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Saturday, September 25, 2010

history starting to repeat itself?

Was reading this post about islamophobia.
In America there is the Anti deformation league. They investigate all kinds of anti semitism complaints. Usually small complaints. They made sure that even mentioning the word "Jew" somewhere, you have to be very careful about what you say, how you formulate your words, and mention that you have nothing against the persons as being a race, but only the actions of the Israeli government for example. Watch this video from Israeli director Yoav Shamir to get an insight in how it works. I love how the ADL says they don't have any influence, but continue to meet with high profile figures throughout the world.

Between 1934 and 1941 in Germany Jewish people where excluded more and more and many started to migrate. What happened after that is a sad truth...
Don't forget that there has been a hatred against Jews over the centuries. Same is actually true for Islamic people. In a lesser content, but still existent.

Exactly the same thing is starting now, to nick the two quotes from the Guardian as well:

“There is something around the whole United States, something is different. I was here since 1982. I have three kids here and I never had any trouble. My kids, they go to the girl scouts, they play basketball, they did all the normal activities. It just started this year. It’s strange, because after 9/11 there was no problem,” said Fathy, who was born in Egypt. “In the past in America other people were the target. We are the target now. We have trouble in California, we have trouble in New York, we have trouble in Florida.”

“Everybody knows they are trying to kill us. People are really concerned about this. Somebody has to stand up and take this country back.”
The article in the Guardian has many similarities with what started in Germany in 1934. Is history starting to repeat it self?
This time a new group? A new scape goat?
Please, let this not be true. We already have a new wall raised in this world, while we where so happy when in 1989 that other wall fell down.
People already begin to picket against a group again.
Maybe in 30 years from now there will be a new ADL, this time to 'protect' the interests of Islamic people. We shouldn't have needed an ADL in the first place, and we can also do without a second.

1 comment:

  1. Same thing is happening in many countries. Unfortunately. The "Minarettverbot" in Switzerland for example. Let's not even start about our home country.

    (If the Islam is an evil religion, then so are Christianity and Judism. All three are more or less based on the same thing, strangely)