When it comes to leftist hypocrisy, we’ll never lack examples. The horror of the October 7 attacks in Israel and the response offer some of the most glaring ones.
Let’s put aside the brutal torture, dismemberment, and slaughter of innocent civilians. In the erroneous, evil eyes of Hamas sympathizers, those were actions the occupiers brought on themselves. We also shouldn’t be too surprised when murdered babies and kidnapped children are not enough of a reason to be upset. After all, we’re talking about the moral compass of the same people who think children should be removed from their parents if they don’t affirm a new gender identity or support chemical castration.
Yet one would think the mass rape of women and young girls would generate some sympathy and outrage from the same people who brought us the #MeToo movement and #BringBackOurGirls. Major celebrities like Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie took to social media to draw attention to those trendy causes. Don’t hold your breath waiting for any recognition, let alone action, for the Jewish women of Israel.
The silence extends to the institutions. The U.N. Women’s Council issued reports and public declarations for the women in Gaza but, of course, left out the women of Israel. Then, 50 days after the attacks, the group posted a condemnation of Hamas and called for the release of hostages — only to delete it. The council finally issued a statement of condemnation a full week later.
In a modern-day Holocaust denial, the same class of “Believe All Women” champions flatly reject evidence of the extent of depravity and barbarity. The deniers don’t have to claim that the event never happened. They only have to subtly diminish the event with allegations that the details are exaggerated. And somehow, when it comes to Israel, no amount of evidence or accounts from survivors or first responders seems to suffice.
Hamas’ depravity didn’t end with people, and neither did the intentional ignorance of the social justice warriors. This comes as no surprise. Around this time last year, the Palestinian mayor of Hebron offered a cash reward (roughly $5) for anyone who shot and killed a stray dog.
Following the radio announcement, footage flooded social media of people torturing and killing dogs. The same mayor was one of four Palestinians responsible for the murder of six Israeli students and the injuring of 16 others in the 1980 Hebron attack. Among the dead were two U.S. citizens and one Canadian national. He was released in a 1983 prisoner exchange. History might not repeat itself, but it certainly rhymes.
Multiple videos from GoPros captured from Hamas terrorists and photos of the bloody aftermath of October 7 show dogs riddled with bullets. In one video, a dog attempts to approach the trespassing terrorist outside a house and is shot multiple times.
Documents found on the bodies of dead terrorists at the Kfar Sa’ad kibbutz revealed the detailed plans for the attack, from the number of children to which houses had dogs. The instructions were clear: Hunt and kill everything that moves, including the dogs.
Photos have gone viral on pro-Israel social media of dogs left without their owners, who were killed or kidnapped, rescued by Israeli soldiers and concerned citizens. But we shouldn’t expect to hear from PETA or any of the usually loud animal rights activists drawing attention to this detail.
The “silence is violence” crowd are silent on the very causes they shoved in our faces for years. True believers would champion these causes regardless of the subject, but they’ve proven what we knew all along: It was empty virtue-signaling.
As for the Hamas terrorists and Gazan civilians who participated in the attacks, one thing is true regardless: They’re worse than animals.