Saturday, October 14, 2006

No Excuses For Terror

David Aaronovitch, a columnist for "The Times" of London and a self-admitted lefty, has had enough of Israel-bashing and terrorist-coddling. Something has gone terribly wrong when the Left is making excuses for fascism, he quite sensibly but tardily claims. Breaking from the lefty herd, he made a documentary that rebuts the demonization of Israel, points out where the media have turned a blind eye to Muslim radicals, and hears out the voices of the sensible Right on the current crisis with Islam. "Don't Get Me Started: No Excuses For Terror" was broadcast on British Channel 5 on September 26, 2006.

Says Aaronovitch, "It wasn't a subtle argument, that suicide terrorism is not our fault and that it is a choice made by murderous egotists, but bizarrely it's an argument that needs to be made these days. For me watching the full version of [London Tube bomber] Mohammed Sidiqui Khan's "testament" was sufficient repudiation on its own of the "we provoked it" school of apologism."

The documentary runs 39 minutes. You can watch it in four sections on YouTube: Part 1 (9:58), Part 2 (9:18), Part 3 (9:46), and Part 4 (9:57).

It's time well spent on intelligent television.


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