As the civil war in Palestine continues almost unnoticed by the worlds media, I found this little snippet from The Telegraph particularly telling.
"They're firing at us, firing RPGs, firing mortars. We're not Jews," the brother of Jamal Abu Jediyan, a Fatah commander, pleaded during a live telephone conversation with a Palestinian radio station. (My emphasis).
The implication here is that if they were Jews this would be alright, then? Moments later the man was dragged from his home and murdered in the street along with his brother. A 14 year old boy and three women were also killed in the same attack.
The response of the worlds media, had this been Israeli forces, would have been instant and unequivocal condemnation - quite rightly so from the sounds of this particular instance. Indeed, Israel is condemned even when they go to extraordinary lengths to avoid harming civilians by making announcements of forthcoming attacks.
The Palestinian civil war is funded by "aid" - most of which comes from the EU who then fail to hold the Palestinians to account for the billions that have been pumped into their deathocracy. But the worlds media or the left doesn't trouble itself with this - much more fun to rip into the USA for providing funds to Israel.
Even as rockets rain down daily onto Israeli towns, the left and the media shrug their shoulders at the antics of the Palestinians and justify the endless assault on Israel as just "resisting occupation" and, hey, they're only crude harmless home made rockets anyway - it's just like bonfire night.
I'm so fed up with the double standards of the media and the left who continue to excuse Palestinian violence and aggression - just as they excuse Muslim violence and aggression all over the world portraying it - if they ever mention it - as a justifiable response to some perceived "grievance" whether it be Iraq, Afghanistan, the arrest of a Muslim terrorist in Solihull, Israel's existence, British imperial adventures, lack of concessions to Muslim demands, failing to make efforts to accommodate Muslim conventions - like wife-beating, bigamy and murder for "honour" - the collapse of the Ottoman empire, the crusades or whatever. There is always something for a Muslim to have grievance about. Like the old joke about Ireland - if you ever find an answer to the Muslim question the Muslims will change the question.
If Muslims want Islam to be considered as a decent, civilised religion then they need to start behaving like decent civilised people and the left and the worlds media need to stop giving them a free ride.