Foreign Policy on Trump’s retweets of videos showing Muslims being violent: “This is how every genocide begins”
Monday, December 04, 2017
Jihad Watch : “Despite these parallels, it may still seem like a stretch to link a few retweets to the Holocaust.”
Uh, yeah. “One of the precursors to the Nazi ascendancy was the
immense popularity, in the painful aftermath of World War I, of a book
purporting to disclose Jews’ plans for global domination: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
The book was a forgery — no such plan existed or had ever been
published by Jews — but it and similar texts cemented Jews as scapegoats
for Europe’s economic and political ills years before the Nazis took
power. The analogy to the president and his retweets is striking.”
Actually, the idea that Trump’s retweets have anything to do with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
is more Leftist hysteria, as Leftists grow ever more deranged in their
hatred of President Trump. The claim that Muslims are being victimized
as Jews were is not original to Daniel Altman of Foreign Policy. It’s a
common Leftist talking point.
The blazingly brilliant Daniel Greenfield takes it apart in this video.
The idea that Muslims are the new Jews is put forward by the Left, but
it also has opponents on the Left. In 2014, as part of his ongoing
awakening to the nature and reality of the jihad threat, Bill Maher noted:
Jews weren’t oppressing anybody. There weren’t 5,000
militant Jewish groups. They didn’t do a study of treatment of women
around the world and find that Jews were at the bottom of it. There
weren’t 10 Jewish countries in the world that were putting gay people to
death just for being gay.
Indeed. Further, neither Trump nor anyone else is calling for or
justifying genocide of Muslims, as Hitler did against Jews early in his
political career. No individual or group opposed to Islam is remotely
comparable to the National Socialists. Not that facts have ever gotten
in the way of a good meme.
Maher isn’t alone on the Left in having pointed out the absurdity of
likening opposition to jihad to the lead-up to the Holocaust. The late Christopher Hitchens also refuted this idea when writing a few years ago about the notorious Ground Zero Mosque proposal:
“Some of what people are saying in this mosque
controversy is very similar to what German media was saying about Jews
in the 1920s and 1930s,” Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim chaplain at Duke
University, told the New York Times. Yes, we all recall the
Jewish suicide bombers of that period, as we recall the Jewish yells for
holy war, the Jewish demands for the veiling of women and the stoning
of homosexuals, and the Jewish burning of newspapers that published
cartoons they did not like.
“This Is How Every Genocide Begins: Why Trump’s most un-American moment can’t be overlooked,” by Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy, November 30, 2017: