Tiny Minority of Extremistsâ„¢ Alert: Muslims in Taipei come out for the genocidal jihadists.
“Muslims in Taipei protest Israel,” by Loa Iok-sin for the Taipei Times, January 17 (thanks to James):
Members of the Chinese Muslim Association hold a demonstration outside the Taipei Grand Mosque yesterday. The demonstrators accused Israel of being a state terrorist and demanded that it stop attacking civilians in the Gaza Strip.
Not a word, of course, about how Hamas tries to provoke attacks on civilians, so that it can use them for propaganda purposes.
Muslims in Taiwan staged a demonstration outside the Taipei Grand Mosque yesterday, accusing Israel of being a state terrorist, and demanding it stop attacking civilians in the Gaza Strip.
“Over a thousand people were killed in a little more than half a month since Israel launched its recent attack on the Gaza Strip, but the UN failed to exercise any effective intervention,” Ishag Ma (馬孝棋), Chinese Muslim Association deputy secretary-general, told hundreds of Muslims who came out of the mosque to join the protest after attending the Friday prayer.
“That’s why we gather peacefully here to urge the UN to do something,” Ma said.
“Shame, shame, Israel!” protesters chanted while holding signs with slogans in Chinese, English, and Arabic condemning Israel and pleading for it to stop the attacks.
They also showed pictures of injured Palestinian children.
Yesterday marked the 21st day since Israel launched a massive attack in the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by the Palestinian National Authority, in retaliation for rocket attacks by Hamas.
Hamas rockets have killed around 20 Israeli civilians, while the Israeli offensive has caused more than 1,000 deaths including over 300 children, Gaza medics say.
“This is not just about Muslims or Palestinians, everyone “” no matter whether you”re a Muslim, Christian or Buddhist, you”re Taiwanese or American “” should stand out agsinst it,” Rehmat Khan, originally from Pakistan, said. “Israel is a terrorist state that kills people like slaughtering animals.”
While he agreed that rocket fire on Israeli civilians should be halted as well, Pakistani Rizwan Ahmed Khan said that Israel’s retaliation was not justified.
“Sixteen people were killed [by Hamas rockets] in five years, but you murdered over a thousand people including 300 children and a lot of old people in just how many days? How is that fair?” Rizwan Ahmed Khan said….
It is rather astonishing how often this tired canary is repeated, but I suppose that is testimony to its effectiveness in an increasingly witless, unreflective public sphere. Hamas has made its genocidal intentions clear on innumerable occasions.
Does anyone actually believe that its rocket attacks have killed few Israeli civilians because of Hamas’ humane restraint? Does anyone actually believe that if Hamas had access to more powerful, more devastating weapons, that it wouldn’t use them to kill large numbers of Israeli civilians? Does anyone actually believe (except in Israel’s case) that the objective of war is not to neutralize your enemy and render him powerless to do damage to you, but rather to inflict the precise number of casualties he has inflicted upon you, and then stop?