Palestinian leaders offered Marwan Barghouti as their choice for the Nobel. He is the founder of al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and is known as "the Palestinian Mandela." Let's not forget that Mandela was considered a great man because he was willing to use violence for his cause, not in spite of it.
Barghouti was convicted in 2004 of five counts of murder. He was behind the Tel Aviv seafood market attack in which three civilians were killed. This scumcrumpet, while serving time in prison actually toyed with the idea of running for president--and he has all the immoral qualifications, but he would have a hard job of delegating his duties from behind bars.
The Nobel Peace Prize is the perfect gift to go on Barghouti's wish list. After all, if Barack Obama (who obviously is pro-Palestine over Israel as indicated by his desire to have Israel return to the 1967 suicidal borders), Jimmy Carter (who is totally anti-Zionist), Yassar Arafat (PLO leader who killed Jews at the Munich Olympic Games), Malala Yousafzal (who gave her prize money to the Palestinian Authority), then why not Barghouti?
Hell, even Al Gore scored the prize.
The West Bank's Fatah equates Barghouti's arrest as an "abduction," and suggest the terrorist should be allowed to go free and do his will with diplomatic immunity.
Perhaps they should even allow him to have his own parking space by the Knesset.
"[Barghouti's] candidacy is essentially a call to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners' struggle . . . and also a response to the claims and Israeli terms that do not recognize the legitimacy of their struggle, and treat them as terrorists and criminals," said Issa Karake, head of the PLO's Commission of Prisoner Affairs.
Itamar Marcus, of Palestinian Media Watch countered, "The Palestinian Authority has claimed for years that they have a right under international law, confirmed by a UN resolution, to kill Israeli civilians in all places and at all times. Accordingly, those Palestinians who have killed Israelis are said to have done something positive and heroic. Palestinian murderers of Israeli civilians are presented as heroes and role models."
Yes, even children's cartoon on Palestinian TV depict cute little animated characters as hating the evil Jews, depicting them as demons who drink the blood of Palestinian children to make their holiday matzoh.
The victims of Barghouti's hatred for the Jewish people were simply guilty of being Jewish or thought to be Jewish. That is the real reason Muslims kill Jews.
I've said it many times before that anti-Semitism is virulent in the Koran. You really should read it and decide for yourself.
But giving Barghouti a Nobel Peace Prize, or even considering the possibility, should tell you a lot about the prize itself and how it has lost all meaning for what it was originally intended.