Well that didn't take long. Less than one week after the bloody terror attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, former President Jimmy Carter has all but blamed Israel for instigating the massacre.
Appearing on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Carter was asked by host Jon Stewart about the influence of radical Islam on the attackers. His answer was inexplicable:
"Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem. And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab people who live in the West Bank and Gaza, what they are doing now — what’s being done to them. So I think that’s part of it."
As Jamie Weinstein at The Daily Caller reports:
Carter didn’t explain how solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue would in any way resolve the violent conflicts currently engulfing the Arab world, including the Syrian civil war, the Islamic State’s takeover of part of Iraq and its brutal implementation of Islamic law, and the conflict between the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood, just to name a few. Nor did he detail how the “Palestinian problem” helps explain why three French Muslims murdered innocent French Jews buying groceries for the coming Sabbath and cartoonists preparing the next issue of their paper.
Carter's book on Israel and the Palestinian territory likened Israel to the racist Apartheid government of South Africa.