I can see the rationale either way -- the holocaust is so intertwined into British history, as Britain fought Germany while the Germans were cooking the Jews, and surely many Jews settled in Britain thinking it's a safe haven from the Nazis. However, pretty much every ethnic group has been violently discriminated against over time, and rather than spreading out and giving a day to each ethnic group's suffering (because, let's be real, that'd be sad, and it'd probably get old if it occurred all the time), why not lump it all into one day? So either way has merit.
I think they should keep it. Maybe they are feeling guilty for Arab/Muslim support of Hitler.
^ or maybe they're feeling bad that he failed?
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Rating of -5( : Terrible) was submitted by cranky on Ballot #81016 from Bestandworst.com. Reason : : Someday you'll probably convert to Islam
This is a fair question...
Apparently, my comment was sooooo offensive that patch22 gave me this.
Rating of -5( : Terrible) was submitted by patch22us on Ballot COMMENT #655318 from Bestandworst.com. Reason : :
Although Herzog dresses this ballot up to look reasonable, the fact of the matter, that many muslims are discriminated against in Israel/Palestine and have been systematically persecuted for decades.
Every student of history knows the horrors of the holocaust (unless you belong to a group such as the Aryan Nation, who believe the holocaust did not happen) and these horrors should not be forgotten.
I think a Genocide Day would be an inclusive memorial and help mend old wounds.
It is unfortunate that Herzog wants to use this as yet another anti-muslim ballot, but at least everyone knows this is his aim and people can remember those who have died in these horrors.
Steel: is there anything that happened to muslims that can compare to the holocaust? Of course not, they're just out looking for sympathy. And if they can draw sympathy away from those nefarious jews while they're at it, even better.
This isnt a competition Herzog, we shouldnt be saying our death toll is bigger that yours, so we win.
Genocide is something that still goes on in the world and instead of having a pissing contest, we should be working to eradicate this practice.
I also realise, this ballot isnt about the fate of the Jewish victims of the holocaust, but you thinly veiled attack on Islam.
that logic of the muslims is barmy, i have nothing against muslims but they concentrate to much on themselves, what about the crimes muslims have comitted against jews and christians,we all should comemorate the terrible events of the holacaust regardless of race or religion
Good point ads1
How many churches have been burned under the auspices of the UN/NATO forces in Kosovo?
How about the desecration of the church of nativity?
Anyone know how many Catholic (or any Christian) Churces are in Saudi Arabia?
Know what happens if you take a Bible into many Muslim nations?
The Holocaust however, is distinct from all of this.
Armenian Genocide was horrific.
Pol Pot did his damage
as did Stalin.
The Irish Diaspora was horrific.
The "Middle Passage" is one of the most gruesome events in history.
Of course the Arab/Muslims would like to equate the Holocaust with the Crusades....which is completely laughable. The Crusades were in response to something very specific. But look the other way. They were, at least in part, reponding to Arab/Muslim "invasion" of the Holy Land.
None of those include the very specific desire to ELIMINATE an entire group of people in such a systematic way.
I'm a little sick of this moral equivalency. I think the Holocaust day should stand alone. People of all faith, political views, etc., should not look at it as my suffering is worse or the same as yours. It should be viewed as the singular example of what happens when a group of people are demonized for their religious or political views.
This is one of the reasons why I disagreed with you, cranky. There is a valuable lesson to be learned that could be diluted by listing every example of genocide. There would be so many that the day would become overwhelming and meaningless.
Voted : Keep it
Why do we have to cater to the Muslim every needs? If they want Sharia Law, go back to the Middle East. They are in West Civilization Now.