"Son of Moe"
There is a new Arabic-language app at the Apple Store called “The Third Intifada” Hat tip John Kohos, Justice Watchers
In a nutshell, it incites hatred and glorifies violence against Israel and offers strategies to those who would like to participate. It even offers a popular collection of “Intifada music” to kill Jews by.
But this is an Apple app, so you know there’s an extra special social something in it. And this one doesn’t disappoint.
This app features a social media component, designed to help activists organize “flash mobs”, gathering quickly at specific times and places to attack Israelis.
And if you don’t already understand “flash mobs”, let me explain.
It is a dangerous phenomenon, picking up speed that uses social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to send out a “broadcast” to incite [mostly young people] to participate in some kind of mass action. All it takes is [somebody] to light the fuse.
And we aren’t just talking about toppling dictatorships in Egypt and Libya. This danger is a lot closer to home.
Here are a few examples…
1. A message goes out on Facebook or Twitter to gather in a public place and start dancing. Suddenly hundreds of kids show up and start dancing.
2. A message goes out… to meet in a downtown park for an impromptu concert. And suddenly it’s Woodstock again.
3. A message goes out… to “mob” an opponent’s political or social event which is suddenly crushed by a bunch of kids who have no idea why [somebody] really sent them there.
4. A message goes out… to “mob” the home of a so-called “racist” who dared to criticize Barack Obama and nobody is sure who even started the message. But everybody gets the message that speaking up isn’t safe.
5. A message goes out… to violently shut down a business or a legislature or disrupt an election or intimidate voters
6. A message goes out… to riot in the streets of Vancouver [after a hockey game]… and Vancouver burns.
Think of all the ways “flash mobs” can be used. Let me assure you, some pretty bad people are figuring out ways right now.
This thing is coming. And these are not the peaceful love-ins of the 70’s.
We’ll talk more soon.