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The Sounds of Silence…….

Emanuele Ottolenghi posts an excellent article on the “deafening silence” from some of the most pro-Palestinian –and very vocal– organizations concerning the recent murder sprees in both Gaza and Lebanon.

When in comes to Arabs murdering Arabs, these groups grow amazingly silent in the face of such open atrocities. Come on, Hamas machine guns a thousand peace protesters murdering two, and the pro-Palestinian advocacy crowd remains mute. Lets face it, only when it involves Israel do these fake peace activists get riled. More here. *L* KGS

To quote the Tundra Tabloids good friend TINSC; ” Arabs can murder other Arabs all day long with impunity, a Jew just has to look cross eyed at an Arab and all hell breaks loose.”


The West is host to many organizations—the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the International Solidarity Movement, and countless others—dedicated to supporting the Palestinian cause. Given mounting casualties among Palestinian civilians under fire in Lebanon and Gaza this week, one would expect these organizations to voice their shock, outrage, or simple concern at these events. Take the plight of Palestinians in the northern Lebanese camp of Nahr el Bared: according to recent news reports, more than 130 people have died during the past three weeks of fighting there. The escalating violence in Gaza has claimed the lives of more than 70.

Surprisingly, none of these groups—always dutifully prompt to denounce Palestinian deaths at Israeli hands—has much to say about Palestinian deaths at the hands of Lebanese soldiers, or of fellow Palestinians. From France’s Campagne Civile Internationale pour la Protection des Palestiniens, from the Alternative News Center, from the new Free Gaza organization: not a word. This is puzzling, given the particularly brutal nature of the violence. Hamas gunmen threw a Fatah official from the 15th floor of an apartment building; Fatah later avenged his death by throwing a Hamas man off the 12th floor of another building.

Fatah gunmen taken prisoner were shot in the head, execution-style, in the streets. (To its credit, Human Rights Watch quickly condemned these actions as war crimes, even in the face of this silence.)

At least these organizations have an implicit rationale for their selectiveness in pointing out human-rights violations—their mission, more or less explicitly, is to aid the Palestinians in their struggle against the state of Israel.

Note: Solomonia has more on other silent organizations here.

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  1. In case Muslims want to understand Western values, they have to accept individuality. They have to accept man’s right to live his life the way he wants. I remember as a kid living in country side, how strong influence power (Lutherian) church had. I personally was probably the first minor to leave the church, and the local preach and teachers practically haunted me. I was oppressed in a way I cannot understand in the 21st century. The main problem when talking about human conflicts is always based on what we believe, not what can be scientifically proved.

    If we want to understand the Muslims, we have to realise they live hundreds of years “behind” the Western countries, but are able to utilize modern weapons. It has to be understood, that the Muslims are unable to get out of the strait by themselves. We may help or isolate them.

    If we decide to help them we must have a strict principle, that they are not welcome to our society if bring the strict religious “laws” with them. Those who are unable to meet the demands, have to be – by decades – supported at their homelands financially to build a culture, which tolerates and desires scientific “truths”. I am sure that we have less to lose than they have. We will be hit far less than the Muslim world.

    Socialists consider a man can control his behaviour completely. We all know empirically it is not true. There is no possibility to “World without borders” way of life – that is against human nature. We may wish and hope that would come true, but how often have you seen a socialistic society succeed? They are welcome to the West if they accept our values – we don’t expect them to believe in our God, just respect our values. If I wanted to move to Gaza, accepting the values would not be enough, I should also believe in their god.

    Some corners were cut, but I assume the point is taken.

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