Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Western Media Justifies Burning Synagogues

Could you imagine the rioting in the streets if Jews had burnt to the ground 19 mosques? Could you imagine the outrage in the media? But, it seems that the western media are having one of their most enjoyable weeks as they watch Muslims destroying Jewish places of worship by burning them to the ground. Well, I guess it's hardly a surprise :

International Media Justifies Synagogue Burnings

Knight-Ridder News agency, a major news source for American dailies, reported, " 'I want to destroy everything here as they did the Al Aqsa mosque,' said Mahmoud Malahi, who told a reporter he had lost a leg to an Israeli tank when he was 15. 'I want to destroy everything here. It's a symbol of occupation. Destroying it is a symbol of Islam.'"

The news agency did not tell its readers that the Al-Aqsa mosque still stands on the Jewish Temple Mount and enjoys the same protected status as Christian and Jewish places of worship. Israel opened the Christian and Jewish holy places after it survived combined Arab attacks in the 1967 Six-Day War, and Jordanian armies fled the eastern part of the city and the rest of Judea and Samaria.

Reporters for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), reporting on the Arab mobs that overwhelmed the Gush Katif ruins, told viewers that Israel "stole" the Gaza region. "Palestinians came streaming to the settlements that caused them so much pain, to sightsee and to loot. Israel stole thirty-eight years from them. Today, many were ready to take back anything they could," BBC reported.

The United Nations 1947 armistice agreement provides for preserving holy places in Jerusalem. The armistice was intended to establish Israeli and Jordanian states, but Jordan and other Arab nations immediately tried to destroy Israel in what became Israel's War of Independence.

The U.N. document states, "Holy Places and religious buildings or sites shall be preserved. No act shall be permitted which may in any way impair their sacred character.... Similarly, freedom of worship shall be guaranteed in conformity with existing rights, subject to the maintenance of public order and decorum."

After the War of Independence was concluded in 1949 and Jordan took over Jerusalem's Old City and the eastern part of the capital, Christians and Jews were denied access to holy places until Israel recovered the land in the Six-Day War, in 1967.

So, is anyone up for a little media test. We'll burn down 19 mosques and see what the reaction is. I expect nothing less than complete sympathy for our actions. Oh wait, I forgot, only Muslims are justified in destroying other people's places of worship. Oh, and btw, i was only kidding about burning down mosques ;) .


It's sad how we humans have the tendency to hold a grudge for many many years. When we are hurt, we feel we must seek restitution. The longer the hurt continues, the longer the grudge lasts. Which means people even generations later may still feel entitled to restitution. We see this in the events in the middle east as well as within the US. There are many blacks today who still demand restitution for the "crimes" committed by the forefathers. If only we all could just leave the past be and look toward the future.


Well done on the informative blog. I work in Israel Advocacy and Current Affairs in Israel. Would you add a link to my blog from yours - and I'd do the same.


Shalom Michael, i've just added you to my links, thanks for commenting.

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