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Heroes of Our Dark Age: Marcel Efroimski, a Defiant, 13-year-old Israeli Chess Prodigy

November 24, 2009

From Robert Spencer at JihadWatch:

Marcel Efroimski, a 13-year-old Israeli chess prodigy, yesterday became the Girls’ Under-14 World Chess Champion when she won the Gold Medal for her age group at the World Youth Chess Championships held in Turkey. This in itself is not of any interest to Jihad Watch — except that during the awards ceremony, the malignant (if not turban’d) and increasingly Islamic supremacist Turkish authorities refused to play the Israeli National Anthem, as is required at such ceremonies. However, young Marcel would not play the dhimmi. She stood on the podium and raised her trophy with an expression of defiance — as you can see from the photo, in which she stands in front of an image of the malignant and unturban’d Ataturk.

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  1. November 24, 2009 1:33 pm

    Bravo Marcel Efroimski – you are my hero.

  2. Justacrazyoldman permalink
    November 25, 2009 12:11 am

    As a Bible believing, born-again, true Christian, I stand with the Jews. They are God’s chosen people; a special relationship exists with these people and the Almighty. And how I love righteousness when I see it. Marcel Efroimski, God sees you too.

  3. Cassandra permalink
    November 25, 2009 1:00 am

    There was a similar case not long ago in another sport I think, and the Israeli girl(s) boldly sang the anthem unaccompanied.

  4. Harold Tobin permalink
    November 25, 2009 7:06 am

    Well done Marcel.

  5. MMM permalink
    November 25, 2009 9:18 am

    Such has been the courage of her people, Israel, for thousands of years. You honor your ancestors!

  6. geronami permalink
    November 25, 2009 9:56 am

    Kudos to the Jewish girl. You have Christian friends like myself all around the world who are glad that a Jewish girl made her country proud. We read Bible as Christians and feel that God’s chosen people Jews should be protected and their honor respected. Turkey lost its basic decency as it became blinded by Islamic fanaticism. Even Hindus in India do lot better when respecting Israel.

  7. peachey permalink
    November 25, 2009 1:55 pm

    Bravo. Those around her should be reminded that the enemies of Israel are the enemies of G_d. Israel, the apple of G_d’s eye is at the center of a storm and coming war. Those that oppose the choosen of G_d should start running now.

  8. December 1, 2009 4:09 am

    The Jews are no more “God’s chosen people” than any other people on this earth. Their right to national self-determination does not depend on this ridiculous idea. They should have the right to their own state, as all other peoples have claimed in the 20th Century. And so should the Palestinians. If the latter ever wise up and accept reality, they will find that living next door to the Jews will be the best thing that ever happened to them, since Jews and Palestinians co operating economically will create a world economic (and intellectual) powerhouse.

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