Immediately after the flotilla event I joined a whole bunch of fb pages trying to get more information about what was going on in Palestine, what kind of relief efforts and so on. I just "unliked" about 2/3 of them, usually run by the same individual/group. They supposedly support the Palestinians but they are just using their sufferings as a platform to spew their hateful, ignorant, snide comments.
Posting pics of children with guns and saying "israeli children...look what their mama teaches them!" really? really? really? you are going to stoop so low? and with thousands of members? It honestly looked like any other gun show in America, there was nothing that can even be remotely associated to the ME on that pic. It was just a kid inside a tent (just like in the gun shows) admiring a gun with adults passing by admiring other guns. Another time they had a picture of the israeli flag being used by someone as toilet paper the caption reading "the only good use for it." I commented that it had nothing to do with "seeking the truth" nor did it benefit anyone. I also mentioned that it was disrespectful because it had a religious symbol accepted by most if not all of Judaism (the star of david). This brought about a bunch of people trying to prove that the Star of David had nothing to do with Judaism.
That got me upset, do you realize how many times non Muslims try to tell me how to practice my religion what is or isn't "Islamic"? so why are we doing it to another religion? It DOESN'T matter if the star has or doesn't have a religious beginning or when it was adopted. The point is the members of Judaism HAVE accepted it so leave it the heck alone. Like I have mentioned before if someone was protesting against saudi and they take their flag and do the same, I would be upset because it has the kalimah on it accepted by ALL Muslims. And those states DO NOT represent a whole religion.
There is little difference between the admins of those pages and the people they supposedly hate. Same speech, same rhetoric, same propaganda even similar agenda. They would be an awesome addition to any fear/war mongers association. No wonder the world discredits the Palestinians struggle so much and so quickly, because they cannot speak for themselves but others like these idiots do it for them and do it with hate and racism.
Keep giving them snippets to use on news representing the Palestinians, keep getting your chuckles via racist pictures because while you do that Palestinians are dying. This isn't virtual for them its REAL and jackasses like these morons aren't helping.
ps. NO IDEA how angry this gets me, to use another suffering to further your own selfish political goals. Reminds me of Norman Finkelstein when he got upset that the suffering of people during the Holocaust was being used to inflict atrocities on another group of people. Shame on all of them.
edit: when i voiced my opinion, the admin immediately gave me links to websites with more hateful pics. Do you know how many sites and emails were forwarded to me before I was Muslim of people who were supposedly Muslim doing horrible things? or from Muslim sites that turned out not to be run by Muslims? I told them that unless they were there and knew these people were israelis it was just heresy. They provided more hateful links. Its not that hard to get a yamaka (sp), kufi, thobe, Qur'an, prayer bead or even learn to scream "ALLAHU AKBAR!" I am just disappointed. When Allah swt told us to STAND UP FOR JUSTICE this was not the way the Prophet (saw) show us how.
O you who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do. Qur'an 4:135