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August 24, 2006

On 'First They Came For the Jews - The Story of Yet Another World War'

Why do Europeans hate Israelis so much? Could it be that the Israelis fight Islamic supremacy whereas Europeans continue to meekly accept their future dhimmi status? The same question could also be posed to the moderate Muslims of the West that would be subjected to the same fate as that of non-Muslims, or worse. After all, moderate or "liberal" Muslims are also despised by the Islamists, both the al-Qaeda variety and that of the Iranian and Hezbollah brand.

A new essay from the "insightful European writer" who writes under the name, Fjordman, writes that it is often said that the West is a Judeo-Christian civilization, and although there are some people who contest this term, and that not all Jews or Christians share this feeling of connection, he doesn't believe it to be just a cliché. He believes that the modern history of Western civilization would be unthinkable without its Jewish component, and it is thus our own identity and survival as a civilization that is under threat from Iran and Hezbollah, not just Israel's.

Fjordman uses in the title of his piece, the title of a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the quiescence of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group, to emphasize his point that just as it is with Pastor Martin Niemöller's poem, today's story of the Wests quiescence to Islamic fascism that we are living in real time - is the story of yet another world war.

Just as Niemöller's poem tells the story of Europe's refusal to stand up to the Nazis while they still had time:

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

... Fjordman's essay is warning Europe and the rest of the West that our failure to stand up for and behind the Israelis, is the story behind the story of WW-III:
We only have the moral right to defend ourselves against Islamization if we give the same rights to Israelis. It is the same religious group that is harassing non-Muslim in European cities, that wants to blow up planes over American cities and is murdering Buddhist teachers in southern Thailand. It is high time we acknowledge this. Israel is not the aggressor, it is a brave little nation making up the frontline in an Islamic war that is increasingly spanning the globe. First, they came for the Jews, then they came for everybody else, the story of yet another world war.
Read all of "First They Came For the Jews: The Story of Yet Another World War."

Cross posted from Hyscience

Posted by Richard at August 24, 2006 2:47 PM

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