By Maurice Makalu
It is ‘humanitarian’ to let murderers free from prison or to give them a good life of normal comfort behind bars. We do not do that because criminals choose to murder others and they must be held accountable and responsible for their chooses. This is just basic and it has got nothing to do with being Palestinian, Muslim and what not.
I feel for the people of Gaza and I do not support the Israeli blockade. But I am not prepared to let them play victim and cry SOS when their predicament is a direct consequence of choosing a medieval way of fighting for freedom.
South Sudan is the newest nation on earth. Their struggle for ‘independence’ has been armed too; but they never had an agenda of annihilating Nothern Sudan from the face of the earth. How do Gazans expect Israel to unblockade them when they assure it that they will destroy it once they are free? Even if that helps galvanize the struggle, it only serves to hurt the struggle.
Muslims, if they are truly humanitarian, must be organising anti – Hamas convoys. Israel does not occupy Gaza. It pulled out a long time ago and destroyed all its settlements there. What are Gazans doing launching their rockets across the border into Israel?
Hamas’ founding charter is violence to exteminate Jews; they do not respond to violence, they provoke it. Unapologetically! ANC never saught to exterminate Boers. South Africa must not allow anybody, individual or organisation, who sympathises with such a cause to even set foot on its soil. Such people will dent the legacy of the ANC’s struggle and its values. Nelson Mandela is not a world icon for nothing.
Say NO to political Islam in all its skins.
Maurice Makalu is an Author, Spiritual Teacher and Coach