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Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Mad Doctor

In a recent article, Dr. Mohamed Elmasry of the Canadian Islamic Congress attempts to take the west (mostly Americans as typical but mentions Canada) to task for not supporting the elected Hamas:

In the midst of a decades-long struggle for independence, Palestinians have heroically embraced democracy in order to structure their political organizations, government, and even battle plans. The results of their democratic process have made the Western world including the Canadian government very uncomfortable. But why?

Oh I don’t know, maybe the daily missile launches and the influx of suicide bombers?

Imagine the outcry if Mexico was firing rockets into the United States daily. How realistic would it be for the American government to sit back and just watch has rockets reined down on Texas. Five Kassam rockets are shot into the Western Negev in Israel yesterday and 14 would be suicide bombers have been apprehended in the last three weeks by the Shin Bet (Israeli security forces)

Maybe it makes the “west” uncomfortable knowing that if they pledged support to a Hamas government and provided funding without  retractions from Hamas to end the violence, we’d be funding terror. Sigmund, Carl and Alfred take an indepth look at Dr. Mohamed Elmasry.

Just because Hamas was democratically elected does not necessarily mean that they will have good government.

Posted by Darcey on February 23, 2006 in International Affairs | Permalink


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A related post at "Daimnation":

'Afstan: one of the usual suspects opposes Canada's military mission

Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, National president, Canadian Islamic Congress,
conveniently ignores the fact that our troops are there under UN Security Council Resolution 1623 (2005), passed unanimously. The Resolution is under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the chapter that authorizes the use of force ("peacekeeping" missions are under Chapter VI of the Charter).
Canada's involvement in Afghanistan is not, and has never been, peacekeeping. Canadians are finally waking up to the fact that there was no real debate over the decision to send our military to Afghanistan. Nor was there any discussion of concrete objectives, or how to measure our success there. When will we even know our mission is over?

Our government would do the right thing by all Canadians if it brings our troops home, because our mission in Afghanistan lacks purpose.

Funny, I thought the purpose was to help the democratically elected government of Afghanistan combat Taliban and al Qaeda insurgents and terrorists trying to destabilize, or indeed overthrow, that government.

So does the Security Council.

“The Security Council,
“Reaffirming also its resolutions 1368 (2001) of 12 September 2001 and 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001 and reiterating its support for international efforts to root out terrorism in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,

“Recognizing that the responsibility for providing security and law and order throughout the country resides with the Afghans themselves, and welcoming the cooperation of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the International Security Assistance Force,

“Recalling the importance of the Bonn Agreement and the Berlin Declaration, in particular annex 1 of the Bonn Agreement which, inter alia, provides for the progressive expansion of the International Security Assistance Force to other urban centres and other areas beyond Kabul...

“Determining that the situation in Afghanistan still constitutes a threat to international peace and security...

“2. Authorizes the Member States participating in the International Security Assistance Force to take all necessary measures to fulfil its mandate;

“3. Recognizes the need to strengthen the International Security Assistance Force, and in this regard calls upon Member States to contribute personnel, equipment and other resources to the International Security Assistance Force, and to make contributions to the Trust Fund established pursuant to resolution 1386 (2001);

“4. Calls upon the International Security Assistance Force to continue to work in close consultation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, as well as with the Operation Enduring Freedom Coalition in the implementation of the Force mandate.."

Is that clear enough for Dr Elmasry? Or could it be that he is simply unhappy with the prospect of Canadian soldiers fighting Muslims?'


Posted by: Mark Collins | 2006-02-23 5:36:41 PM

I ran into that earlier today - thanks for the link. Interesting he wrote that in the Toronto Star when they called for hime to resign for his anti-Semitism.


Maybe they forgave him?

Posted by: Darcey | 2006-02-23 5:48:27 PM

Darcey: The Star is a paper of infinite forgiveness towards certain persons.


Posted by: Mark Collins | 2006-02-23 8:29:12 PM

A belated welcome to Darcey, of Dust my Broom fame (dustmybroom.com), to the Shotgun family. It's a pleasure and honour to have you aboard, Darcey. Thanks for joining us.

Posted by: Kevin Libin | 2006-02-23 11:48:39 PM

If the Palestinians wanted to vote so badly, why didn't they ask their King (Abdallah the Second) or their Prime Minister (Marouf al-Bakhit) to bring about free elections so they could finally get to elect a government -- as an added bonus, they'd be electing the government of their own actual country.

Posted by: Feynman and Coulter's Love Child | 2006-02-24 3:01:48 AM

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