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Telling the Truth about Arafat

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, April 15, 2002

Telling the Truth about Arafat

Telling the truth about Yasser Arafat the terrorist is something the American media rarely does. That's why I'm grateful for some TV ads that show Arafat and his so-called Palestinians for what they really are.

The ads are sponsored by the Center for Security Policy and feature pictures of post 9/11 Palestinians chanting "death to America" and Arafat calling for "jihad, jihad, jihad." It also details Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein and asks, "In the war against terrorism, can those who support terrorism be on our side in the war against it?" It's a good question and it is too bad that the mainstream media is so intimidated by the Palestinian side, or so hateful of the Jews and Israel, that they don't raise it.

Fortunately, the TV ad does raise it. The ad should be a powerful antidote to what we've been seeing in the mainstream press and on TV. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.