Charles at LGF says it best: “Where the hell is the world’s outrage about this? Newsweek prints a false rumor that a Koran was dunked in a toilet, and the entire planet goes nuts. Hamas announces that they”re going to turn a Jewish house of worship into a memorial to mass murder … and the silence is absolutely deafening.” From the New York Sun, with thanks to all who sent this in:
WASHINGTON – Emboldened by Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza and part of the West Bank, Hamas yesterday announced its plan to turn a synagogue in Netzarim into a museum that would display weapons employed by the terrorist group’s members against Israeli civilians.
A statement issued yesterday by Hamas said, “Qassam rockets and other locally made arms will be exposed, since it is the legal weapon that evicted the occupation forces.” The Middle East Media Research Institute yesterday reported that recent sermons delivered by Hamas leaders pledged to resist efforts from the Palestinian Authority to disarm the organization ahead of upcoming elections….
And in the face of this glorification of brutality, the free world is folding up:
So far, America and its allies have accepted that there is little Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas can do to tame Hamas. On Tuesday the Quartet, a diplomatic group comprising America, the European Union, Russia, and the United Nations, released a statement that envisioned the disarming of Hamas in phases and not necessarily as a precondition for its participation in parliamentary elections on January 25.
“We also agreed that ultimately those who want to be part of the political process should not engage in armed group or militia activities,” the joint statement said. “For there is a fundamental contradiction between such activities and the building of a democratic state.”