Biblical Twitter cringe? Cenk Uygur excommunicated by experts after declaring Israeli-Palestinian conflict battle for better “sky god” – RT USA News
Cenk Uygur, founder of the Young Turks news network, has been accused of disseminating exceptionally poor political analysis after suggesting that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians was about fictional deities.
Like many commentators, the famous liberal expert took to Twitter to share his take on the ongoing unrest in the Middle East.
“Israelis and Palestinians are killing each other over which God in Heaven they claim to be talking about and it is politically incorrect to point out that there is no Human God, let alone one who favors Jews or Muslims. he said to himself Monday night. “All this violence on the equivalent of their favorite character in the MCU,” Uygur wrote, apparently comparing believing in a higher power to being obsessed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Israelis and Palestinians are killing each other over which God in Heaven they claim to be talking about and it is politically incorrect to point out that there is no Human God, let alone one who favors Jews or Muslims. All this violence on the equivalent of the character they prefer in the MCU.
– Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) May 25, 2021
But the analogy didn’t suit many on social media. Many blue check marks expressed disbelief that the Uighurs thought of the conflict in seemingly so simplistic terms.
Wow. Erase, apologize, then talk to Palestinians and anti-apartheid Jewish / Israeli activists. I can also recommend good books. For decades the Palestinians have said this is not a religious conflict, but you ignore and amplify the framing of religious fanatics?
– Huwaida Arraf (@huwaidaarraf) May 25, 2021
“Ever thought you should leave a tweet in drafts overnight and see what you think of it in the morning?” “ requested a higher response to his poorly received message.
Have you ever thought that you should leave a tweet in drafts overnight and see what you think about it in the morning?
– Q. Anthony (FKA Andray Domise) 🇵🇸 (@andraydomise) May 25, 2021
Journalist Aaron Mate also didn’t seem impressed with Uygur’s insight.
“My God tells me this is the worst tweet ever” he joked.
My God tells me this is the worst tweet ever.
– Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) May 25, 2021
Others said the tweet appeared to be inspired by militant Richard Dawkins-style atheism.
This tweet has some serious Richard Dawkins energy.
– Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) May 25, 2021
What is this tweet from 2007 Edge Lord.
– Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) May 25, 2021
The wave of criticism prompted the Young Turks host to post a series of follow-up tweets.
He recognized that the conflict is “Learn more about the land, power and colonialism” while doubling down on his point of view on religion.
“[If] you think both parties do not fervently believe that they are supported by the god of heaven and that does not motivate them either, you are making fun of yourself, “ he argued.
Is it more about land, power and colonialism? Of course. I had and won this debate with Sam Harris many years ago. But if you think that both parties do not fervently believe that they are supported by the sky god and that does not motivate them either, you are laughing at yourself. #Free Palestine
– Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) May 25, 2021
Uygur is not the only prominent figure to find himself at the center of the controversy for sharing his views on the divisive issue. Actor Mark Ruffalo apologized on Twitter for making statements against Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians, saying he was wrong to suggest that the Jewish state was leading “genocide.”
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