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Apologizing for Genocide?!?!

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Submitted by Pro-Israeli Democrat (United States), Dec 13, 2006 at 22:40

Ok, so my knowledge of Europe is limited in comparison to yours. That, though, doesn't mean anything. My knowledge of America is vastly superior to anything you can muster up, and you certainly don't know all Muslims from the inside out, though you have a right to your opinions. Frankly, I enjoy hearing them, regardless of my own stance. Debate, as I have said time and again, is always enjoyable.

The bottom line is this (and it has nothing to do with Dhimmitude, Eurabia, the neo-nazi movements, or for that matter, Jihad): you have just apologized for genocide and mass murder (committed against Bosnian Christians and Muslims alike by the Milosevich government). You can be politically incorrect while still retaining a semblence of humanity. Where is your compassion and sensitivity for the Bosnian victims? Genocide, whether in Sudan, Germany, Iraq, Cambodia, China, Russia, or elsewhere should be condemned, period. I don't care whether the victims are Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Zoroastrians, Bahais, atheists, or Unitarians. I can debate whether Muslims can assimilate or not all day long. Frankly, it is fun to do so, and I have many friends who would agree with some (or many) of your points, as with your call for a return to realpolitik.

However, as much as I loathe political and theological correctness, I will not take apologies for Milosevich, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, or any other genocidal dictator. Realpolitik does not mean justification for genocide. For goodness sake, don't tell me that you think the Anfal campaign of 1986-88 should have been ignored just because the Kurds (who really are moderates for the most part) happen to be NOMINALLY Muslim (though some are Zoroastrian). Would you consider Saddam's bombardment of the Kurds to be a "benevolent" genocide or a "defensive" genocide? Tell me which one.

The majority of my family was killed off in the Holocaust, and hence I refuse to take or accept apologies for the killing of innocents. How can I not sympathize with the Bosnians? How could I possibly empathize with Milosevich (I am certainly not talking about the Serbs as a whole; they suffered, too). I don't care what race or religion the victims are. Genocide is genocide. And are you saying that what Milosevich did was justified (or "funny"). Was Pol Pot's genocidal Khamer Rouge regime of "Democratic Kampuchea" "justified" in its actions? Were the victims "sub-human?" If so, then you truly have a warped view of this world, no matter how dangerous you deem Islam to be.


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