Muslims are the New Jews
I believe it was a Muslim British minister who had been the victim of a hate crime who
said it first,
"Muslims are the new Jews", meaning it has become socially acceptable to
denigrate and attack Muslims on nothing more than prejudice, ignorance and just plain lies.
I have just received (again) an email which has been making the glurge rounds for quite
some time now and over the years it has grown and prospered.
Something to Consider
The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish newspaper on April 25, 2011. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world.
REMEMBER AS YOU READ -- THIS WAS PRINTED IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER
ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.
The contribution of this
people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.
And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.
They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.
Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.
And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.
We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.
What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe ..
The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims. The Jews don't hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people.
The Jews don't traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.
Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.
Muslims must ask 'what can they do for humankind' before they demand that humankind respects them.
Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel 's part, the following two sentences really say it all:
'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel .." Benjamin Netanyahu
General Eisenhower Warned Us It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect:
'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened'
Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while the German people looked the other way.
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people. Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.
How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center 'NEVER HAPPENED' because it offends some Muslim in the United States ?
Please do not just delete this message; it will take only a minute to pass this along. If you have concerns about tracking of forwarded emails, copy and paste this message before you send it, like I did.
The thing about propaganda is that it does not matter in the least whether the claims
are true or false as the prejudiced will believe them anyway because they support
their prejudice. As Paul Simon said it: "A man hears what he wants to hear and
disregards the rest".
So, let the debunking begin.
REMEMBER AS YOU READ -- THIS WAS PRINTED IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER
Nope. It was never printed in any Spanish newspaper. Not true.
Furthermore, there is no recognized news reporter or editor in Spain by the name
"Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez" or its variants. It is all an invention.
this site or blog (in Spanish) says it is an American hoax falsely attributed to a Spanish newspaper. Loosely translated:
It is interesting that a Spanish person says "if you exchange emails with
Americans you surely have received this email". In my case he is right.
I have always received it from Americans and if I am receiving it less it
is probably because I have blocked so many senders already. I have
never received it from a Spanish sender. It is in America where
this email has traction:
If you exchange emails with Americans you surely have received a
text titled "All European Life Died in Auschwitz" [sic, title in
English]. I have received it many times. It is a supposed article
written by a supposed Spanish editor for a supposed Spanish newspaper.
[...] In reality no Spanish newspaper would have allowed the publication
of such piece.
It is another hoax of the many on the
Internet against Muslims and which provide a relief valve for the
frustration of certain segments of western populations who do not see
their points of view reflected in mainstream media...
February 26, 2006[...] brings to my attention this disturbing little essay by Sebastian Vivar Rodriguez on a Spanish website called "Gentiuno."
Although it was published almost a year and a half ago, it continues to make its way around the web, often in somewhat exaggerated translation, and -- I am ashamed to say this -- to great approval, on Jewish-interest blogs.
An interesting analysis:
The first reference you get when you google "Sebastian Vivar Rodriguez" is an online Spanish magazine Gentiuno and their posting of Nov 21, 2004: Europa murió en Auschwitz (Europe Died in Auschwitz) by Sebastián Vivar Rodríguez. No listing of attributes, no description of whether he is a journalist or even a Christian.
In the email variation of this article, I suppose someone felt it would have more authority if it were ascribed to some large metropolitan Spanish paper, but it looks like it's written by a nobody.
Since then a number of websites have republished that article changing the name and adding details such as "a Spanish Journalist" or "printed in a Spanish Daily Newspaper."
It seems most often quoted on pro-Israeli sites.
And this is the way it spreads, [...] So why has it spread so quickly? My own feeling is that all these bloggers agree so much with the sentiments that they really don't care if it was actually printed anywhere; the important thing, I suppose is that it gets said at all. No one wants a bomb sent in the mail so we can all blame it on poor Sebastian Villar Rodriguez or Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez or Sebastian Vivar Rodriguez. Hey, Sebastian said it - not me! Don't shoot the messenger!
If you go to the original page at
http://www.gentiuno.com/articulo.asp?articulo=1865 you can see it was published in November
2004 and there are practically no responses. The first one almost two years later is a
rambling tirade against the Catholic Church etc. not particularly related to the article.
The next one is in support of the article and signed by a "Lee Anthony Nieves" which makes me
think (the name and the composition of the post) is probably an American, maybe of Latino
extraction. Then another incoherent ramble. Then an anti-Jewish post.
Then another supporting post saying "forgive my Spanish as I am not Spanish". Etc.
In other words, this post or article got zero traction in Spain but some Americans ran with it,
enlarged it, improved it, circulated it and made it their own.
This email resonates with some Americans and they are the ones who hear it because
that is what they want to hear. I can say I am relieved to find out this
piece of crap got absolutely no traction in Spain.
On the other hand, in America, this is repeated and recirculated. Extremists are a
problem but a big part of the problem is that America has a large share and they have great
influence in their government and foreign policy. As an example have a look at this
site (copy and paste, I do not want to provide a direct link)
This, of course, is a lie, just like the rest, but propaganda has nothing to do with facts and
all to do with playing with people's fears and emotions. What is frightening is how easily
people repeat lies. And if you ask them to show you a cite of a press report showing
that it happened they act all offended because you are doubting their word.
Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it
'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet.
However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each
country is giving into it.
And the point of this is ... ? That early 20th century Germans were Muslims?
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail
is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians,
10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved,
beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while the German people looked the other way.
[Johnny Carson: I did not know that.]
The conclusion *I* would draw is that even the most advanced and civilized countries can go
crazy and do terrible things under the impression that "this time it's different".
The German people did not just "look the other way"; they supported Nazi policies enthusiastically
because they were "patriotic" and because they had been sold the notion that Jews were the
cause of German problems. That is what nationalism and propaganda can do.
And both things are in very plentiful supply in America these days.
German nationalism caused a huge disaster but today it is American nationalism which we
should fear. Americans are lead to believe their country is under attack by Muslims
and America is exceptionally special and superior and has the right to do "whatever it takes".
Like, you know, Germany in the 1930s. That is a dangerous situation. It leads to
a country doing things like torturing and disappearing prisoners, Abu Ghraib, the destruction of
Fallujah, and countless other crimes which are ignored or openly supported by Americans.
Today, ten years after the terrorist attacks, America lives in fear and this anti-Muslim
propaganda just promotes the fear: "They're coming to get us!". This works quite well
military-industrial complex which runs America today. They need enemies and,
after the fall of the USSR, Muslims will have to do.
Anti-Muslim emails, sites and people all repeat the old, tired, platitudes: that Islam
is incompatible with democracy and respect of Human Rights, that the Koran is barbaric
and mandates killing infidels, etc. Those people must have never read the Bible
and they must ignore that the great majority of Muslims live in peace in countries like
Indonesia. They won't let facts get in the way of their anti-Islamism.
As for me, I have suffered much more harm coming from Christians, even some who would
call themselves devout Christians, than from any Muslims. Some people are extremists
and assholes regardless of religious affiliation. Gawd protect us from them all.
If you are an American citizen or a foreigner traveling to America the chances that
terrorists, Muslim or otherwise, will fuck with you are infinitesimally small.
On the other hand, the chances that the American government or its bureaucrats will ruin
your day for no good reason are quite significant.