Originally Posted by SDW2001
That they've been developing a bomb. Come on, man. You take Iran at its word here? They've not lived up to any other promises. Why start now?
Oh...and let's not forget our Holy Mantra. Let's take a moment and say it all together:Ahmedinejad has claimed he wants to wipe Israel off the
Originally Posted by Camp David
Says who? I doubt they're Christians and they certainly are not Israeli and your assertion that they were largely "secular activists" does not square with the behavior observed. Thus my point stands unless you can point me toward something substantial certifying the flotilla protestors identity.
Why do you doubt? I think you're perspective is luckily not the benchmark of reality. It is very likely many were both.
Unfortunately you clearly display your lack of knowledge of both the issue and the area as it happens that Palestine and Gaza and have thousands of Christian organizations which are unanimously in favour of lifting the blockade and are protesting the Israeli actions.
Palestinian Christians urge protests after Israeli assault on flotilla
Palestinian Christian organizations have urged protests by church groups around the world against an Israeli assault on ships bringing aid to Gaza, which Israel says has led to the deaths of at least 10 activists on board the convoy.
The Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and YWCA of Palestine said on 31 May it "strongly condemns this massacre against unarmed civilians which visibly violates international law and human rights".
Activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting; Israel says its soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons, the BBC reported, quoting an Israeli spokesperson.
The YMCA and YWCA urged sister movements throughout the world as well as church leaders and groups to organize demonstrations in front of government buildings or Israeli embassies to protest against the action.
In Geneva, ACT Alliance, an international coalition organising church-based emergency operations in Gaza, condemned the Israeli military attacks called for an independent international investigation. ACT general secretary John Nduna said those responsible must be held accountable.
As to Israelis...again you are wrong. There are very many Israeli Human Rights organizations active in bringing Israel's crimes to light - you won't hear of them of course in your sources. B'TSelem is one such.
Anyway... here is a partial list
- I summarize for you:
Famous author Henning Mankell and Nobel peace laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire - neither of them Muslims.
Caoimhe Butterly - Irish. Christian. You may remember the Israelis tried to murder her before in 2002 by an unprovoked shooting.
Three German MPs, Annette Groth, a human rights policy spokeswoman, Inge Höger, a member of the defence and health committees, and Norman Paech, who is also a professor of public law in Hamburg - none Muslim.
David Schermerhorn, 80, an American film producer whose work includes City of Ghosts. Jewish.
Luckily, another 85 year old decided not to go at the last minute... Jewish and Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein.
Eighty-five year old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein decided at the last moment not to travel. Epstein, who now lives in the United States, but left her native Germany on a Kindertransport to London in 1939, before both her parents and other family members died in Auschwitz, instead spent today at the Free Gaza offices in Cyprus, trying to establish what has happened to other passengers.
Giorgos Klontzas, a Greek professional diver and sailor,. Christian.
Palestinian activist Lubna Masarwa. Christian.
Ewa Jasiewicz, a Polish activist. Polish.
Edward L. Peck - US Diplomat. Christian.
And on and on.....