Originally posted by babloyi
reply to post by ollncasino
Oh come now, ollcasino! You resurrect this thread to post such nonsense? That statement is not true in any shape or form!
The CIC has done no such thing. The president of the congress in 2004 made a statement that all Israelis over the age of 18 (ie. soldiers) are
justifiable targets of Palestinian attacks.
Have you read what the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress (Elmasry) actually said?
I don't think you have.
The CIC website itself links to what he said so the following quote isn't open to debate. He also said it live on TV.
ELMASRY: No, but let me give an example, one example from European history. If you look, actually, in the resistance of the French against the
Germans, they did the same thing. They blow up bridges. They did kidnap people; they assassinate people.
ELMASRY: The French. They assassinated soldiers and their collaborators, and French. French civilians.
COREN: But Mohammed, I think that's a rather tenuous argument. I mean I know little about the war and the French resistance and the lack of it, sadly,
but there is no... I can't remember of one case where the French resistance, the Maquis (?) or even their allies, communist or Gaulist or nationalist,
would go into a school where German children were and kill them all.
ELMASRY: That's why we saying that totally innocent people...
ELMASRY: ... and totally innocent people, obviously, is the children. But they are not innocent if they are part of a population which is total
population of Israel is part of the army... From 18 on, they are part of the soldiers, even if they have civilian clothes.
COREN: So if Israeli children are killed, that is a valid use of military force by Palestinians?
ELMASRY: No, they are not valid...
COREN: So what are you saying?
ELMASRY: I'm saying that it has to be totally innocent, OK? Totally innocent are the children, obviously, OK? But they are not innocent if the army
[inaudible] in civilian clothes, OK?
COREN: What about women?
ELMASRY: The same, if they are women in the army...
COREN: Anyone over the age of 18 in Israel is a valid target.
ELMASRY: Anybody above 18 is a part of the Israeli army...
COREN: So everyone in Israel and anyone and everyone in Israel, irrespective of gender, over the age of 18 is a valid target?
ELMASRY: Yes, I would say.
The then president of the Canadian Islamic Congress makes it very clear that "anyone and everyone in Israel, irrespective of gender, over the age of
18 is a valid target".
edit on 14-10-2010 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)