Punchline of the year
: Yasser Arafat sees Mel Gibson’s The Passion and decrees it is “not anti-Semitic.”
Oh. Well, by his definition that means that he didn’t see Gibson bombing hundreds of innocent Jews.
: Oh, it gets even worse:
Yasser Arafat watched Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ on Saturday, and afterward a top aide compared Jesus’ pain during crucifixion to the suffering of Palestinians in the conflict with Israel.
Nabil Abu Rudeneh, one of Arafat’s closest advisers, watched the film along with the veteran Palestinian leader and a group of American and European Christians and Palestinian Muslim clerics.
“The Palestinians are still daily being exposed to the kind of pain Jesus was exposed to during his crucifixion,” Abu Rudeneh said in a statement after he viewed the movie.
Wow, they manage to insult both Jews and Christians.