Originally posted on National Post | Full Comment:
Re: Masked Gunmen Publicly Execute Six Alleged Spies, Nov. 21.
The key word in this headline is “alleged.” If one needed further evidence of the disparities between Israel and her enemies, it can be found in the [above] photo. I am Jewish. I believe in Israel’s right to exist, but not just because I am Jewish. The very graphic picture accompanying this article speaks volumes as to the barbaric and gangster-type lack of due process that proliferates in the Middle East, save and except for Israel. Israel’s detractors, including the “not so United Nations,” would do well to take note.
Leonard H. Goodman, Toronto.
While the useful idiots wring their hands at the rising body count, the perpetrators in Gaza see the debacle as an opportunity to compete, before the cameras, for international Oscars. The truth which is deftly hidden in the open and invisible to their myopia, is typified by the scene of horror in which a pack of motorcyclists drags a body throughout the streets of Gaza city. That such a scene would never be staged in Tel Aviv, because it is the only oasis of humanity in the Middle East, is more logic than they are capable of.
Rick Fuschi, Windsor, Ont.
In Islam, desecrating enemy corpses was forbidden by the Prophet Muhammad. So much for Hamas following their holy religion. In other words, Hamas is not composed of religious fanatics but power-hungry individuals looking to be Islamic — but on their terms. Desecrating a dead body is a crime in most countries of the world. It should also be in Gaza.
Arthur Rubinoff, Toronto.