The US-based Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) tweeted the following a couple of days ago which purports to show that Hamas was not responsible for the kidnapping and killing of the Israeli teens which set off the current Gaza conflict:
July 26, 2014 MPAC @mpac_national It Turns Out #Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All http://nym.ag/1pgXp14 The truth was evident from the beginning
The GMBDW has seen the New York Magazine story linked to by MPAC appear on numerous social media sites but It turns out that the story was based on a misleading citation of a single Twitter post that actually read:
Israeli police Mickey Rosenfeld tells me men who killed 3 Israeli teens def lone cell, hamas affiliated but not operating under leadership
The tweet was used in the New York Magazine story to describe a “lone cell” with the Hamas-affilitation qualifier omitted. Further, sources in Israel tell us that Rosenfeld’s phrasing itself may have been misleading as in general Hamas operatives on the ground have a “green light” and do not have to consult with the higher leadership on everything they do. In any event, an Israeli journalist has posted an extensive analysis of how this story was based on distorted Tweets and reports that Rosenfeld has confirmed his position that the kidnapping and the murder of the teens was carried out by Hamas terrorists:
The Israel Security Service (Shin Bet) spokesman and the Prime Minister’s Office have not confirmed or changed their view that Hamas is responsible. Meanwhile, Mickey Rosenfeld told me on Sunday “I said and confirmed what is known already, that the kidnapping and the murder of the teens was carried out by Hamas terrorists from Hebron area and the security organizations are continuing to search for the murderers.” New York Magazine continues to carry its falsified headline and continues to provide claims about non-existent “officials.”
Read the rest here.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) was established originally in 1986 as the Political Action Committee of the Islamic Center of Southern California whose leaders had backgrounds suggesting they were associated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. MPAC has since developed into the political lobby arm of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and has opposed almost every counterterrorism action proposed or carried out by the U.S. government, often suggesting that the efforts were aimed at the U.S. Muslim community. MPAC has also acted to support a variety of Palestinian terrorist organizations as well as facilitating a wider range of terrorism by defending or justifying violence carried out by Islamic groups. Nevertheless, MPAC has developed particularly extensive relationships with agencies of the U.S. government including meetings with the Department of Justice and the FBI. MPAC and its leaders have made anti-Semitic statements that assert or imply an organized Jewish effort to defame and exclude U.S. Muslims from U.S. political life and has engaged in frequent and virulent demonization of Israel including describing Israeli actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque as a “rape of the soul of the Islamic people”, asserting that the objective of Israeli actions in Gaza was “gross killings of Palestinian civilians, including women and children”, and accusing supporters of Israel of using tactics similar to Hitler’s.
For a further report on MPAC extremism, go here.