Des canadiens du Québec
Last week, Canadian border officials denied British Member of Parliament George Galloway entry into Canada. Galloway is an unabashed Taliban enthusiast, an ardent supporter of Hezbollah (which he claims "has never been a terrorist organization"), and a provider of financial support to Hamas. He was about to embark on a Canadian tour of sorts, hopping from city to city and boosting the forces of anti-Semitism, violence, and hatred along the way.
YOU HAD AN OPTION, SIR: Keep George Galloway out of my country, Timothy Mak, McGIll Tribune, 23 mars 2009
"Researching my book, which covered all 462 suicide bombings around the globe, I had colleagues scour Lebanese sources to collect martyr videos, pictures and testimonials and biographies of the Hizbollah bombers. Of the 41, we identified the names, birth places and other personal data for 38. We were shocked to find that only eight were Islamic fundamentalists; 27 were from leftist political groups such as the Lebanese Communist Party and the Arab Socialist Union; three were Christians, including a female secondary school teacher with a college degree. All were born in Lebanon.
"What these suicide attackers - and their heirs today - shared was not a religious or political ideology but simply a commitment to resisting a foreign occupation." (Pape, 'What we still don't understand about Hizbollah,' The Observer, August 6, 2006) via-1medialens
Et un autre rappel:
The obvious point is that the kidnapping of the two Gaza civilians was well-known, but scarcely and dismissively reported, apart from the Turkish press, which had the one serious news report (June 25). In the US media there was no comment nor follow-up, in sharp contrast to the capture of Cpl. Gilad Shalit the following day. While Shalit’s name is known to any newspaper reader, the Muamar brothers, as Berger’s letter correctly states, are unknown – though their names can be discovered by those who undertake research projects (or read the dissident media). A Google search for “Shalit” and “Muamar” (with several possible spellings) will quickly make brilliantly clear the difference in reaction to the events of June 24 and June 25.
In fact such a search was carried out, by David Peterson, using the several possible spellings for “Muamar.” The ratio of mentions of Shalit and Muamar is not far from 100 to 1.
Comments on Dershowitz, Noam Chomsky, 17 août 2006
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