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No Respect Expected Where No Respect Can Be Generated

Reader comment on item: Scrawled Swastika on Israeli Flag Not Harassment: Concordia University
in response to reader comment: Oct/20/17: swastika and derogatory nicknames in Arabic script at Joshua's tomb

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Apr 11, 2022 at 11:41

So much has been implicated in the errant and sometime random use of the swastika that one wonders what the real delusion is in recalling the Nationalist Socialists' use of essentially an ancient religious symbol of decidedly pagan influences. From the anti-Semitic perspective, it suggests that Islam users of the symbol insinuates their inability to identify with any real identity with the land or the honoring of the ancient patriarchs that are the benefactors of the promises to Abraham and his children. At least they have yet to try and blow it up like the ISIL barbarians did to Jonah's tomb in Mosul (Nineveh).

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