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April 16, 2007

Remembering Another Horrible Massacre

by Doug Mataconis

There is no point in engaging in comparisons. Today’s tragedy at Virginia Tech will make it’s own mark on history (although I can’t help but wonder what the future might have been like if those 32 innocent people had not been murdered today).

Nonetheless, today is also Israel’s official acknowledgment of an act that will live in infamy as long as the human race exists:

JERUSALEM — Sirens sounded across Israel on Monday morning, bringing life to a standstill as millions of Israelis observed a moment of silence to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

The two-minute siren at 10 a.m. is an annual tradition marking Israel’s Holocaust remembrance day, which began Sunday evening and ends at sundown Monday. Pedestrians froze in their tracks, buses stopped on busy streets, and cars on major highways pulled over as the country paused to pay respect to the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.

Yes, there have been other genocides in human history worth remembering. But there is something especially brutal, methodical, even scientific, about the Nazi’s attempted extermination of every Jew in Europe that deserves special contempt.


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  1. And aftermaths of the Holocaust on the Jews in Europe are still happening today.

    FACT: The Jewish Population in France has dropped from roughly 700,000 to 500,000 within the last decade, due to Jewish fear of Muslims. Muslim Youth are harrasing Jews, mostly in southern France, rampaging in Jewish areas, sprawling anti-Semitic remarks on walls of Synagogues, and desecrating Jewish cemetaries all over France. (Source: Miami Herald, last month)

    And in nearby Belgium, they’ve even murdered Jewish Rabbis.

    Are we seeing anything about this on the MSM?

    One detailed report last month from the Miami Herald Sunday edition. Besides that, silence from the NY Times, LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, and other MSM outlets.

    And complete and utter silence from the libertarian media: Nothing in Reason, zilch on libertarian websites, and silence here at Liberty Papers.

    You see it doesn’t quite fit the Anti-War on Radical Islam template.

    If the MSM and the libertarian media were to acknowledge such assaults on Jews in France or even here in America (notice the COMPLETE blackout by the libertarian media of the Muslim guy gunning down 6 Jewish women last summer in Seattle), they’d be put on the same side of George W. Bush and those of us who call for a crack-down on Radical Muslim violence.

    Comment by Eric Dondero — April 17, 2007 @ 7:25 am

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