Israel “massacring innocents”

Over at Harry’s Place, Habibi is indignant about the book Unholy Land, a series of essays edited by Ken Coates. Coates describes Israel’s behaviour as “the slaughter of Palestinians”, and compares it to Biblical massacres.

If you strip away his flowery rhetoric, Coates is basically right. Zionism — actually existing Zionism, at any rate — is an evil doctrine that’s inherently about killing people and dispossessing them from their land.

My complaint against Harry’s Place is that while they rightly come down on the excesses of political Islam, they are blind to the excesses of political Judaism, i.e. Zionism. While HP refuses to recognise this, they are hypocrites.

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3 Responses to Israel “massacring innocents”

  1. George Carty says:

    I suspect Harry’s Place is pro-Zionist on account of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” (political Islam being more dangerous than political Judaism, because of its much larger number of adherents).

    • cabalamat says:

      Thare’s probably something in that. Many people are pro Islamist and anti Zionist, or pro Zionist and anti Islamist; fewer people, it seems, are equally against both murderous belief systems.

      • George Carty says:

        On Abdal-Hakim Murad’s “Contentions” pages, one of the recent additions is “Zionism has the smell of Islamism: it fears non-belonging, and takes its fear out on others.”

        Two other’s I’m especially fond of are “The Southern Baptists: reject Darwin but love Spencer” (the US Religious Right are awfully Social-Darwinist, given that they reject biological Darwinism) and “Modernity: the nuclear winter of the Reformation” (ie the reason the West became secular was because of revulsion at the carnage of the Thirty Years’ War).

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