More ‘kinetic action’ needed
The West Will Protect Muslims, But Not Christians
- Muslims Slaughter Over 1,000 in Ivory Coast Massacre (Atlas Shrugs)
Here is the record:
In 1967 the Christians in southern Nigeria — mainly the Ibo (or Igbo) but not limited to the Ibo — in response to repeated massacres of Christians by Muslims (chiefly Hausa and Fulani) in central and northern Nigeria — declared the independent state of Biafra. Many Christian Nigerians flew home to join the fight, one that Colonel Ojukwu, the leader of Biafra, correctly characterized as a “jihad” against the Christians.
Nasser sent his Mig bombers, with Egyptian pilots, to strafe — at will — Ibo villages. Tens of thousands of those who can truly be called “helpless civilians” (unlike those who have taken up arms against Qaddafy) died from such Egyptian raids. The Muslim pilots were sent by a Muslim government to kill Christians, on behalf of other Muslims. ]
The Western world declared an “arms embargo” on both sides. But as we know now, the government of Great Britain sent twelve timies as many arms as it had before the war — sent all of them to the Muslim-run military of Nigeria, that was suppressing the Christians of Biafra.
In the southern Sudan, according to the estimates of many organizations run by black Sudanese, 2.5 million non-Muslims have been killed, or deliberately starved to death, by the Muslim Arabs of the north. This has taken place over many decades, in slow motion. It was observed by Gaston Biro, the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur, and by many international aid agencies. The West did nothing. It might have sent a dozen planes to strafe the airports of the Muslim north. It would have cost the West nothing. But nothing was done during all those decades of mass slaughter.
It was only when the Muslim Arabs started to attack the Muslim non-Arabs of Darfur that various forceful statements began to be made, though still, there was no intervention — say, strafing a camel-column of Janjaweed, to make sure a message was delivered that the mass rapes, pillaging, and murder had to stop — by the West. Not with a single plane, not with a single helicopter, not a single missile loobed, not even a rifle shot.
But just because the West did nothing to intervene in the Sudan — southern Sudan or Darfur — or in Nigeria, where Christians and animists and then non-Arab Muslims were the victims — doesn’t mean that the West hasn’t intervened.
It intervened in Bosnia, to save Muslim lives.
It intervened in Kosovo , to save Muslmi lives.
It intervened in Kuwait, to save Muslim lives from other Muslims.
It intervened in Iraq, to save Muslim lives from the Muslims running the regime of Saddam Hussein.
It intervened in Libya, to save Muslims who wished to throw off the yoke of Qaddafy, and whose views are still a mystery to the very Westerners who decided to bomb and shoot first, and find out later if they would be getting more, or less, Islam in Libya if Qaddafy were overthrown.
Now in the Ivory Coast, where Muslims who are not citizens have been entering the country in the north, which has been in “rebel” hands for some years, and where, therefore, it is unclear who voted in the last election, the Christian, Laurent Gbagbo, lost by a little, when the votes were counted, to a Muslim, Mr.Ouattarra. No one knows exactly what happened when the voting went on in the north — it was off-limits to representatives of Abidjan.
For the West, the issue was clear-cut and did not admit of any other considerations: Gbagbo had to go, Outtarra must come in.
And now, as the Western powers have been sending in planes and raining missiles down to save “civilian lives”Â of Muslims who are being attacked by other Muslims, to avoid a “massacre” which so far has apparently not occurred in any of the cities held by Qaddafy’s forces — for if there had been such a massacre you would certainly have heard of it, over and over and over, in the Situation Room and suchlike — a real massacre has occurred, by Muslims, of Christians, in the Ivory Coast.
Make of that what you will.
January 4: We are witnessing one of those watershed moments in history: Ivory Coast is about to toggle from a (mostly) Christian country to a Muslim country. The winner of the election is a Muslim â€” the head of the Muslim rebel forces in the north of the country â€” and the loser is a non-Muslim. Ivory Coast is on the verge of officially joining the Ummah.
Muslims doÂ not need to be in the majority to force Islamic rule on a country. They simply need to be present in numbers sufficient to terrorize, threaten, bribe, and defraud their way into power.
AndÂ slaughter. So it begins………… Of course leftist shills andÂ UN propagandists took issue with my reportage. Perhaps this slaughter should be laid at their feet. I wonder howÂ Mark Leon Goldberg will frame this massacre:
Troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the Muslim opposition leader, slaughtered 1,000 civilians in Duekoue last week. The victims were mostly men who were shot as they fled the city.
Business Week reported:
Charity workers who reached Duekoue said it appeared the killings had taken place in a single day, shortly after the town fell to troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the man internationally-recognised as having won last year’s presidential election.
The apparent massacre came despite the presence of United Nations troops and â€“ if confirmed â€“ will cast a shadow over Mr Outtara’s assumption of the Ivory Coast’s presidency after a four-month battle to oust Lawrence Gbagbo, the former president who lost the November election but refused to step down.
William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said he was “gravely concerned” by the violence and loss of life in Ivory Coast and added: “I am determined that all alleged human rights abuses… must be investigated and those responsible held to account…
…The International Committee for the Red Cross said its staff discovered more thanÂ 800 bodies of people who were clearly local civilians. They wereÂ mainly men who had been shot and left where they fell, the organisation said, either alone or in small groups dotted around the town, which lies at the heart of Ivory Coast’s economically crucial cocoa producing region.
The charity said it had been told by locals thatÂ intercommunal violence erupted soon after Mr Ouattara’s forces took control of the town on Monday. Thousands of people left theirÂ homes to escape the fighting and an estimated 40,000 sought refuge in a nearby Roman Catholic mission’s compound. The priests who operate it are running short of food, clean water and medical equipment to treat those they say arrived with gunshot wounds.
The bodies are thought to be of those who did not reach sanctuary in time. They were killed despite 200 United Nations troops operating what it said were “robust” patrols from its base on the outskirts to protect civilians in and around the church.