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Human Rights Watch: Iran's genocidal calls for annihilation of Israel not "incitement," but...
Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 12/12/2012 8:12:41 AM PST by Perseverando

When is genocide not genocide? When it calls for the annihilation of the Jews. And genocide is certainly not genocide when it's Islamic. Obama say, "respect it!"

More moral depravity from the leftist/Islamic alliance.

Soros-funded Human Rights Watch: Iran's genocidal calls for annihilation of Israel not "incitement," but "advocacy" Jihad Watch

How compromised and in thrall to Islamic supremacism is the Left? This much. "Dancing Around Genocide," by David Feith in the Wall Street Journal, December 4 (thanks to Paul):

Is promoting genocide a human-rights violation? You might think that's an easy question. But it isn't at Human Rights Watch, where a bitter debate is raging over how to describe Iran's calls for the destruction of Israel. The infighting reveals a peculiar standard regarding dictatorships and human rights and especially the Jewish state.

Human Rights Watch is the George Soros-funded operation that has outsize influence in governments, newsrooms and classrooms world-wide. Some at the nonprofit want to denounce Iran's regime for inciting genocide. "Sitting still while Iran claims a 'justification to kill all Jews and annihilate Israel' . . . is a position unworthy of our great organization," Sid Sheinberg, the group's vice chairman, wrote to colleagues in a recent email.

But Executive Director Kenneth Roth, who runs the nonprofit, strenuously disagrees.

Asked in 2010 about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statement that Israel "must be wiped off the map," Mr. Roth suggested that the Iranian president has been misunderstood. "There was a real question as to whether he actually said that," Mr. Roth told The New Republic, because the Persian language lacks an idiom for wiping off the map. Then again, Mr. Ahmadinejad's own English-language website translated his words that way, and the main alternative translation—"eliminated from the pages of history"—is no more benign.

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TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; genocidaliran; genocide; humanrightswatch; iran; israel; jihad; soros

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