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The Paris March of Imperialist Hypocrisy, Led
by Netanyahu, the Butcher of Gaza Children
By Khalid Amayreh
in occupied Jerusalem
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, January 15, 2015
The Paris March of hypocrisy
It is really hard to give a passing moral grade to Sunday's march
in Paris, which came in the aftermath of the terrorist attack targeting an
anti-Islam weekly magazine. But that is only if one is willing to be truly
faithful to his or her moral conscience and rectitude
there are so many legitimate reasons questioning the moral credibility of
the huge march.
For example, one is prompted to ask why we don't
witness such a march when far greater and more blatant crimes take place
Crimes against humanity, causing hundreds of thousands
of deaths, have recently taken and continue to take place in Syria, Iraq,
Palestine, Pakistan, Mali, Central Africa, and Myanmar, without the world
raising its eyebrows, or indeed rallying to voice its revulsion at these
In Syria, government warplanes have killed
tens of thousands of innocent civilians, by way of dropping crude powder
barrels on civilian neighborhoods throughout Syria.
Israeli warplanes, supplied by the United States, dropped one-ton bombs on
multi-story buildings packed with civilians, reducing them to rubble.
Predictably, the result was mini-Auschwitzes, mini-Dachaus and mini-Bergen
Belsens all over the coastal enclave. How else can one describe the utter
systematic destruction of 100,000 homes, filled to capacity with men,
women and children?
In Iraq, the country of the "Manifest
Destiny", besides killing or starving to death two million Iraqis, half of
them children, the US has saturated the Iraqi landscape with deadly
depleted uranium that will continue to kill Iraqis for 50,000 years to
In Pakistan and Afghanistan and Yemen, American drones have
killed and continue to kill numerous helpless civilians…."who were
mistaken for terrorists."
The "mistakes" have occurred numerous
times that any honest observer has no choice but admit these "mistakes"
are actually a malicious expression of official policy to murder and maim
In the final analysis, real mistakes occur once,
twice or even ten times. But when these "mistakes" are repeated every day
and every week, it is clear they are deliberate crimes.
So, I ask
once again: why is it that we don't see the leaders of the world rally
against the genocidal terror of states like Israel? Has not Israel, whose
criminal Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is seen walking rather
ostentatiously in the front rows of dignitaries attending the Paris march,
stolen Palestine from its legitimate and rightful proprietors?
Hasn't it murdered thousands, destroyed thousands of Arab homes, bulldozed
hundreds of Arab villages, and dispersed millions to the four winds? So
why is it that there are no world leaders rallying against Israeli terror,
which everyone knows in the depth of his and her heart amounts to crimes
Yes, Virginia, these political animals, know the
truth too well. But their hearts are full of hypocrisy and dishonesty.
In fact, the fact that a vile mass-murderer and terrorist like
Netanyahu is featured rather prominently in the hypocrisy show in Paris
epitomizes the moral bankruptcy of not only France but our entire world.
Many French and non-French citizens might be tempted to think that
the Paris march bolstered or would bolster the moral dignity and national
honor of their country.
With all due respect, I strongly disagree.
In the final analysis, hypocrisy and dishonesty are the ultimate
antithesis of human dignity.
France and other western nations
compromise, not bolster, their national honor by watching, rather
passively, Israel and other nefarious entities around the world perpetrate
genocidal crimes against nations and peoples whose only guilt is that they
are not sufficiently militarily strong to fight their tormentors and
Don't get me wrong. I am absolutely against the
crime of killing innocent people at the Charlie Hebdo offices. However, as
the brave and honest former French Prime Minister Dominique de Vallpine
said the other day, the terrorist crime at Charlie Hebdo was only made
possible thanks to the far superior crimes of western insolence and
aggression against the Muslim world.
You pushed some of our young
men and women to the edge. Yes, they are not innocent, but you are
decidedly guilty because it was not Islam but your outrageous crimes
against Muslims around the world that made these misguided people do what
After all, France probably killed more Muslims than did
Nazism kill Jews in the course of the Second World War. And the United
States has most probably killed more Muslims than did Adolph Hitler kill
In other words, we are effectively talking about a real
western Christian holocaust against Islam and Muslims.
not ancient grievances that level-headed people would forget in due time.
The West, either directly or indirectly, continues to kill and maim
Muslims around the clock.
I know that lumping all westerners and
Christians in one basket is wrong. This is because one has to make a clear
distinction between what a religion says and what followers do.
But this effort applies to all of us, Muslims, Christians and others.
Once again, I sincerely believe that the chorus of hypocrisy in Paris was
a public relations disaster for France and its leadership. Needless to
say, this has been made possible thanks to the participation in the march
of the likes of Netanyahu who carries on his dirty hands the blood of
thousands of innocent people, including children.
Finally, I would
like to communicate a few words to my readers. The mother of all problems
and violence and terror and instability is the evil entity known as
Don't you ever believe the
notorious liar, Netanyahu, who tells you that Islam is the enemy of the
Islam is not the enemy of anyone. Islam is the enemy
of only one thing: Oppression.
But since Netanyahu himself encapsulate
oppression and racism, it is natural that he dreads and tries to
defame the peaceful religion of Islam, which immensely respects the
religious traditions of Christianity and Judaism.
None the less, the
West is by no means innocent. The West, especially Great Britain, inserted
the venomous snake into the child's bed. The guilty party is not the snake
but those that inserted the sake into the child's bed.
cannot claim innocence by arguing that he didn't know that the snake was
poisonous and that it would kill the child.
This is why the West is
likely to continue to suffer until this enduring gigantic scandal, called
the Palestinian question, is rectified.
I would be outright
dishonest if I claimed there was any other solution for the persistence of
violence in the West as well as the Middle East...
Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian journalist and political commentator living
in Occupied Palestine