Originally posted by Blaine91555
What is even sadder of course is how just like the Nazi's, most Muslims are slaughtered by the radical Islamist, who account for most of the deaths
in their own land. Then on top of that while conducting their own Holocaust they try and say the Holocaust never happened. Even sadder. The body count
from Muslim on Muslim killing must be staggering in proportions over the centuries. Hardly a day goes by we don't read about a radical Islamist
killing a group of innocent Muslims. It's particularly troubling when like the Germans they start killing their own people.
This raises an interesting point actually. When it came to the Germans murdering the ethnic Poles, there was no dilemma. The Wehrmacht rolled in,
and behind them went the squads of Einsatzgruppen, rounding up every male over the age of 14 and slaughtering them. No questions asked, no cries of
conscience. Later when women and children were included, alcohol was necessary to get them in the 'mood', but apart from that, still very little
qualms. Relatively speaking.
The German Jews though, despite having suffered social and economic persecution from the very beginning of the Nazi regime, came to very little harm
prior to the decision made at Wannsee. That is why most of them didn't flee when they had the opportunity to do so, they thought that the trouble
would pass, and apart from living in ever cramped conditions, they were still relatively free to move around and assist each other. The Germans, or
rather Nazis had never intended to kill these people, they had hoped to get rid of them by legitimate means, and when those options became closed to
them, and the Jews, unable to work and therefore pay for food, began to suffer, it was only then discussed whether they should kill them. And, when
that decision was made, it was understood that because these people were like them, in every way but faith, that it would be hard for the men assigned
the task. Every effort was therefore put into killing them as 'cleanly' as possible, and various methods were tried and tested before Zyklon-B was
decided as being the most 'humane' method.
It is, it seems, very easy to commit genocide when the people that you are killing look different, and when there is a barrier of language between
perpetrator and victim, so much harder when the only invisible differences exist.
What is interesting about the current situation with the Muslims and the Jihadists, is that most often, especially if one looks at the ethnic
cleansing that took place in the Balkans in the early to mid 1990s, was that the majority of those 'Muslims' were brought in from elsewhere, many
had served in Afghanistan for example. And, similarly, the other side used mercenaries too. The killing was not really driven by internal rivalries,
so much as it was propelled by outsiders paid to create mayhem that appeared to be racially motivated.