When the Israelis add an opening to a tunnel in Jerusalem, Arab regimes protest.
When the Jews excavate their archeological site, the PLO wage a guerilla war, the Arab League stage diplomatic campaigns, and the world media is outraged.
If Mr Yasser Arafat is angry, the United States hurries to invite Israel's prime minister, and Arab leaders, to discuss the matter. Arafat's indignation over a Jewish archeological tunnel mobilises the Arab regimes, and extracts crocodile tears from Western diplomats. Arab leaders in the Middle East and "Arabists" in the West are looking for an oppressor to be indicted, so the region will find justice, freedom, and the respect of human rights.
Yes, we agree with them, there are oppressors in the Middle East. Yes, there are criminals against humanity in that region. Yes, they should be exposed, indicted, and many even should be brought to the justice of history. We will tell them who the oppressors are.
Mr Arafat, you are one of them.
You ordered the massacres of the Christian towns of Damour, Aishiye, Beit Mallat, Tall Abbas, and
many others in Lebanon between 1982 and 1990.
You, and the PLO are responsible for the killing of 100 000 Lebanese civilians.
Your Fatah forces still "settle" lands confiscated from Lebanese Christians. You killed peace in
Lebanon, and now you are killing peace in the Holy Land.
Where are the eighty thousand Christians of Bethlehem?
The United States government should have asked you to appear at the Hague for the crimes you
perpetuated in Lebanon, rather than parading you in a limousine around the Beltway.
You are eager to proclaim your outrage because "one million Palestinians did not obtain their rights".
But what about the 12 million Christian Copts your regime is oppressing on a daily basis?
You are concerned about an archeological tunnel in Jerusalem, while churches are burning, and
hundreds of Copts are assassinated in Manshiet Nasr, Assiut, Zawiya al-Hamra and other Christian
enclaves inside Egypt.
Your extend your support to your "brother Arafat" while your predecessor has imprisoned the pope
Shenouda and your regime denies the Copts basic rights.
You call for arming the PLO against the Jews of Israel, and you disarm the Christians of Egypt who are attacked by the jihad forces. There is no peace in Egypt.
President Assad speaks of "occupation" and "withdrawals" while his forty-five thousand troops, tanks, and thousands of security apparatus occupy Lebanon, and brutally oppress its civilian population.
Hundreds of Lebanese are arrested, tortured by Syrian security forces.
Syria is destroying Lebanon's economy, dismantling its independence and obliterating its peace.
Not only has Assad killed peace in Lebanon, he massacred tens of thousands of his own people, killing internal peace in Syria too.
The Saudi monarchy is upset because allegedly the religious rights of Islam are threatened in Jerusalem, but what about Christianity in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the peninsula? Christians are jailed, Christians cannot pray in public. The House of Saud is not a house of peace. It maintains injustice inside Arabia and funds jihad worldwide.
Last but not least, we hear The Arab League claiming its rights in Palestine and calling on world governments to help secure Arab rights, but...
Why does the Arab League condone the genocide of the black African people of South Sudan and the
Why does the Arab League endorse the massacre of the Kurds in northern Iraq and cultural
oppressions of the Berbers in Algeria?
Why does the Arab League encourage the genocide of the Assyrians, the Bahais, the Maronites, and
many others in the region?
Why doesn't the United States government invite the Arab leaders to meet with: John Garang and Riek
Machar of southern Sudan, Michel Aoun and Antoine Lahad of Lebanon, Jalal Talabani and Massud
Barazani of Kurdistan, and the leadership of all endangered minorities in the Middle East?
Why do you invite dictators who oppress nations, and deny peace to millions, to ride in expensive cars
in Washington DC, while the real underdogs of the Middle East are crushed by their tanks, in their
Why should the American taxpayer pay the bills of the oppressors in the Middle East?
Why is our foreign policy so unjust?
Middle East Christian Committee MECHRIC
[Coalition of Middle East and American Christian and Human Rights Organisations]
South Sudanese Movement of America; American Coptic Association; Assyrian American Committee; World
Lebanese Organisation; World Maronite Union; Iranian Christian International; Pakistani Christian Association of America; Middle
East Christian Committee; The Coalition for the Defence of Human Rights under Islamisation; representing 55 human rights
organisations of Religious Freedom International; Wake Up Coalition.