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Self-proclaimed former terrorist Walid Shoebat in El Paso this weekend

This item is a combination of a news release sent to NPT, with some background from Shoebat’s Web site:

Presented by: Jesus Chapel, Harvest Christian Center and KSCE Life! TV
Contact: Jerry Escalante or Angel Conger 915-585-8838


Date/Time: August 8th at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; August 9th at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jesus Chapel, 111 W. Sunset Road

Date/Time: August 9th at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Location: Harvest Christian Center

From Shoebat’s Web site

The Holocaust never ended but the victims have decided to defend themselves.

The occupation is in the minds of Children who are taught hatred.

Israel was the solution for the world’s greatest refugee problem that went on for two thousand years

Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?

The Israeli Arab Conflict is not about geography but about Jew hatred; Throughout the Islamic as well as Christendom’s history Jews have been persecuted, the persecution of Israel is just the same as the old antisemitism.

The Arab refugees are being used as pawns’ to create a terror breeding ground, as a form of aggression against Israel.

The Arab refugee problem was caused by Arab aggression and not Israel. Why should Israel be responsible for their fate?

No one (Arab or Jew) has a “right of return”. Jews who fled Arab persecution from 1948 to 1956 should have no right of return to Arab lands, and Arabs who ran away in 1948 and 1967 should have no right of return either. This should end all argument. Yet the Jews accept this judgment, while the Arabs reject EVERYTHING. – Walid Shoebat

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

August 4, 2009 at 12:22 pm

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  1. Dear El Paso Newspaper Tree,

    I love it that you announced Walid Shoebat’s appearances in El Paso this weekend, and hope that everybody will come out to hear him. However, I’m wondering if you’d be so kind as to print some sorta context to go with those provocative statements that followed the announcement. Admittedly, Walid is a man who likes to provoke and stir up discussion for the purpose of getting to the core of an issue, especially life and death issues. But in actuality he is a gentle, reasonable man who cares deeply about his own people, as well as Jews, Christians and all men. He is about truth, not propaganda or revisionist history or traditions or deceptions. If anyone doubts what I say, I dare them to come out and hear him.

    Grace Rendall

    August 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm

  2. Taken from the heading of Shoebat’s homepage ( “‘Love is the only force
    capable of transforming an enemy into a friend’
    Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968. Walid Shoebat Foundation An organization that cries out for the Justice of Israel and the Jewish people.”

    Joe Rosen

    August 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm

  3. Grace, thanks for the kind note. If people are interested in learning more about him, I suggest clicking on the links to his Web site, as well as doing a Google search (I love Google!). Make sure to do a Web search as well as a news search. Suggested search terms include “walid shoebat background” or “walid shoebat controversy” (using “controversy” as a search term often yields credible stories that describe both sides).



    August 4, 2009 at 3:56 pm

  4. Joe Rosen captured the essence of Walid and his purpose in life in his quotations mentioned above. Walid is all about love, life, and peace in the midst of an often confused and chaotic world. He has suffered and continues to suffer much ignominy in order to share the benefit of his experiences and insights with others, all with the hope that freedom from hate and fear and truth and justice will result.

    Grace Rendall

    August 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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