The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood website has escalated the rhetoric over Gaza to new heights by posting an article by Palestinian “journalist” Khalid Amayreh, author of an article written a few weeks after the 911 attacks titled “Why I Hate America,. In his current piece, Amrayeh opens by reciting a short history of Nazi atrocities against civilians during World War Two. He then compares these actions to Israeli military operations in Gaza and accuses Israel of the “wanton slaughter of children [which]occurs each day and every day of the year”:
Now what is the difference between these Nazi atrocities and what Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East is doing in the Gaza Strip, where the most moral army in the world is slaughtering babies as young as six-months’ old? I know that many Jews, especially Zionist Jews, have developed almost instinctive knee- jerk defensive reactions to any comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany. However, the truth must be proclaimed aloud, irrespective of how many Zionists will get angry. Israel claims that it doesn’t murder innocent civilians deliberately. But this is a big, obscene lie, of which even most Israelis aware. Mistakes happen a few times, but when the wanton slaughter of children occurs each day and every day of the year, it means it is policy. In addition, when the number of victims, especially innocent victims, as in Gaza, even intent itself becomes irrelevant. In the final analysis, murdering knowingly is murdering deliberately, regardless of the prevarication and the verbal juggling. Hence, Jews around the world, especially those who support Israel, should be willing to bring themselves to recognizing that what their wonderful state is doing to these helpless Palestinians is a virtual holocaust or at least a holocaust in the making.
Amayreh takes the rhetoric even further by calling the Israeli military campaign ” a merciless and brutal rampage of murder and terror waged by a Wehrmacht-like army against a blockaded, beleaguered and starved people” and suggests that the Israelis are intentionally murdering ” a hundred Palestinian, mostly innocent civilians, for every Israeli killed”:
True, Israel had not introduced gas chambers in Beit Hanun and Khan Younis or Rafah. But we have F-16s raining down bombs and death on sleeping children and women and innocent civilians. If Jews who support this satanic entity are not willing to call the spade a spade and recognize a holocaust as a holocaust, then they should be viewed as active accomplices in this wanton rampage of murder and terror. This is not a war. Calling the current Israeli onslaught on Gaza a war is like fornicating with words. Wars occur between armies and states. What is happening in Gaza is actually a merciless and brutal rampage of murder and terror waged by a Wehrmacht-like army against a blockaded, beleaguered and starved people who want to survive and be free, very much like Jews did under the Nazi occupation of Europe. Indeed, when Israel murders a hundred Palestinian, mostly innocent civilians, for every Israeli killed, there is a name for that, it is massacre. It is conscionable that honest people around the world, including many conscientious Jews who can’t bear watching the heinous crimes Israel is committing in their collective name, must call the spade a spade. A holocaust, after all, doesn’t become lesser or less evil when perpetrated by Jews. There is no such a thing as a kosher holocaust or kosher massacres.
Amayreh closes by calling the Gaza campaign a “pornographic slaughter”:
I think Jews should realize that this criminal state, with its manifestly intransigence and bellicosity, is forcing them to make a moral judgment. In the face of evil, and Israel is a clear embodiment of evil, one can’t be neutral. It is either one stands with evil or stands against it. Today, people around the world, including millions of Jews, are watching the pornographic slaughter in Gaza live on their TV screens. And no amount of spin, lie, or hasbara will make the images of mutilated babies look innocuous.
As of this writing, Western media were reporting that 100 people have been killed since the Israeli campaign began. Israel says that most of those killed were armed militants, but Palestinian officials say that more than half were civilians, including several children. Spokesman for Hamas and other terror groups acknowledge that 44 members of their organizations had been killed. It is characteristic of the global Muslim Brotherhood to claim that Israeli and U.S. foreign policy is to blame for anger in the Islamic world but neglect to identify this kind of incitement as a possible source of that anger.