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Which side really wears the mask of Nazism?

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Submitted by Clinton Gatewood (United States), Jun 25, 2002 at 09:57

I find it incredible that anyone could possibly associate the actions of Israel with the actions and atrocities committed by the Third Reich. If any one side in the Middle East could be associated with Nazism it would be the radical Islamics and the individuals behind the continuing homicide operations against Israel and the world. If Israel were acting in a manner comparable to the Nazis then the Palestinians in Jenin and other areas would not exist today. Would the Nazis have been so careful in an assualt against an area like Jenin? I daresay they would not have. Israel, through its "restrained" military actions, demonstrated its belief that Palestinians are human while radical Islamics continuely dehumanize Israelis and the Western world. It was this very dehumanization that allowed the Germans to commit the attrocities perpetrated during Hitler's "Final Solution" and it is the dehumanization of Israelis and the Western would, of all us "pigs", that allows homicide bombings to continue.

Not only do the homicide bombings continue, they are celebrated by the whole Palestinian community and the bombers' mothers speak out with joy and pride! The whole community sees nothing wrong with the killing of innocent civilians (yet, I still don't understand what sins soldiers have committed to be considered non-innocent targets in peace time). This is a small demonstration of the attitudes seen in Nazi society during Hitler's reign. The community in Nazi Germany either turned an uncaring blind eye or celebrated the actions against the Jews and this is the same attitude seen in today's Palestinian community and in much of the Islamic world. I have yet to hear any strong condemnation of the homicide bombings by any Islamic State in the area.

Lastly, Hannah Arendt pointed out that, in the end, totalitarianism, like we saw in Nazi Germany, eventually ends in its own destruction. If unchecked, Nazism would have consumed the world, then consumed itself from the inside. Radical Islam is little different in this respect. Radical Islam believes that everyone should be subjected to its supreme rules under the command of Allah. Anyone living outside these rules are less then people and must be dealt with harshly (in the end killed). Radical Islam has its beleive that there is only thier way of life through Allah and all people should be subjected to life under his rule while the Nazis had thier belief that there was only one supreme race and that race should be the ruling standard. I submit that, if the Nazis would have succeeded, they would have eventually turned on themselves saying, yes, all the people in the world are blond and blue-eyed, but this group has eyes not quite the right shade of blue or this group has hair two thick lets get rid of them. If Radical Islam was to rule the world then they too would eventually start saying that this group doesn't kneel quite right, pray in the right tone of voice or thier beards or not shaped right lets get rid of them. In either scenario, the end of both movements would end in final destruction.

It is time the world recognizes this movement for what it is. If left unchecked, this movement will gain access to weapons of mass destruction and they will not be afraid to use them. Ironically, it will be the college professors and activist that have supported these groups that will die like stuck pigs right along side the rest of us. Yet, they will protest and scream the most! (There will be a wailing and gnashing of teeth.)
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