Thursday, January 29, 2009

Europeans and their hypocritical attitude towards Hamas

Nothing irritates me more than self-righteous Westerners urging Israel to negotiate with Hamas. The argument commonly made is that Hamas have popular support and therefore can't be pushed aside. (Although it's not even clear they do have popular support).

I wonder..... if a Christian far right fascist party came to power in Europe, one that was theocratic, viciously anti-semitic, homophobic, misogynist and wanted to wage war on its neighbours, would Europeans argue that fighting the fascists will only give them more support? Yet, that is exactly the argument they are making here.