Thursday, November 03, 2005

More Evidence Western Civilization Is Waking Up

This article, from Melanie Phillips, reveals some surprising facts:

A demonstration has been taking place in Rome today against the declaration of intent by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to ‘wipe Israel off the map’. Ha’aretz reports that it is being backed by politicians from left and right (although the left is split – of course).

The demo is reaffirming Israel’s right to exist -- prompting Iran, incredibly, to complain through diplomatic channels!

Now, is that amazing, or what? They threaten Israel with destruction, and then get angry when people call them on it? They believe they have the right to wipe a nation "off the map." And no one had better question that right.

Anyway, back to Melanie:

Similar demonstrations have been held in France (even), Vienna, Austria, and Budapest, Hungary, where protestors ‘drew up signs that read “Israel today, Europe tomorrow?”’

Who would have guessed that people across Europe are demonstrating in favor of Israel? That is great news.

But, Melanie laments the fact that there have been no similar British protests:

The one country conspicuous by the absence of any similar demonstration on its streets reaffirming the right of Israel to exist (and how appalling that this should be necessary at all) is of course Britain. Instead, two days after Ahmadinejad’s genocidal outburst thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of London -- to demand that Israel be wiped off the map.

I'm pretty sure that almost all of those protesters were Islamists, but still, if the British people were true champions of Human Rights, they would have counter-demonstrated.