The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Boys and Girls

Caroline Glick discusses the courage of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and reports the following recent incidents from the Middle East:
A series of incidents this week placed the forces she [Ayaan Hirsi Ali] battles in stark relief. Sunday Muslims shot up the Omariyah elementary school in Gaza. One man was killed and six were wounded in the onslaught. The murderers attacked because the UN-run school in Rafah had organized a sports day for the children, in which little boys would be playing with little girls.

The idea that that boys and girls might play sports together was too much for the righteous believers. It was an insult to Islam, they said. And so they decided to kill the little boys and girls.

On May 3, in Gujrat, Pakistan, Muslims detonated a bomb at the gate of a girls' school. Their righteous wrath was raised by the notion that girls would learn to read and write. That too, they felt, is an insult to Islam.

On April 28, US soldiers in Iraq discovered detonation wires across the street from the newly built Huda Girls' school in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad. They followed the wire to its source and discovered the school had been built as a deathtrap. The pious Muslims who constructed the school had filled propane tanks with explosives and buried them beneath the floor. They built artillery shells into the ceiling and the floor. To save the world for Allah, they decided to butcher little girls.

And the brutality is not limited to the Middle East. Last month in Oslo, Norway, Norwegian-Somali women's rights activist Kadra was brutally beaten by a crowd of men piously calling out "Allah Akhbar." She was attacked for exposing the fact that inside their mosques in Norway, Norwegian imams praise female genital mutilation in the name of Allah.

Why were these not “front page” stories in the MSM within the USA and Europe? Has Islamofascist barbarism—as evidenced by the purposeful murder of innocent children—become so commonplace that the media are numb to it. Or is it something else?

Would the reporting of these stories undermine the Left’s mime that the Islamofascist threat is overstated (or non-existent), that any criticism of Islam is “phobic,” that Islamofascist actions are all precipitated by us? Would it make the general public think a bit, or maybe rethink their disapproval of an incompetent administration who, at the very least, has had the courage to fight the evil that Glick’s vignettes illustrate?

And where is the public outrage and condemnation from Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch. Could you image what would happen if Israel wired a Palestinian school with high explosives?

And finally, where are the voices of Islam’s moderates? The purposeful slaughter of children crosses the line. It cannot be forgiven. Yet we hear … silence?

In our postmodern world, we’re supposed to believe that one person’s terrorist is another person's freedom fighter. I’m waiting for some postmodern genius to explain to me how killing “little boys and girls” for playing together makes someone a freedom fighter.

UPDATE (5/11/07)

Australia's Daily Telegraph reports that the Hamas-led Palestinian "government" has aired a popular new TV show for small children featuring a Micky Mouse clone who encourages little "Palestinian children to take up arms against Israel and America."

The Daily News revealed this week that Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV station began running the new children's series in April. Called "Tomorrow's Pioneers", it features the life-size clone of Mickey Mouse named "Farfur".

Farfur speaks in a squeaky voice and wears a tuxedo with tails and a red bow tie. He tells youngsters to drink their milk and pray, but also sings about kids arming themselves with AK-47s and striving for world domination "under Islamic leadership".

Teach your children well ...