I love that sarcastic line – which I first saw used by the late, great (though we often disagreed) columnist, Harriet Van Horne. But I don’t recall ever using it for anything I had good feelings about.
And, believe me, this isn’t going to be the first time.
From Lemor Abrams’ article for CBS News – Los Angeles:
Davis Imam Apologizes After Fiery Sermon Draws Global Condemnation
“To the Jewish community here in Davis and beyond, I say this deeply—I am deeply sorry for the pain I have caused,” said Ammar Shahin.
It was a heartfelt apology from the Davis Imam who broke the hearts of people in the Jewish and Muslim communities.
Last week, Shahin gave a fiery sermon that translators say called for his higher power to annihilate Jews, and asked his congregants to take part in the slaughter.
He initially, said he was taken out of context, a point he repeated, a day later in an on camera interview with CBS13.
But that changed on Friday.
“I let my emotions get the best of me and cloud my better judgment. I said things that were hurtful to Jews. This was unacceptable,” he said.
“I deeply appreciate and accept your words of apology thank you,” a local Rabbi told him.
Do you really think an Imam who said, and apologized only after trying to con people into believing it was taken out of context, is truly “deeply sorry” about it?
If his emotions caused him to say those words, how can he then claim they’re not sincere? My experience is that the more emotional someone gets, the less premeditated that person is and the more the truth comes out.
In other words, this hate-filled anti-Semite has all the sincerity of a Christmas card from a bank.
And Lemor Abrams, who called the apology “heartfelt”, apparently is benighted enough to take it seriously.
But Abrams has nothing on the “local Rabbi” (unnamed, so I wonder if he/she exists) who “deeply appreciates and accepts” the BS apology from this Jew-hater who wants him, and every other Jew, dead.
You’ve heard the expression “Never again”? This Rabbi’s motto must be “OK, one more time”.