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Simon Wiesenthal died this week. The former architect who spent his life hunting down Nazi war criminals died in his sleep, in his home in Vienna, Austria. his passing marks the end of an age; one that I pray we never forget.
Being from a family of holocaust survivors, I am appalled by the Holocaust-deniers out there who simply revise history to match their view. General Eisenhower toured the camps extensively, and did so in order to be able to testify to their horrors, yet in today's world we find those who would deny that this ever happened. I assume that they are more capable of reconstructing the camps in their images, rather than depending upon the hundreds and hundreds of eyewitnesses, and the real fact that 6M people diappeared off the face of the earth!
And now, are times really changing? The advisors to PM Tony Blair recommended that he 'ditch holocaust day' (not my words, but the London Times headline).
"ADVISERS appointed by Tony Blair after the London bombings are proposing to scrap the Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day because it is regarded as offensive to Muslims.
They want to replace it with a Genocide Day that would recognise the mass murder of Muslims in Palestine, Chechnya and Bosnia as well as people of other faiths..."
Here is something that is interesting as well, from the same article -- "A member of one of the committees, made up of Muslims, said it gave the impression that “western lives have more value than non-western lives”. That perception needed to be changed. “One way of doing that is if the government were to sponsor a national Genocide Memorial Day..."
Now, I know that in this day of politically correct speech it is offensive to bring up things such as the foolishness that Jews are NOT Western, and that for precisely this reason they have suffered from millenia. They have been the outsiders, and most people who have any clue at all understand that they are not Western! So, where does this person get off saying that Holocaust Day gives an impression that WESTERN lives have more value than NON-WESTERN lives! And people will listen to this rubbish!
Fortunately, many in the British Parliament have spoken out against this blatant nonsense, expressing that the Holocaust was a unique and horrific event in the annals of European History. Now, as I have said in past posts, I still think that the Armenians are given short shrift for the Holocaust that wiped their country out, but I find it interesting that no Muslims are decrying that ommission. I wonder if it is because the Ottomans (Muslim) were responsible for that genocidal move?
“Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.” - Jonathan Edwards -
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
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