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Submitted by j (United States), Jun 1, 2007 at 08:26

Opposition to Israel based on the idea that the Holocaust was a political event? It doesn't make sense, since the establishment of most countries was based on some "political event." It makes more sense to me to see Holocaust denial as a means of Arabs dismissing the horrors endured by those victimized by Hitler's "politics."

By neutralizing the fact of genocide and terror to "political", Arabs seek to excuse their own uncivilized conduct. Perhaps then, the goal of Arabs is to excuse the murderous actions of Arab suicide bombers and terrorists as merely "political" actions? Murder and terrorism are not to be dismissed as "political" even when they are used to promote "politcal" ends.

The language that seeks to minimize the Holocaust should be answered with similar language that dismisses those who put forth such views as "misinformed", "simplistic", and "uneducated". That's not namecalling, it's neutralizing the harsher adjectives that might be used such as "brainwashed", "ignorant", and "idiotic" that clearly come to mind with such stupidity. And let those "misinformed" individuals remember that while they have the right to express their views to some extent in a democratic society, any criminal actions they undertake that stem from such "politically motivated" views are neither mitigated nor excused based on the mistaken premise that the Holocaust did not occur.

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Holocaust [34 words]emil shehadehSep 27, 2017 11:56240924
Holocaust is it a big issue? [100 words]Ala'Jul 12, 2007 20:13103545
Holocaust, What Holocaust [280 words]EricoMay 14, 2008 11:03103545
Hi ! But it never happened [293 words]EricoMay 15, 2008 06:40103545
This is much like... [14 words]JoshuaJun 7, 2007 23:5296681
Are we doomed to repeat forgotten history ? [143 words]Phil GreendJun 5, 2007 18:4396154
Stupidity [71 words]karimSep 19, 2007 06:1296154
comment on thought about muslim [83 words]mashkoorDec 14, 2009 05:1496154
1/4 of Israeli Arabs Deny Holocaust - controlling education system has its limits [38 words]MichalJun 3, 2007 04:2895856
Allah knows all [51 words]surjJun 5, 2007 16:2995856
absurd "logic" in the muslim mind [81 words]nathan freedmanAug 20, 2007 20:0295856
Quote, quote [15 words]Brian HJun 3, 2007 00:2595841
INGRID MATTSON'S COMMENTS [154 words]JACQUES HADIDAJun 1, 2007 12:1195655
1And they call it education.. [156 words]donvanJun 1, 2007 10:5395644
Compare this to recent US Pew Poll [21 words]LDCJun 1, 2007 09:5995636
It matters [81 words]David W. LincolnJun 1, 2007 09:5195634
On language [218 words]jJun 1, 2007 08:2695628
RE: One-Quarter of Israeli Arabs Deny the Holocaust [21 words]James CampbellMay 31, 2007 20:0095590
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w/response from Daniel Pipes
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The Nazi affiliation of the Grand Mufti during the Holocaust. [53 words]M.D'SouzaMay 31, 2007 18:4295584
DENIAL OF HOLOCAUST [116 words]MJMay 31, 2007 17:4995568
Unsurprising [87 words]VijayMay 30, 2007 07:3395319

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