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Time to judge both Israel and Muslim nations by a common set of standards.

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Submitted by Narine Singh (Canada), Jun 2, 2010 at 14:03

Every country has as its first priority the right defend its territory and its citizens, and that goes for India, the US, Canada, and Israel as well. Israel's blockade of Gaza is another of its numerous attempts to accomplish this illusive dream of peace. The Gaza was given to the Hamas administered "Palestinian" citizens, with the hope that now under their control, there would be peace. They said that it would be and the world, which has such a short and superficial memory, agreed.

Its barter with Egypt has so far not failed, but it has failed miserably with the Palestinians over Gaza. Instead, the Hamas demonstrated their gratefulness by firing rockets of increasing number, range and potency into Israel every day, and no amount of international persuasion and even gifts in the billions of dollars were able to assuage this manifestation of its all consuming hate. What has Turkey done to the Kurds, and what would Pakistan do if India or any country were to do the same to it? Gaza under Hamas, and the Hezbollah in a strategic pincer move, provoked Israel by entering Israeli territory and grabbing two Israeli soldiers, and precipitated a response, hence the response by Israel against south Lebanon, and later the Gaza. Contrary to the overkill language in the blogs bearing Islamic names, less than three thousand terrorists were killed in these defensive operations, with very few innocents unintentionally included the collateral damage. The strategy is clearly to provoke and terrorize Israel to act, with the hope that its response one of these times, would be be sufficiently excessive so as to malign its name, its people, its reputation, and its democracy, before an ignorant but vociferous world. Sometimes I wish that ones ability to speak were inseparably tied to his willingness to speak the truth, and so we would be spared having to listen to the wild imagined injuries that the Arab-Muslims have suffered at the hands of all and sundry.

Wrong conclusions are the inevitable result of ignored facts, and wrong or false premises, and it is abundantly clear from the many blogs, particularly those in support of the extermination of the Jewish race, this hate, as expected, is supported by the misguided logic yielded by falsehood. For starters, on what basis is the state of Israel deemed "the biggest terrorist state in the world" when compared with quite recent events of terror in other countries? To name just 2 examples: Dawood Ibrahim, murders 300 plus innocent citizens in Mumbai in 1993, and runs into the waiting and protective arms of Pakistan, and ten Pakistani terrorists in 2008 kills 170 innocent citizens in Mumbai, 6 Jews included, and we have not seen not a little of the vituperation emanating from the "bleeding hearts" of people who would like to be seen as fair and evenhanded. On September 11, 2001, 3000 innocents were killed in the World Trade Center bombings. Greater than 200,000 have already been killed, and another 250,000 are daily raped and brutalized in Dafur, yet there is absolute silence in the Muslim world. Turkey butchers greater than a million Armenians, with numerous pictures and records as proof, and no "bleeding Muslim hearts" for their cause. Pakistan butchers 3 million of its citizens in what is now Bangladesh, and no tears for them. Idi Amin, a good Muslim, kills greater than 0.5 million and he is accepted onto "holy" ground in Saudi Arabia, with open arms.

Recall the many public hangings of Jews all across the Muslim Middle East of 40 and 50 years ago, and no sympathy, let alone tears. Instead, there is dancing in the Arab streets when 9/11 took place, and whenever a suicide bomber blows up himself killing a dozens little Jewish girls leaving school.

And this is only a few examples, in living memory, but I could fill many books with the innumerable atrocities, treachery, vice, and painful and vicious practices of the Arab-Islamic invaders and occupiers of the lands such as Israel, India, Afghanistan, Spain, North Africa, the Transcaucasus, the Balkans, Central Asia, etc., etc, for which they have no shame, and over which their benumbed consciences have been replaced with blind hate and bigotry.

So, on what basis is the claim "Israel is the world's biggest terrorist state." If there is a God, (and there is One), who is infinitely just, and who considers all the facts in all of history, and not the cockeyed and bigoted views of hate-filled and revengeful people, and who weighs them against His perfect will, His holy purpose fro creation, and His character, would He not reward right and punish evil? Yes, He will, and that is what He will do, but He has to allow enough time, space, and opportunity to each, including the Islamo-facists to act and to accumulate against him and his people deeds that will produce well deserved rewards or judgments. And He is not a sensual and impure God, who awaits the jihadists as they enter heaven after a suicide bombing, to give to them 72 black-eyed virgins for his pleasure in eternity, deceiving people into this sick lie that heaven is no more than this never-ending sensual pleasure. He is a holy God; He is to be feared, and not be caricatured in this disgusting fashion. This will not end well for that blind alliance of Arab-Muslim nations that cannot see how dreadful an end to which this is leading.

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