Without a doubt, one of the sharpest conservative minds in media today is Ben Shapiro, the man who helped to found and establish the Daily Wire. If you enter a debate with this guy, you will quickly learn what logic applied actually looks like, which is a concept that is totally foreign to radical leftists who wouldn’t know what logic was if it smacked them in the face like a sack of bricks. The debate skill of the Daily Wire Emeritus was put on full display when an anti-Israel activist got up during an event held at the University of Oxford on Monday and started spewing forth a bunch of bogus propaganda originally pushed by the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock this month, you probably know about the vile terrorist attacks perpetrated against Israel by Hamas, which left 1,400 people dead. We all soon discovered, in the wake of these horrible events, that anti-semitism is not a thing of the past. It’s very, very real. Protests started breaking out all over the world as pro-Palestinian leftists took to the streets to celebrate the blood spilled by Hamas in the Jewish state.
According to the Daily Wire’s report, “The student accused Israel of waging an unjust war against Hamas and of killing Palestinians needlessly and at will. Shapiro pointed out that Hamas is ultimately responsible for Palestinian deaths because the terror group hides military targets in civilian areas. His remarks quickly went viral on social media.”
“Civilian casualties are a cost of war. That is just a reality of life. During World War II, there were 70,000 Brits who died during The Blitz bombing, and there were two million Germans who died – civilians – who died during World War II,” Shapiro commented.
Shapiro, the host of “The Ben Shapiro Show” perfectly articulated the difference between Hamas and Israel when he said, “there’s a vast difference in moral scope between deliberately going into a civilian area and murdering everyone you can find, and trying to kill a terrorist who is deliberately hiding beneath a civilian area.”
The student activist then said, “Israel is effectively doing the same because Gaza is the most densely populated region in the world.” She then made the claim that the Jewish state has “killed 3,500 children” in Gaza since the conflict started up again at the beginning of the month. Where does this number come from? The Palestinian Ministry of Health. Guess who runs that agency? Hamas.
The U.S. government, along with the Israeli government, have called the agency an unreliable source of information. No doubt that is the truth. After all, Hamas isn’t going to produce news and figures that would do public relations damage, right? They are trying to look like oppressed freedom fighters, the heroes of the story. If the truth comes out, that narrative explodes.
Here’s more from the DW report:
When pressed on whether using civilians to shield military operations gives Hamas immunity from retaliation, the student responded: “Where are the children left to go?” Shapiro pointed out that using civilians as cover violated the Geneva Conventions on just war.
The student went on to claim that the inequality of deaths on the Hamas side versus the Israeli side shows Israel is waging an unjust war.
“Since 2005, 23 out of every 24 conflict deaths have been Palestinian,” the student said. “I don’t see any moral equivalency there. It’s clearly unjust what the IDF has been doing to the Palestinians because there is a vast disparity in the number of Palestinians being killed than the number of Israelis being killed.”
Shapiro replied, “If, based off the numbers, more Germans died than Brits in World War II, did that mean that the British were wrong in World War II? Because they did. Many more Germans died than Britons.”
The student got a rise out of the audience as she made the claim that “Britain wasn’t bombing civilians.” One of the strategies employed by the allies, which included Britain, was to target population centers in their aerial bombing raids as a means of flooding Germany with refugees. All of this took place toward the end of the second World War.
After she was chastised by the crowd, the student then resorted to the same old tactics of declaring the assaults from Israel on Hamas as not meeting the requirements of a just war, saying “Israel has been killing civilians for the past 75 years.”
“Shapiro responded by citing the toll from Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel: roughly 1,500 dead, mostly civilians, and more than 200 more captured and taken back to Gaza,” the report said.
“Israel does not purposely kill civilians, Palestinian terrorists do. If Israel put down its guns tomorrow, there would be a second Holocaust. If the Palestinians put down their guns tomorrow, there would be a Palestinian state. That is the reality,” Shapiro remarked.
Shapiro brought the exchange to an end by posing a final question to the student: “Which part of Palestine is occupied?”
“The entirety of Palestine,” she quickly replied.
“There it is once again. I appreciate you expressing your full genocidal intent for the Jewish people living between the river and the sea,” Shapiro said in a true “drop the mic” kind of moment.
— Chaya Raichik (@ChayaRaichik10) October 31, 2023