Posted by: rotenochsen | June 8, 2009

A RIDICULOUS AND HURTFUL COMPARISON

Monday, June 8,2009

During Obama’s speech in Cairo, he made the comparison of the Holocaust to the suffering that the Palestinians have endured in their conflict with the Israelis.
“In his Cairo speech, immediately after talking about the Holocaust, Obama said that “on the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people, Muslims and Christians, have suffered in pursuit of a homeland.”

“Obama shockingly equated the destruction of European Jewry to the suffering Arabs brought upon themselves when they declared war on the nascent state of Israel.
“Obama ignored the fact that the Palestinians have not abandoned terror,” Habayit Hayehudi chairman Daniel Herschkowitz said during a tour of settlements south of Hebron. “The government of Israel is not America’s lackey. The relations with the Americans are based on friendship and not submission, and therefore Israel must tell Obama that stopping natural growth in the settlements is a red line.”
Source:Jerusalem Post

I really do not know where to begin to explain the obtuse comparison of the Holocaust and the plight of the Palestinians. But one way to begin is to compare the plight of millions of people being rounded up, herded into train boxcars and shipped off to “death Camps”, just because they were of a race that was detested by a megalomaniac who needed a scapegoat to further his quest for power!
Of course many innocent Catholics and other Christians have suffered during the protracted conflict between the terrorist followers of Hamas and the Israelis. But let us not forget that despite all the cease-fires and Camp David agreements. The radical element of the Palestinians keeps firing rockets into Israel and there is the occasional suicide bomber that blows up some public place killing innocemt women and children.

But never did any of the Jews, Catholics or gypsies that were killed by the millions in the “death camps”, kill anyone or incite violence in Germany, Poland and or any other country. The genocide that was perpetrated by the Holocaust was unprovoked and should never be compared to the conflict between the Muslim terrorists who call themselves Palestinians!

During the recent war between Israel defense force and Hamas in Gaza
There were 4,747 Palestinian deaths.This was during the second intifada, the Palestinian uprising that began in September 2000. Hardly an apt comparison of the millions killed in Nazi death camps!

Perhaps when Obama toured the death camp at Buchenwald in eastern Germany, where 56,000 people died at the hands of the Nazis, he realized the absurdity of his analogy. But do not hold your breath to wait for an apology!

It was obvious from the speech he gave to students and dignitaries
at Cairo University that “President Barack Obama succeeded in delivering a message of respect to Muslims across the world, as was printed in an editorial in the United Arab Emirates-based Gulf News.

His familiarity with Islam and his ability to quote comfortably from the Quran (he did it four times) is bound to resonate in this part of the world.

I only hope the open hand that Obama offers Hamas, the Palestinians and the Muslim world does not result in those radical Muslims who hate the USA and Israel,returning it with the “clenched fist” of aggression. Highlighting the hostility that Obama faces from some quarters, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in a message on a website, warned Muslims against alliance with Christians and Jews, saying it would annul their faith. Source: Reuters News Service

Unless the Muslim world renounces the radical intent of eradicating Israel. There can be no peace in the Middle East despite all the pious platitudes that Obama is so adept at delivering!


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