Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bernard-Henri Lévy

From Sohail:  "Have you seen this New Yorker report on Libya? Contains this gem:
I asked Lévy why he’d adopted the Libyan cause. “Why? I don’t know!” he said. “Of course, it was human rights, for a massacre to be prevented, and blah blah blah—but I also wanted them to see a Jew defending the liberators against a dictatorship, to show fraternity. I wanted the Muslims to see that a Frenchman—a Westerner and a Jew—could be on their side.”"  This is what I find hilarious about all references to Bernard-Henri Levy in the Western press: they don't seem to know how he is perceived among Arabs and Muslims.  The man is so detested and despised and not because of his religion--before you accuse all Arabs and Muslims of anti-Semitism.