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“Christian Hate?” writes to a Christian who hates.
Cyrus, of Christian Hate? has written a good response to the idiotic attack by the moderator of the Church of Scotland on the Israeli government for trying to defend themselves by constructing a barrier to keep terrorists out.
IN A stinging attack on the Israeli government, the moderator of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly, David Lacy, has accused the Jewish state of "theft" by constructing its highly controversial separation barrier inside the Palestinian territories.....
...."I was very much in sympathy with why the Israelis built a wall here, and still am to a certain extent," he said. "But when you actually see where it is, you see that it's not for security, it's for making political statements. It's theft of land and I don't know how you can justify it on the grounds of anti-terrorism."
Construction of the barrier has yet to be completed, and although the number of terrorist attacks has fallen greatly, the recent example in Netanya shows the need for such protection. Cyrus writes:
Are you really meaning to say that the barrier would still have been built if there were no terrorist threat to Israel? I cannot see what justification you require beyond the fact that, as the article points out, the incidence of suicide attacks on Israel has fallen dramatically since it was in place. I entirely agree that its presence is a tragedy, and I hope and pray that it will not be long-lasting, but surely the primary responsibility lies with those who organize and commit terrorist attacks.
Read the whole letter. Perhaps write one yourself.
To dismiss Israel’s security needs, which are about safeguarding the lives of innocent civilians, and infer that her primary motivation is theft is a grave slur on her people, both devaluing them and demonizing them. The fact that they are, of course, predominantly Jewish makes this doubly unacceptable. Countless Christian leaders have stoked the fires of anti-Jewish prejudice over the centuries – do you really want to join their number? I appeal to you to reflect on the wider implications of your remarks and think again