Gaza Irish in love with radical Islam
Knee jerk anti-Israeli stance ignores reality
Irish hearts should be big enough to have compassion for both the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Irish minds should be rational enough to insist that our “peace activists” do not align themselves with groups that promote murder, homophobia, sexism, anti-Semitism, religious intolerance and global jihad.
Now that Iran and Hezbollah are involved in the Gaza flotilla movement, it is clear that Irish peace activists have been keeping less-than-peaceful company.
In recent coverage, the MV Rachel Corrie was routinely reported as an “Irish-owned” ship. Yet its purchase was funded by a groups headed by the former prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Mahathir Mohamad, who believes that 9/11 was staged and that Jews deliberately caused the Asian financial crisis.
He also recently asserted that Jews in Europe had “always been a problem,” and that “they had to be confined to ghettos and periodically massacred. But still they remained, they thrived…[and] held whole governments to ransom. Even after their massacre by the Nazis…they survived to continue to be a source of even greater problems for the world.”
In October 2003, he stated that “Jews rule this world by proxy.” In the same speech, he stated that “1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews…For well over half a century we have fought over Palestine. What have we achieved? Nothing. We are worse off than before. If we had paused to think, then we could have devised a plan, a strategy that can win us final victory.”
Final victory. How that phrase must resonate with the many Jewish people who remember the Nazi’s “final solution” - the very same final solution which Ireland did nothing to prevent. Throughout the 1930s and through the Second World War, Ireland did next to nothing to help the Jews, declining even to accept Jewish refugees in any meaningful way, right up to De Valera’s condolences on Herr Hitler’s death in 1945.
Since Ireland never took a principled stand against the threats of fascism or communism it was perhaps only natural that the dominant Irish attitude to the rise of Islamism over the past decade would mirror the historically indulgent and sympathetic attitudes toward Nazism and Communism.
Perhaps such currents of thinking led to an Irish ship forming part of a flotilla in conjunction with the “Mavi Marmara.” As the latter ship sailed out from Istanbul for Gaza, a Turkish station broadcasted the ship’s farewell party. In the background, these words are heard over the loudspeaker: “Oh you Jews … the army of the prophet Mohammed will return -- just like in Khaybar, … Intifada until victory!”
In response to a radio transmission by the Israeli Navy warning the Gaza flotilla that they were approaching a naval blockade, passengers of the Mavi Marmara responded, "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz" and "We're helping Arabs go against the US, don't forget 9/11".
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