Yet another attack by Jewish colonists on a Palestinian mosque and the EU expresses concern.
Omar Barghouti explains the constant weakness of this position (with a message under the headline “EU’s Ashton condemns burning synagogue in France as hurting inter-faith trust”):
Well, not quite what Ashton said or what happened. There was no synagogue burnt in France. The truth is, a mosque — only a mosque — was destroyed by arson set by Jewish Israeli fanatics in the occupied Palestinian territory and Ashton condemned it “strongly” for undermining trust, peace and freedom of religion!But imagine if a synagogue, instead, were set ablaze in France, say. What would happen if armed criminals set a synagogue on fire, burning religious books in the process? Would the head of EU diplomacy simply condemn this as an act that “undermines efforts to build the necessary trust” or “undermines freedom of religion”? Would that be all?Wouldn’t the Security Council be convened immediately to condemn the anti-Semitic crime? Wouldn’t two Hollywood films be produced soon after to commemorate the ugliest attack on Jews since WWII? Wouldn’t leading academic institutions in the US organize conferences to examine the post-traumatic impact of these horrific attacks on world Jewry and the post-modern re-emergence of anti-Semitic hate? Wouldn’t the mainstream media insinuate, or say it straight in the US case, that perhaps there is something profoundly wrong with the Muslim/Arab mind, even if there is no proof whatsoever that the arsonists were either Muslim or Arab? Wouldn’t the government of France launch a massive investigation or even resign for failing to protect the besieged Jewish minority?But hey, it is just a mosque, and a Palestinian one at that–no worries. Move on!While American officials have consistently partnered in Israeli crimes, defending, whitewashing, funding them, European officials have turned racist hypocrisy into a fully evolved art. Also, they make a joke of the term post colonial! Not so “post,” evidently.