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Monday, February 02, 2009

Darfur v. Gaza: Why the difference?

At City of Brass, Aziz Poonawalla asks some hard questions (Hat Tip: Memeorandum) regarding the different treatment the world gives to Muslim deaths in Gaza, on the one hand, and Darfur, on the other.
Ali A. Rizvi, a muslim blogger, asks the hard questions:
Where are the large-scale protests and outrage from the Muslim community over the senseless deaths and rape of hundreds of thousands of poverty-ridden African Muslims?

Why is there such a glaring discrepancy between the Muslim world's response to the atrocities in Gaza and the atrocities in Darfur?

If the Darfur genocide was being carried out by Jews or Christians instead of Arab Muslims, would we see a different response?
I'm not sure what the reaction would be if it were Christians doing the killing, but it's quite clear to me that the reaction against Darfur would be much stronger if it were Jews doing the killing.

The only people in the world who care if Muslims are killed are - ironically - Jews. In fact, Poonwalla would recognize (and perhaps does recognize) this fact himself if he reads his own words:
It should be noted that two and a half years ago, there were large-scale demonstrations in the US to draw attention to Darfur. Those demonstrations were largely organized by American Jews. The muslim-American community's response? A press release.
That's right - only the Jews care about Muslim deaths. Muslims don't care (or care less) about Muslim deaths. Here is proof of each of those statements.
  • If the Jews didn't care about Muslims, the death toll in Gaza would not have been 1,300, it would have been 300,000.
  • If Muslims cared about Muslims, the cold-blooded deaths of 'Palestinians' at the hands of other 'Palestinians' and the torture of 'Palestinians' by other 'Palestinians' would be a matter that concerns the Muslim world. But it's not. Instead, it's greeted by indifference.


At 10:32 PM, Blogger Lauran said...

It reminds me of something a friend of mine once cynically mentioned - that if Israel would send a few planes to Sudan, then at least the UN security council would get up and do something about the slaughter.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Lool, if Israel bombed Darfur, you'd see it become front-page headline news. It takes Jews getting into the picture for that to happen.


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