Sunday, July 30, 2006

CAIR calls for end of Israeli "terror," but silent on Hezbollah missiles

The Israeli air-strike that led to the deaths of at least 56 Lebanese drew the ire of CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations today.

From a CAIR press release:

A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today said the Bush administration and the international community must act to stop Israel's campaign of "terror" in Southern Lebanon.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued that call after an Israeli air strike killed at least 57 civilians in the town of Qana, the site of a similar massacre of civilians by Israel a decade ago. (In 1996, an Israeli air strike on a United Nations compound in Qana killed more than 100 civilians who had sought shelter there.) Lebanese officials said the majority of the dead in today's attack were children. Hundreds of Lebanese civilians have been killed in previous Israeli attacks.

For much of July, Hezbollah has been firing missiles into northern Israel. The rockets aren't that accurate, which of course means that the intent of the terror group can only be to kill civilians.

To my knowledge, outside of broad calls for a cease fire, CAIR has not--in specific language--ask that Hezbollah stop firing missiles into Israel.

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