Green is the colour of the Environmental Movement. It is also the colour of Hamas.
What they have in common is they are both anti-freedom. The Green Movement has been around for a few decades now. Ostensibly concerned about our earth and everything in it – that is, unless you’re elderly or disabled, in which case you’re using up precious resources and a suitable case for euthanasia – in reality it has a much darker agenda.
When I was young and naïve, I voted for the Greens, as I believed they cared about the environment and were kind to all humanity. I also assumed they would admire Israel, a tiny country which made the desert bloom and led the world in looking after its scarce resources and protecting the environment.
It was only after encountering their level of hatred towards those who disagreed with them that I realised my mistake. Not only did they have a totalitarian mindset, they were also virulently antisemitic.
Sadly, I came to the conclusion that the Greens were hiding behind a green facade; they believe that religion, at least the Judaeo-Christian variety, is evil, and much prefer Marxism, an ideology that has lead to at least 100 million deaths, a fact they conveniently ignore.
Hamas also hide behind a façade – of religion – whereas they are political to their core. They are an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, which aims to impose shariah law worldwide and establish a global caliphate. Many Muslims don’t want this, but sadly most are too afraid to speak out, leaving the radicals free to control the agenda. One brave woman who has spoken out is Muslim writer Qanta Ahmed:
While Gazans, their Hamas leadership and pro-Palestinian supporters around the world condemn Israel’s Operation Protective Edge… its time Muslims examined the Other Occupation: the inexorable advance of political Islamism over Islam.
Increasingly, Islam has been usurped by political Islamism, manifest in the current Israel–Palestine conflict as a war between Hamas and Israel…
As political Islamism advances, Muslims everywhere, including Palestinian Muslims in Gaza, have been increasingly marginalised and oppressed by extreme Islamists. These Islamists subscribe not to Islam but a totalitarian ideology disguised as religion.
Heavy criticism has been leveled at Israel’s emphatic assault on Gazans… Less well acknowledged is that Israel is combating not just an organization devoted to securing its territory in a conflict over land, but a totalitarian ideology that definitively leaves no room for either Israel, Israelis or moderate Muslims to exist.
Both antisemitism and martyrdom are central to political Islamism. In contrast, neither has any role in pluralistic, mainstream Islam. Israel is not at war with Muslim Palestinians in Gaza but with their nihilistic Islamist leadership.
Public sentiment in favor of beleaguered Palestinians, however well intentioned, is rapidly translated into support for Hamas. Western sympathies, especially European sentiment, embolden Hamas (and similar radical Islamist groups) towards an incipient crime against humanity which truly threatens not only every Israeli and every Jew with extinction, but also moderate Muslims everywhere … and escalating persecution of minorities, especially Christians in Iraq and the wider Islamist Middle east.
… Israel is fighting an impossible battle, on one front with nihilist political Islamists who willingly lead their populations to slaughter in the interests of religionized war for fictionalized spiritual gain rather than true political solutions, and on another front with an international media reflecting an increasingly ignorant and biased public opinion. The sooner media commentary can be broadened to explain political Islamism, diplomatic and political powers globally can begin to plan the true long-term freedom of the Palestinians — freedom from the Other Occupation and a lasting liberation from the stranglehold of Hamas’ political Islamism.
In case anyone is in any doubt, the Greens overwhelmingly support Hamas and condemn Israel. Just look at this Canberra Declaration and notice how it is dominated by the Greens, (with a fair amount of Labour MPs as well). It reads in part:
Over 1700* Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, since Israel started its military attack on Gaza three weeks ago. The United Nations says at least 75 percent of the dead are civilians, including an estimated 300* children.
The rockets fired from Gaza are not in any way justified and insofar as they threaten and harm civilians are illegal under international law. However, these imprecise rockets cannot be compared with the broad-scale bombing of Gaza by Israel which has one of the world’s largest military forces.
Collective punishment is not permitted under the Geneva conventions and is a war crime. Hospitals, places of worship, and a centre for people with disabilities have been among the Israeli military’s targets. http://www.gazadeclaration.com/
On 10 July, The NSW Greens condemned Israel’s military attacks on Gaza and the West Bank, portraying Israel as the aggressor, while glancingly mentioning rocket attacks without attributing them to Hamas..
Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and NSW Greens Upper House MP David Shoebridge have said “Labor and the Coalition’s silence on the atrocities of the Israeli military towards Palestinians is shameful.
“The international community – including Australia – must not allow Israeli forces to unleash another bloodbath in Gaza.
“The 1.6 million people of Gaza, the world’s biggest open prison, endure humiliation and hardship every day in the face of Israeli military aggression. The Red Cross has called the blockade ‘collective punishment’ and a violation of Israel’s obligations under international humanitarian law.
