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Submitted by Ira Katz (United States), Nov 22, 2005 at 16:46

It was bothersome to see you go on about technicalities on the definition of 'racism.' Whether critics use the word correctly or not is not the thrust of their concern. It would have been better to assume - with no chance of error - they meant prejudice, and go on from there.

I saw for the umpteenth time an email circulating, ostensibly (so the email says) published in a newspaper in Spain called "All Europe Died in Aushwitz." You and some of your readers may have seen it. It purports that Europeans, to atone for or correct their horrible racist act of condoning, committing or other actions in the holocaust, allowed massive immigration of Muslims, whom he lumps together as all murderous, stupid, lazy, slum-creating, etc., etc. Here's my reply to some friends who sent it. The article itself follows that.
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Though I understand the writer's sentiment, his lumping all Muslims together as 'shiftless', fanatical, superstitious, stupid, murderers, is suspect. His glowing words about our people (Jews) are seductive but I don't want to be seduced and don't need to be validated. It's interesting that it appeared in a Spanish newspaper - i.e., would have been read by readers all 'stripes' and feels nice to know that someone is telling all those goyim (gentiles) how great we are and how terrible they were to try to exterminate us. I wonder if it really was an article or a letter to the editor? Hard to imagine a mainstream paper publishing something like this.

It's hard to imagine somene could be blind to the inherent contradictions in one sentence of his writing: (my underlining) I'm sure you caught it.

And under the pretence 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.

(emailed article itself)


> This is a translation of an article from a Spanish newspaper. Please send this article to as many people as possible, with a request to forward it on. The truth must be told!
>
>
> 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 and 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 pretence 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 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 nave 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 hoping 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.


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