Thursday, January 29, 2009

CAIR weighs in on the Gaza cease-fire

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR’s director of strategic communications, wrote an op-ed and is shopping it around via Media Monitors Network. I’ve been Google’ing to see if it’s been picked up and as far as I can tell one has published it yet. As a public service to my readers, I’m going to post it here and pick it apart.

The recent tentative cease-fire may have halted Israel’s military thrashing of Gaza, but it does not constitute an end to its humanitarian crisis and the ongoing illegal and immoral occupation, the root causes of the conflict. Powerbrokers, the media and the public should remember that what needs to be done next is no less important than the cease-fire itself.
**CAIR has the answer to decades long conflict between Israel and the palestinians, the “root cause” is illegal and immoral occupation.

First, Egypt, the U.S., France, and Turkey must work with the Israelis and the Palestinians to ensure that the cease-fire is sustainable and not merely a prelude to future conflict. Gaza’s civilian population should not wake up each day to the terrorizing possibility of tanks in their backyards and warplanes over their homes. Palestinians should not fire rockets into Israel.
**How about a serious program to self-govern and eliminate terrorists in their midst. Then I bet palestinian civilians wouldn’t wake-up to see Israeli tanks in their backyards and warplanes flying overhead.

Second, the United Nations should launch an independent investigation into the serious allegations of war crimes committed against Gaza’s civilians during the three week offensive. Israel’s response to the allegations has been either to deflect blame or to declare that it will launch its own investigations, which typically amount to nothing. A perpetrator of war crimes cannot be entrusted to launch a fair and transparent investigation of its own violations.**I trust an Israeli investigation over any UN investigative task force.

The world has learned important lessons from the experiences of the 20th century that we cannot afford to ignore. Since World War II and the war in Bosnia, there have been awareness programs, international checks and balances, investigative agencies, and courts established to ensure that crimes against humanity are a thing of the past. **And we cannot afford to ignore the growing number of death-cult faithful who aspire to eradicate the infidels worldwide.

And yet, in the 21st century, we find ourselves still looking the other way when serious human rights violations occur. Israel is accused of killing 1300 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including some 300 children. It is also accused of using white phosphorous on civilians, which is banned under the commonly-accepted rules of war. **Palestinians deliberately target Israeli civilians, that’s a commonly accepted rule of jihad.

Allegations abound of Israel’s targeting of civilians. A grandmother claims to have waived a white flag when soldiers stormed her home, only to have them fire on her three grandchildren: four-year-old Samar was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down while her two sisters were shot dead. **Does CAIR have the figures on how many Israeli victims of palestinian terror have been paralyzed, disfigured, mutilated or murdered?

Three clearly marked UN schools were targeted with missiles, resulting in the murder of 60 civilians. Schools, mosques, and hospitals were also bombed throughout the offensive. John Ging, head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza stated that “the Israeli air force hit infrastructure of the state of Palestine rather than the infrastructure of terror.” **The IDF have video of missiles being launched from these clearly marked UN schools. In my opinion, the "state" of palestine is a terrorist state.

Israel’s chief military rabbi distributed pamphlets urging soldiers “to show no mercy” in Gaza. **The hamas charter calls for the total destruction of the state of Israel, is that merciful?

The muted world response to those war crimes is made possible by a widespread demonization of Palestinians. It is only by projecting an image of the Palestinian as something less than human that the Israeli government can hope to justify its human rights transgressions and avert a severe backlash in public opinion. Because the anti-Semitic terror sympathizers at the UN have regulated the palestinians to permanent “refugees” and given their own UN agency. And their animalistic actions make them look less than human.

We cannot afford to let these crimes go without accountability. A third-party investigation with binding consequences is imperative. **What about crimes committed by the democratically elected terrorist organization, will they be held accountable once investigated by a neutral third party?

Third, the international community, which could not save Gaza’s besieged civilian population from the massacres, should now dispense generous humanitarian aid to help alleviate the ongoing suffering. Gazans continue to face unlivable conditions. They have courageously vowed to rebuild, but they cannot realistically do much without outside help, especially given the continued Israeli blockade. **The international community, especially the United States, has given enough to the terrorists who were democratically elected to govern Gaza. MeThinks the Gazens need to produce something more than terrorists and take care of their people on their own.

Finally, and most importantly, the Obama administration must recommit the United States, which took a backseat to the pro-Israel lobby under the Bush administration, to lead a renewed international diplomatic effort that will address the root causes of the crisis and help broker a just and lasting peace. **Lasting peace can be attained if the palestinians recognize the state of Israel and her right to exist. Lasting peace could be attained if the palestinians end their quest to annihilate Israel and murder Jews. It's a very simple plan and easy to implement.

At the end of the day, the illegal occupation of Gaza and other Palestinian land must come to an end. Palestinians are entitled to choose their own destiny in a free and democratic process. Only then can both sides of the conflict aspire to peace, security, and prosperity. **Israelis have prospered in spite of their hostile neighbors. The people of Gaza however, freely and democratically chose to be ruled by a group of terrorists. Terrorists who have only one goal, the complete destruction of Israel. Terrorist who hide among the civilian population and put innocents in danger. Terrorists who teach hatred, encourage conflict and perpetuate this decades long cycle of violence, poverty and despair.


Tsofah said...


I have an article regarding the FBI getting wise to what CAIR is really about...

Want me to send it to you?

Tsofah said...
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janice said...

Thanks so much Tsofah, it's about time the FBI got wise to what CAIR is doing. I'm glad to see the FBI is not going to be taking any more "diversity & sensitivity" training from this bunch of terror supporters.

I've always hoped they were watching every move they made, just in case.

Dinah Lord said...

Miss J - did you see this about the Beware of CAIR letter circulated by 5 House reps to their colleagues?

Nice job fisking, Mr. Rehab's agitprop. (Imagine if Rehab was your last name...)