Israel is serious about Hamas and the kidnapped teens.

Ya’alon: We won’t cease or rest until we find the abducted teens 

Everything linked to Hamas is being targeted,” says source; soldiers enter Balata and Awarta areas of Nablus; IDF says in protracted campaign to weaken Hamas.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Photo: Ariel Hermoni, Defense Ministry spokesman

In a statement to the media on Tuesday evening, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that the IDF had the ability to target Hamas leaders, “anywhere and anytime.”

Ya’alon reassured the public that, in spite of the IDF’s general campaign against Hamas, its main mission was to find the teens.

Click over to J Post for the rest and other coverage of Israel’s retaliation against Hamas and Islamic terrorism

Sri Lanka. Buddhists fight back, get called terrorists.

Funny how when people fight back against constant aggression by muslims they get called terrorists but when muslims attack anyone else they are called militants by the exact same organizations. Its almost like there is some sort of policy in effect by journalists or something. But that would be crazy. Right?

1. Buddhists fight back against constant islamic aggression in Sri Lanka

Interesting that a Buddhist who held a meeting warning that if muslims continue to attack Buddhists would face repercussions is labelled as hate speech, but the daily meetings by Muslims in Mosques where they plan attacks and strategies against the Buddhists does not seem to be a problem for the government.

2. This video is alleged to be Buddhists attacking muslim local business.

If this is as it is labelled, I would recommend that the muslims in Sri Lanka pack up and go back to one of the fifty odd nations in the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) and leave the Buddhist and Hindu nations entirely. That will teach them. Everyone knows that when the Muslims all leave, well that never happened so we don’t know. But if its anything like before muslims got there…  Remember. Afghanistan was a Buddhist nation before the Muslims came and destroyed all traces of what was a peaceful and genuinely progressive civilization. Remember the 100 foot tall Buddha statues the Taliban blew up using Western technology and then acting like it was some great accomplishment? That, dear friends, is Islam in a nutshell. Destroying the great work of others using materials and technologies stolen from their enemies, and then acting like it was meaningful achievement.

3. This appears to be aftermath of an attack in a town in Sri Lanka called Aluthgama

4. The claim of this video is: Aluthgama Sri Lanka. Troopers shooting at muslims.

Nowhere in the video that I saw was anyone shooting at anyone.

5. Some ink on the events from Ahram online

Sri Lanka slapped an indefinite curfew in a popular tourist region Monday after rioting Buddhist mobs killed three Muslims in a surge of religious violence that triggered international concern.

Local community leaders accused authorities of doing little to prevent Sunday night’s carnage that made hundreds of Muslims homeless after attacks on their homes, shops, factories, mosques and even a nursery.

The most senior Muslim member of President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government threatened to resign at the decision to allow militant Buddhists to rally in the flashpoint region.

(Three Buddhists allegedly killed by Buddhists sparks international concern. 300 girls kidnapped from school, forcibly ‘converted to Islam’ and sold as sex slaves, and some rumored to have been stoned to death for failure to cooperate in this expedition generates a hash tag picture with Michelle Obama and some Facebook likes)

I think it is very revealing that the police had to separate the muslims from the ethnically and culturally mixed areas. This means that of all the diverse people, beliefs and methods of living in Sri Lanka the only group that cannot get along peaceably with everyone else is the muslims. In fact that one line by the BBC reporter in the video above neatly undoes all the spin doctoring of the rest of the media trying to paint this as an atrocity against muslims.

To understand the issue better, something none of these reports attempt to do whatsoever, please consider watching the interviews I did with Zemira Natan on how muslims treat Buddhists in Sri Lanka specifically and how they deliberately build mosques in locations close to main temples and buildings sacred to other faiths, and for that matter do most things, as calculated provocations to all other faiths and peoples.

I will try and do another interview with her soon on this specific issue.