Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The double-standard of "human rights violations"

Israel bombed a house that militants were using, killing six. Naturally, Palestinians claimed that two children were among the victims. That's not to say Israel has never killed civilians, but consider the source: the way Palestinian authorities operate, they'd claim women and/or children were killed even if all the victims were terrorists who deservedly got blown to Allah.

On the other hand, if indeed there were two children, they may not have been innocent. It's not as if the Islamofascists don't use children as suicide bombers (kudos to Dan Abrams for asking "Where's the outrage?" from human rights groups). Remember the Iraqi child with Down Syndrome who was used as a suicide bomber? What about this BBC article from July 2001 about Islamic Jihad's terrorist training school for young teenage boys? And don't forget that women can be terrorists too. Recall the white Belgian woman who converted to Islam and later became the first Western female suicide bomber. In Jordan, a would-be suicide bomber is on trial for her life, desperate that her retraction of her early confession will be believed. At first she said she was unable to blow herself up, but her story changed quite dramatically when she found herself facing a death sentence.

"Human rights groups" naturally decried Israel's latest military action, but where are their "protests" about all the attacks on Israeli civilians? Israelis aren't the ones who creep into Palestinian settlements with the cowardly intent of murdering Muslim families -- including the women and children -- in their sleep. Israelis aren't the ones who strap on dynamite packs and blow themselves up in a Muslim-filled bazaar.

Some fall back on the rationalization, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." Hogwash. Sometimes you cannot avoid collateral damage, but there's never justification for directly targetting civilians.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree, you couldn't have said it better.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Brad Warbiany said...

White Belgian women are becoming suicide bombers? Thank god it's their monks, and not their women, brewing the beer. I don't know what I'd do if they took up Islam and swore off alcohol! :-)

Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:13:00 PM  

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