Saturday, June 30, 2012

Defiled? Who is doing the defiling?

""The world should remember that the Church of the Nativity, holy to Christians, had been defiled in the past by Palestinian terrorists," the statement noted, referring to the seizure of the site by gunmen in 2002."  Defiled how? Because Palestinians sought shelter there in order not to be shot like pigeons by Israeli terrorists?  And when Netanyahu prays at the Wailing Wall, does he not defile it?  And the Zionist occupation of Palestine did not defile a land that many consider "holy"?  And does this very post not defiled by the name of Netanyahu in it?  And is our discourse on the Middle East not defiled by the very invocation of  Zionist terms?  And is my childhood not defiled by the Israeli invasions and massacres?