Skip to comments.Palestinian Delegation Thanks Olympic Committee for Denying Moment of Silence to Honor Murdered
Posted on 07/26/2012 11:08:38 AM PDT by Nachum
The head of the Palestinian Olympic delegation has thanked the International Olympic Committee for denying, again, requests to hold a moment of silence to honor the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
In a letter sent Tuesday to IOC President Jacques Rogge, Jibril Rajoub said any show of solidarity with the victims would constitute racism. The Palestinian terror group Black September was responsible for the slayings.
Sports are a bridge for love, communication and the spreading of peace between nations and should not be used for divisiveness and the spread of racism, Rajoub wrote, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
A senior Palestinian Authority official told the Jerusalem Post that Palestinians are opposed to Israels attempts to exploit the Olympic games for propaganda purposes.
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PC has killed the Olympics. I won’t be watching.
I will not watch one single second of this farce of an olympics.
Any time the Palestinians thank you, you did something wrong.
What a joke the Olympics has become. Fostered to bring peace between nations, now it officialy disrespects murder in its own backyard.
(from Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
Everyone in the Olympic stadium should sing Hatikva when the Israeli team come in during the opening ceremony and go dead silent for when the goons from Palis...whatever that place is called slither by.
All the more reason to observe the moment of silence.
Just don’t make a joke that involves blacks, else you’ll get booted. (see Voula Papachristou)
Can we please ignore this and get back to bashing those HORRIBLE BIGOTS over at Chick-Fil-A???
Three Cheers for Bob Costas - He is outraged and intends to honor the murdered Israeli athletes with his own on-air moment of silence. That would be worth watching right there, I think. As for the abominable Palestinian threat to the IOC, boos should go out for them when they walk by. They’re the racists, and proud of it!
That’s Olympic “values” for ya.
This is supposed to be a happy occasion!
Words cannot express how much I detest these terrorist Palis.
Neither will I. I wasn’t anyway due to contempt for their stupid PC theme of the “diversity olympics” but this last takes the cake. Imagine having the terrorists thank you for not showing respect to their victims-despicable.
Frankly, since “they” are not even a nation, and no nation has accepted them into the fold, “they” should not be anywhere near the Olympics and the committee should have responded accordingly.
Based on the original travesty committed on the people of the world through the Olympics, and the murdered Israeli’s, “they” should have been denied “forever” on that basis alone, much less the fact that “they” are not a nation.
Same with access to the UN. The New York based Stink Farm.
I concur. The words I think of aren’t permissible here.
As long as I shall live, I will never forget the sadness and anger I felt when Jim McKay said those words, “They’re all gone.”
You are 100% correct - gotta wonder why the civilized world cowers once again to these proxies of Hitler’s progeny - Adolph would be so proud.
Which is why, of course, the Israeli athletes were murdered during the Olympics. Because of all the love and spreading of peace...
f’ the IOC. gutless cowards.
Sports are a bridge for love, communication and the spreading of peace between nations and should not be used for divisiveness and the spread of racism, Rajoub wrote
So we should not allow muslims to participate?
I haven’t watched or given money to support “our” athletes for years.
Oh, I forgot. This is Europe. Never mind.
Meanwhile, a 23 year old Greek Athlete banned for posting a “racist” joke (for which she later apologized) on her personal twitter account:
And these Iranian wrestler are allowed to compete:
What if the Israeli Olympic team does something during the parade of nations? What if some people in attendance spontaneously stand or become silent or something? I'm sure either one will send the Arab/moslem crybabies into a boycott.
I was fifteen years old and had just started my sophomore year in high school during the Munich games. I have never forgotten and will never forget the awful atrocity one of the PLO's branches did there.
Really? He's going to do that? Wow!
I have the idea that Costas is a liberal, but of course there are still a few liberals who support Israel (which they all used to do). However I may differ with his political philosophy, Bob Costas' stock just went up in my book. But then, back in the day even old time liberal Howard K. Smith was appalled when the IOC forced the Republic of China Olympic team to not use their name and flag in the games.
I always preferred ABC's Olympic coverage, but the late ABC "newsman" Peter Jennings (who was notoriously pro-PLO) never, to the end of his days, referred to the murderers as "terrorists" but only as "guerrillas." Despicable.
She shouldn’t have apologized and she should have gone anyway. There was no legitimate reason to ban her for private politics. Her actions were not against Greek Law or IOC rules.
Bob Costos is a man of courage and honor.
He is in a position at a time in his life and will do the right thing..though he “doesn’t have to.” Great guy for doing this!
I have decided not to watch the Olympics because of this pro-islam pandering and capitulation — but I did catch the opening ceremony when the teams were marching in just as the Israeli team came by - Costas made good on telling the world about the refusal to have any recognition of the 40th anniversary of the murders. I agree that Costas is a Lib, but not your typical new brand. Also read on Debbie Schlussel’s blog how Romney refused to have any acknowledgment back at the 2002 games in Utah. How is he different from Barry Soetoro again??? Crike.
That was just the excuse they used. Her real offense was supporting the Greek "Golden Dawn" party, which opposes Muslim immigration.
I agree. Greece is a lost cause in more than one way.