Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Truth About Israel

It's always been this way for Israel and in today's current moral climate, correctly analyzed by Charles Krauthammer in his column called
Life in an Orwellian Universe, it probably always will be. It's Israel, after all. And it's a country full of Jews. Because of that it's subject to libels that no other country in the world has to put up with.

Not only that, but Jews all over the world are faced with the same hatred. For example, we have the recent incident in Seattle
A lone gunman burst into a Jewish organization in downtown Seattle on Friday, killing one woman and wounding five others in what authorities were calling a hate crime.

The gunman, Naveed Afzal Haq, 31, was arrested without a struggle at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, where the shooting took place. He was later charged by Seattle police with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

Haq is a U.S. citizen, police said, and their initial conversation with him by phone while he was inside the building indicated that he was a Muslim.

Police would not disclose the content of the conversation, but Amy Wasser-Simpson, the federation's vice president, told the Seattle Times in a story on its Web site the man got past security at the building and shouted, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," before he began shooting.

"This was a purposeful, hateful act as far as we know, by an individual acting alone," said Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels at a news conference, adding "This is a crime of hate."

Authorities said they were "taking every precaution" in searching for explosives and additional suspects and were monitoring the city's synagogues and Jewish organizations.

But then we also have to add the Orwellian moral equivalence:

"We are also protecting mosques, because there is always the concern of retaliatory crime," said Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske.
Muslims attack Jews all over the world, but we'd still better guard mosques, because you never know. Yeah, right!

I'm waiting for the terror supporters at CAIR to come out with their typical backlash/Islamophobia warnings, he wasn't a "true Muslim", and the ever popular "We condemn hate/terrorism/violence in all its forms. I don't live that far from Dearborn Michigan, a hotbed of support for Hezbollah, so I will be on my guard.

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