Because it works: children as shields in violent Oslo Anti Israel protest
thanks to JW
Oldies but Goldies:
Israeli Foreign Minister and Kadima leader, Tzipi Livni, under a swastika. PhotoÂ BjÃ¶rnbrum.
Former party secretary for the Social democrats Lars Stjernkvist under the Hezbollah flag.
Photo by Erik Svansbo.
Pali journo confirms what the world ignores — thatÂ Hamas uses civilians as human shields
And he doesn’t like it. The mainstream media in the West, meanwhile, continues to pretend that Israel is indiscriminately targeting civilians. “PA Newspaper Editor Attacks Hamas’s Use Of Gaza Residents As Human Shields,” from theÂ MEMRI Blog
Hafez Al-Barghouti, editor of the Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, has attacked the use of civilians as a human shield by Hamas’s military wing. He also said that the release of videocassettes showing Hamas members digging secret tunnels beneath Gaza residents’ homes permits Israel to excuse their strikes on the homes, and called on Hamas members to keep their distance from populated places, and to protect the lives of the citizens instead of using them.
In 1987, the Arabs living in the territories occupied by Israeli in the 6-Day war began a series of riots and violent confrontations known as the Intifadeh, a movement quite independent from PLO leadership. Soon after, Islamic militants founded the Hamas movement. The movement was formed from the Mujama movement, which had been a political party with no military ambitions that was given some encouragement by Israel earlier in the decade, as a means of countering the influence of the PLO, and perhaps because the opposition of the Hamas to an international conference that would adjudicate the problem of Palestine, coincided with the policies of the Begin and Shamir governments.
The Hamas has a ‘military’ wing or wings that engages in terrorist acts and a ‘civilian’ wing that supposedly confines itself to education and ‘good works,’ Israel successively assassinated its leaders, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and Sheikh Ahmed Rantissi, forcing the leadership underground. However, in January of 2006, candidates representing the Hamas swept to victory in Palestinian elections, overcoming the traditional leadership of the Fateh and PLO.Â
The principles of the Hamas are stated in their Covenant or Charter, given in full below. Following are highlights.
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. “
“There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”
“After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying.”
Use every means — the state tax bureau, for example, need only start finding out which cash-only businesses — gas stations, convenience stores — have been fiddling them, and they will be amazed to find what a high proportion are owned by Arabs — to stop up all the ways, other than the Saudi money that comes in, that help keep afloat the would-be murderers in our midst. Keep your own silent boycott, for your own very good reasons — well, not completely silent, for you can quietly convey your thoughts to others, and urge them to do the same. Point to the streets of Western Europe, point to what will inevitably happen, is happening, in Western Europe, for what must be learned from, and avoided.
Deport, deport, deport, all those who have not yet managed to obtain citizenship. Come down hard on those who make those false marriages of convenience. Enroll black ministers — and pay them, too — to conduct campaigns of counter-Da’wa in the prisons. Identify all the means by which the psychically marginal are attracted to Islam, and figure out what other outlet for their mental desarroi might be found, might be substituted, for menacing Islam.
Close down those consulates, and even embassies, in all countries that show any signs — the slightest signs — of having nationals who are engaged in violent Jihad. Do not trust the locals to properly vet those who apply to visit as tourists or students, and simply cut off all of that altogether. We don’t need, we must not do, anything that swells the already dangerous-to-our-society’s-wellbeing ranks of Muslims. Thos who can openly, clearly, convincingly, make the case that they are real refugees from Islam, akin to those who were refugees from the Nazis, and from the Communists (and the former did not, once here, work to make this country safe for Nazism, and the later, once here, did not work to make this country safe for Communism), and can show it, by thought, word, and deed.
“The Constitution is not a suicide pact,” sand Mr. Justice Jackson famously. Nor should our Immigration and Naturalization Service, be a facilitator of national suicide. It makes no sense. Those who presume to protect us simply must start understanding things, understanding that what is written in the Qur’an, the Hadith, the Sira really does exist, really does have a powerful effect, an amazing effect, on the minds of the vast majority of Muslims, who by Islam itself have been encouraged in the habit of mental submission. Keep vigilantly in mind that there is a very great distance from the very occasional and old-fashioned, even pioneerish-little-house-on-the-prairie use, by Christians, of that phrase “the Lord works in mysterious ways” and the constantly-used Muslim phrase, Alla Ta’allah, or “Allah Knows Best.
These last ten days have been instructive. These demonstrations, by aggressive, violent, hate-filled, at times nearly-hysterical people, who all over Europe have inspired, in non-Muslims who until now have been inclined to swallow the drip-drip-drip of the anti-Israel propaganda fed them by their political and, especially, media elites, a great revulsion. It has happened in Italy, where the spectacle of thousands of Muslims choosing to burn Israeli flags and end their antisemitic demonstrations in front of, right in the parvis of, the Duomo of Milan, and to do the same thing in Genoa, has infuriated not only bishops and cardinals, but people who may be as indifferent to organized religion, or even perhaps as anti-clerical as they come. And in Malta, the two hundred Muslims who marched have attracted all sorts of attention from the Maltese none of it favorable, for Malta, after all, is the place famous for holding out, historically, against Muslim would-be conquerors.
No, these demonstrations have actually been most instructive, most useful. More and more Europeans, even those indifferent too, or until now even mildly hostile to (because so steadily misinformed about) Israel, are way ahead of their leaders. They are worried about Islam, and that worry will only grow, and grow.
Posted by: HughÂ Â atÂ January 7, 2009 12:49 PM