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Tears for Yassin. No tears for Bin Laden.

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Judaism

As an atheist, I do not regard Judaism as any more rational than any other religions, so why is this page almost entirely in defence of Jews?

The reason is that Judaism itself has a benign (indeed very impressive) history, but other religions have an appalling history of inexplicable violence towards Jews. This page is really about those other religions.





Old anti-semitism (Christian, Nazi)

Christianity persecuted and killed Jews throughout its history, culminating in the Holocaust.





Jews are burned alive during the Black Death.
From the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493).
Image from here.




Modern anti-semitism (Islamic, left-wing)




Islamic anti-semitism



Leftist anti-semitism

The Arab world is openly anti-semitic, and is not ashamed of it. Europe hates Israel too, but claims that this is different.



"Hallucinatory" anti-semitism


Hatred of Israel is the new anti-semitism



Comparing Israel to the Nazis




Me arguing with some US and Israel hater who compares them to the Nazis.
It is a form of Holocaust denial.



A vile cartoon, November 14, 2008, in the Emory Wheel student newspaper, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, compares Jews to Nazis.
See controversy.
Obviously, being prevented from killing Jews is the same kind of thing as being herded into a ghetto for extermination.
What kind of mind can regard the life-saving Israeli wall, which has led to a massive drop in suicide bombings, as similar to Nazi walls? I don't remember the Jews of 1940 suicide-bombing German civilians in coffee shops. I don't recall that the Germans herded them into ghettos in order to protect the German people.




Tears for Yassin. No tears for Bin Laden.

Israel was demonised for killing Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in Mar 2004. Yet when US President Barack Obama killed Osama Bin Laden in May 2011, he was widely applauded. Tom Gross compares the reactions:

  Israel kills Yassin, 2004 US kills Bin Laden, 2011
UN UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan: “I condemn the targeted assassination of Ahmed Yassin. Such actions are not only contrary to international law but they do not help the search for a peaceful solution.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed Osama bin Laden’s death as a key turning point in the struggle against terrorism.
EU EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, described the assassination as “very, very bad news”. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said: “I would like to congratulate the U.S., pay tribute to its determination and efficiency in reducing the threat posed by terrorists and underline the close cooperation between the EU and U.S. in the fight against terrorism.”
UK British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said: “Israel is not entitled to go in for this kind of unlawful killing and we condemn it. It is unacceptable, it is unjustified and it is very unlikely to achieve its objectives.” Prime Minister David Cameron said that bin Laden’s death would “bring great relief” around the world.
France French President Jacques Chirac “unreservedly condemned” Israel’s assassination of Hamas terror leader Yassin. French Foreign Ministry spokesman Herve Ladsous also said: “France condemns the action taken against Sheikh Yassin, just as it has always condemned the principle of any extra-judicial execution as contrary to international law.” French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé said on that bin Laden’s death is a “victory for all democracies fighting the abominable scourge of terrorism. France, the United States and European states work closely together to fight terrorism, so I’m overjoyed at the news.”
Norway Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen: “This act will contribute to increased tensions in the area and will make it more difficult to implement an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.” Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre called the death of bin Laden “a break-through in the fight against terror”.
Vatican “The Holy See unites with the international community in deploring this act of violence that cannot be justified in any state of law. Lasting peace cannot come from a show of force.” Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said that while Christians “do not rejoice” over a death, bin Laden’s death serves to remind them of “each person’s responsibility before God and men” and “bin Laden must answer to God for having killed an innumerable number of people and exploiting religion”.


Tears for Yassin in the Irish Times in 2004.
Their editorial of 23 Mar 2004 describes his killing as "state terrorism".



But no tears for Bin Laden in the Irish Times when their hero Obama kills him in 2011.
Their editorial of 3 May 2011 notably does not describe his killing as "state terrorism".




The media


The media is wrong on Israel


The BBC on Israel




"The Huffington Post: Bias In Pictures." graphically shows the kind of bias in reporting on Israel that is found throughout the western media.
From Huffington Post Monitor.
See also Huff-Watch.





Israel




The Israeli-Palestinian conflict




The problem - What is wrong with the Islamic world?




 

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