NBC Edits Out Tribute To Victims Of Islamic Terrorism

Via Commentary:

In the weeks and months prior to the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, the organizers and the International Olympics Committee were adamant in insisting that there was no time during the event for a single moment of silence for the victims of the 1972 Munich massacre. The 40th anniversary of the terrorist violence that disrupted the sports extravaganza went unmarked during the worldwide television show except for the courageous decision of American broadcaster Bob Costas, who silenced his microphone for five seconds in honor of the Munich victims. But as it turned out, those who produced the opening ceremonies were not opposed to commemorating the victims of terrorist violence, just to remembering Israeli victims. The official program included a nearly six-minute long choreographed commemoration of the July 7, 2005 London bombings.

Via The Jawa Report::

If you are watching the Olympics in the States, there’s a part of the opening ceremony NBC chose to leave out. While the Olympic Committee opted not to have a moment of silence for the Israeli athletes murdered in 1972, they did have a tribute for the victims of the 7/7 Islamic terrorist attacks.

The tribute included the Christian hymn, “Abide With Me” performed by Scottish singer Emeli Sandé. NBC opted not to air it.

From Deadspin via Pat Dollard:

The major transitional element of today’s London Olympics opening ceremony was a downtempo performance of adoptive sporting anthem “Abide With Me” by Scottish singer Emeli Sandé. The song and accompanying dance were a tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terror attacks in London that claimed 52 victims days after the 2012 Summer Olympic hosts were named. (It’s also been suggested the performance was a memorial to the war dead.)Regardless, it was a rather significant and emotional moment in the opening ceremony, coming just before the parade of nations—and it wasn’t aired in the United States. Instead, viewers were treated to a lengthy and meaningless Ryan Seacrest interview of Michael Phelps.

Here’s the tribute NBC didn’t want you to see:


Update by SH: Olympics Choreographer Slams NBC For Cutting Tribute: ‘Is It Not Commercial Enough?’

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  • Shy Guy

    Like I said, NOlympics. Just switch or turn off the dial.

    You all do remember what a dial was?

  • Shy Guy
  • ziontruth

    It is way overdue for the Jewish State to withdraw from all Olympics, being a commemoration of ancient Greek paganism. The Jewish State should never have begun participating in them in the first place, but now that they’ve become the plaything of Islamic supremacists where they get to show the world who’s boss, there couldn’t be a better pretext for withdrawal.

    • Shai

      You’re a nutjob bro.

      • mzk1

        Did you ever hear of Chanukah? This is commemoration of a war fought against the “olympic ideal”.

        • ziontruth

          Nice response, mzk1, that’s just what I’d have written. (I hit the sack shortly after writing my comment.)


          “Some bad voices say that the athletes in Munich were murdered, because they competed on Shabbat and Rosh HaShana. (I don’t hold this opinion, btw. I think they were murdered only because they were Jewish)”

          After wrestling, for a time, between the desire (fueled by the yetzer, no doubt) to lash out at HaShem for the Holocaust and the counter-treatment of shouting down all the voices by insisting we deserved it, I now hold to the middle road of neither criticizing HaShem nor thinking the Jewish people is being punished. We’ve suffered enough, so let’s just think of everything that’s going on today, not as punishment but as setting the stage for the final deliverance. We should observe the Torah and Mitzvot because they are life-giving, even in this world, not because of fear of divine punishment.

          “Jews competing in physical activities? Are you kidding me???”

          Judaism is for physical activity as a means of maintaining one’s bodily health; it is against competitive sports.

          “The real strength of a Jew is in his/their Torah learning.”

          Yes, indeed so. The Torah is our wisdom in the eyes of all the nations.

      • tom

        Exactly, participating on a goyish opening ceremony on the holy night of Shabbat and competing on 9th of Av…really Jewish.
        Some bad voices say that the athletes in Munich were murdered, because they competed on Shabbat and Rosh HaShana. (I don’t hold this opinion, btw. I think they were murdered only because they were Jewish)

    • tom

      I said this over and over again:
      Being Jewish and participating in the Olympics is a paradox. Even more creating a “Jewish Olympics” and calling it Maccabia, this is mother of all paradoxes.
      You really need to get your history lessons in place man. (that is for Shai, not ziontruth)
      Jews competing in physical activities? Are you kidding me??? The real strength of a Jew is in his/their Torah learning.
      Like people think today Jews are smart, because they go to university/college, what a joke.

      • Norman B.

        There is nothing wrong with competitive sports as long as they are not taken too seriously. At least, the Maccabee Games are devoid of the commercialism, hype and politics that have corrupted the Olympics. At the same time, it is only positive to teach and set an example of the courtesy, fair play and observance of rules impartially applied that we call sportsmanship and have that carry over into other areas of life, such as commerce and being good neighbors.

  • Norman B.

    In its own backhanded way, NBC did justice to Olympic hypocrisy.

    • mzk1

      God punishes measure for measure. Was the wall built against the Israeli judo team mentioned here. Also, “we bring evil by means of the evil”, in this case NBC.

  • sabril

    That would be really cool if Israel started hosting its own games. A low key event, more like the London Olympics of 1948. No rampant commercialism; no ridiculous over-the-top opening ceremonies. No corrupt international committee. No ridiculous sports like womens’ boxing. No female athletes dressing like prostitutes. And Muslim countries would be perfectly free to boycott.

    • unpluggged

      Have you ever heard of the Maccabiah?

    • mzk1

      We do. But I don’t know about the costumes. There is something blatant when the male and female uniforms for the same sport are so different from each other. This is the one place I agree with the Iranians; four years ago it really was the “bikini olympics”.

  • BigHabsFan

    The CTV’s Brian Williams has repeatedly called for a tribute to the Israeli athletes massacred at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Him & Lisa Laflamme did the memories of those athletes proud: http://www.shalomlife.com/news/17644/ctv-and-rogers-media-inc-commemorate-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-munich-massacre/

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