Greenfield: Jamal Khashoggi vs. Marc Bennett: Whose Life Matters?

 In an annual propaganda ritual, the heads of foreign governments and media operatives marked the anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s death by tweeting condemnations of the killing of the old friend of Osama bin Laden who had been recruited by an Al Qaeda financier to promote Jihad.

It is a testament to the unchallenged power of the Islamic tyranny of Qatar that everyone in Washington D.C. unquestioningly takes a knee and pays tribute to its martyred operative.

“Jamal Khashoggi’s murder 4 years ago was also an attack on freedom of expression everywhere,” Secretary of State Blinken tweeted. There’s no such thing as “freedom of expression” among Khashoggi’s Qatari employees. Khashoggi was not fighting for any kind of freedom, but for an Islamist tyranny of the kind practiced by Qatar’s fellow Islamists in Iran. Had he gotten his way, liberals in Saudi Arabia would be the ones being brutally murdered.

As they are in Iran.

Western elites have spent far less time expressing outrage about the torture and mass murder by Iran’s Islamic regime of thousands of dissidents and protesters than they have over the death of an Islamist whose death equally outraged Al Qaeda and ISIS as it did Washington D.C.

The Washington Post was much less exercised about one of its own reporters, Jason Rezaian, being held hostage in Iran for over a year than over Jamal Khashoggi, a foreign operative running press releases from the Qatari Foundation in its digital pages at the behest of Qatar.

This year the annual Khashoggi passion play coincides with information about Qatar’s murder of Marc Bennett, a British citizen who was brutally tortured without a word of protest from the West.

If Blinken has expressed a word of concern about Bennett’s killing by Khashoggi’s backers, I have yet to find it. The British government closed the case and has shown no interest. The Washington Post has never allowed Bennett’s name to appear in its pages. That might offend its Qatari masters. Despite having been killed a year after Khashoggi, there is still virtually no mention of Bennett by the politicians, influencers and media operatives who claim that they only care about the Qatari terrorist agenda because they are so deeply moved by human rights.

Unlike Khashoggi’s death, Bennett’s death was not political. He was just one of the many foreign workers whom Qatar’s slave masters considered their personal property. When Bennett tried to leave Qatar Airlines, he was treated like any of the other foreign workers, mostly Indian, Asian and African, who are routinely beaten, tortured and worked to death in the Islamic tyranny.

The only difference between the thousands of foreign workers who have died to erect the glittering towers of Doha, who prepare for the World Cup, and who attend to the needs of the slave masters of Qatar, is that Bennett was a westerner. But to the Islamic slave masters of Qatar and others in the region, all non-Arabs and non-Muslims are inferior subhuman slaves.

According to the most recent report in The London Times, “Bennett had been taken blindfolded and handcuffed to a state security detention centre. Bennett later described how he was stripped naked, blasted with high-pressure hoses, slammed against walls.”

His alleged crime was trying to leave Qatar Airways which, like most of the major organizations, including Al Jazeera, is controlled by Qatar’s ruling family.  According to the Qataris, Bennett later “committed suicide” in a hotel room in Doha on Christmas Day. The timing must have amused his Islamist killers. According to his wife, his clothes had been laid in his hotel room as if he were preparing to go out and the circumstances of the crime scene don’t comport with those of a suicide. British investigators noted, “no specific evidence of suicidal intent”.

The British government has issued multiple statements about Khashoggi’s death even though the Bin Laden pal was never a British citizen or related to the UK in any meaningful way. It has shrugged at Bennett’s death and then gotten on with the business of asking Qatar for cash.

The BBC has one mention of Bennett. It has hundreds of results for Khashoggi.

Last year, the British government declared that it continues to raise the “terrible crime” of Khashoggi’s death with Saudi Arabia. No such efforts have been made to raise the death of Marc Bennett, a Briton who was not an associate of Islamic terrorists or an enemy agent.

The relative silence over Bennett’s death and the hysterical fury over Khashoggi’s demise reveal more than a double standard, but the deep level of political control Qatar wields over the West.

Westerners don’t need to be physically within the boundaries of Qatar, for the Islamic terror state to have almost as much control over their lives as it did over that of Marc Bennett.

The oil-glutted Islamic terrorist state has not only escaped the consequences for its crimes, but it sets the political agenda for Washington D.C. and much of the western world. Between Al Jazeera, which sets the media’s agenda for the region, and Brookings, the powerful Democrat think tank whose associates fill the ranks of the Biden administration, Qatar rules over us.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which Qatar backs, continues to enjoy safe harbor in America. Its various affiliates have not only been immunized from prosecution, but have been deeply embedded in our government, our political system and our culture. To understand not only our failure to stop Islamic terrorism after 9/11, but the disastrous surrender to the Taliban, overseen by Qatar, which played godfather to the Taliban talks, you have to recognize its influence.

Khashoggi’s omnipresence in our culture and Bennett’s nonexistence is a testimony of the far darker truths about how our governments have sold us out to be killed by Islamic terrorists and their state sponsors while blasting us with propaganda that turns the terrorists into victims.

“We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about his time together with Osama bin Laden in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.”

You can find that Islamic state in Washington D.C. now where everyone from Tim Kaine to Mitt Romney pushes Khashoggi propaganda. Lindsay Graham tried to hold up a bill for Osama bin Laden’s old pal. Bernie Sanders attacked Biden for not holding gas prices in this country hostage to the Qatari agent. While our political class may differ on so many issues, when it comes to what Qatar wants, they are all in agreement. And they are all betraying us.

Khashoggi’s death was indeed revealing. And what it revealed is that our countries are rotten with politicians and media outlets who willingly serve as the tools of an Islamic terrorist state.

That is why they won’t talk about Bennett’s death.

During the Cold War, when a Communist ran into trouble anywhere, human rights organizations, journalists and politicians would rush to his defense in the name of humanity. But when countless people were tortured, starved and killed in Communist prisons, they were silent.

What was true of the USSR is still true of China and of Qatar.

Every time you hear about Jamal Khashoggi, you are seeing Qatar’s influence at work and you are witnessing traitors out themselves. Listen carefully. And remember Bennett’s death.

Khashoggi was an agent of the foreign Islamist powers that rule over us. Bennett is us.

Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield is a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. He is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters. Daniel's original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and his blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. He has a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and his op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation. Daniel was named one of the Jewish Press' Most Worthwhile Blogs from 2006-2011 and his writing has been cited by Rush Limbaugh, Melanie Philips, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Judith Klinghoffer, John Podhoretz, Jeff Jacoby and Michelle Malkin, among others. Daniel's blog,, is a daily must-read.

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