Is the Sniper a Transplant from Palestine?

October 13, 2002

by Mary Mostert, Analyst - Banner of Liberty

"How is he doing it?" That was the question the Baltimore Sun asked this week in an article about the eleven long-range sniper attacks. "There are only vague descriptions of white vans or trucks that the sniper might be traveling in."

Strangely, no report that I have read even mentions the amazing similarity these sniper attacks have with similar sniper attacks in the past two years in Israel by Palestinian terrorists that have left at least 215 ordinary people - some of them babies - dead. Of the 627 people killed by Palestinian terrorists in Israel, snipers have killed at least 135 of them - one at a time.

Of the 11 sniper attacks over 13 days, nine people have been killed and 2 seriously wounded. So far, the majority of them have taken place in Maryland, a small state with a little over 5.1 million population and a land area of only 9,775 square miles. Israel, oddly enough, is close to the same size as Maryland, having 5.7 million people in population and a land area of about 8,000 square miles. The first five sniper attacks in the current Intifada in Israel took place from September 29, 2000 to October 8, 2000. In Maryland, the first five sniper attacks took place on October 2, 2002. The people of Maryland are nearly paralyzed with fear, but America tells Israel to respond to terrorism with "restraint."

Are these similarities merely coincidences, or are they a message from the terrorists that Americans can expect what Israel is enduring? And, if that is the case, should America do what our government has urged the Israelis to do about similar sniper attacks on Israeli civilians, including Israeli babies? Should we respond with restraint and understanding of the terrorists position?

If that sounds far-fetched to some readers, let me say it would have to me, had it not been for an exchange of e-mails this past week with a group, claiming to be conservative Christians, who objected to my article last week, entitled, "It’s Time To Vote Saddam Hussein Collaborators Out Of The U.S. Congress." I quoted Charles Lindbergh’s mid-1930s pro-Hitler speeches, and observed: "As a result of the anti-war movements of the 1930s, America was not ready for war in 1941."

I received a copy of an e-mail sent by "Richard" to a list of people, which began, "Mary appears to be a bit off target in her admonishment of the actions of Charles Lindberg before WWII. Now that the truth is far better understood about the causes behind WWII, Lindbergh should be seen as exceptionally prescient and prophetic...but, the Judeo-Christians of today are so blinded to the truth about events then, and today, that they fail to see just who is the Prime Mover behind these destructive events, both in America and in the rest of the world."

Hitler’s slaughter in concentration camps of 6 million Jews merely showed foresight? I’ve read this sort of notion before - on terrorist websites. Richard repeated in a Christian context the exact same rhetoric I’ve read on Muslim terrorist websites to justify their murders. He even included reference to the "Protocols of the Elders of Israel" which was used by Adolf Hitler as an excuse to murder Jews, even though in 1921 it was proved a forgery.

It isn’t Hitler, Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein who are the troublemakers, Richard informed me. No indeed. It is the Bush Administration that is "…being used by the Talmudists to generate sympathy for their current status and they simply want America to do their dirty work for them. And a Jewish dominated Federal government, at all levels is doing just that - succumbed to the talmudic demands that are now exposed for what they are, working of the infamous Protocols of the Elders of almost concluded."

Richard wrote, that Jews "…are NOT the people whom they claim to be, they are not genetically associated with ancient Judah and absolutely not with ancient Israel. There has been a massive hoax perpetrated on the Christian world for centuries and it is now coming to a head, as their long sought dream of world dominion is considered close by."

This is what Palestinian children are being taught in school. The back cover of one of their sixth grade textbooks states that the book "…will demonstrate the fraudulence of the Jewish claim, that Palestine is theirs by historical right, which is the greatest lie known to humanity. The Jews were foreigners who strayed to it, and their existence there was terminated 2,000 years ago."

That is just what Adolf Hitler said. In 1933 he proclaimed that Jews were not Germans. Then he proclaimed a national boycott of Jewish shops and excluded Jews from public service, the universities and the professions. By 1945 most of Europe’s Jews were either dead or had fled.

Are we seeing the beginning, in Maryland and Virginia, of the kind of terrorism Israel has faced for years? Perhaps. Considering the fears expressed by people in the sniper areas, what will the reaction be if there is a massive effort to convince Christians that they can have peace by getting rid of the Jews, or changing America’s support of Israel? After all, Palestinian school children are now being taught, "Palestine, the gift of the heavens to the earth is today the subject of the heart’s aspirations for Christians and Moslems - representing half the world’s population - and the struggle waged in it is not between Moslems and Jews alone, rather it is between Christianity and Islam on the one side, and Zionism on the other."

Some radical anti-Semitic "Christians" and radical "fundamentalist Muslims" are clearly moving together in an effort to eliminate Jews and the State of Israel. This kind of hatred is contrary to the teachings of both faiths and it is time that both American Christians and American Muslims speak up in opposition to it.

To comment:


1.,0,5032741.story - Baltimore Sun - October 16, 2002 - Killer’s low profile frustrates police

2. - Israeli Government Site - 627 people have been killed by Palestinian violence and terrorism since September 2000.

3. - Banner of Liberty - It’s Time to Vote Saddam Hussein Collaborators Out of the U.S. Congress

4. -Palestinian Media Watch - Virulent Anti-Semitic Textbooks for Palestinian Children



Mary Mostert was writing professionally on political issues as a teen-ager in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1940s. In the 1960s, she wrote a weekly column for the Rochester Times Union, a Gannett paper and was one of 52 American women who attended the 17 Nation Disarmament Conference in Geneva, Switzerland to ban testing of nuclear bombs in the atmosphere. She was a licensed building contractor for 29 years, as she raised her six children. She served an 18 month mission as Public Affairs Director for the Africa Area for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1990-91. In the 1990s she wrote a book, Coming Home, Families Can Stop the Unraveling of America, edited the Reagan Monthly Monitor and talk show host Michael Reagan’s Information Interchange for seven years. She now operates the website, Banner of Liberty.

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