June 19, 2010
Only a hateful bigot would be intolerant of Hitler!
Via Jamie Glazov, I found a link to a truly appalling video in which a UCSD student makes light of the charge that the Muslim Student Association hosted a "Hitler Youth Week," and after questioning, finally expresses approval of a second Holocaust:
David Horowitz: "I am a Jew. The head of Hezbollah has said that he hopes that we will gather in Israel so he doesn't have to hunt us down globally. ... For it or against it?"Here's the video:
I was taken aback by the way the audience just sits there, as if expressing support for a second Holocaust is just another opinion, and as worthy of consideration as, say, a proposal to build a new student housing complex.
So I wonder. Is there an emerging standard of tolerance for Hitler?
Or is there some sort of Hitler double standard?
The fact is, if any American of European descent publicly expresses approval of Hitler, riots erupt. At the very least, any comment supportive of Hitler or Nazi policies would be greeted with an instant chorus of boos.
Yet when a Muslim does the same thing, we are supposed to be understanding and tolerant of other cultures.
In this context, it's impossible for me to overlook a very ugly phenomenon that is usually overlooked (possibly suppressed) in the MSM. I refer to an undisguised fondness for Hitler among too many Islamists and their supporters. In the Mideast (and in Turkey), Mein Kampf is a best seller, and babies are named for Hitler.
I think that's appalling, and I don't understand why the phenomenon isn't roundly condemned by all Americans who believe in basic standards of civilization. Yet instead of it being roundly condemned, those who roundly condemn it find themselves roundly condemned -- for "hate speech"! And the sites which document pro-Hitler hate by Muslim extremists are called "hate sites." That in itself is outrageous.
This is not to say that there aren't crackpot, Hitler-loving Americans of European descent, only that there is a vastly different standard applied to them. When an American couple named their baby for Hitler, the baby was taken away. I'm not saying their baby should have been taken away, but I very much doubt the same thing would have happened had the parents been Muslims.
This Hitler double standard is dangerous and I don't like it. Adolf Hitler -- a man who stands out in human history as truly epitomizing evil -- is being treated as if he were an oppressed Muslim in need of tolerance.
To call it a slippery slope would be understatement.
I'm worried that in the name of "tolerance," people are losing their minds.
posted by Eric on 06.19.10 at 11:54 AM
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