Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Blame Canada

Sir Iqbal Sacranie recently said that the London bombings wouldn't have occurred if Britain hadn't invaded Iraq. Oh really? Well a major terrorist plot has now been uncovered in Canada, even larger in scale it seems than the London bombings. And this is despite the fact that Canada refused to participate in the war in Iraq. So what is Canada guilty of? I'm sure they'll find an excuse. Remember the song "Blame Canada"?!

The British go soft on terrorism

It has been reported that the British and Irish governments have asked the Americans to lift the Sinn Fein fundraising ban. It doesn't matter that Sinn Fein's military wing (the IRA, remember them?) are still involved in criminal activity and are an electoral threat to the current Irish government.

How ironic that the two countries who have suffered the most from republican terrorism are now asking the Americans to go soft on republicans!

Some positive news about Israel!

This morning's Times reports that hundreds of Muslims fleeing the slaughter in Darfur have found safe haven in Israel.

According to the Times, there are 220 Sudanese refugees being held in Israeli prison cells, army bases and kibbutzim. The Israeli Government believes that many more may have entered the country undetected, using Beduin smugglers to take them across the border with Egypt. The influx has accelerated sharply since December. For the time being, the refugees are set to stay. The Egypitans have refused to take them, and they cannot be returned to Sudan as they face certain death just for setting foot in Israel.

Technically the Sudanese are citizens of what Israel deems an enemy state and cannot stay. But their cause has been taken up by Holocaust campaigners and civil rights groups, who argue that Israel, of all countries, should give refuge to people fleeing genocide. “We cannot ignore refugees of the Darfur genocide when they knock on our door,” Avner Shalev, the director of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, said. He has written to Ehud Olmert, the Israeli Prime Minister, comparing their plight to Jews who in vain sought sanctuary from European countries during the Second World War.

This is the kind of news regarding Israel we'd like to see more of!