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Israeli Scholar Suggests Using Rape to Deter Terrorism

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Mordechai Kedar

Below Ariadna Theokopoulos discusses a recent article in The Forward quoting Israeli academic Mordechai Kedar, who says the only sure-fire way to stop terrorism is by raping the female family members of terrorists. The article doesn’t clearly specify, but it’s probably safe to assume he’s not talking about Jewish terrorists.


Rape as a ‘Deterrent of Terrorism’

By Ariadna Theokopoulos

“The only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped.” This assertion was made by Middle East scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University on an Israel Radio program. “It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East,” added Kedar, of Bar-Ilan’s Department of Arabic.

Of course, it only ‘sounds’ bad, just like phosphorus bombs, missile strikes on hospitals and schools and skunk water spraying, but a scholar can explain the nuances involved in the justified use of all these ‘deterrents.’

He is also, according to The Forward,  a research fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan, and in the past also served as chairman of the Israel Academia Monitor organization, which is involved in “exposing extremist Israeli academics who exploit academic freedom in order to take steps to deny Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.” The organization is engaged in a battle against professors identified with the left.

The program was broadcast on July 1, immediately after the discovery of the bodies of the three young settlers who were kidnapped and murdered in the West Bank. It dealt, among other things, with the question of how Hamas can be deterred.

“You have to understand the culture in which we live,” said Kedar, but oddly enough he was not referring to the Jewish Israeli culture.  He must know what he is talking about; he is, after all a ‘Middle East scholar.’ He stated,

“Terrorists like those who kidnapped the children and killed them — the only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught. What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live.”

Israeli feminist activists, worried that the rapefest might spill over to Israeli women, protested in a letter to Bar-Ilan University president Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, in which they decried Kedar’s “words of incitement that grant legitimacy to Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Israeli civilians to commit rape, and endanger both Israeli and Palestinian women’

A response from Bar Ilan explained it all away, saying that Kedar

…only “wanted to illustrate that there is no means of deterring suicide bombers, and using hyperbole, he gave the rape of women as an example. In order to remove all doubt: Dr. Kedar’s words do not, God forbid, contain a recommendation to commit such despicable acts. The intention was to describe the culture of death of the terror organizations. Dr. Kedar was describing the bitter reality of the Middle East and the inability of a modern and liberal law-abiding country to fight against the terror of suicide bombers.”

Oddly, it referred to Israel as a ‘law-abiding country,’  leading to speculation that international law is not a subject taught at Bar-Ilan.

7 thoughts on “Israeli Scholar Suggests Using Rape to Deter Terrorism

  1. How much longer do we have to witness this atrocity and genocide against a people and remain silent?
    Face reality and swallow the bitter pill of truth. I do not condemn you because of your
    faith after all it is something that belongs to you. I condemn you as a person of conscience with a voice. My humanity demands it. My soul craves it. I do not raise my fists in anger towards you.

    Exposed to a common, consistent message by your ruling elite. You are a victim, Arabs want to wipe you off the earth, we must kill, kill, and kill some more. And when we are done, mow the lawn. By your own leaders words you condemn yourselves. But yet the controlled masses are silent in opposition, but loud in their approval.
    We must wipe these infiltrators of the face of existence, and our land. Again your leaders words, not mine.
    Your beliefs, not mine. Something I will never condone or accept as a person of conscience. When I finally pass from this existence I will pass knowing that I had tried to balance my soul with something good. I spoke in a sea of voices, and was not silent.

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    I do not wish this lesson to be rewritten in my lifetime.

    Any historical reference to the massacres against the indigenous inhabitants before the creation of the state of Israel conveniently forgotten and banned from curriculum and where the only photo of a Palestinian in some history books is one dressed up as a terrorist holding a gun. Every means taken to beat into submission and cower a once proud people with a rich history. Genocide but with a much more palatable aftertaste. Genocide 21st century Israeli style. Erasing from your history the ethnic cleansing from once proud cities like Jaffa and its peoples expulsion, driven into the sea. Covering the Palestinian graves and villages with Jewish only ones.

    Do you not see the irony?

    We must take their land by force and destroy 800,000 olive trees. Their means of livelihood, We must diverted their water to our Kibbutz, because it is our God given right to steal. All the while casting away as trash the laws of an ancient God whom anointed you as the chosen ones. What a mockery you make of Him and yourselves.

