It is not the occupation Stupid, It is the "religion of Peace(TM)" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Danny
    • 11.07.05 | 02:55 (IDT)

    Adolf Hitler said: 'the broad mass of a nation will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.' Hitler also taught us that to succeed, the lie should be told loudly. In case you didn't notice, he would generally start his speeches in a relatively quite manner, and then as he starts shouting he gets more and more applause. The foolhardy German masses honestly believed that if their beloved Fuhrer is taking such a pain to talk loudly, he should be telling more truth. By these two accounts, Islamism is expected to be a very successful lie as it is the "fact" that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the root of all the terrorism driven by the Jihadi movement. The mis-perception of the Islamic threat, the mis-statements of the truth staring us in the face, a truth so obvious, if one looks around the world and does not confine oneself to the Western world -- a carefully self-imposed limitation by so many, who would prefer to believe that it is something we did, something "the West" did, that explains Muslim "rage" and so on, a proposal which would fall flat on its stupid face if anyone were to quietly point out that at present, as in the past, there is a long history of Muslim aggression against non-Muslims, as, at the moment, in Nigeria, Sudan, the Philippines, India and Kashmir, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia, inter alia, all demonstrate. But we mustn't mention the 60-70 million Hindus killed. We must not mention the 1804 Jihad in West Africa. We mustn't mention the 2 million black non-Muslim Sudanese killed, or the Christian and Confucian Chinese in the 1960s, or the Christian East Timorese a decade ago, or the Christians in the Moluccas, or the Hindus persecuted and murdered and forced to flee in Bangladesh, in Kashmir, in Pakistan, or... no, none of this can be mentioned, because to mention it implies that perhaps it is not what the West does, perhaps it is not the West at all, but simply what Islam teaches, what Muslims believe, and how they act, quite reasonably, on what they are taught to believe from a belief-system that pervades every aspect of Muslim societies and of individual consciousness. Bush has failed in explaining the truth. And those who hate him and rant against him are far far worse. And Blair has failed to do the same.

    from the article: A world path not followed
    First published 00:00 10.07.05 | Last updated 00:00 10.07.05
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