2002-02-02 / Letters

British Voices Should Be Stilled

British Voices Should Be Stilled

Dear Editor;

British voices of protest are being heard around the world about the treatment of Taliban and Al-Qaeda terrorists detained at Camp X-ray by the Americans. Can anyone imagine if we kept those captured killers in caves in freezing Afghanistan? Would that be humane? Perhaps so; after all, they are cavemen of their own choosing.

Since when are the British considered humanitarians by anyone other than the British themselves? They object to the wire cages and barbed wire surrounding those dangerous individuals who are committed to kill anyone standing in their way to reach their objectives, foremost their commitment to convert the world to Islam any way possible and kill those that will refuse to abandon their own faith. We are talking about individuals who, by their own admission, are ready to resume killing the minute their hands are untied.

I remember when the British hijacked ships loaded with Jewish survivors of Hitler's concentration camps and locked those unfortunate men, women and children behind barbed wire on Cyprus. Those who had been hijacked killed no one, nor did they vow to kill anyone. The only crime of those interned was a desire to continue living and to pick up the broken shards of their lives, after realizing that Europe was a mass cemetery without graves or headstones, a place were Jews were still being murdered even after Hitler was defeated. Those pitiable survivors' only wish was to live in the home of their ancestors. Where were the liberal-thinking Englishmen when Jews were herded like cattle by their British countrymen?

Instead of being self-righteous with their criticisms directed toward my country, they should hang their head in shame for their duplicity of selling out Czechoslovakia before the world at Munich.

JOSEPH CEDER


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