An Open Letter To Gary Lineker

by William Hanna, 28 June 2018. “A
rehabilitation centre in Gaza has created ‘Heroes FC’, a team formed from the
many amputees from Israel’s wars on Gaza and the recent violent response to
protests along the border fence.”

Hello Gary,
With the World Cup being on, we have been seeing a lot more of you
than usual. So I have decided to take the opportunity to let you know how much
I admire you: not for all your achievements in broadcasting and football, but
for having had the courage to share a video of Israeli soldiers abusing
Palestinian children — an act for which you were subsequently criticised.
I was reminded of that act of defiance against the censorious
nature of political correctness by the BBC’s recent cowardly and
shameful reprimand of that fine journalist and well-known TV host Andrew Marr
for claiming that Israel had killed “lots of Palestinian kids,” 
a statement which no decent and honest person would deny. 
But it appears that we in Britain now live in a social environment were
telling the truth and speaking up for human rights is — according to the
pro-Israel media Gestapo — a serious and punishable offence.
It is of vital importance — and as an example to the rest of us —
that public figures such as yourself, Andrew Marr, and Roger Waters  continue
speaking out against
injustice and crimes against humanity because as Martin Luther
King Jr. once said, “in the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.” Our silence in the face of genocidal
atrocities means we are guilty of complicity, a complicity with which we also
silence the voices of our children and future generations.
Thank you and best wishes,
William Hanna
is a freelance writer with published books the Hiramic
Brotherhood of the Third Temple, The Tragedy of Palestine and its Children,
 and Hiramic
Brotherhood: Ezekiel’s Temple Prophesy
 which has also been
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