“It is unacceptable to remain silent on the recent 273 Israeli military airstrikes against the Gaza strip and the threat of a ground invasion.
“Deeply disturbing reports have come in overnight of Israeli forces shelling hospitals with one nurse among those killed.
” Rocket attacks from Gaza must stop. These attacks cannot be used to justify the overwhelming and brutal collective punishment unleashed by the IDF.
“Political leaders must now call on Israel to stop their military attacks on Palestine and all acts of aggression.
“The Israel and Palestinian conflict is not one of equal players. There is an oppressor and there is an oppressed.
“We condemn and ask that all acts of violence by both Israelis and Palestinians cease.
“The Greens will continue to support all those working to end the blockade of Gaza and for the withdrawal of the Israeli military from illegally occupied Palestinian territories.
On 15 July, Greens NSW Upper House MP David Shoebridge said,
“Israel’s military offensive in Gaza has now killed over 170 Palestinians and left over 1400 injured. This has continued because of leading western states refusing to take a position against Israeli violence.
“Over the past two days there have been tens of thousands of people all over the world from Madrid to Yemen, Stockholm, Paris, Cairo, San Diego, Jordan and even Yarmouk Refugee camp in Damascus protesting against the Israeli government’s brutality.
“Day after day we are waking up to photos of children, mothers and fathers killed.
The Greens NSW have also acknowledged the tremendous work and dedication of the team behind Gaza’s Ark which was destroyed on 11 July by Israeli forces.
Gaza’s Ark is part of the ongoing international Freedom Flotilla Coalition challenging the illegal and inhumane Israeli blockade of Gaza. It is a joint initiative by Palestinians in Gaza, including individuals from the Palestine Sailing Federation and the Fishermen’s Solidarity Campaign, and international solidarity activists, including Free Gaza Australia.
“The targeting of civilians and peace projects such as Gaza’s Ark highlights the brutality of Israel’s war. The United Nations estimates more than 80 percent of the dead are civilians – 1 in 5 are children”.
“We are calling on all sides to cease the violence, but as an established democratic state with access to overwhelming force, Israel must take leadership in ending the killing.
Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said, “I congratulate Melissa Parkes, Labor MP for Fremantle, for speaking in parliament against the collective punishment being inflicted on Gaza and identifying Israeli actions as war crimes.
“Gaza is the world’s largest open prison. With the Israeli military intensifying its aerial bombardment there is nowhere to hide and no escape route.
“We don’t want rockets fired into Gaza or Israel but it has to be acknowledged that this is not a war between equals. Israel is the oppressor and the world’s fifth largest military power is attempting to use military force to dominate the oppressed Palestinians.
“The international community has a vital responsibility to put pressure on Israel to stop its attacks and broker a solution of justice and peace.
“The IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz’s chilling statement that ‘Gaza is slowly sinking to its doom’ must not be allowed to happen,” said Senator Rhiannon.
On 18 July, as Israel began its ground offensive in the face of ongoing Hamas belligerence, The Australian Greens called for a ceasefire, ignoring Hamas’ role in the battle and laying all the blame on Israel.
“This is a shocking escalation of violence and it’s going to mean many more deaths of civilians, particularly Palestinians, in Gaza,” said Greens Leader Christine Milne.
“It is horrendous that the full military strength of a country like Israel would move against the Palestinians in Gaza, which is effectively one large, heavily populated refugee camp.
Melbourne Green MP, Adam Bandt, was emphatic in his determination to prevent Israel from defending herself from genocidal Hamas:
Responding to reports that the US has just approved the immediate transfer of grenades and mortar rounds to the Israeli armed forces, Adam Bandt says Tony Abbott should pressure the United States over its continued arming of the Israeli government during the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
“Australia cannot stand idly by while its ally arms one side of the conflict in Gaza.”Any further temporary ceasefire is threatened if the US simply uses the time to rearm the more powerful side of the conflict.”
“The Abbott government has been fulsome in its condemnation of Hamas, but its silence on the actions of the Israeli government has been deafening.”
“The Israeli government’s bombing of Gaza and ground offensive has put the might of its military force against the Palestinian people and this has not been proportionate to the Hamas rocket attacks.”
“Australia could, for example, suspend the basing of US troops in Darwin until the United States pulls back from restocking the Israeli government and taking sides in the conflict, which is diminishing the chances of lasting peace.”
These are just a few of the numerous public statements the Greens have put out since Israel finally decided to defend her citizens against constant Hamas attacks. They leave no doubt that they support the Islamists’ aims, which make them collaborators in a genocidal attack on the only Jewish State, and a country which is an ally and shares our values.
So not much secrecy what’s behind the Green’s façade; it’s not the environment, but a totalitarian ideology which is antisemitic to its core. The Greens have often been described as watermelons – green on the outside, red inside.
But personally, I think that’s an insult to watermelons!