    The rot starts at the head with your masters calling for the Genocide of Palestinians in your Knesset, the rape of their woman, and the murder of their children.
    Your Rabbinical edicts offering their professional teachings on how it is OK to Murder the children of your enemy. One only has to examine the teachings of Torah Hamelech (The King’s Torah) on how Arabs are perceived to be a threat to the purity of the Jewish religion, blood, and State and how the “infiltrators” must be driven into the sea.
    My heart bleeds for the state of Israel. You were given so much, and at the same time dishonor you history. A tragedy in the making in real life recording your own undoing. Constantly exposed on social media, and by your own who are “Breaking the silence” for what you have become. If only modern communication was around 75 years ago. How history could have been different.

    History exposes you for what you have become. You have become the thing that caused your own people some much misery. My heart bleeds because it was a lesson 6 million of your people involuntary died to teach you.

    Your Masters carefully calculating the daily nutrition required to keep your conquered captives in a state of existence in Gaza. Nothing more. Cattle. The only flour factory bombed, the only airfield ploughed up. The factories desperately needed to rebuild their miserable existence erased. Power utilities destroyed, Their places of worship desecrated, vandalized and destroyed. Yours sacred where no Gentile dare deface, lest he be labeled Anti Semite and imprisoned. Controlled by guilt for deeds our ancestors did or dint do.
    Walls surrounding them, denying them the beauty of something so simple as the Horizon at sunset. Or the warm kiss of the sun.
    Human shields? The IDFs “Neighbor policy” was Human shields, painted in non threatening words to deceive and sanitize. Let he without sin, cast the first stone.

    Does the world forget the last tyrant in modern history who tried to erase a people from existence, Based on religion, color and racial purity?
    How quickly We forget. How quickly They forget.
    How quickly the tragedy of the Holocaust turned into Do unto others, as they do unto you.
    How quickly it is justified the slaughter of 28 family members, so you can erase one suspected militant.
    How easily International law granting them the right to resist as an occupied people is never spoken.
    How readily Israel cries in anguish when 3 teenagers are brutally kidnapped and murdered to the world , Whilst quietly pretending that the 3 Palestinians that are murdered by the IDF each and every week for years is irrelevant and meaningless.
    Maintain the silence whilst pretending to hold the moral high ground.
    How easily the words of anti Semite, 6 million and holocaust slips off the tongue. Words abused to silence voices and stifle debate about the morality and legality of it all.
    Words of victim-hood, justification, and alibi.
    I mourn for the loss of whole generations be it Palestinian or Jew, Sudanese or any other people.
    I also remember history that records up to 25 million allied forces that died in WW2 to defeat this kind of atrocity against fellow mankind. How easily we are made to feel guilt for not sacrificing enough.
    There can be no future for Israel without peace, compassion and acknowledgement for past injustices committed by all.
    My voice does not just say shame, but words like bully, hypocrisy, infanticide, thief, genocide and war crimes.
    Enough is enough. Symbolically lay down your swords and turn them into plows in the field of peace. How much longer must you carry anger and hate, that eats at the soul of Israel?
    What line must be crossed before you challenge openly the hate and rhetoric feed to you, you 5 year old grandchildren, sons, daughters, and friends?
    You remain silent when property is illegally confiscated, whole villages forcible cleared, ethnic minorities mobbed and abused, and ghettos established in your name

  2. why not just murder. jews are expert at murdering women and children.
    wanting to rape informs of what he is.

    • (connected topic)Sir,i can see your moral outrage at the Israeli actions,’it would be easy to call you a antisemite but the term antisemite,’is a oxymoron and not correct,’im sure the true meaning of term,was prejudice against anybody of Levantine origin in late midieval europe,ive been accused of being a antisemite myself but your passionate uncompromising views spark debate,’which is good,’back to topic,’the Israelis are applying nazis style tactics and posting racist anti arab views on new media,’they need to check themselves…

  3. This Dr Kedar,seems a very dangerous person,’to come up with the insane idea,of using rape as weapon,’this guy is probably dangerous to all women,’i wonder if he has daughters,’so this is what it has come to,bronze and dark age warfare,’what a morally bankrupt guy,’rape as weapon is problomatic in modern total war,these days,’is this the best that the Israeli intelligencia can come up with,’once a idea is expelled from brain to mouth,’for all to hear,it will be made reality..

  4. The sapsuckers came in and conquered the Israeliis and killed, tortured and banished them; now, the Israelis return and start taking what is rightfully and historically their own and you penis heads start taking the high, moral ground?! You will never convince me!

    • God bannished them because they are devils. Your own book says that, dummy. Only a filthy Zio pig talks about raping someone’s sister. But he will be raping a Jew’s sister because it was Mossad agents who kidnapped and killed the kids, to provide a “cause” for their satanic Jewish blood sacrifice ritual in Gaza 2014. Anyway, have fun being raped by this wrinkly old ugly Jewish pervert.

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