Britains Are Nazis, TooNot just
A senior Muslim invoked Hitler's 1930s Nazi regime while attacking the [British] Government over its treatment of British Muslims.
In a presentation to MPs, Mr Bari went so far as to ask: "What is the degree of xenophobia that tipped Germany in the 1930s towards a murderous ethnic and cultural racism?" ...
Mr Bari, the head of the Muslim Council of Britain, criticised the Government for "unfairly targeting" Muslims, and said that it was undermining their status as "equal citizens".
"In recent months there has been a veritable drip-feed of ministerial statements stigmatising an entire community. We have seen ministers' tours and even legislation being proposed on the premise that 'mosques are a problem'.
"We have been told to accept that greater numbers of Muslims will be stopped and searched and also to 'inform on our children'. You will understand our worry about where all this is leading. Some Muslims have even sought the MCB's advice on whether they should change their names in order to avoid remarks.
Mr Bari also rejected Tony Blair's call for Muslims to do more to fight terrorism. He put the responsibility squarely at the door of the Government...
Mr Bari later said: "Politicians have failed to consider underlying causes of Muslim disaffection and have reacted hastily by over-legislating.
Uh huh. If you only were understanding about why these poor folks - poor in a metaphorical sense, because the majority of suicide bombers are comfortably middle class - became suicide bombers to begin with than you would be more understanding and would not create laws to prosecute them to thereby protect society.
And in an irony - after invoking the "Nazi-horror" to explain the horror of Britain's current existential state vis-a-vis its Muslim minority, Mr. Bari called for the continued boycotting by the Muslim Council of Holocaust Memorial Day in Britain.
Considering these Muslim folk are currently undergoing a "Nazi-like holocaust" in Britain by a British Nazi perpetrator, you can understand their point, can't you. They're obviously victims of a Holocaust, too.
Mr. Bari also said: "We know what happened in Nazi Germany and we have to be on guard against entire communities being demonised due to the actions of a minority."
Oh, so Jews were demonized during the Nazi Holocaust. That's all that happened to them, then. I always wondered.
Frankly, all this is just provides more support for Aayan Hirsi Ali's recent op ed in the LA Times, explaining that many Muslims never learn the first thing about the Holocaust.
Western leaders today who say they are shocked by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's conference this week denying the Holocaust need to wake up to that reality. For the majority of Muslims in the world, the Holocaust is not a major historical event that they deny. We simply do not know it ever happened because we were never informed of it.
I suspect many, many otherwise "well-educated" Americans also fall into the same category, which explains their profligate use of the term Nazi vis-a-vis Bush's handling of the US during his Administration. That is, they've heard about the Holocaust, but know very few actual details about it besides generalities.