Tuesday, March 6, 2018

@HRW Notices That Wishing for Children to Be Martyred Is Sick — But Not When Palestinians Wish It - by Elder of Ziyon

...Why is encouraging childhood martyrdom “sick” in Turkey, but not worth mentioning in the Palestinian arena? One reason is that in Turkey, there was actually disgust in social media about Erdogan’s actions — but you will be hard pressed to find a similar reaction in the Palestinian territories or the Arab world towards Palestinian aspirations to die for Allah.

Elder of Ziyon..
05 March '18..

There was a moment of moral clarity from a Human Rights Watch worker recently.

A BBC story said:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been criticised after telling a girl in military uniform that she would be honoured if killed while fighting.

“If she’s martyred, they’ll lay a flag on her,” he told the sobbing girl at a televised congress of his AK Party.

In the event, broadcast live on state television, the young girl dressed as a soldier seems to catch the attention of Mr Erdogan, who then invites her to the stage.

“She has a Turkish flag in her pocket too. … If she’s martyred, they’ll lay a flag on her, God willing,” he said during the congress in the southern town of Kahramanmaras on Saturday.

“She is ready for everything, isn’t she?” The girl replied: “Yes.”

In response, HRW’s Andrew Strohlein tweeted:

That doesn’t seem like a controversial thing to say.

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