EU springs into action on stoning:
Rome, 3 Sept. (AKI) – European Parliament vice-president Roberta Angelilli on Friday vowed to push through a debate next week and resolution condemning Tehran over the Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who faces death by stoning. Â Â “We have decided to mobilise the European Parliament to give voice to a protest, perhaps something more, a genuine rebellion of consciences against this violation of human rights, which we consider barbaric, inhumane and cruel,” said Angelilli. (Took a while, but better late than never….) AKI
Of course, this couldn’t have anything to do with it:
Imagine the international outcry, the furious denunciations, the hand-wringing over “Islamophobia,” if a Western leader spoke this way about Iran. But about this, the world yawns. “Ahmadinejad predicts the removal of ‘Zionists’ from the world,” from theÂ Telegraph, via JW
It is true that Islam regards lands once part of the dar al-Islam as first on the list of lands to be reconquered — hence Israel (particularly galling given its geographic position), but many Muslims keep noting that “we lost Spain, India” not as a matter for the past but of present fury. But, in fact, in Islamic teachings there is no need to bring up any putative Muslim population, because ALL people were originally Muslim (all Christians and Jews were BORN Muslim, but their faith was somehow perverted); all lands belong to Allah, and therefore to Allah’s people, the Muslims…
Human shields, and war crimes waiting to happen on Hizballah’s part. And nothing will be done to stop them. There is certainly no political will in Lebanon or at theÂ U.N.to do so, just as prior calls for Hizballah to disarm have not been worth the paper they’re printed on.
No, if and when hostilities resume (and Hizballah isn’t amassing all these arms to sit and look at them), this report will be long forgotten, and almost everyone will blame Israel. “US envoy Oren warns: Hizbullah has 15,000 rockets on border,” from theÂ Jerusalem Post, September 3: