I am truly puzzled. I am puzzled by the fact that more than 200,000 Syrian citizens have been murdered by the Assad regime over the last three years and there have not been any protests to this effect in downtown St. John’s.
I am puzzled that Sunnis and Shiites are blowing each other up in lawless Iraq — and there are no noisy demonstrations in downtown St. John’s.
I am puzzled by the fact that the Copts in Egypt are being attacked on a regular basis — physically, and are having their churches bombed and burned — yet there are no demonstrations in St. John’s.
I am truly puzzled that the ISIS is murdering Yazidis in northern Iraq and still there are no protest marches in downtown St. John’s.
Yet, when Israel defends itself against terrorists and unfortunately civilian Gazans are put in harm’s way by their own regime, there are loud protests in St. John’s against Israel.
Where are all of these people now?
Why have they not continued to protest other atrocities? Why are they all quiet?
Is it because they cannot in any way blame Israel for these other events?
Truly puzzling, isn’t it?
Michael Paul, St. John’s