Originally posted by really
reply to post by Sharrow
So, you're saying that you cannot debate the number of Christians killed by the Bolsheviks in the E.U. because they're Christians?
Hmmm. Strange. I didn't know this about myself at all. But thanks for the heads up. Come on! Taking up questions regarding a contradiction is not anti-semitism. I also asked the people at the beginning of this thread to try to avoid this as I want to hear both sides.
Originally posted by CaptainIraq
reply to post by Sharrow
Your calm facade doesn't fool anyone; we all know that this is just masked antisemitism.
Originally posted by MorfeuZ
This is the main concern I have regarding the holocaust. The whole world suffered a great deal from it, not just the jewish world.
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