Skip to comments.Olympic Committee On Munich Moment of Silence Refusal: ‘Muslims Tied Our Hands’
Posted on 07/18/2012 5:28:07 AM PDT by SJackson
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Olympic Committee On Munich Moment of Silence Refusal: ‘Muslims Tied Our Hands’
Posted By Jeff Dunetz On July 18, 2012 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments
Originally published at YidWithLid.
Ankie Spitzer whose husband was murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics has been fighting to have a minute of silence at the London Games to remember the eleven murdered victims.
Her efforts have been supported by the governments of much of the western world, but they have been rejected by the International Olympic Committee.
The organisation and its president Jacques Rogge have been subject to intense criticism from across the international community for its continued refusal to honour the 11 Israel Olympians murdered at the 1972 Munich Games with a minutes silence to mark the 40th anniversary of the killings, in what has been presented as a humanitarian gesture.
Munich widow Ankie Spitzer spearheaded the campaign by launching an online protest, which has since garnered support from across political spectrums in several countries including Israel, Canada, the UK, Australia, the US, Belgium and Germany.
In the latest development, some 140 Italian parliamentarians signed a letter to Rogge this week, calling for minutes silence to be instituted.
Ankie wrote a letter to Olympic officials requesting and an official silence to mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich Massacres, which said in part:
Silence is a fitting tribute for athletes who lost their lives on the Olympic stage. Silence contains no statements, assumptions or beliefs and requires no understanding of language to interpret.
Rogges succinct response declared that “within the Olympic family, the memory of the victims of the terrible massacre in Munich in 1972 will never fade away.”
According to Spitzer, earlier this year when the two met in person Rogge protested his inability to act saying his hands were tied by admission of 46 Arab and Muslim members to the IOC. No, Spitzer she responded, my husbands hands were tied, not yours.
In 1972 when the massacre took place, the IOC refused to delay or cancel the games to recognize the murder of the eleven Israeli athletes. Forty years later, the International Olympic Committee has reconfirmed its message to the world. Jewish blood doesn’t matter –we will not do what’s right because we are afraid of upsetting anti-Semites in the Muslim world.
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Rogge protested his inability to act saying his hands were tied by admission of 46 Arab and Muslim members to the IOC.
It doesn't seem they even protested, this Rogge just decided to avoid a theoretical conflict. If this is true, they have lost the war against radicals, succumbed.
Q. What’s the difference between a Muslim state and a rogue, terrorist-sponsoring state?
Up to this moment I’d lost 90% of my interest in the Olympics. Now-—What Olympics? Are they still having them. (Sound of crickets)
Once there was a thing called “Olympic Ideals”. Yes, children it was true. Every four years IDEALISTIC young people gathered...... Oh well.
Israel, Canada, the UK, Australia, the US, Belgium and Germany should wear ribbons to show support! Screw the terrorist! What are they gonna do?...Pull out?
Sometimes what is morally wrong just up and stares you in the face but many people still refuse to see it. The Olympics will continue to decline from such actions, people will cease to care for it stands for nothing.
Indeed. And the proper response to the islamonazi slime would have been “Sorry you won’t be attending our little event. Please do get back to us when you’ve become a civilized country. Have a nice day.”
Oh yeah. Publicly associating Islam with terrorism — in London of all places. You’ve got a better chance of seeing God.
Olympic Committee adds dhimmitude to its very long list of heinous, reprehensible characteristics.
Once more, Muslims acting like Muslims.
These swine should not be allowed to participate in any international competitions along with being barred from entry to any non-Muslim nation.
So while muslim IOC members refuse to allow a moment of silence in memory of the brutal muslim murder of Jewish athletes at the Olympics, London is preparing for muslim attacks on the Olympics, 40 years later.
Some things NEVER change.
The Olympics have always been political.
Maybe during the opening ceremonies just stand stock still for a minute also? Just stop everything?
In fact, it is already here!
Mmmm, lets see now, who is more of a "threat" to the safety and security of the United States among these 2?
And of these 2, which is more dangerous to our survival?
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The Olympics is already an arm of the U.N.
This is how the U.N. covers the sports arena.
NWO sports.....what could possibly go wrong?
nope..it has to be something noticeable...so all can see..a ribbon lapel pin (bigger than the polo label)....a silence would be talked over by the spineless libtard media
Oh yeas, of course...I was thinking in addition to your ribbon idea...
Ahh, it would not happen anyway...would take to much courage to stop the ceremonies, to stop moving when they should be moving...to coordinate it quietly...never work.
Yeh. They tied their hands, too.
Indeed. Would anyone notice if they weren't there? Are any muslim countries likely to win even a single medal, since they aren't having any 'stone the Jew' competitions.
Thanks for posting.
What a disgrace! And now they have a major influence in one more arena- the Olympics. Who will be next to bow down?
What a perfect come-back!
If the IOC assented to the moment of silence the moslem crybabies would probably boycott the games. While that probably wouldn't bother the rest of us, the internationalists and multiculturalists in our midst would weep copiously.
I remember the 1972 Munich games vividly. I will never forget the atrocity that occurred there. And this was before I ever had the misfortune to learn that certain people who called themselves "conservatives" didn't think Israel worthy of support or that liberals considered themselves Israel's champions. This was one of those things where politics don't matter. This cold-blooded murder will remain a stain on the Olympic movement forever.
Avery Brundage may have been an old-fashioned Olympian with regard to amateur standards but he was also unfortunately anti-Semitic and before World War II was an admirer of Nazi Germany.
An excellent suggestion!