Rejects Ad Accusing Hamas of Child Sacrifice
Eli Wiesel, in conjunction with Shmuely Boteach, has produced an ad condemning Hamas for its use of human shields in its fight to obliterate the State of Israel. The ad is a stirring appeal to life loving moderates of all faiths to repudiate the policies of Hamas. The ad is carefully worded to give no solace to any sort of religious bigotry that might be directed at peaceful Muslims. The ad has appeared in the New York Times, New York Observer, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, all whom found it to fall within proper guidelines.
Only the London Times rejecting the ad, finding it to be too strong for the liking of some readers. The New York Observer reported as follows on the cowardice of the Times of London.
A representative of The Times wrote to the Rabbi’s ad-buying firm saying, “In brief, [The Times] [feels] that the opinion being expressed is too strong and too forcefully made and will cause concern amongst a significant number of Times readers.”
To put it bluntly, the Times of London is afraid of radical Muslims, which is an insult to the majority of Muslims who do not want their children joining death cults or otherwise regressing to some caricature of the 7th century that exists in the minds of sociopaths. A newspaper is, by definition, a group of people who are choosing to step out and present a mix of news and opinions. There are times in the life of a news editor when it is necessary to stand up for an unpopular cause, or to expose a corrupt politician. In a critical area of news reporting, the Times of London has taken a position that is, frankly, timid, which is sad, because there are times that journalists are called upon to be courageous.
What will the future be for the United Kingdom and other western countries? If the UK follows the lead of papers like the London Times, the future of the UK looks bleak indeed.