Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Arab News' take on the Dahab bombings

Arab News has an editorial properly entitled "Savagery in Dahab" in which the writer quite correctly deplores the attacks on innocent tourists. The author (there's no by-line) asks appropriate questions, the first of which is who's responsible:
Initial speculation at the time that fanatics sympathetic to Al-Qaeda were responsible and that the presence of Israeli tourists was a major factor was soon replaced by allegations laying the blame on local Bedouin said to be resentful of the casual lifestyle and relative opulence in the resorts. Neither theory has been proven.
The writer studiously ignores the Muslim Brotherhood, a group actively working to replace Egypt's secular government with an Islamic one, as the most likely suspects. In fact, nowhere in the editorial do the words "Islam" or "Muslim" appear.

The author goes on to say:
Those responsible for these barbarities either have a deep hatred of the tourist resorts and their Westernized ways and make no distinction between foreign tourists and Egyptian ones [emphasis mine --ed.], seeing all as targets. Or this is part of an even more sinister plot, using the same tactics as in Iraq — to cripple the Egyptian tourist industry and with it the nation’s economy, thereby destabilizing the country, making it ungovernable and bringing down the government.
Not to put words into the writer's mouth, but is it OK to kill tourists, just as long as they're not Egyptian?

This one editorial speaks volumes about what's wrong within Islam and in Muslim countries. There is complete denial that their religion motivates countless numbers of their co-religionists to perpetrate the most heinous crimes of mass murder, and only sit up and take notice when some of their own fall victim.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very Sad when you dont know your History.

Black people have lived in britain for thousands of years. two hundred years ago thier were 20000 blacks in london

If your a christan then you should know that jesus was not white. So what have you been praying to will that change your view.

if you plan to go and live abroad maybe spain, guess what they feel then same to many brits. the biggest crime in history was slavery most afro caribbeans can claim a white side to their family as most were raped, if it wasnt for the man of colour the uk would be a third world country. lets hope you never need a blood transfusion it could come from anywhere so lets vote BNP...

oh and 2039 jamacains in jail for smoking weed proven to be good for you, out of 35000 oh i guess they must be english

hmmm maybe we should send all the australians back to britain as that country was also stolen what a greedy nation. Wake Up there is no pure race check your history you may get a supprise

Anonymous said...

Eric you should be ashamed. if you were in the forces you would have trained with black solders who would have put their lifes on the line for you dumb ass

weapon of mass distrution supplyed by the US to their friends at the time the iraqs to help defeat iran.

Training to the taliban aka bin lar to help defeat the russain

blacks and indians, gurkus that left their country to save britain in the 2 world wars

And those west indians and irish who where tricked into coming to this country to help rebuild it after the war,

as you said if you were in britain you would join the BRITISH NAZI Party

We are not at war with iraq and have never been, we destroyed there land in a one way battle. lets hope it never happens to us where we cant fight back.

The biggest fear islam have is that the west may try as they have done in the past try to rule the world again

most of the wars and troubles around the world, link back to the west greed isolating and dividing countries.

a member of the BNP kill my cousin

http://bnpandme.blogspot.com/2006/05/why-you-should-vote-bnp-even-if-you.html

Eric said...

What these two comments have to do with the original post is beyond me.

But for the record, I've never said I'd join the BNP, but I believe I've commented on another blog that in light of Britain's immigration woes, I'd probably be tempted to vote BNP myself.

The truth is there are things I find highly objectionable about the BNP.

And this has nothing to do with race. It's a matter of allowing people into your country who have no interest in contributing to society, but rather wish to live off the taxpayers' generosity while at the same time committing crimes against them.

It's a shame that it's only the BNP in Britain that wants to do anything about it.

One more comment for the record...I have served in the armed forces, which you'd know if you had bothered to read my profile.

Your most obvious skills are simple copy and paste, as you posted the same things almost verbatim in response to someone else over at the link you supplied.