Friday, 31 July 2015
Thou Shall Not Murder by Aussie Dave aka Israellycool
Two vile attacks by Jews in or around Israel have left me disgusted. Israellycool puts it brilliantly here http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/31/thou-shall-not-murder/ read it all. But here's an extract:
'Less than 24 hours. 2 shocking acts of murder and attempted murder.
Seemingly perpetrated by fellow Jews.
The first: Stabbing of participants at yesterday's Jerusalem gay pride parade, by a so-called "Orthodox" Jew.
The second: The murder of a toddler in an arson attack perpetrated against a palestinian family, in an apparent "price tag attack."
I cannot not address these acts.
Both attacks had a religious element. As a religiously observant Jew, I feel compelled to speak out loudly and clearly against this desecration of G-d's name and corruption of the ideals of the Torah from where we are taught "Thou shall not murder."
There is no way it is G-d's will to have His name desecrated in commission of crimes going against one of His Ten Commandments.
There are no ifs and buts about it. These are deplorable, evil acts and we need to speak out promptly and clearly against them, just like we do against palestinian terrorism.'
However what strikes me is the indecent eagerness of media outlets, especially the institutionally anti Israel BBC, to cover these stories and push them to the top of the news. It's almost as though they want to say, or at least imply, that 'look at this, the Israelis are intolerant, baby killing terrorists, we told you so. No wonder the poor Palestinian people have to respond'.
All populations have bad people, bad people do bad things. You should judge a people by how their leaders react to one of their people doing a bad thing. In the case of these recent attacks, the Israeli government, Prime Minister and religious leaders have denounced the perpetrators and apologised for their actions. Do contrast that with the response of the Palestinian leadership to their people committing acts of terrorism against Israelis, where the terrorists are paid and may well have streets or sports stadiums named after them.
A fair and unbiased media would make this distinction clear, but the BBC is neither fair nor unbiased.