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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Former Lebanese Minister: 'I like the Germans because they burned the Jews'

Okay, he's talking about whom he's supporting in the World Cup. But still, the casual manner in which he makes the statement is astounding. Even to those of us who expect this kind of anti-Semitism from the Arab world.

Let's go to the videotape. More below the video.

Michael Totten comments.
Now, this man isn’t mainstream. He belongs (of course) to the Hezbollah-led “March 8″ coalition, which is apparently incapable of winning an election or getting its way except by using or threatening violence. And he claims that the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon — which was set up in 2005 to investigate the assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri — is an Israeli-American plot to destroy the country. He’s firmly in the minority camp.

Still, can you imagine any American politician from either the House or the Senate, from either the Republican or Democratic party, saying something like that and yukking it up on TV? It would be the instantaneous mother of all career-enders. Wahhab’s career, though, won’t suffer one bit as a result of his saying this.

It’s not that everyone in Lebanon approves of the Holocaust, but enough people do that he’s not embarrassed or ashamed to say that he does. Supporting Hitler’s “Final Solution” isn’t taboo there the way it is here. Supporting Israel is a far bigger offense. Some Lebanese people do support Israel, and some have even taken up arms alongside Israelis; but if they don’t keep quiet about it in public, they’ll suffer serious consequences.

A country where you’ll get in more trouble for supporting Israel than for supporting the Holocaust is a country with serious political problems. Lebanon is among the least anti-Semitic of all the Arabic-speaking countries. Most and possibly all the others are worse.
Read the whole thing.

If the 'Palestinians' are more anti-Semitic than Lebanon (and they are), with whom are we Israelis negotiating and why?


At 12:58 AM, Blogger Hatfield said...

According to Pew Research "For instance, anti-Jewish sentiments are almost universal in the three Arab nations surveyed--95% or more in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt say they have an unfavorable opinion of Jews."


At 4:40 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I disagree with Carl. The overwhelming majority of Arabs hate Jews plain and simple and they would all massacre the Jews if they could. Its not Jewish niceness that keeps Israel safe, its Israel's ability to defend itself. That must never be forgotten because the Arabs either see nothing wrong with or approve outright of genocidal anti-Semitic sentiment. And Mein Kampf is for a good reason a perennial best-seller in the Arab World.


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