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Sunday, January 11, 2009
Why the hell are so many people so pro-Palestinian?
99% of the Muslims I know support Palestine and are urging for Israel to be destroyed. Protests are happening worldwide to stop the war, and they're all blaming Israel. Heck, I found out that Muslims are sending SMSes to each other urging for prayers to their Muslims brothers and sisters, while praying for the destruction if Israel.
Gee... yeah, go ahead, support your brethren in another country. If they're civilians, I agree, go and support them in any way you can, morally and financially. But, it was Hamas' fault in the first place. They sent rockets into Israel first, killing several people. Israel waited and waited, and when the rockets still continued to fire, Israel decided to respond with an invasion.
What do I think? I think its fair, for now. Israel willingly left the Gaza Strip in 2005, and the Palestinians are using it as their temporary land, in a sense. Yet Hamas, after taking over Fatah in a bloodthirsty battle for Gaza, now fires rockets regularly into Israel. Israel gives warnings, and when they're not heeded, they fight back. They claim they're not interested in retaking Gaza; they just want to teach Hamas a lesson. Then they will retreat once the lesson is learned.
Honestly, I know Muslims want to support Muslims, and for the civilians, I feel for them, for sure. But it was Hamas that fired rockets. The blame fully goes to them. That's why I "support" the war, but only because its in defence. However, I do find Israel's force to be a little too much. Yes, they'd like to kill the terrorists and all, but 25% of the casualties have been civilians. As Israel is not allowing foreign media to enter, only the local media provides the information, which may be biased. However, with the UN mentioning that Israel has killed some UN peacekeepers and volunteers, I find that hardly biased, and that's where I draw the line.
It's annoying, to see so many people blame Israel for the entire thing. I searched through a few pro-Muslim websites and they're all (and I don't exaggerate when I say ALL) convinced that Israel, who claims that they're trying to kill terrorists, is the terrorist itself. They also say its a lame excuse for an invasion of Gaza, because they want to steal the land from the Palestinians and kill Palestinians. Total bull? I mean, I'm not even being religious here. I'm neither Jewish nor Muslims, so I consider myself a neutral judge. Israel freaking willingly gave up Gaza 4 years ago, so why would they want to reclaim the land for no reason, other than to "murder and kill Muslim brethren". They did no violence towards Gaza until the rocket fire could not be tolerated.
Hey, pro-Palestinians, if you're going to support Palestine for the sole reason of religion, I'd say you're seriously deluded. If there were Christians sending rockets into Muslim territory and killing people, and the Muslim nation invades the Christians, I would gladly support the invasion, if only for the sole purpose of teaching a lesson. Because the Christians would be in the wrong. Why should I support terrorists and murderers for the sole reason of religion? If so, I should support Hitler. He was a Christian after all, although a really misguided one. He did nothing that the Christian faith honours. Yet it is the equivalent now. Support Hitler because he's a Christian. That's exactly what's going on now, support Hamas and Palestine because they're Muslims.
There's something called self-defence. Although in the Middle East, it's terribly understood, maybe except for Pakistan, and the more moderate countries. There was a case in 2005, where an Iranian girl and her friend were nearly raped by a group of men. She managed to kill her would-be raper and later was arrested and sentenced to death. What the hell right? I'm sure this would be total unfairness to most civilized people, but so many people in the Middle East supported this. What? The? Hell? She killed in self-defence, is that wrong? To the Arab world, yes, because she seduced the man into raping her. Screw that. People in jeans and a t-shirt would have a hard time seducing people. Let alone a veil and those long garments they wear. If this is the standard of morality in the Arab world, then I can fully see why it is all Israel's fault to them.
Hamas sent rockets. After repeated warnings Israel invaded. It was Hamas' fault in the first place, so for any pro-Palestinian, get your damn facts straight, and your reasons for supporting Palestine. If it's just for religion, I can understand, but your morality is screwed up then. And you're biased too. If its because you're anti-Semitic, you're even worse off, bloody racists. If you support Palestine because you think Israel started it all, think again, Hamas sent the rockets first. But, if you support Palestine because of Israel's excessive force, you've got my support. I think Israel is using too much force, but then again, would less force help to enforce their message for Hamas to stop? I cannot and do not know, and therefore, it is just an opinion, whether it is supported by evidence or not. However, there's also the case of Israel's settlements into Palestinian land, which isn't something Israel should be very proud of.
So, make an informed decision, Muslims especially, because just because they're you're brethren, it doesn't mean that it wasn't their fault to begin with. Israel must fulfill its promise of leaving once the lesson is learnt. The fact that they give a daily 3 hour ceasefire for humanitarian aid is notable.