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Are All Dead Children Created Equal?

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(Originally posted on Sultan Knish blog site)

While furious mobs of leftists draped in Keffiyahs and corn syrup were shrieking about Gaza in the public squares of every major city, ISIS was continuing its genocidal advance on Baghdad. In the last 24 hours, the Yazidis, a non-Muslim minority, fled ISIS to a mountaintop where their children are dying of thirst.

The stark reality of their plight, caught between thirst and a genocidal army, is in sharp contrast to the phony claims made about Gaza where truckloads of goods continue passing from Israel during wartime, where the malls have iPhones and the five star hotels offer cakes so tall they can only be cut from a crane.

Gazan cake is so tall, it can only be cut from atop a crane

Gazan cake is so tall, it can only be cut from atop a crane

The dead Yazidi children won’t inspire any protests or much in the way of outrage. The hysterical rallies for Gaza won’t suddenly turn into anti-ISIS rallies. If any of the angry white hipsters with dead baby posters are asked about it, they will offer some variation on, “It’s Bush’s fault” or “It’s Tony Blair’s fault.”

And they had been out there in the early part of the century denouncing any move to remove Saddam Hussein from power. The dead children gassed by Saddam, along with the children in his prisons, were unfortunately created less equal than the photogenic, oddly blonde children of Gaza’s Hamaswood.

Anna, a two-year-old girl whose feet were crushed by Saddam’s torturers, never mattered to them. It isn’t the children that they care about, not the dying Yazidi children in Iraq, the tortured children in Saddam Hussein’s prisons, or even the dead children of Gaza, used as human shields by Hamas in life and then brandished at rallies after their deaths as cardboard propaganda shields by furious Marxists.

When they thought that Israel had bombed a playground near the al-Shati refugee camp killing nine children, they went into murderous paroxysm of outrage. When it turned out that a misfired Hamas rocket was responsible, they fell silent.

They have equally little interest in the 3-year-old Gazan girl killed by a Hamas rocket in the early days of the war.

The same thing had happened in 2012 when a dead 11-month old baby, formerly an iconic front page photo, vanished into obscurity once the death turned out to have been caused by a Hamas rocket. The same thing happened to Hadil al-Haddad, a 2-year-old girl in Gaza, who went from iconic photo to yesterday’s news once it turned out that a Hamas rocket had been responsible for her death.

However the photos of those dead and wounded children, along with the dead children of Syria and perhaps soon the dead children of the Yazidi, will go on showing up at spitefully angry anti-Israel rallies.

If they genuinely cared about children, they would be at least as outraged, moved and pained by the death of a child at the hands of Saddam Hussein, as they were by ISIS terrorists dying at the hands of American and British soldiers. Instead dead Iraqi children inspired apathy and dead Al Qaeda outrage.

If it was the children that they cared about, then the death of an Israeli child or a Muslim child at the hands of Hamas would matter as much to them as the ones on the bloody placards they now brandish.

But they don’t and they never did.

They don’t love children or anyone else for that matter. They only hate. The dead children are only pieces of photographic paper to them which they use to shamelessly assault their ideological enemies.

About the Author: Daniel Greenfield is an Israeli born blogger and columnist, and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His work covers American, European and Israeli politics as well as the War on Terror. His writing can be found at http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ These opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.


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25 Responses to “Are All Dead Children Created Equal?”

  1. I stand up. I reach out. I am crying. I am aware now. Always aware of this.

  2. I stand up. I reach out. I am crying. I am aware now. Always aware of this.

  3. I stand up. I reach out. I am crying. I am aware now. Always aware of this.

  4. Bethe Hart says:

    you would think christians would be more concerned about the horrid deaths of christian children instead of the deaths of muslim children who died instantly and weren’t beheaded or buried alive. The world has gone mad!!

  5. Bethe Hart says:

    you would think christians would be more concerned about the horrid deaths of christian children instead of the deaths of muslim children who died instantly and weren’t beheaded or buried alive. The world has gone mad!!

  6. Bethe Hart says:

    you would think christians would be more concerned about the horrid deaths of christian children instead of the deaths of muslim children who died instantly and weren’t beheaded or buried alive. The world has gone mad!!

  7. Sue Johnson says:

    This is so tragic. And the world does not care. But if they were palestinian children, it would be a different story.

  8. Sue Johnson says:

    This is so tragic. And the world does not care. But if they were palestinian children, it would be a different story.

  9. They are equal but media different Yazidi and Arab Christians been killed and buried alive by those Muslim jihadist .

  10. They are equal but media different Yazidi and Arab Christians been killed and buried alive by those Muslim jihadist .

  11. They are equal but media different Yazidi and Arab Christians been killed and buried alive by those Muslim jihadist .

  12. My heart broke when I read this . It’s true but so wrond. I stand and I’ll pray

  13. My heart broke when I read this . It’s true but so wrond. I stand and I’ll pray

  14. My heart broke when I read this . It’s true but so wrond. I stand and I’ll pray

  15. Paul W. Howe says:

    UN & all else only cant do multi-tasking all concetration on Gaza being attack by Israel… evilness isnt it…

  16. 江律师 says:

    Religion of Hypocrisy

  17. 江律师 says:

    Religion of Hypocrisy

  18. 江律师 says:

    Religion of Hypocrisy

  19. Red Stag says:

    Why would you think that Bethe Hart, the death of any child is hart breaking no matter what the parents of those children may believe Christian, Muslim or anything inbetween. The radical monsters who do this need to be stopped.

  20. What a sad world . All children are equal in the eyes of God that’s how the world should see but they don’t . I agree with Agustin the media needs to stop and get it strait

  21. David Grim says:

    Yea where is the Muslim outrage for these innocent people. Also missed the Muslim march against ISIS.

  22. That seems to be true, where are the thousands and thousands of protestors and angry people?????

  23. Anand Prasad says:

    Yes sister ,Lyn myers God is mourning

  24. Anand Prasad says:

    Real face of Islam

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