futile unless and until USA treats both sides fairly
Mind, Pribumi in the person of its Chairman Mahathir, went there too but more to kacau Najib than to rally for Palestinains, wakakaka, to wit, saying Najib should also rescind 'your foe is our foe' pledge to Trump.
reflecting so accurately the relative powers of the two belligerents
Aisehman, orang tua pun
'nak jadi batu api char koay teow kaukau, wakakaka.
Yes, the 'Gurkhas' (ordinary party members) might be sincere but I dare say and thus conclude that none of the leaders of the major Muslim parties, UMNO, PAS or Pribumi, cared a f**k about the woes of the Palestinians.
The rally might have been good for domestic political points scoring (for the 'Gyurkha') but why not make it a Malaysian rather than a Malay-Muslim affair.
There are many non-Muslims (Chinese Malaysians like kaytee) who are sincere, far more sincere than UMNO, PAS or Pribumi, in wanting a better deal for the Palestinians, on the basis of justice, fairness, righteousness, compassion, humanitarianism.
Israelis teflon-ised their cruel barbaric actions or military's atrocities against Palestinians by screaming 'antisemitism' against any critics
as was done by Charlie Hebdo.While I respect Malaysiakini's journalist, Cmdr (retd) Thayaparan, I don't always agree withhim.
One instant was the Charlie Hebdo affair in which I was anti-Charlie Hebdo for its racist policies masked by its anti-Islamist publications, while Aneh was anti-Islamist terrorists, full stop, wakakaka.
Mind, not that I wasn't anti-terrorists but I could discern Charlie Hebdo's bullshit and was prepared to air them in my blog. I wasn't the only one.
From daily Kos:
On the 5th of May, members of the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo received PEN's Freedom of Expression Courage award at the organization's annual gala, following more than a week of heated debate about the journal's treatment of Islam and Muslims.
It was indeed announced by PEN at the end of April that six writers had chosen not to attend the upcoming gala, in order to denounce the attribution of the award to Charlie Hebdo.
According to the six writers, and to several others who later joined them in their protest, the journal's content is deeply problematic: in a collective letter, they spoke of "selectively offensive material" which "intensifies the anti-Islamic, anti-Maghreb, anti-Arab sentiments already prevalent in the Western world."
Teju Cole, one of the six writers, argued in a comment to The Intercept: "I don't think it's a good use of our headspace or moral commitments to lionize Charlie Hebdo in particular. L'affaire Rushdie (for example) was a very different matter, as different as blasphemy is from racism."
These sentiments echoed some of the reactions which followed the January 7 attacks in Paris. Indeed, as support for the journal (and for freedom of speech in general) was immediately expressed by many all over the world (notably through the "I am Charlie" slogan), some reactions included both a condemnation of the use of violence against journalists and a condemnation of the contents of Charlie Hebdo, its cartoons being described by some as "bigoted", and even "xenophobic" and "racist".
Francine Prose, who was also part of the six writers who boycotted the gala, recently declared: "It's a racist publication. Let's not beat about the bush."
Following was in part (a small part) a wee ding-dong debate between Cmdr Thayaparan and moi in January of 2015, wakakaka:
08 Jan 2015 - Massacre at Charlie Hebdo - who is guilty?
13 Jan 2015 - Charlie Hebdo - an onion that needs to be peeled
14 Jan 2015 - The Charlie Hebdo debate on freedom of expression by Cmdr Thayaparan, his Malaysiakini article against my post above (also a Malaysiakini article).
His post was also published by me alongside with the post below (also a letter to Malaysiakini), namely, 'KD Freedom of Expression scuttled', wakakaka (excuse my amateur attempt at naval expression)
15 Jan 2015 - ‘KD Freedom of Expression’ scuttled?
and much much earlier in Sep 2012 - Charlie Hebdo - further Western hypocrisy
style of Charlie Hebdo