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Rogues Gallery ADAM SHAPIRO AND HUWAIDA ARRAF

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ADAM SHAPIRO AND HUWAIDA ARRAF

Both of these leaders of the ISM deserve each other as two of the most disgusting human beings who would condone murder while claiming they are "peace activists."

ADAM SHAPIRO

The scion of dyed-in-the-wool Stalinist parents from the period of the ComIntern, Adam was raised on a steady diet of Israel hatred at home.  He says he no longer considers himself a Jew, but will gladly represent himself as one if it will help him to destroy Israel. He is:

  • Co-founder of International Solidarity Movement

  • "Palestinian resistance must take on a variety of characteristics, both violent and non-violent."


    Adam Shapiro is the co-founder of, and the most visible American figure in, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). The ISM is a pro-Hamas group that
    recognizes the Palestinians' right to what it calls "armed struggle" in the form of suicide bombings targeting Israeli civilians. The ISM invites Americans and Europeans to come to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to disrupt the anti-terrorist efforts of the Israeli Defense Force. Shapiro, a Brooklyn-born Jew, is infamous for having visited and acted as a human shield for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat while Arafat's Ramallah compound was surrounded by the Israeli Defense Force in April 2002. This occurred in the aftermath of a Palestinian
    massacre of 30 Israelis - some of them Holocaust survivors - at a Passover seder shortly after the Intifada was launched.

     In November of 2003, Shapiro took part in the Third Annual National Student Conference On Palestine Solidarity, where terrorist acts were publicly defended; the event was held at Ohio State University.  Shapiro is credited with saying, "Palestinian resistance must take on a variety of characteristics, both violent and nonviolent." As reported in the Palestine Chronicle: ("Why Nonviolent Resistance is Important for the Palestinian Intifada: A Response to Ramzy Baroud"

    "In actuality, nonviolence is not enough. Rather, what is needed is nonviolent direct action against the occupation." "The Palestinian resistance must take on a variety of characteristics— both nonviolent and violent. But most importantly it must develop a strategy involving both aspects. No other successful nonviolent movement was able to achieve what it did without a concurrent violent movement. In India militants attacked British outposts and interests while Gandhi conducted his campaign, while the Black Panther Movement and its earlier incarnations existed side-by-side with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States."

    As shown below, Shapiro is on record as condoning terrorist attacks on civilians:

    http://home.comcast.net/~jat.action/ISM_essay_ref12.htm
    "Nevertheless, he [Shapiro] justifies the Palestinian armed resistance against Israel as long as it is targeting Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Otherwise, he is not in favor of suicide bombings." (Settlers are civilians so he is advocating the suicide bombing of civilians. Furthermore, even soldiers are legitimate targets only for other soldiers and partisans who carry their weapons openly and wear uniforms or badges "distinguishable at a distance," so he is justifying the commission of war crimes.)

    Shapiro, who wishes to see Israel destroyed, candidly states that he does not consider himself a Jew. He and his wife, Palestinian-American activist Huwaida Arraf, have become the spokespeople for the ISM in the United States. In articles on the ISM website where they discuss their goals of dismantling Israel by supporting Palestinian terrorists, they use euphemisms such as "legitimate resistance" and "legitimate armed struggle" while claiming that they are nonviolent. The ISM uses as its motto "by any means necessary."

  • read more about Adam Shapiro at :

  • http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1666

  • http://toogoodreports.com/column/general/stix/20020414-fss.htm

    HUWAIDA "HEIDI" ARRAF

    • Co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) with Adam Shapiro (her husband), Ghassan Andoni, and George Rishmawi
    • A key ISM coordinator and spokesperson who publicly invokes the names of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to American audiences, while privately endorsing and assisting Palestinian terrorists in their anti-Israeli endeavors
    • Based in Ramallah, where she controls propaganda media reports for the ISM and organizes demonstrations around the West Bank in support of Palestinian terrorist groups
    • Frequently lectures and recruits in the United States at fundraisers and at anti-Semitic, anti-Israel conclaves 

    Born in Detroit to Arab Christian parents, Huwaida Arraf is a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) with Adam Shapiro (her husband), Ghassan Andoni, and George Rishmawi. The eldest of five children, Arraf in 1998 graduated from the University of Michigan, where she was active in anti-Israel politics. Her father works for General Motors and was born in Galilee; her mother, a nurse, hails from the village of Beit Sahour near Jerusalem.

