Killing Jews happily
Often, when something is compared to the Holocaust, it both exaggerates the thing and downplays the Shoah at the same time.
In this case, the Hamas pogrom on Shabbat Simchat Torah was worse.
There are reports of the worst top Nazis who could only murder Jews by hardening their hearts. “It’s not always easy to send beautiful young girls into the gas chambers.” They needed parties with good food, good music, and laughter to keep up silencing their conscience and continuing the genocide the next morning. They employed hatred, anger, lies and myths, Schadenfreude, and sadism. The Muslim supremacists (in comparison) ‘only’ need supremacy, sadism, and sexual abuse of victims.
After the war, Nazis had to keep lying to themselves to keep their conscience quiet and lying to the outside world to keep themselves from prosecution. Not Hamas terrorists. They are not going to betray their greatest gifts to humanity. In previous armed conflicts, they would never deny all their ‘fighters’ who died, bringing great honor to their families.
Yet, so often, and now again, we hear from the most extreme Muslim militants who, in the name of their faith, murder with delight, especially Jews. With a smile on their faces, they mow down people. Their greatest honor would be to die at the hands of the infidels or while murdering them. How terribly must one be brainwashed to get there?
Movies sometimes show how mafia bosses personally kill people with great satisfaction. That’s the closest we ever got to this.
The court declaration of the Muslim-fundamentalist murderer of cineaste Theo van Gogh was an eye-opener. He enjoyed the honor of murdering him. He would have killed the cops who ran up to him if he could have, and not because he hated them. He told the cop at trial: I don’t hate you; you just should have died too. (This senior cop cried in disbelief about so much evil in return for him serving the public.) He would have loved it if he had been killed at the scene and wanted to be executed—but got life in prison without parole.
So many will deny it. ‘People are not like that. They must have been in distress, in a cloud of anger, crazed, they fantasize.’ They are not.
I’m also not writing this in distress or anger. I’m describing reality. If you don’t want to face it, you have a problem.
No, not all Muslims are like that. No, Islam is not a depraved religion. No, not everyone is just evil. Don’t make it worse than it is. It’s bad enough.
They’re worse than ISIS, is the mantra now. When the first killings by ISIS appeared on YouTube, many Muslims refused to believe Muslims were doing this. They were sure these must be actors paid to embarrass Islam. Unfortunately, we’ve grown up. No one is in disbelief anymore.
If you’re honest and hate all that is fake, this is a hard reality to face.
You don’t need to agree. You can read novels, sing lullabies, and consume drugs all you want. Many people don’t like reality. But reality is not going to change just to accommodate those who want to deny it. Only we can change reality—for the better. But then first, we need to face it.
Will Hamas being exposed as utterly monstrous and its complete defeat lead the Arab Word to feeling the same shame Germany and Europe felt at the pictures of the genocidal extermination camps, and extremists Islam receive the same evil reputation as Nazism forever? Let’s hope so. It doesn’t look like it yet, but at the moment, the defeat is not finished.
A humbler Christianity and Islam vis-à-vis the Jews would go a long way.