Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I guess this explains it

MEMRI has published excerpts from an interview (that can be watched as well) with an Iraqi researcher in Europe. What he researches into is a bit of a mystery as his comments are staggeringly idiotic.

It seems that the Nobel Prize is part of the Jewish conspiracy, stemming from the Protocols of Zion. And he has proof:
Why has the prize been awarded to 167 Jews, and to only four Arabs out of 380 million Arabs – and all four are considered traitors? For example, Al-Sadat got the prize during the normalization process, and as a price for Camp David, together with Begin, who carried out the Deir Yassin massacre, and who was in the "Hagana" gangs. Later, the prize was awarded to [Ahmad] Al-Zewail, in order to buy his invention, and Al-Zewail has disappeared since.
I guess I agree with the comment about the Peace Prize but I am not sure what he means about Al-Zewail.

As James Taranto points out on the Wall Street Journal Europe blog collection
But most Nobel categories are scientific, and kidnapping academics is not the best way to promote a thriving scientific culture.
That is a bit of a problem, even though, it seems that most of the kidnapped academics have been rescued by the police. And, of course, there have been dozens of academics killed, which has prompted the higher education minister say that he "feared for Iraq's beleaguered universities".

Interestingly enough, the interviewer makes a good point:
Scientific creativity occurs in freedom and democracy, brother.
Up with this the researcher will not put.
Democracy does not explain how it was awarded to 167 Jews, from among those 15 million scattered around the world, while abandoning 1.5 billion Chinese, a billion Indians, and 380 million Arabs. This is racism.
So, errm, maybe if there was less gnashing of teeth about the Elders of Zion and the Freemasons (how did they get in here?) and a bit more scientific research and considerably more freedom to do so with money not being stolen by the political elite, some of those people might get Nobel Prizes? Surely not.

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