    Functioning as a spokeswoman for the ISM, Arraf clears most ISM communications personally through the organization's media office; she frequently leads demonstrations in the West Bank and addresses anti-Israel audiences in the United States on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). During her visits to the U.S., she also recruits people to go to the West Bank as ISM "internationals" to interfere with the anti-terrorist activities of the Israeli army.

    Arraf instructs other ISM activists in the delicate art of conveying to the American media false images of the ISM as a "nonviolent" organization of "peace activists " concerned with "human rights." When appearing in the United States, Arraf portrays herself as a champion of peace, invariably extolling the virtues of nonviolent resistance as practiced by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. The use of such imagery has even gained her the opportunity to address members of Congress in the U.S. Capitol.

    Away from Western cameras and microphones, however, Arraf has stated that suicide bombings are a "noble" means of "legitimate resistance" to what she deems Israeli oppression. She has stated (along with her husband, Adam Shapiro) that the Palestinian "resistance movement" must be violent if it is to be effective. Toward that end, ISM activists frequently serve as human shields for armed Palestinian terrorists; many act as couriers for terrorists, smuggling explosives and bomb-making materials into Israel for the PLO. Among the lessons these activists learn from Arraf and other ISM leaders are strategies for slipping past Israeli security authorities in Israel and the West Bank to aid or provide cover for terrorist groups.

    At the Fourth Annual National Student Palestine Solidarity Conference at Duke University, Arraf was recorded telling a seminar of potential recruits that the ISM works willingly with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front For The Liberation of Palestine, all designated as terrorist groups by the U.S. State Department. On another occasion, she held a seminar on how people could use the Israel Birthright program under false pretenses in order to procure free airplane tickets to Israel, where they could work with the ISM.

    Arraf counsels her fellow ISM activists to use disingenuous rhetoric of "nonviolence" as a means of masking the group's true intentions when speaking publicly. ISM training manuals teach volunteers, in language cleared by Arraf personally, how to lie and deceive most effectively: "Instead of HUMAN SHIELDS, we refer to ourselves as INTERNATIONAL PEACE ACTIVISTS or PEACE ACTIVISTS/WORKERS…When possible say ETHNIC CLEANSING. This can be used to refer to the expulsion of Palestinians from historic Palestine in 1948 as well as the current situation."

    In a January 29, 2002 piece in the Palestinian Authority's mouthpiece, the Palestine Chronicle, Arraf and Shapiro spoke out in favor of a Palestinian "right to resist with arms." They also advocated in favor of using the nonviolent "methods of Ghandi or Martin Luther King, Jr." - not because they deemed such methods preferable to violent ones, but rather as a means of winning public support. "[T]hose who maintain nonviolence and exploit the use of violence by the oppressor maintain control and power," they wrote, "which is something that can be manipulated to present a story, a case or an image."

    Arraf was one of the ISM participants who slipped past Israeli security forces into Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity in 2002 to bring supplies to, and act as human shields for, Palestinian terrorists who were holding the clergy and staff as hostages inside. While in the church, the ISM members did nothing to stop the terrorists from desecrating holy shrines and terrorizing the captives.
     

    • Co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) with Adam Shapiro (her husband), Ghassan Andoni, and George Rishmawi
    • A key ISM coordinator and spokesperson who publicly invokes the names of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to American audiences, while privately endorsing and assisting Palestinian terrorists in their anti-Israeli endeavors
    • Based in Ramallah, where she controls propaganda media reports for the ISM and organizes demonstrations around the West Bank in support of Palestinian terrorist groups
    • Frequently lectures and recruits in the United States at fundraisers and at anti-Semitic, anti-Israel conclaves 

      Arraf instructs other ISM activists in the delicate art of conveying to the American media false images of the ISM as a "nonviolent" organization of "peace activists " concerned with "human rights." When appearing in the United States, Arraf portrays herself as a champion of peace, invariably extolling the virtues of nonviolent resistance as practiced by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. The use of such imagery has even gained her the opportunity to address members of Congress in the U.S. Capitol.

      Away from Western cameras and microphones, however, Arraf has stated that suicide bombings are a "noble" means of "legitimate resistance" to what she deems Israeli oppression. She has stated (along with her husband, Adam Shapiro) that the Palestinian "resistance movement" must be violent if it is to be effective. Toward that end, ISM activists frequently serve as human shields for armed Palestinian terrorists; many act as couriers for terrorists, smuggling explosives and bomb-making materials into Israel for the PLO. Among the lessons these activists learn from Arraf and other ISM leaders are strategies for slipping past Israeli security authorities in Israel and the West Bank to aid or provide cover for terrorist groups.

