It is happening people!: "Watch the video below and feel the horror that this sort of hateful anti-Jewish sentiment is so openly displayed and ACCEPTED in the United States of America. The set up: a young high school boy shows up to an anti-Israel protest with his Israeli flag. The hateful mob chases him around and yells things like 'Allahu Akbar' and 'murderer' and so on. Watch it and then think about the question posted below.
So that one girl yells 'You killed my people! You killed my people!' (Who at the end also states that Israel has no right to exist.) And the police must separate the rabid crowd from the lone boy, right? When Muslim extremists flew planes into the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon, and over 3,000 civilians were murdered - deliberately mind you - the vast, vast majority of Americans not only didn't protest outside of a Muslim country's embassy, nor did a mob try to attack a high school boy, nor did we cry out 'murderer!' to every passing Muslim, but rather, most Americans united and tried hard to reach out to Muslims. As a nation, our President set the tone when he called for love, not hate, and everyone from the President on down made it clear that bigotry toward Muslims was not acceptable.
But now, when Israel tries to defend itself from those same terror elements by simply trying to check the cargo of the flotilla - to ensure it wasn't a weapons transfer to Hamas - and when the Israeli soldiers are viciously attacked by the terror sympathizers on the boat, and when the soldiers defend themselves, NOW it's okay to harrass and intimidate a young Israeli kid? Now it's okay to yell 'murderer?' Now it's okay to openly talk about the destruction of Israel and her people? So the question is this: when are we as a society going to hold Muslims to the same standards of tolerance and decency by which we hold ourselves?
For a very good read about 'anti-civilization' go here.
I'd seen that video at a couple of other places this morning, but I think she sums it up pretty well, although I'd add a few things:
- This "Humanitarian Aid flotilla" is from Turkey, where they know how to handle troublesome ethnic/religious minorities--just ask an Armenian.
- The flotilla was staffed, or crewed, or whatever the word is, by members or associates of known terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda.
- The primary armament of the Israeli Naval Commandos who boarded the boats was paintball guns. They didn't draw their pistols until they were attacked with clubs and knives. If you're already at knife-and-club range, a pistol can actually be a disadvantage--especially if you're outnumbered. (Tueller Drill.)
- The boarding action took place in international waters--so what. Israel is completely within her rights under international maritime law to board any vessel heading for an Israeli port while it is still in international waters.