Oui, je suis un hypocrite

More than a million people joined over 40 presidents and prime ministers on the streets of Paris on Sunday in the most striking show of solidarity in the West against the threat of Islamic extremism since the Sept. 11 attacks.

Responding to terrorist strikes that killed 17 people in France and gained worldwide attention, Jews, Muslims, Christians, atheists and people of all races, ages and political stripes crowded central Paris beneath a bright blue sky, calling for peace and an end to violent Islamic extremism.

After four terrible and tumultuous days of uncertainty and violence, that began with the worst terror attack France has seen for half a century and continued with an intense manhunt followed by simultaneous, bloody hostage scenes, Paris and Europe really needed a day of catharsis after that hell, but sincerity and honesty too.

The presence of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as other Arab leaders, Qatar in particular, deemed to be complicit in terrorism, at yesterday anti-terrorism rally in Paris sounds quite hypocrite. Their hands are covered in blood and their intentions are false. As well as Abbas, Qatar gives its support to the Palestinian Islamist Hamas organization, giving shelter to its leaders, they are financing terrorism. So how is possible they can demonstrate against terrorism? It is unacceptable!

Terrorism is always the same, there is no difference between terrorism directed against a Jewish community in the West Bank and that in a kosher shop in Paris. When an Islamist murderer kills launching himself with his car against people in Jerusalem, when Abu Mazen finances terrorists who afterwards go and blow themselves up in Tel Aviv, it’s no different from those same terrorists in Paris.

As we perfectly know, Qatar has an enormous financial influence in France, they own Paris St Germain soccer team, they have investments in France worth $6.5 billion in leading companies like Total Oil and Veolia, and enjoys as well privileged access to French Muslims through its Al Jazeera news broadcaster.

Qatar has a privileged relationship with former President Nicolas Sarkozy, and all of the main French politicians are regularly invited to their embassy in Paris and to Doha, but now that the situation of international terrorism has so quickly precipitated, maybe it is the case to review these preferential relations…

We must be aware that Abbas is the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli world leader. He was an Holocaust denier in his youth and now denies the very existence of the Jewish people and their right to a state.

The president offered sincere condolences to the French people and the families of the victims of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine, as well his hope for a speedy recovery for the injured. He strongly condemned and deplored the crime that is in contradiction of religion and morality but he didn’t mention the Jewish grocery attack, continuing in his great art of double standard and hypocrisy.

Europe is under attack, we are living a new kind of world war, so there is no more time for liars.

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Francesca D'Esposito is an Italian project manager working for National Research Council ( and she is in love with Israel and its people.
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