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"co-evolution of prejudice"

Reader comment on item: Where the Nazi "Big Lie" Endures

Submitted by Sheerahkahn (United States), May 3, 2007 at 15:58

Mr. Pipes asks the question, "Might some of today's anti-Zionists be ashamed to realize that their thinking is, however repackaged, but an elaboration of the genocidal deceptions espoused by Hitler, Goebbels, and Himmler?..."

Mr. Pipes, you do realize that hateful people will seize any reason, no matter how preposterous, to rationalize/legitamize their prejudices. Whether the Islamic world would revolt against the notion that their current modus operandi is a rehash of old Nazi Germany's formulaic propaganda is speculative, and dare I say, irrelevant.

The Islamic world has a history of anti-semiticism that predates Nazi Germany, so at the most of what we have here is a co-evolution of prejudice. That the two should find companionship with each other should come as no surprise to anyone, least of all to you. But to seriously ask the question, "Might they then abandon these views?" with the stack of historical evidence indicting the Islamic and Nazi's blatant hatred of all things Jewish...is to entertain fantasy, when cold hard contemplation is needed.


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