Unreal -- from Reason Magazine
Muslims and the Holocaust
UK government committee tries to nix "exclusive" memorial
Recently in England, four Muslim-staffed committees appointed to advise Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Cabinet on issues related to Islam have come up with a recommendation: Get rid of an official event viewed as offensive to Muslims. What event would that be? A celebration of the Crusades, perhaps? No, Holocaust Memorial Day. In the words of one committee member, "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."
That "one people," of course, are the Jews.
The committees aren't exactly proposing that the Holocaust commemoration be scrapped outright. They want it to be folded into a "Genocide Memorial Day" that will also include such crimes as the slaughter of the Tutsis in Rwanda and the massacres of Bosnian Muslims by the Milosevic regime.
Dilute the memory until it fades away. This is the reason there is so much outrage over the proposed International Freedom Center's 300,000 sq. ft. exhibit proposed for the rebuilt Twin Towers while the World Trade Center Memorial for the events of 911 is in a much smaller space (50,000 sq. ft.) located underground.
Take Back the Memorial
Cox and Forkum
have some interesting things to say as well.
Posted by DaveH at September 20, 2005 9:57 AM