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Monday, April 22, 2013

US Secretary of State Kerry compares Boston Marathon victims to terrorists who died attacking Israeli forces

In Istanbul to help with rapprochement between Israel and Turkey following the rift caused by Israeli forces killing nine Turks who attacked them during the boarding of the Mavi Marmara. That ship was trying to break an Israeli arms embargo of Gaza and the dead activists, who attacked Israeli soldiers with knives and metal pipes, were members of the Turkish organization IHH which has been linked to a number of terror organizations including the Muslim Brotherhood.
Mr. Kerry said he understood the anger and frustration of those Turks who lost friends and family in the raid. Mr. Kerry, a former Massachusetts senator, said last week’s Boston Marathon bombings made him acutely aware of the emotions involved. 
“We have just been through the week of Boston, and I have deep feelings for what happens when you have violence, when something that happens when you lose people that are near and dear to you,” he said. “It affects the community; it affects the country. But going forward, you know, we have to find the best way to bring people together and undo these tensions and undo these stereotypes and try to make peace.”
Such comments may play into the Middle-eastern Muslim sense of perpetual victimhood and the propensity to blame others for their own wrongdoing, but it is also extremely dangerous. It validates extremism and terror and feeds into the moral relativist and Islamist concept that terrorists are victims of "oppression." Kerry's comments are disgraceful.

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