One of her screeds was published Wednesday, November 17. Edward Wood, not taken in by her propaganda, immediately submitted the following letter in response.
Jamilah Rasheed's latest Forum piece was entitled, "U.S. needs 'sincere partner' for peace," and, as is her custom, heaps contempt on Israel as being the offending party. Unfortunately, the facts do not argue in her favor. Ever since Israel came to exist in 1948 its enemies, including the present day Palestinians and their spiritual brethren in the nations which surround it have openly declared that their true intentions are for Israel to cease to exist altogether. Whether by the smaller acts of terrorism in the streets of Israel's cities or open warfare involving national armies, the evidence of this goal is unmistakable. The so-called peace talks which have ensued at various times in the last 60 years have demonstrated by its concessions how very much Israel would like to live in peace with its intractable foes and have for their efforts only been rewarded with further hostility and hatred. The unfortunate part of this is that a lie repeated often enough begins to sound like the truth. The unending propaganda generated by Rasheed and her like-minded apologists around the world has been very successful in pointing the finger of blame at the wrong party. I personally find it incredible how the world community can overlook the atrocities Muslim-controlled governments inflict even on their own people and side with them against a small and victimized country whose freedom and democracy is a beacon of hope in a region of the world largely controlled by despots. I'm here to send the message that there are those of us out here who are not fooled by the anti-Israeli, anti-American rhetoric which gushes out in such an unending torrent and is totally unsupported by reality. Sincerely, Edward Wood