28 February '13..
Just like Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it becomes unavoidable that Islamophobia must be regarded as a crime against humanity — Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, at a UN summit on tolerance [!] in Geneva.
Funny, I have always thought that crimes against humanity were things like the Armenian Genocide, which for some reason Mr. Erdoğan failed to mention.
It is difficult for me to see how Zionism, the movement to allow the Jewish people to finally achieve self-determination in their own land, to finally end their contingent existence and subhuman treatment, compares to clubbing Armenian babies to death.
And why didn’t Erdoğan mention another ‘ism’, Palestinianism?
While Zionism says that Arabs may be citizens of a Jewish state, racist Palestinianism denies that Jews may live in a Palestinian one. Palestinianism calls for the destruction of the Zionist state, while Zionism advocates coexistence. And Palestinianism has been the father of the murderous terrorism that plagues the world today.
He did mention Fascism. He could have expanded on this, discussing the relationship between Hitler and one of the founders of Palestinianism, Haj Amin al-Husseini. Husseini incited pogroms in Mandate Palestine, raised an SS division that murdered Jews in Yugoslavia, incited a major pogrom in Iraq, made broadcasts for the Nazis calling on Arabs to kill Jews, helped former members of the SS find sanctuary after WWII, and more. Talk about crimes against humanity!
As the story linked above mentions, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who was sitting right behind the Turk, didn’t seem to notice anything amiss. Not surprising: the UN, which oozes multiculturalism, seems to draw the line at defending one particular culture, that of Jewish Israelis.
There are myriad speeches and resolutions introduced at the UN about the alleged plague of Islamophobia. One would think that Islamophobes are flying planes into Muslim skyscrapers and blowing up their tourist buses on a daily basis.
No, not quite. the problem seems to be that “Islamophobes” say nasty things. They say, for example, that Muslims treat women and non-Muslims as inherently inferior, deserving of fewer rights than male Muslims. You see? They are criticizing the religion of Islam and its divinely inspired shari’a! So what if non-Muslims and women actually have fewer rights in Muslim countries? That’s not the important part.
Islamophobes often mention the connection of Muslims to terrorism. But not all terrorists are Muslim. What about the American terrorist, Timothy McVeigh? And then, er, let’s see…
And anti-Islamophobia crusaders (oops, bad choice of words!) such as the ACLU are outraged at the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims, actually spying on what goes on in mosques, using informants. Whatever on earth happened to make the NYPD suspicious of Muslims? After all, there have only been 16 Islamic terrorist plots against New York City uncovered since 9/11!
Thanks are due to Mr. Erdoğan for creatively illustrating the meaning of ‘crimes against humanity’, and the ACLU for keeping us on our toes about Islamophobia.