CLOSED - Double standards! Defending citizens from Islamic terror is OK, so long as it's not Israel that's doing it!
To the Editor, The Independent
Now we are engaged in Iraq War III, will British and coalition forces only use ‘proportionate’ force, drop leaflets on civilian areas and send text messages to warn of impending strikes? If your correspondents venture in to the war zone, will they report on the civilian casualties, but time and again fail to mention the difficult task of striking Islamist terrorists who hide themselves and their weapons amongst the people, their mosques, schools and hospitals? Will they fail to provide the context that these intolerant ideologues would wipe us and our western, democratic civilisation off the face of the Earth, if given half the chance?
It would be deeply embarrassing after all, having lectured Israel on how to respond to Islamic terrorists on her borders, that your reporters would only choose to make mention of these points, now that it’s our own brave forces that are fighting an enemy with such an Islamist ideology.
For the record, we the undersigned, support all those in this campaign against IS but appeal to the media not to apply double standards to Israel when forced to deal with Hamas, a proscribed Islamist terrorist organisation, intent on the indiscriminate death and destruction of it’s citizens and cities.