“You think they’re ordinary people, trust me when I tell you they are everywhere.”
There’s a theme that emerges when defending the atrocities of Hamas and its supporters. “You made us do it.” And the next step beyond that is the suggestion that the crimes committed by Hamas and its supporters were really a form of entrapment by Israel.
You see this argument in the suggestion that Israel deliberately lowered its guard to allow Hamas to kill, rape and kidnap Israelis.
And you see it in Linda Sarsour, a politically influential Islamist and the godmother of Islamist antisemitism in America, arguing that the kidnapped poster are a Jewish conspiracy to make her side look like the heartless evil monsters that they are…