Reeling from one of the darkest tragedies in human history, an adage emerged after World War II: “Never Again!” And yet, only a few short decades later, and on the same continent that the Nazi Holocaust took place, Europe’s only indigenous Muslim community was subjected to systematic genocide as the world sat by idly and watched.
“The irony is not lost on me that Israel would argue self-defense in a situation where it attacks peace activists in international waters,” said Ahmed Rehab, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“The United States should recognize, as Israel’s ally, that it must demand that Israel plays by our standards of respect for human rights and international law.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today urged President Obama to condemn what the Muslim civil rights group called an Israeli “massacre” of civilians on a flotilla of ships in international waters seeking to bring humanitarian aid to the people of the Gaza Strip. Israeli commandos killed at least 10 civilians in a pre-dawn raid on the flotilla.
Israel’s attack on the flotilla has already been condemned by the international community.
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