A number of Twitter hashtags have popped up in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack. The most notable is #JeSuisCharlie, or “I am Charlie” for all those worldwide who stand in solidarity with free expression and liberal values against Islamofascist goons. Also trending is #JeSuisAhmed, mainly by Muslims who seek to identify with the slain French policeman who gave his life to protect speech that must have offended him personally. Of course there are also pathetic wastes of life who revel in this Islamist violence, and cheer on these psychopaths whenever they succeed in unleashing their carnage.
It is no different in the latest Knife Intifada attack in Israel, this time in Tel Aviv. 13 people were injured, 4 seriously. While the details of the attack are horrific in and of themselves, the fact that people celebrate this evil turns my stomach. Throughout the world, the cancer of Islamism exposes itself once again in the trending hashtag “I am Knife” #JeSuisCouteau.
Video NSFW – and sorry about the horrible background music.
At roughly 7:15 am, Hamza Muhammed Hassan Matrouk, a 22-year-old from the West Bank town of Tul Karem, boarded Dan bus number 40 on Begin Road in Tel Aviv, close to Beit Maariv Bridge, and stabbed the driver and more than a dozen passengers before fleeing the scene. He was quickly tracked down by Israel Prison Service officers present in the area, shot and apprehended.
Of the wounded, four are in serious condition, three sustained moderate wounds and the rest were lightly hurt. People were also being treated for shock after the attack
Hamas has welcomed the attack as an “heroic and courageous act.”
During questioning, Matrouk said he committed the attack because of Operation Protective Edge and events at the Temple Mount. He also said hew as motivated by watching radical Islamic material that spoke of “reaching paradise”.
Hamas was not alone in celebrating this evil. From DailyMailUK:
A hashtag that states ‘I am knife’ has begun trending on Twitter as hardline users take to social media to heap praise a Palestinian man who stabbed 11 people on a bus in Tel Aviv.
The messages are an attempt to reappropriate the hashtag of solidarity – #JeSuisCharlie – which swept the world in the wake of the terrorist massacre at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices.
However, the tweets – often accompanied by illustrations which depict the Palestinian flag and a bloody knife – are being posted in support of the stabber, who was shot by a prison officer after injuring 11 people in a brutal act of violence.
Obviously, such freedom of expression, while vile, is something that the cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo died to protect. The irony is thick in that supporters of the killers are celebrating with illustrated expression.