By Guy Milliere, Gatestone Institute—
The ceremony held in Jerusalem on January 23 for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp created the opportunity to remind the world about the Holocaust. The commemoration of the only attempt totally to exterminate an entire people by industrial means, which was among the worst crimes in history, offered the international leaders who attended the opportunity to reaffirm the need to fight anti-Jewish hatred at a time when, throughout the world, it is rapidly gaining ground.
“The industrial mass murder of six million Jews, the worst crime in the history of humanity, was committed by my countrymen”, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier humbly said.
One nevertheless feels the need to ask whether those international leaders who attended are actually ready to align their actions with their words.
Almost all the speeches there defined anti-Semitism in a vague way, and when the words became more specific, they pointed only at National Socialism (Nazism) and the “far right”.
People nostalgic for Nationalist Socialism still exist, as well as far-right political movements, of course; so the world, it seems, does need to remain vigilant. Today, however, in the West, political parties that openly supporting National Socialism, or right-wing movements that promote antisemitic ideas, do not, bluntly, exist. Since the end of World War II, there have been no anti-Semitic murders committed in Europe by people from the “right.”
In the US, those who perpetrated the antisemitic attacks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2017 and April 30, 2019 in Poway, California, could be defined as “white supremacists”, but they did not belong to right-wing political movements. Both men acted alone and appear to have mixed anti-Semitic ideas with weird assertions.
The murderer in Pittsburgh, Robert Bowers, quoted the Gospel of John to say that “Jews are the children of Satan” and wrote that the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a not-for-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to immigrants, “bring invaders in that kill our people”.
The murderer in Poway, John Timothy Earnest, posted an open letter blaming Jews for a “genocide of the European race” and cited Martin Luther, Adolf Hitler, Ludwig van Beethoven, Saint Paul, Pink Guy and Jesus Christ.
David Anderson and Francine Graham, who murdered people at a kosher market in Jersey City on December 10, 2019, had ties to a Black Hebrew Israelite group.
Grafton E. Thomas, who stabbed several people in Monsey, New York, on December 28, 2019, left messages naming Hitler and the Black Hebrew Israelites.
In Europe, virtually all recent anti-Semitic attacks, threats and murders of Jews have, sadly, been carried out by Muslims. Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden, where the Jewish community had lived peacefully for over a century, has seen much of its Jewish population flee after Muslim immigrants arrived and acts of anti-Jewish harassment became widespread. Continue Reading….