Our Iraqi Ally Reacts Predictably to the Hamas-Provoked Conflict in Gaza

A policeman inspects the destroyed bicycle used by a suicide ...

A policeman inspects the destroyed bicycle used by a suicide bomber in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad December 28, 2008. A suicide bomber riding a bicycle packed with explosives killed a 12 year-old boy and wounded 17 others when he struck a demonstration in Mosul on Sunday, a crowd of demonstrators in northern Iraq who were protesting Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza.

The demonstration was organized by the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party. The party’s Mosul spokesman, Yahiya Abid Mahjoub, opined, in the full Jew-hating, paranoid mindset typical of Iraq’s ruling elites and masses:

 

The ones who targeted our brothers in Gaza are the same who targeted us in Mosul today. They are agents of Israel.

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, another inveterate Jew-hater, and irredentist promoter of strict Islamic Law, including najas, in a statement released by his office in Najaf, maintained that condemnation didn’t go far enough.

 

Expressing condemnation and denunciation for what is going on against our brothers in Gaza and expressing solidarity with them by words only doesn’t mean anything in the face of the big tragedy they are facing…Now more than at any other time, both Arab and Islamic nations are required to take a practical stance for the sake of stopping this repeated aggression and to break the unfair besieging of these brave people

 

Reaping more fruits of Iraqi “democratization”

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) You can contact Dr. Bostom at @andrewbostom.org

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