Friday, April 10, 2015

World Silent As ISIS Slaughters Palestinians




So...Suddenly the MSM doesn't care about the plight of the 'Palestinians'? 
How interesting. 



The most germane quote has to be repeated here, and again, below in the body of the article:



The Left, as usual, ignores real crimes against humanity being conducted against innocent Palestinian civilians if they cannot blame Israel or, alternatively, they blame Israel anyway. Gideon Levy, a prominent left-wing columnist for the left-wing newspaper Haaretz wrote a column in 2014 which he said that “the moral responsibility” for Yarmouk “lies on Israel, the introduction of which has led to the existence of these refugees and exiles.” He added that Israel “has the historical responsibility for the fate of the camp’s residents – native Palestinians of Israel who were forced to flee as well as their descendants.”
In the morally confused cobwebs of the leftist mind, the very existence of the Jewish state is reason enough to place the ultimate responsibility on Israel for the slaughter and starvation committed by the Syrian regime, the Islamic State and other jihadists against the Palestinians trapped in Yarmouk.



It's times like this that you just have to shake your head and wonder what kind of twisted world we are living in. 




World Silent As ISIS Slaughters Palestinians




Yarmouk, once a relatively stable haven for as many as 100,000 Palestinian refugees located in the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, has become a living hell for those refugees left behind whom have managed to survive years of starvation, disease or relentless attacks from the Syrian government and its adversaries.  

Now, Yarmouk has become the latest front in the jihad launched by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), which reportedly occupies about 90% of the camp and has been busy killing Palestinian residents. More than 100 civilians may have been either killed or kidnapped by ISIS and al Nusra fighters since last week, according to one report. Another report put the figure of Palestinians killed during this time period considerably higher.

As many as 18,000 Palestinians are reportedly still trapped in Yarmouk, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Many of them are children. Tens of thousands of other refugees have been able to escape the camp during the years of civil war in Syria, some even to Gaza of all places where they thought they could have a better life. A few hundred have fled in the last few days as the Islamic State invaded and began its massacres, although UNRWA is unable to confirm the precise numbers.

ISIS, with the support of al Nusra, is exacerbating an already grim day-to-day reality that the Palestinians trapped in Yarmouk have been enduring for years. Even before ISIS’s killing spree, more than 1000 Palestinians from Yarmouk had already lost their lives since the start of the Syrian regime’s siege of the camp. Geneva-based Friends of Humanity estimated that 166 children were amongst the fatalities.


As described by the Guardian in an article dated March 5, 2015 – before the latest ISIS attacks – Yarmouk is “a refugee camp designed as a safe haven for the Palestinian diaspora that had become the worst place on earth.  No electricity for months. No piped water. No access for food.”


The Guardian article then noted how the plight of Yarmouk residents was worse than the much ballyhooed situation in Gaza “because the siege was more comprehensive; Yarmouk was a prison from which there was no escape. Unlike in Gaza, where UNRWA has several offices, the organisation cannot enter Yarmouk at all.”


Every month the United Nations Security Council hears reports of alleged Israeli human rights violations supposedly committed against Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank. Yet it took the ISIS massacres in Yarmouk for the Security Council to finally take notice of the plight of Palestinian civilians in Syria not under Israeli “occupation.” The Security Council scheduled an urgent meeting on April 6 to receive a briefing from Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner General of UNRWA, on the dire conditions in what has remained of the Yarmouk refugee camp.

“What the civilians in Yarmouk are most concerned about right now is bare survival. It’s as simple and straightforward as that,” Krahenbuhl told reporters after his closed-door briefing. He described the situation in Yarmouk as “completely catastrophic.”
UNRWA currently has no access to the camp to provide any humanitarian relief.

Residents of Yarmouk have expressed keen disappointment in the lack of concern that Palestinian leaders and activists for the cause of an independent Palestinian state have shown regarding the suffering of the Palestinians trapped in Yarmouk.

A former Palestinian resident of the camp told Middle East Eye last January that “Palestinians of Yarmouk face three layers of censorship: the international media, groups who claim to be supportive of Palestine, and Palestinian officials and activists who hardly mention us.”
This indifference goes to the very top of the Palestinian leadership.

