Now another expression of European exclusion occuring - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bruce
    • 16.06.06 | 12:42 (IDT)

    the use of the language of cultural difference between "Europe" and Turkey. The only difference between Turkey and recently included Poland, in terms of large population and worker migration is the religion of the people of Turkey. Thus cultural difference is a reference to the non Chrisatian religion of Turks. The catholic Church campaigned for the inclusion of Christian heritage reference in the European constitution (this was rejected), but now this very line of thinking is used to justify excluding non Christian nations from Europe (even worse is the implicit alliance between faith and racists in Europe involved). This has obvious parallels to historic discrimination (and ultimately exclusion of) against a non European and non Christian people. Given the silence during the 1930's and 1940's and the role of the Church in this latest matter ..

    from the article: Benedict at Auschwitz: unanswered questions
    First published 00:00 15.06.06 | Last updated 00:00 16.06.06
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