Thursday, January 08, 2009

Two measures, two weights

Andre Glucksmann asked:

"On the scales of world opinion, some Muslim corpses are light as a feather, and others weigh tonnes. Two measures, two weights. The daily terrorist attacks on civilians in Baghdad, killing 50 people or more, are checked off in reports under the heading of miscellaneous, while the bomb that took 28 lives in Qana is denounced as a crime against humanity. Only a few intellectuals ...find this surprising. Why do the 200,000 slaughtered Muslims of Darfur not arouse even half a quarter of the fury caused by 200-times fewer dead in Lebanon? Must we deduce that Muslims killed by other Muslims don't count - whether in the eyes of Muslim authorities or viewed through the bad conscience of the west?"

Here is a video asking pretty much the same question.


Part II

Pity the children

3 Comments:

At 6:51 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah and this makes it right for Israel to kill children.

 
At 1:11 PM EST, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

When you say something like that, you become complicit in a blood libel. And once you have said it, you cannot unsay it.

By saying "Israel kills children" you mean to say that Israel has a policy of killing children which it implements.

Israel does not kill children, does not plan to kill children, does not attempt to kill children, does not want to kill children, does not need to kill children.

Hamas kills children.

It's not very difficult to work out the difference.

 
At 9:08 AM EST, Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

Here I'll allow self a disagreement, Noga. You see, there is much less difference in the eyes of Anon. Killing of the Jewish children is perceived by some (and some perverted Jooz between these "some") as something that is part of the established world order. Dead Jooz ain't news.

 

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