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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 

Saladin Ahmed incites against Israel, and so does G. Willow Wilson

Muslims in northeast Jerusalem started a riot this past week - and the Hamas terror organization fired rockets at Israeli targets - over Jewish families who want to reclaim houses that were once owned by Jews prior to the war of 1948, and how does Saladin Ahmed, undeserved winner of prizes like the Eisner awards, react? Here's how: I see he's repeating the Israel-delegitmizing Palestine propaganda, which was refuted by Golda Meir in her time. And Ahmed's not the only person working in comics who's taken this anti-Israel stance. There's also G. Willow Wilson: So she's inciting against the Jewish National Fund by extension. Both she and Ahmed ignore the following history:
The Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood, a.k.a. Sheikh Jarrah, is located in north Jerusalem, near the Shimon Hatzadik Cave and the Nahalat Shimon neighborhood. The neighborhood was established by Jewish settlers in 1890, and its Jewish residents were forced out by the British mandatory government during the War of Independence. In the early 2000s, after a long legal battle, Jewish residents started to come back to Shimon Hatzadik.

In the 1950s and ’60s, King Hussein of Jordan plied the Arabs of Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem under his rule with real estate to maintain their loyalty to the crown. Among those properties were those vacated Jewish homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

In 1967, Israel liberated the eastern part of Jerusalem. Israeli law is very clear regarding allowing Jews to ask for and receive homes they had been kicked out of in what was briefly known as the “west bank.”

Right-wing Jewish organizations have been engaged for several decades in the effort to retrieve Jewish property that had been captured by Jordan in 1948. These groups either represent the Jewish owners or purchase from their heirs the rights to those properties. Several Jewish families have been able to take back their properties in Sheikh Jarrah, as well as two Jewish trusts that have owned real estate there since the beginning of the neighborhood.
More on this subject at Israel Today. None of this means anything to two phony scribes who don't belong in comicdom, or the literary world, for that matter. In fact, considering all the damage the Hamas has been doing by extension even long before the latest series of terrorist attacks this week, which has now resulted in at least 2 deaths in Israeli neighborhoods, that's exactly why I'm sure a lot of people would like to know: how much longer do any comic publishers intend to continue employing Ahmed and Wilson, or anybody who spouts anti-Israel propaganda like they are? Marvel parted ways with Ardian Syaf 4 years ago, following his anti-semitic tirades being discovered, yet they're still okay working with Ahmed and Wilson? I think all publishers who could be working with them would do well to consider, because this is bound to cause serious harm, in public relations and other ways, sooner or later.

And they're not the only ones. There's also Nadia Shammus, a "palestinian-American" writer who was hired to do yet another run of Muslim Ms. Marvel stories, and she supports, for example, the BDS movement: And also parrots anti-Zionist propaganda: No doubt, she's one of those kind of people who doesn't know Zionism is a word synonymous with patriotism, and I guess Shammus despises the UAE and Bahrain for their peace deal with Israel last year, along with the UAE's willingness to sell Israeli products on their markets. Does Marvel still intend to approve employment for Shammus after what she's said about Stan Lee's Israeli brethren?

It's a terrible shame these scribes were contracted in the first place by any publishers working with them. It's an insult to the Jews who oversaw creation of the comics they're working on now, and Marvel/DC for starters would do well to address if they understand the embarrassment they're causing, at the expense of the past Jewish contributors to comicdom. This is simply not acceptable.

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