Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Weirdest Anti-Terrorism Conference Ever
This past weekend, the leaders of some of our most vital Muslim allies in the Middle East attended a conference entitled "World Without Terrorism".
Were these important moderate Muslims there to renounce violence in the name of Islam and come up with transparent, effective ways to combat those Muslims who besmirch the name of their peaceful religion by committing acts of terrorism with a Qur'an in their hand?
Of course not, silly. Their main aim, according to the participants, was to "clearly define terrorism and to identify its root causes," particularly "satanic world powers which use terrorism in their policies and in their planning to achieve their illegitimate goals," such as the "Zionist regime" and Zionism in general, which have "from their very beginning perpetuated global terrorism". The conference also aims to highlight the way that "the U.S., the U.K., and other Western governments had 'a black record of terrorist behaviors.'"
Well, what else would you expect when the conference is led by Iran's Ali Khameini and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
This conference, whose sole purpose was to demonise the West and Israel, was attended by three of our main "allies" in the Muslim world: Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistani President Asif 'Ali Zardari, and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. None of these men appeared to have any problem or, crucially, any strategic disagreements with the pro-genocidal Ahmadinejad or, for that matter, with the actually-genocidal Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, who also attended this "anti-terrorism" conference despite being wanted for war crimes.
Indeed, these so-called "allies" actively endorsed the views of Khameini and Ahmadinejad that "the Zionist regime feel proud of their terrorist background", and that the 9/11 attacks were cooked up by the West and Israel to justify colonialist ambitions in the Middle East, with their own anti-Western statements. President Karzai requested aid from Iran. The Iraqi President emphasised that Iraqis were united in their opposition to the Coalition prescence in their country, and again asked for Iranian assistance in driving it out. And Zardari told the Iranian leadership that the U.S. was trying to sow division in Pakistan for its own ends, and promised that his country would work toward expanding its relations with Tehran.
To top off this wonderfully surreal and downright dangerous meeting of "allied" minds, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon actually praised the conference, saying that it would do wonders for the future prevention of terrorism.
In other news, David Cameron praised Levi Bellfield for his groundbreaking work on a new seminar series for convicts entitled "A World Without Child-Killing".