Australia: Catmeat Sheikh accuses Israel of "atrocities"

* It couldn’t be worse if Israel had turned all of Gaza into a parking place. Why didn’t they?

                 Petition to UN to charge HAMAS as war criminals

The Australian

Raised 2.5 $ dollars for “charity“- Hamas,  Catmeat Sheik Hilali

AUSTRALIA’S most outspoken Hamas & Hezbollah supporting Muslim Jihad Rat, Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, has compared the Israeli bombing of Gaza to the Holocaust, sparking outrage among Jewish groups.

Sheik Hilali, the imam of the nation’s biggest mosque at Lakemba, southwest Sydney, lashed out at the Israeli leaders, branding them as “butchers” whose “Zionist racism” was creating another Holocaust.

* Middle Eastern and Organised Crime Squad finds Stun guns, drugs in raid

* Hamas negotiators stopped with suitcases of cash

* Rockets 60 times more explosive than a hand grenade hit Israel

* UN: Hamas stole blankets and food meant for the poor, starving Palestinians

* UK’s Miliband ready to throw Israel under the bus

“When we remember the atrocities of the Holocaust – it seems that what we are seeing is another Holocaust,” Sheik Hilali said yesterday.

“It is not just about numbers of people killed – thousands as opposed to millions – but the atrocity itself, and here we have similar atrocities.”

His comments drew an angry response from NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff.

Mr Alhadeff said comparisons between Israel’s offensive in Gaza and the Holocaust were obscene and historically unsupportable.

“They trivialise the Holocaust and they falsify history,” he said. “The racial hatred and anti-Semitism which Sheikh Hilali has been expressing for 20 years has clearly not dissipated.”

*Human Rights Groups say They’re Only Going After Israel for “War Crimes” Because Hamas’ Crimes are so Blatant…..

Mr Alhadeff was referring to claims that Sheik Hilali gave an anti-Semitic lecture to a group of Muslim students at the University of Sydney in 1988, in which he was quoted as saying: “The Jews try to control the world through sex, then sexual perversion, then the promotion of espionage, treason and economic hoarding.”

Sheik Hilali was appointed the following year as Mufti of Australia by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils in what was claimed to be a move designed to prevent him being thrown out of Australia over the comments.

Sheik Hilali hopes to lead a delegation into the Palestinian territory to deliver medical supplies to the wounded and to assess the situation.

The group, being co-ordinated by Melbourne-based group the Popular Committee for Palestine, has invited the attendance of Jewish journalist and the founder of Independent Australian Jewish Voices, Antony Lowenstein, who said yesterday he did not believe Sheik Hilali’s comments were anti-Semitic. Mr Lowenstein said it was important to make the distinction between anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli. (Nobody takes Loewenswine serious. Even his own mother despises him/ed)

Sheik Hilali is waiting for permission for the delegation to enter Gaza via the Rafa crossing on Egypt’s border, and is planning to take a delivery of hundreds of wheelchairs and three ambulances.

* “Bloodshed and suicide attacks have nothing to do with Islam,” sez Pakistan’s religious affairs minister, Hamid Saeed Kazmi, blames ‘root causes’ (Israel…)

The 15-strong delegation is expected to include five doctors and representatives of several Muslim organisations.

In the wake of the Israel-Lebanon war in 2007, Sheik Hilali travelled to Lebanon to deliver aid.

At the time, he was accused of diverting funds to an Islamic leader with links to Hezbollah. But an Australian Federal Police investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing.

In 2005, Sheik Hilali travelled to Iraq in an effort to help secure the release of Australian hostage Douglas Wood. (He travelled, that’s all. He didn’t do f*kc all to get Wood released/ed)

Sheik Hilali, who is a member of the Gaza Committee, which has been established by several prominent NSW community members and religious leaders, said he wanted to be able to see where the funds raised by Australians would most help the Palestinian people.

The Gaza Committee, along with other charities, is understood to have raised more than $2.5 million to send to the Palestinians. Sheik Hilali said the money would only be given to registered charities or hospitals, and would not go to any political organisation. (namely Hamas/ed)

US study: Israel did not commit war crimes

* Update: Ikebal Patel is confident he represented the mainstream Muslim view.”

Common sense. “US study: IDF didn’t violate rules of war,” by Yitzhak Benhorin from Israel National News, February 4:

WASHINGTON – Israel did not violate the rules of war during its recent Gaza operation, a new US study says, while praising the IDF’s “impressive improvements” since the war against Hizbullah in 2006. Israel “deliberately used decisive force to enhance regional deterrence and demonstrate that it had restored its military edge,” wrote Anthony H. Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “These, however, are legitimate military objectives in spite of their very real humanitarian costs.”The study notes that “political efforts to manipulate the “rules of war and humanitarian considerations have become a key weapon in asymmetric warfare, and are often used as a basis for propaganda and gaining political leverage in this type of conflict.”

“Real suffering is translated into exaggerated charges and numbers that cannot be validated by reliable data or methodology,” the study says. “In practice, even if Israel had agreed to all of the conventions involved, they are severely limited and often difficult or impossible to apply to the realities of war — even one fought with restraint and a focus on military targets.”

‘Noting new about such tactics’

Cordesman notes that “Some buildings like schools merit special consideration, but only require review to determine whether they are really military targets. Hospitals require warning but are not protected if used by an enemy.”

“White phosphorous can be used against military but not civilian targets,” he adds, noting that “such laws and conventions do not bind or restrain non-state actors like Hamas in any meaningful way.”

Indeed not.

“The end result is a situation where one side can potentially be limited by international law where the other is not, and that effectively makes international law a potential weapon for the side that rejects and exploits it,” the study says. “It is also a situation that empowers and incentivizes extremists to use civilians as the equivalent of human shields by embedding their forces in civilian populations and areas, and using sensitive buildings like mosques and schools or collocating near them. There is nothing new about such tactics.”

                        

From Atlas:   Hamas not bound by laws of war 

 

WASHINGTON – Israel did not violate the rules of war during its recent Gaza operation, a new US study says, while praising the IDF’s “impressive improvements” since the war against Hizbullah in 2006.
Israel “deliberately used decisive force to enhance regional deterrence and demonstrate that it had restored its military edge,” wrote Anthony H. Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “These, however, are legitimate military objectives in spite of their very real humanitarian costs.”
The study notes that “political efforts to manipulate the “rules of war and humanitarian considerations have become a key weapon in asymmetric warfare, and are often used as a basis for propaganda and gaining political leverage in this type of conflict.”
“Real suffering is translated into exaggerated charges and numbers that cannot be validated by reliable data or methodology,” the study says. “In practice, even if Israel had agreed to all of the conventions involved, they are severely limited and often difficult or impossible to apply to the realities of war — even one fought with restraint and a focus on military targets.”

 

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  1. Please highlight your displeasure with this idiot to the Austrlian authorities – in particular the immigration minister. It is high time scum like this are removed from our country. It would be amusing to pass this muslim’s text onto Ron Clarke for comment.

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