A Washington Post columnist who once led the paper’s international opinions section lent support this week to those kidnapping, raping, and killing Israeli citizens.
Karen Attiah, a prominent journalist, echoed a social media post by a fringe Somali that said, “what did y’all think decolonization meant? vibes? papers? essays? losers.”
The X post suggests that those on the Left who bandy about terms like “decolonization” but don’t support the terrorism of Hamas are hypocrites, and that that is exactly what the leftist academics are pushing for with that language.
She reposted someone else elaborating on that same thought: “All my American education taught was that all we have to do to fight brutal, racist oppression is schedule a single die-in or refuse to give up a single seat on a bus and justice automatically prevails through non-violence.”
Attiah justified terrorism — non-state actors inflicting violence for political gain — writing, “We are forced to see state violence as justified + moral, while violence by non-state actors isn’t. This is changing.”
She reposted someone else saying, “I suspect that what we have instead are mostly people who believe that violence is only the legitimate province of some…