Sunday, September 11, 2005

Appeasement Watch

Today's London Sunday Times carried an article that left me almost speechless:

ADVISERS appointed by Tony Blair after the London bombings are proposing to scrap the Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day because it is regarded as offensive to Muslims.

They want to replace it with a Genocide Day that would recognise the mass murder of Muslims in Palestine, Chechnya and Bosnia as well as people of other faiths.

The Jewish Holocaust was unique in history. It was the only genocide in which the goal was the literal extermination of every man, woman, and child belonging to a particular ethnic or religious group. Only the morally bankrupt could be opposed to a day memorializing what happened. Yet the Times quotes one Muslim spokesman as saying the following:

The very name Holocaust Memorial Day sounds too exclusive to many young Muslims. It sends out the wrong signals: that the lives of one people are to be remembered more than others. It's a grievance that extremists are able to exploit.

So memorializing the Holocaust is a "grievance" that drives young Muslims to extremism. Is it any wonder that the jihadists were able to find eight British Muslims willing to blow themselves up aboard subway trains? Sadly, the Muslim community in the UK has proven susceptible to the culture of perpetual victimhood that afflicts all too much of the Islamic world.


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