Israeli (Arab) Wins Gold at Paralympics

Israeli swimmer Iyad Shalabi has picked up the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke on the first day of the Paralympic Games.

Did I mention he is a Muslim Arab-Israeli?

Shalabi, 34, who grew up Muslim in Shefa-‘Amr, was born deaf and then later was paralyzed in his lower body following an accident at the age of 13. This is the first medal ever for an Israeli-Arab, and Israel’s first gold medal in the Paralympics, according to KAN.  

Ken Roth was not available for comment.

Boy, did that tweet age badly.

Kind of like Ken, actually.

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