By Bernie on 07 May 2008
I would like to report the following news to you, my dear readers, using the new protocol suggested by our government in referring to terror groups. That is, to avoid referring to al-Qaida and other terrorist groups as Islamic or Muslim, and not to use terms like jihad or mujaheddin. Basically, we should avoid using terms that we in the West consider to have negative connotations when they, the , consider those terms in a positive light.
Normally, I view censor bars as silly devices that attempt to mask the truth but end up in fact revealing more than they hide. In the following case we may in fact see the truth more plainly through their use. So here is an article from Reuters that might interest those of you that follow the activities of UNRWA in Israel:
By day, Awad al-Qiq was a respected science teacher and headmaster at a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip. By night, say, he built rockets for .
The Israeli air strike that killed the 33-year-old last week also laid bare his apparent double life and embarrassed a U.N. agency which has long had to rebuff Israeli accusations that it has aided and abetted fighting the Jewish state.
In interviews with Reuters, students and colleagues, as well as U.N. officials, denied any knowledge of Qiq's work with explosives. And his family denied he had any links at all, despite a profusion of posters at his home.
But leaders allied to the enclave's ruling Hamas group hailed him as a who led "engineering unit" -- its bomb makers. They fired a salvo of improvised rockets into Israel in response to his death.
Qiq's body was wrapped in an flag at his funeral, pictorial posters in his honour still bedeck his family home this week, and a handwritten notice posted on the metal gate at the entrance to the school declared that Qiq, "the chief leader of the engineering unit", would now find "paradise".
Qiq's sister said his wife and five children were worried by the lack of news on any pension payment: "Awad did a lot for UNRWA," she said. "The family hoped UNRWA would support them."
So it seems Israel was not far off all these years when they complained that that militants use UNRWA vehicles and facilities in its attacks against Israel. Who knew? Now the UN can't deny it. What's instructive is that this mild-mannered, model citizen was in fact a . As I've always said, we can't tell the from the moderate, peaceful Muslim and we shouldn't have to. If we don't deport them all now and keep out all new ones then one day we will be faced with a very, very horrible alternative.
[A tip of the turban to Infidels are Cool]
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