Boatloads of Bloody-Minded Pacifists

(Daily Telegraph-Australia) Andrew Bolt - Only on one of six ships did the Israelis meet resistance - on the Mavi Marmara, supplied by a Turkish "humanitarian relief fund" known as IHH. In 2001, Jean-Louis Bruguiere, the prominent French counter-terrorism magistrate, testified in the trial of the "Millennium bomber" that IHH had played "an important role" in the plot to blow up Los Angeles airport. In 2006, Turkish security forces raided IHH's Istanbul bureau and found firearms, explosives and bomb-making instructions. Turkish investigators concluded this "charity" was sending jihadists to Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan. Arab television showed a woman on the Mavi Marmara exulting: "We await one of two good things - to achieve martyrdom or reach the shore of Gaza." She said: "These are people who wish to be martyred for the sake of Allah. As much as they want to reach Gaza, the other option is more desirable to them." They got just what they wanted, then.

2010-06-02 09:12:21

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