Scottish socialist contextualizes the beheading of a 3 month old baby

Udi and Ruth Fogel and three of their children were murdered in a West Bank settlement in March. The youngest victim, three month old Hadas, was decapitated.  Jim Bollan the councillor behind West Dunbartonshire Council’s boycott of Israel said:

“Violence breeds violence. Have you any idea what may have motivated this man [Awad] to commit this crime? Could it have been because he may have seen Palestinian children slaughtered by the IDF?”

More in the JC.

9 Responses to “Scottish socialist contextualizes the beheading of a 3 month old baby”

  1. Karl Pfeifer Says:

    Antisemites will always find a reason to justify the slaughter of Jews.

  2. Jimbo Says:

    ‘Have you any idea what may have motivated this man [Awad] to commit this crime?’

    Does he ever pause to think, then, what motivated ‘Zionists’ to commit the crimes he attributes to them? And does he cut them any slack for it?

  3. Brian Goldfarb Says:

    Interesting thought from Jimbo: he clearly ascribes to the supposed biblical doctrine of an eye for an eye…

    So much simpler and intellectually easier than seeking a solution to the situation.

    Saves thinking.

    • Paul M Says:


      It might be a mistake to assume Jimbo believes that crimes committed against Israel justifies any crimes it then commits. I took him to be simply pointing out the hypocrisy of a man like Bollan, who gives exactly that justification for Palestinian crimes but would never think of allowing the same (or any other) excuse to the side he has chosen to hate.

      • Brian Goldfarb Says:

        Umm, Paul, are you suggesting that I got it wrong?

        You are, and I suspect that I did. If so, apologies to Jimbo for my late at night response.

  4. Noga Says:

    Banning Israeli (Jewish) books. Justifying the horror of beheading a three months old Israeli (Jewish) baby. What next ?

    “Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.” Heinrich Heine

    Councillor Jim Bollan seems to be on his way to that lowest point of no return. And what do you know, all done in the name of universal justice and human rights.

  5. Aussiegirl Says:

    Why would anyone bother with Jim Bollan’s despicable views. He ought to be as treated as a pariah.
    Don’t give him credibility for justifying decapitating a Jewish baby.

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