Ali Kazak, head of the General Palestinian Delegation to Australia & New Zealand and Ambassador of Palestine to Vanuatu & East Timor writes in Arab News, with thanks to Skeet Street.
Attacks against Muslim minorities and their mosques and schools whenever there is a terrorist attack in the West illustrate the dangerous level of hatred and racism that exists in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Italy and elsewhere.
Arabs and Muslims have been subjected, and still are, to invasions, aggressions, occupations, oppressions and acts of state terrorism from the Western nations and the Jewish state closely allied to them. This has resulted in hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of victims, whether in the recent past in Palestine, Egypt, Sudan and the Arab Gulf countries under the British occupation, or Lebanon, Algeria, Syria, Tunisia and Morocco under the French or Libya under the Italians, or at present in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan.
For example, during the Great Uprising against the British occupation in Palestine in 1936, 20 percent or one-fifth of the Palestinian people were killed, wounded or arrested.
But we are yet to hear Britain express regrets nor apologizing for giving our country away to the European Zionist Jewish settlers and creating the Palestine-Israel conflict.
And in the last four years alone 4,036 Palestinians have been killed, including over 620 children, more than 40,000 have been wounded, 8,000 arrested and 7,500 houses demolished.
Over 100,000 Iraqis have so far been killed in the war. Of course all of these victims had names, faces and loved ones who grieve and mourn their loss.
But never did we hear of Christian and Jewish minorities in Arab and Muslim countries being attacked, nor their churches, synagogues and schools being torched and vandalized by the local populations; nor should they be. Yes, there have been disturbances between Christians, Jews and Muslims and even between Muslims and Muslims from time to time, but these are sectarian conflicts and they are a new phenomenon caused by the religious tensions created around the world…
Humm. If Mr. Kazak had done a quick search of our Dhimmi Watch archives, he would see many, many examples of Christians and Jews being attacked in Muslim countries. This kind of thing might lead one to believe the editors of Arab News are not being totally impartial.