Has anyone read: "Jenin comes to Lebanon. So where is the outcry" by Jonathan Kay : National Post? Just do an internet search using the title and take a look.
- For years, we have been told that Palestinian suffering and "humiliation" is at the root of the Middle East conflict, as well as the Western-Muslim clash of civilizations more generally. This is nonsense: The 200,000-plus Palestinian refugees who live in Lebanese camps are treated worse than dogs -- with no access to decent schools or good jobs -- and no one in the Arab world cares a whit. In fact, many Arabs seem to embrace the same blind anti-Palestinian hatred of which Israel is typically accused. When Lebanese armoured personnel carriers rolled through Tripoli on May 20, they got a standing ovation from local residents. "We wish the government would destroy the whole camp and the rest of the camps," one local told The New York Times. "Nothing good comes out of the Palestinians."
He asks how the world has reacted to the recent events in Lebanon. In his opening paragraph he tells the story, and then later asks us to substitute the word 'Lebanese' for the Word 'Israeli'. He then asks if the story was written with that substitution, how would the world react? How would it look with that substitution?
- Last week, the Israeli army attacked a squalid Palestinian refugee camp that's become infested with Islamist suicide terrorists and guerilla fighters. On May 20, government troops surrounded the camp, with tanks and artillery pieces shelling it at close range. Army snipers gunned down anything that moved. At least 18 civilians were killed, and dozens more injured. Water and electricity were cut off. By week's end, much of the camp had been turned into deserted rubble. Thousands of terrified residents fleeing the camp reported harrowing stories of famished, parched families trapped in their basements.
He ends his article with:
- As with the Muslim- on-Muslim slaughter in Darfur, Iraq, Pakistan, Gaza and a dozen other hot spots, the siege at Nahr al Bared shows that what inflames "the Muslim street" (for lack of a better cliche) isn't Muslim suffering, but the relatively tiny fraction thereof that jihadi propagandists and their Western apologists can lay at the feet of Jews and Christians.
- Muslim blood apparently comes cheap -- but only when it's drawn by other Muslims.
The full article is definitely worth a read.
R.P.BenDedek (pseudonym) is the Author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran (www.kingscalendar.com) and is a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News.
From Brisbane in Australia, BenDedek use to belong to a Multi-Faith and Multi-Ethnic family that included Christians and Muslims. He currently teaching Conversational Business English in SuZhou City, Jiangsu Province China.