      At the Fourth Annual National Student Palestine Solidarity Conference at Duke University, Arraf was recorded telling a seminar of potential recruits that the ISM works willingly with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front For The Liberation of Palestine, all designated as terrorist groups by the U.S. State Department. On another occasion, she held a seminar on how people could use the Israel Birthright program under false pretenses in order to procure free airplane tickets to Israel, where they could work with the ISM.

    More on Huwaida Arraf:

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/arraf25.html

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=9564

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14063

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,966226,00.html

    http://elitzur.blogspot.com/2002_10_06_elitzur_archive.html

    Update 17 February 2006: Huwaida Arraf confirms that the International Solidarity Movement works with terrorists

    By Bill Levinson (excerpt from IsraPundit article, used by permission) 

    The following letter to the editor appeared in today’s Washington Post:

    Eric Adler and Jack Langer disparaged the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a movement that I co-founded in the spring of 2001 in the occupied territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem to help draw attention to the human rights abuses suffered by Palestinians as a result of Israel’s occupation. The ISM also is a resource for Palestinian nonviolent resistance to the occupation. The ISM believes that average civilians can bring about change, and it tries to unite Palestinians, Israelis and other people in nonviolent resistance to Israel’s occupation policies.

    When I “acknowledged” that the ISM “cooperates with Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine,” I was offering concrete examples of the ways in which these groups were engaging in nonviolent resistance.

    Both the ISM and the Palestine Solidarity Movement advocate nonviolent resistance to Israel’s human rights abuses — the ISM through organized action in the occupied territories and the PSM by promoting international divestment from companies that profit from occupation.

    HUWAIDA ARRAF

    Washington

    This is ample confirmation that Aaron Klein’s “Duke hosts terrorist-harboring group: University hosts organization that supports violent jihad operations” contains more than just hearsay evidence of ISM’s collaboration with terrorists (as defined by U.S. law).

    Arraf also told students the ISM “happily works with Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” said one Conservative Union member who attended the talk.

    The fact that the collaboration is nonviolent may not matter, as U.S. law prohibits any material support (other than medical supplies and religious items) to Foreign Terrorist Organizations. [Not legal advice, we are not lawyers] In any event, Georgetown University, which is hosting the Palestine Solidarity Movement’s conference this weekend, has been provided with a copy of Ms. Arraf’s letter. The copy has been sent to President John DeGioia, Dr. Daniel Porterfield of the Communications office, his assistant Dr. Smulson, and to head of Student Affairs Dr. Todd Olson, as well as to the Georgetown Hoya and the Bill O’Reilly Show.

    Furthermore, Ms. Arraf is dealing in taqqiya (speaking with forked tongue, telling half-truths) when she says,

    Both the ISM and the Palestine Solidarity Movement advocate nonviolent resistance to Israel’s human rights abuses — the ISM through organized action in the occupied territories and the PSM by promoting international divestment from companies that profit from occupation.

    This may be true but this is not all she advocates, as shown here.

    Two of the ISM’s leaders, Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf, defended the use of violence against Israelis in a January 2002 article in the Palestine Chronicle:

    “In actuality, nonviolence is not enough. Rather, what is needed is nonviolent direct action against the occupation.” “The Palestinian resistance must take on a variety of characteristics— both nonviolent and violent. But most importantly it must develop a strategy involving both aspects. No other successful nonviolent movement was able to achieve what it did without a concurrent violent movement. In India militants attacked British outposts and interests while Gandhi conducted his campaign, while the Black Panther Movement and its earlier incarnations existed side-by-side with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.”

    http://home.comcast.net/~jat.action/ISM_essay_ref12.htm
    “Nevertheless, he [Adam Shapiro, Arraf’s husband] justifies the Palestinian armed resistance against Israel as long as it is targeting Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Otherwise, he is not in favor of suicide bombings.”

    "Settlers," an inaccurate term for Jewish communities, are civilians so he is advocating the suicide bombing of civilians. Furthermore, even soldiers are legitimate targets only for other soldiers and partisans who carry their weapons openly and wear uniforms or badges “distinguishable at a distance.”