Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Suffer Little Children

The Belmont Club hesitates to devote any space at all to the latest attack by Islamic 'militants' on a bus in Jerusalem which killed five children and injured 40 others.

Strollers were scattered near the stricken bus, medics carried away children with blood-smeared faces and a baby girl died in a hospital before doctors could find her parents. At least five children were among the 18 dead in Tuesday's suicide bombing by a Palestinian militant who blew himself up on a Jerusalem bus. Forty children were among more than 100 people injured.

You see, the children were only Jews. And respected Oxford academics tell us it is all right to reject students who are Jews. And the wife of the President of the European Central Bank tells us that Palestine's woes are caused by an "elite club of rich American Jews". So the Belmont Club will save its electrons to endorse the three days of official mourning for Sergio Vieira de Mello, the senior United Nations diplomat killed a suicide bombing in Baghdad. The great rarely care for children, except perhaps for the one who was called the 'King of the Jews'.

'And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them: and His disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God'  -- (Mark 10:13-14).