Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Say Howdy to the 'Science' of Zionhass

Phyllis Chesler writes about a new "study" in British medical journal Lancet that has been compromised by Arab shekels and an Ed Said outlook. The researchers found evidence to support their thesis (hello, foregone conclusion!) that the Jooos and their dastardly "occupation" are to blame for the rise in Palestinian wife abuse and general chick-battering:
...Their study is titled: “Association between exposure to political violence and intimate-partner violence in the occupied Palestinian territory: a cross-sectional study.” And yes, they have found that Palestinian husbands are more violent towards Palestinian wives as a function of the Israeli “occupation”—and that the violence increases significantly when the husbands are “directly” as opposed to “indirectly” exposed to political violence.
I believe that Arab and Muslim men, including Palestinian men, are indeed violent towards Arab and Muslim women. I also believe that war-related stress, including poverty, usually increases “intimate partner violence,” aka male domestic violence. But beyond that, how does one evaluate this study?

First, let’s follow the money. This study was funded by the Palestinian National Authority as well as by the Core Funding Group at the University of Minnesota. The Palestinian Authority is not a disinterested party. But even worse: The data was collected by the Palestinian Central Bureau. These are the people who told the world that Israeli soldiers shot young Mohammed al-Dura, committed a massacre in Jenin, and purposely attacked Palestinian civilians (who just happened to be jihadists dressed in civilian clothing or hostage-civilians behind whom the jihadists hid).

Second, let’s note that the study has a political goal which trumps any objective academic or feminist goal. (These researchers claim to have a “feminist” perspective). In my view, this study wishes to present Palestinian men as victims, even when those men are battering their wives. And, it wishes to present Palestinian cultural barbarism, which includes severe child abuse, as also related to the alleged Israeli occupation...
When science is yoked to ideology (hello, Lysenko!; hello, anthropogenic climate change!), it's no longer science but becomes propoganda, plain and simple (hello, Joe Goebbels!).

1 comment:

Tim Johnston said...

I hear the Israelis also sneak into their houses at night and hide their remote controls down the back of the sofa and leave the fridge door slightly ajar.