Thursday, September 22, 2022

Never Disbelieve the Fundamentalists

“Hitler has made it very clear that he will annihilate all the Jews before the clock strikes twelve, before they can hear the last stroke… I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people.” ~  words of a Jewish character trapped in a Nazi concentration camp (from Elie Wiesel’s novel, Night

Videos from Leicester and Birmingham of young masked Islamic fundamentalists, who are proclaiming that they will attack Hindus, Jews, and Christians, are trending in the social media. Some British journalists and politicians are saying that these youngsters are harmless, that they are simply venting their anger and frustration, and that they do not mean whatever they are saying. Along with their global empire, the British have also lost their political instincts and their sense of history. They have forgotten how Hitler kept his promises to the Jews in the 1930s and 1940s; they have forgotten how the orchestrators of 9/11 (who too were quite Westernized) kept their promises to the Americans. 

I am like the character in Elie Wiesel’s novel quoted in the top of this article. I believe every word that the Islamic fundamentalists in India, Britain, and elsewhere say. If they are not controlled, the day will come when they will keep their promises, all their promises, of committing massacres. The lesson of history is: never disbelieve the fundamentalists.

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