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Israel is the survival certificate for the Jews ...
Zionism should not become a solution in troubled times but rather a deliberate political choice...
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When Art Spiegelman drew a comic book end of the 80s about the story of two Holocaust survivors - his parents - , which was a taboo. The German company responded distraught. It was not really, the Bible as a comic. But the sacred narrative of Purified perpetrators descendants, a story of crime and punishment and the grace of late birth - which should be sacrosanct.
Meanwhile applies Spiegelman's "Maus" as a classic and is - the terrible fate of all classics - also used in schools; so it goes provocateurs, at least in open societies. Whether one can study the Muhammad caricatures of "Jyllands-Posten" and "Charlie Hebdo" or the "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie in the classroom and quietly discuss the pros and con of such provocations one day?
Spiegelman in any case, has commented in an interview with "time" disappointed by the print media of his American home, which - whether from fear of Muslims, or it was out of consideration for their feelings (the limits are so blurry) - refused to reprint the "Charlie Hebdo " cartoons.
Spiegelman would not be Spiegelman if he would stay on that defense of the right to insult Islam. In the same interview he complains, begun in France proceedings against the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonné and the 70 other citizens who are "defense of terrorism" is accused. If anything, so Spiegelman, had the right to insult and offend Become apply to everyone.
Too, he criticized the existing in Germany and most countries of the European Union ban on Holocaust denial: "My heart and my head hit because different directions it in my heart, I think. '. # you, you bastard Nazi #' But if you put Holocaust denial punishable, this attitude does not disappear yes There are still the same crazy fascists, just waiting to finally be able to say. 'At that time, only eight people were killed, and the furnaces were to bake bread! '"
Exactly. Whoever denies the Holocaust, Nazi bastard is a # whether he was David Irving or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called. Who has honor in your body, such people will be neither the hand nor their views a platform. But he will not do them the favor to ban their views - as if they were so dangerous that you otherwise do not consider them.
It is absurd that you can not deny the Holocaust, but probably the genocide of Saxony, Prussia, Tasmanen, Hereros, Armenians, or Tutsi; the massacre of the Croatian Ustasha of the Serbs or the Serbs in the Bosniaks; the mass murders of Stalin, especially in Ukraine, Mao and Pol Pot and so on and so forth.
Yes, the denial of the Holocaust insulted not only the dwindling band of survivors; they defiled her memory and is also a slap in the face of what is called a British judge in the case of David Irving's the "sanctity of the facts." And all this should be covered by the freedom of expression. Why they would otherwise be there? Just make sure that what is true, good and beautiful can be said?
Apparently. For in the EU soon is not only the denial of the Holocaust prohibited, but the "public condoning, denying or trivializing of massive crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes" with one to three years in prison to be punished. Must Have! What every historian or journalist who deals with such themes, runs the risk of becoming a law-breaker, when he "trivialized".
The same law will make the spread "of tracts, pictures or other material" under punishment, "against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin directed" itself. Thus, the prohibition of religious criticism in Europe is reintroduced. In practice, this will result in a ban Islam-criticism.
Of course, this is a logical consequence of the ban on Holocaust denial. As said Art Spiegelman: "You have to 'Charlie Hebdo' as a magazine that offended in any direction, just like I do, this is the only position that somehow makes sense if you start to a group to be cautious and.. to take into consideration and compared with other not, then it's over with freedom of expression. "
The laws definitely need to be refined and balanced, but there is a MASSIVE difference between mocking a religion and a religious figure through humor, and inciting hatred through propaganda.
originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
a reply to: TheTengriist
No, no, no. Jews and muslims don't act alike, I don't know of any Jewish ghetto enclaves where I'd be attacked for being white.
Israeli police held back thousands of ultra-conservative Jews who tried to drive liberal women worshippers from Judaism's sacred Western Wall on Friday, marking a shift in the authorities' handling of a long-running religious schism. Ultra-Orthodox protesters dressed in traditional dark clothing threw chairs and water at the women, then later stoned their buses. Two policemen were hurt. Link