It's not exactly breaking news that Palestinians and their supporters are willing to use some unsavory tactics to accomplish their goals, from blatant war crimes like child suicide bombers to trying to shout down Israeli speakers in public and then complain about being denied their right to free speech. But today I learned just how far they will go.
I hope you all remember the unfortunate fate of Vittorio Arrigoni. A quick recap for those who don't: He was the perfect Western supporter of the Palestinian cause. Spoke the language of "rights" and "freedom," but didn't mind supporting the "resistance" as well. But then he was kidnapped and brutally murdered while he was in Gaza by a terror group. Palestinian supporters everywhere cried over his death and promised to always honor his memory. And of course the Huffington Post gave him prime headline space.
So check out Arrigoni's Facebook page and Twitter:
These screenshots were taken today and as you can see, both social media pages are updating quite regularly. Apparently even death can't stop Arrigoni from doing his part for the Palestinians! Of course one wonders if he did come back to life whether he would stay so unshakably pro-Palestinian, considering who it was who put him in the ground to begin with.
Sarcasm aside, it's pretty loathsome that some Palestinian supporter is hijacking Arrigoni's identity and speaking in his name. While this is hardly a new phenomenon, if I were a Palestinian supporter I would think twice before putting myself in danger for the cause. If I get hurt or killed, my identity could be the one stolen next.