thought that the sheer racism of this statement would ever be surpassed until Ahmed Shuqeiri (later chairman of the PLO) told the U.N. Security Council much more pithily that "[i]t is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria." "