On July 22nd 1946, the Irgun blew up the King David Hotel, the headquarter of the British authorities in Palestine, killing 91 and injuring 46. On October 31st 2023, the “Israeli Defence Forces”, a direct product of the Irgun, bombed the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing at least 50 and injuring many more. In the British media, the former was described as a terrorist attack, whereas the latter was not. Why is this the case?
In this timely polemic, public speaker and academic Mohammad Hijab, translator and journalist Jody Mcyntyre analyse and compare the responses of the British, Arab, and Jewish medias to these two atrocities. As entrenched western support for the Zionist project is pushed to its limits, this text highlights and questions an apparent double standard in reposting acts of terror in Palestine.
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Mohammed Hijab is an author, researcher and public speaker. Hijab is the co-founder of Sapience Institute and completed a BA in Politics Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He has three master's degrees. He read History at QMUL, Islamic Studies at SOAS University and Applied Theology at Oxford University. He is currently a PhD candidate completing research on the contingency argument for God’s existence.
Hijab has undergone formal training in Islamic studies, with a focus on the Qur’an, Prophetic traditions, and legal reasoning.
Jody McIntyre studied the Qur’an, Arabic, and Islamic sciences in Mauritania, and has also spent time living in Morocco and Palestine.
He has always strived to overcome his physical disability (cerebral palsy) and currently works full time as a translator and writer for Wordsmiths.