The line between honest political criticism and virulent anti-Semitic hatred is becoming increasingly blurred, especially in Europe. From Spain’s PM Jorge Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s ill-timed kaffiyeh to what Iran is calling “daily” protests in Belgium, anti-Israel sentiment is not only in vogue, it is the current intellectual haute couture. However, increasingly, anti-Israel sentiments and anti-Zionism’s acceptance in the media has now allowed even the most ugly of anti-Semites to come out into the open and say what they really feel. Ad absurdum.
New Zealand’s StuffNews gives the disturbing blurb:
The leader of German’s extreme right NPD party was detained yesterday, together with scores of other party supporters, for chanting anti-Israeli slogans. A police spokesman in northwestern town of Verden said 40 people, including the NPD’s leader Udo Voigt, were briefly held under a German law against incitement of the people.
The crime can carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and is used, amongst other things, to prosecute Holocaust deniers. The NPD said in a statement its party members were accused of chanting “Israel – international genocide centre.”
For those of you who didn’t know, the NPD is the German National Democratic Party. It got 25% of the first-time voters’ popular vote in the Eastern German province of Saxony. Mr. Voigt is famous for quotes such as these, which are from his interview with the White Nationalist self-dubbed “fanzine”, Final Conflict:
“Using the Nuremberg Trials as a basis, the phenomenon of the Third Reich is reduced to one of purely criminal causes. In Germany today, there is a man, Herr Reemtsma…who has reserved to himself the right to portray the glorious Wehrmacht in a kind of Hollywood cliché. One day, the history books of this Republic will have to be rewritten in this respect.”
“The so-called ‘liberation’ of Germany on May 8th 1945 cost the lives of another 3,000,000 Germans in the post-war period; Germany lost a third of her territory to Soviet, Czech and Polish Communists; and the victors staged a Court of Revenge in Nuremberg. It was the belief of this ‘court’ that crimes had only been committed by the Germans during the war.”
And you can make your own inferences regarding the “Third Power” that the NDP wants to form.
It behooves every Jew to watch the new European anti-Zionism — in this writer’s opinion, a sort of twisted lovechild of al-Qa’ida and the SS — as it is perhaps more dangerous than its Middle Eastern counterpart. For as we all know too well, from the centers of culture and “progressive thinking” can come the worst of tragedies and disasters.