In case you don't know, Shahira Amin is the idiot Egyptian journalist who brutally interviewed Gilad moments after he had been seen for the first time in 5 years and while still under the control of Hamas. Though it was hidden from the audience, the photographer taking the video was a masked Hamas thug wearing a Hamas headband and army uniform. His presence was, I presume, a way of further pressuring Gilad to submit during these last few moments. Amin started the interview asking a weak Gilad how he felt.
Gilad immediately said he did not feel well and often during the interview his breathing was labored, his eyes unfocused. All of Israel watched in fury as this woman continued her idiotic questions. Just thinking about it makes me so angry.
I sincerely hope Benji doesn't mind me sharing this...all credit goes to Benji unless otherwise noted - and all blame goes to me because, heck, with Gilad home, I'm happy enough to handle it. Part of Benji's great ability is to get audiences to laugh - even at things that might seem painful. And so, as a measure of healing, I post Benji...and thank him for the smile I have...despite the anger I feel.
Shahira Amin's hard-hitting questions...not just bordering on idiocy - but crossing the line of decency...Benji Lovitt on Shahira Amin:
In the Garden of Eden: "So, Adam....your lady friend just ate the forbidden fruit, pissed off your creator, and got you banished from the only place man has ever been. What plans do you have for your future?"
Added by Karen: "...what plans do you have for your future? AND don't you think the snake should be pardoned?"In Libya: "General Qaddafi, you just got shot in the head, ending your life. What regrets do you have about your reign?"
Added by Rafi: I think she would have asked him if he would now campaign for the thousands of others who have been shot in the headDuring World War II: "Mr. Takahashi, you just had the first ever nuclear bomb dropped on your head. Will you help campaign against warfare?"
Interviewing Titanic survivors: "Five minutes ago, you were floating on a plank watching your relatives die in freezing water. What were you thinking about?"
Appearing in the movie "Misery": "Paul, you had your feet chopped off by that psychotic fan. Why didn't you write more books during that time?"
In Dallas in 1963: "President Kennedy, you just had your brains blown out. How did that feel?"
And I'll add a few of my own, though I doubt they do justice to the fine job Benji started:
To Senator George McGovern in 1972: "Senator, how humiliating is it that you lost your own state of South Dakota?"
To Yoka Ono moments after the murder of John Lennon: "Are you upset that John Lennon was gunned down like a dog in the road? And given that experience, do you think John's history with drug abuse had any connection to his death?"
To the survivors of Katrina in New Orleans: "Now that your city is underwater and you feel abandoned by your government, what do you have to say about the fact that people living in Malibu often lose power during major storms?"
To Lance Armstrong: "You've been recognized as a great biker so how does that make you feel to know that there are children in Sudan who don't have bicycles?"
To Steve Jobs: "Do you feel that God punished you with cancer because you are so rich and the Palestinians are so poor? Are you now ready to speak out in favor of giving all Palestinian children a free iPhone?"
To the parents of Daniel Pearl: "Do you feel that if you'd renounced your Judaism and condemned the Israeli treatment of Palestinians, then these freedom fighters might not have slit your son's throat?"
You know what - I don't have Benji's ability to make things funny, so I'll stop. The more I write, the angier I become. I'll leave comedy to Benji...he's so amazingly good at it!
And finally, thanks to the Facebook poster who told us that Shahira Amin's Facebook profile has been deleted. I guess our letters to her made her realize her name is mud, her brain is empty, her heart is a stone, and her future belongs in the swamp!