February 26, 2010

Call it whatever you like, its still unethical

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (wouldn't the Israeli blockade fall under this category?)
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group
Excerpt form Mr. Kramer's blog
(Stopping pro-natal subsidies isn't an original idea, and I credit Gunnar Heinsohn for making a much more detailed case for it, in his January 2009 Wall Street Journal Europe article, "Ending the West's Proxy War Against Israel: Stop funding a Palestinian youth bulge, and the fighting will stop too." He also coined the phrase "superfluous young men.")
I think the mothers of the young men would disagree that their children are "superfluous." Also the Palestinians wouldn't need so much aid if Israel stopped occupying them and placing blockades that affect their quality of life. If it is true that he is calling as Talking Points mentioned "Kramer argues that a good way to stifle Palestinian radicalism is by preventing Palestinian males from growing up by stopping either their conception or their survival. The way to do that is to cut off international aid that engenders procreation." If its true then it falls under the legal definition of GENOCIDE. Genocide does not ONLY mean mass graves if it falls under the above mentioned criteria (a through e) its genocide.

I first heard it from
-=UPDATE: YES, Harvard Fellow Did Advocate Palestinian Genocide?

-=Here is Mr. Kramer's rebuttal to the above claim.

PS. although he is referred to as Harvard fellow, he is just a visiting scholar which means this "I enjoy my Harvard research and library privileges." So he is just a guy with a Harvard library card.

{EDIT} I wanted to add these comments from the youtube video
God will judge him harshly for saying this. How ironic that the EUGENICS program that he promotes was used by HITLER to try to wipe out the Jews.

ONQproductions (2 days ago) Show Hide
OYG! Is he serious? This guy is totally racist. Does he not know that poor populations explode, and affluent populations shrink? Let Palestinians work and their population growth won't be a problem for you. Oh, but then again, I'm sure the presence of even one Arab would be a problem for this guy and his ilk.
{EDIT} someone on facebook mentioned this
"He says something about population control cutting down on the amount of young men willing to become suicide bombers. Um no, we need education to combat that. There are so many fallacies and horrible racist statements in what he said."
-I think if you replace Palestinians with any other group of people in his speech some of the racist remarks become more blatant.

1 comment:

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

I also think that by calling any group of people "superfluous" you effectively dehumanize them.

I wish he realized that he was just creating the same sort of rhetoric the Nazis used to almost eradicate his own ancestors just a few generations ago.