16 March 2008

Another spike of Holocaust envy

Mick Hartley quotes the head of the Department of Islamic Studies at King Saud University:

One of the important things that we must tell people is that what is going on in Palestine today is a real holocaust. This is the real holocaust. A holocaust is not the burning of 50-60 Jews in Germany or Switzerland, but the Jews continue to call it the Holocaust.
That's a relatively easy to discern case of Joo-hate. Unfortunately that's what is being taught to millions of children in many Islamic countries, but this couldn't be helped.

But here comes a Palestinian leader considered a moderate by many, a politician we are supposed to make peace with. And what does he preach?
The Palestinian Authority president has accused Israel of maintaining policies in Jerusalem that are tantamount to "an ethnic cleansing campaign". Speaking to leaders from Muslim countries gathered in Senegal, Mahmoud Abbas said Israel's actions were calculated to force Palestinians from the city.

"Our people in Jerusalem are under an ethnic cleansing campaign," he said. "They are suffering from a series of decisions like tax hikes and construction prohibitions." Abbas said Palestinians were "facing a campaign of annihilation" by the Israeli state.
Ethnic cleansing and annihilation. In other words, the "real Holocaust" again. Of course, this was announced in Arabic - for internal use, so to speak. The man is gradually mastering the double-tongued manner of public speeches of his predecessor. One for the West, one for the East...

To remind you, here are some demographics of Jerusalem:
Growth rate of Arab population in city in past 40 years is double that of Jewish population, data published by Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies reveals. In 2020, Arabs expected to constitute 40 percent of capital's residents.
I would say, a typical case of ethnic cleansing. Wouldn't you?

Now guess what are Palestinian kids learning from their teachers?

More here and here.