Saturday, March 25, 2006

Arabs are terrorists, Israel's terrorists are "lunatics"

I like to share with you the gist of an article which I quoted from Arab View.

Just as U.S. President Bush attempted to limit the damage caused by the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal in Iraq by calling soldiers involved in the crimes as a few bad apples, the Israeli government tries to downplay the repetitive terrorist attacks its citizens carry out against Christian and Muslim holy sites by claiming that those involved in such barbaric actions are only "mentally deranged" people and not terrorists.

Earlier this month, three Israeli terrorists stormed a key Christian shrine in Nazareth, throwing "firecrackers" inside it, sparking panic among worshippers. The act was carried out by a Jerusalem couple and their daughter.

Israel's Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra claimed that the barbaric attack on Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth was not a terrorist action as it was carried out by a group of mentally distrubed Israelis. But, that does not clear Israel of terrorism, as it was not the first incident where Israelis are caught attacking religious shrines in the occupied territories.

When Israeli terrorist attempted to burn down Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli leaders immediately commented saying that the attacker was not a terrorist, but simply insane.

Also when Israeli terrorist attacked Al-Ibrahimi Mosque during the dawn prayers endangering the lives of hundreds of Muslim worshippers, same line of defence was used, Israeli officials said that the man was mentally deranged.

The recent attack, involving three Israelis disguised as Christian pilgrims who entered the Church in Nazareth and threw firecrackers, was the third of its kind against the Church of Annunciation, which marks the site where, according to the Bible, the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to Jesus.

The Israeli army violated the sanctity of Al-Qiyamah and Al-Mahd (the Navity) churches, dropping bombs on Al-Mahd church claiming that terrorists were hiding inside the church.

So what the Israeli government wants us to believe is that Arabs, fighting occupiers to free Palestine, which is legally permitted under international law, agreements and conventions are the only terrorists.

It's noteworthy that Palestinians who participated in the massive riots sparked by the barbaric attack in the Israeli Arab town, were Muslims and Christian Palestinians, who were first to rush to the Church of Annunciation to protect it.

Arabs do not differentiate between religions. Arabs history is rich with incidents where Muslims and Christians carried the flag of unity defending Islamic and Christian holy sites in the occupied Palestine and elsewhere.

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