The Arab world has kept mainly silent on the latest developments in Yarmouk, so much so that Ahmed Tibi, a member of the Arab Joint List party in the Israeli parliament, has condemned the Arab world for its silence.

The Left, as usual, ignores real crimes against humanity being conducted against innocent Palestinian civilians if they cannot blame Israel or, alternatively, they blame Israel anyway. Gideon Levy, a prominent left-wing columnist for the left-wing newspaper Haaretz wrote a column in 2014 which he said that “the moral responsibility” for Yarmouk “lies on Israel, the introduction of which has led to the existence of these refugees and exiles.” He added that Israel “has the historical responsibility for the fate of the camp’s residents – native Palestinians of Israel who were forced to flee as well as their descendants.”
In the morally confused cobwebs of the leftist mind, the very existence of the Jewish state is reason enough to place the ultimate responsibility on Israel for the slaughter and starvation committed by the Syrian regime, the Islamic State and other jihadists against the Palestinians trapped in Yarmouk.
It may not be long before the anti-Israel United Nations Human Rights Council blames Israel for the Yarmouk catastrophe and calls for a verdict first, evidence later investigation.







And more news from the "peaceful religion" below:








As millions of Christians around the world were celebrating Easter Sunday, the Christians of the Muslim world were again under attack.  The April 2 Islamic jihad attack on a Kenyan school—where the Islamic murderers made sure to slaughter only Christian students, sparing fellow Muslims—was only the most spectacular attack.

On Easter Sunday itself, as some media reported, the Islamic State destroyed the Virgin Mary Church in Tel Nasri—loosely translated as “Christian Hill”—in northeast Syria.

Even lesser known is that other churches and Christians in the Middle East were attacked during Easter weekend.  Take Egypt.  President Sisi recently decreed that a Christian church should be built in the Upper Egyptian town of al-Our, where 13 of the 21 Christians who were gruesomely beheaded by the Islamic State in Libya grew up, and where their families still live.  The church was meant to honor them and the nation of Egypt.

But, as always happens in Egypt—that is, as always happens in practically every Islamic nation in the world—local Muslims rioted and protested right after Islamic prayers last Friday.  They yelled that they would never allow a church to be built, that “Egypt is Islamic!” and that “Anyway, shape, or form, we will take Sisi down!”

By night time, Molotov cocktails and stones were thrown at another church, cars were set ablaze—including one belonging to a relative of one of the those decapitated by the Islamic State—and several people were injured.

A day later, on Saturday, April 4, Muslims rioted and attacked the Christians of the village of Gala’, Samalout district.  After waiting for years to repair their dilapidated church (see pictures here) Coptic locals finally received all the proper permits to begin restoration.   And, as usual, Muslim mayhem broke out.

The mainstream media and White House brushed aside the Islamic State’s ritual beheading of 21 Coptic Christians by portraying it as a “criminal” act and not mentioning that the Copts were slaughtered simply for being Christian, as the Islamic State emphatically insisted.  Instead, the White House condemned the killing of “Egyptian Citizens.”

Violence and intolerance against non-Muslims is not limited to “terrorist” organizations like the Islamic State.  It’s a product of Islam’s core teachings as found in the Koran and Sunna of Muhammad.  Even the aforementioned stipulations for the Samalout church to have no crosses, narrow side door, etc., are a product of Islamic documents, in this case, “The Conditions of Omar.”


This hostility for and persecution of Christians is of course evident among “terrorist” organizations like the Islamic State, Boko Haram, etc.  But it’s also evident among Muslim governments, Muslim police, and the Muslim populace.  The reason is that it’s evident in Islam. We can continue playing games, euphemizing, white washing, invoking “grievances,” and so on, but in the end, it is the Koran, it is Muhammad, it is Sharia—in a word, it is Islam.




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2 comments:

Dutch Treat said...

The world was also silent when Hitler slaughtered all those Jews. Just another example of History repeating itself.

Scott said...

Sad but true...Interesting parallel though, which I hadn't considered