Friday, January 2, 2009

“Sustainable & Durable" Ceasefire In Gaza Impossible Until Hamas Is Eradicated

Recently, Canada's Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon expressed grave concern over the newest and bloodiest chapter in the story of the Gaza conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas. In response to the conflict’s recent escalation, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement encouraging both parties to reach a “sustainable and durable ceasefire”.

Despite the UN’s noises to the contrary, however, no such ceasefire will be possible so long as agents of radical Islam remain in control of the Palestinian enclave.

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, President Bush declared that the Western world was at war with terrorism. This label obfuscates the reality of our struggle. Make no mistake: the current conflict is no more a war on “terrorism” than World War II was a war on panzer tanks. Although it is true that terrorism is the means that our enemies employ, the real enemy is the ideology that inspires its use: radical Islamism.

Lawrence Cannon’s plea for a “sustainable and durable ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip will forever remain a pipe dream so long as the area is controlled by Hamas or any other like-minded Palestinian terrorist group. If the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs truly wishes to encourage the achievement of peace in Gaza, it will support its great ally Israel in the exercise of its self-defense and help eradicate the threat that radical Islamism poses to the free people of the Western world.

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