I visited the Houston Holocaust Museum this week. It was moving, extremely emotional, and there were several amazing local connections to many Holocaust survivors who live in Houston. Like the Los Angeles version of the museum, the exhibits traced back events leading up to the Holocaust, from Biblical times, and showed mass intolerance by Christians for Jews. As a Christian, this part of our history is extremely shameful, and while many incredible Christians risked their own lives to save individual Jews, far too many turned the other way—throughout history.
Also like the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum, our Houston version left out something quite significant that troubles me greatly. Can you guess what it is?
There was absolutely no mention of any persecution of Jews by Muslims, or the fact that the Quran in several places calls for the destruction of Jews, or the fact the Crusades were fought to convert Christians and Jews by the sword to Islam, or the fact that the budding Muslim Brotherhood in the 1930s admired and aligned themselves with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. (see: HERE)
This whitewashing of history is alarming, but not shocking. (It should be noted that perhaps the reason this “omission” of Islamic atrocities against Jews occurred is because the curators of the museums know Christians aren’t likely to cut off someone’s head simply for criticizing Christianity or pointing out historical facts. Unlike, say, Islamists.)
Just this week, the Supreme Leader (read: Supreme Islamic Maniac) of Iran, the Ayatollah Khamenei, once again made public statements that denied the Holocaust. Keep in mind this was after the United States and the other five nations (Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia) who participated in the ridiculous and phony Iran nuclear deal released $150 billion in sanctions which had been held since the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. He (or a surrogate) said in a propaganda video released on—wait for it— International Holocaust Remembrance Day that “No one in European countries dares to speak about the Holocaust, while it is not clear whether the core of the matter is reality or not. Even if it is reality, it is not clear how it happened. Speaking about the Holocaust and expressing doubts about it is considered to be a great sin. If someone does this, they stop, arrest, imprison and sue him. This is why they claim to be supporters of freedom.”
Iran—not to mention its inbred leaders–is a full-throated Islamist, Israel and America-despising, caliphate-seeking, seventh century-barbarian, Sharia Law hellhole which has made it quite clear it has no intentions of abiding by the sham deal negotiated by the bumbling fool Secretary of State John Kerry. The Iran nuclear deal, signed by the six countries foolish enough to enter into it, which guaranteed billions so Iran can rebuild its economy and sponsor terror around the world through Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and other terrorists groups, was never signed by Iran. The Obama State Department finally had to admit it. (see the articles HERE and HERE)
So what we have are liberal ostriches and stoned hippies around the world bending over backwards for Islam, covering up statues in Italy so as to not offend the Muslim sensibilities of the backwards Iranian Prime Minister, doling out money to Iran (the number one state sponsor of terror), lying about what is happening in Europe by Muslim refugees pouring over the borders (rapes, assaults, murders, extreme entitlement attitudes, the expectation that host countries’ citizens assimilate to their Islamic culture instead of assimilating themselves into European culture), denial that 99% of all terror is perpetrated by Muslims, claiming to be for women’s rights and gay rights and human rights but saying absolutely nothing about Muslims who favor or perpetrate female genital mutilation, enslavement of women and girls, throwing gays off roofs, torture of Christians and Jews, and wholesale slaughter of “infidels”—not to mention the thousands of other horrible things enshrined in Sharia Law.
No, for some reason, liberals (and I include the majority of American Jews in this category), have their minds so warped around the concept of “tolerance” that they have now equated Israel’s defending themselves to Palestinian terrorism. They have equated Islam to Christianity—when they could not be more different. They have made morally equivalent America and Iran–not grasping that America and other Westernized countries with nuclear capabilities aren’t sponsoring Islamic terror and have as a goal the destruction of Israel, America, and Western Civilization as a whole.
To add some more insanity into the mix, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted the money we voluntarily released to this country of madmen will go to funding terror against Israel, Europe, America, and anywhere else with running water and a functioning society which doesn’t force its women into Grim Reaper shrouds. He said, “I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” he said in the interview in Davos, referring to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. “You know, to some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented.”
Wait. Did anyone catch his little disclaimer?
“Some of which are labeled terrorists.”
What more evidence do worldwide liberals who drink sunshine and eat unicorn droppings need to see to understand the true evil Iran and Islamic terrorists seek to impart? (see: HERE)
So, back to my original observation about the two Holocaust museums I’ve visited so far. (I can’t attest for any others–only the Los Angeles and Houston versions.) Why did the curators of the museums purposefully leave out the Islamic connection to the Holocaust and the ongoing aims of Islamists around the globe—to wipe out Israel and Jews everywhere? These monsters make it very clear that is their intent—so why don’t American Jews listen to them?
Because—again—fully 70% of Jews vote Democrat. They vote Democrat despite the Obama Administration’s (and most left-wing organizations’) clear and obvious animus towards Israel before and during Obama’s entire presidency. Despite his speech at the Israeli embassy claiming “We are all Jews” and condemning the rise of anti-Semitism during remarks on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the way Obama has treated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu borders on evil, especially when one compares how Obama invited the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups into the White House throughout his tenure, his curious tendency to morally equivocate Israel and the Palestinians (not to mention the almost deference he gives to Islamic countries verses America or other Western countries), and the anti-Semitic people with whom he chose to surround himself (Bill Ayers, Rashid Khaledi, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright—to name a few).
It is time for Jews, and everyone else who believes that Western Civilization is worth saving, to stop whitewashing history. Stop pretending terror occurring around the world in the name of Islam isn’t happening. Despite all evidence to the contrary, American Jews continue to believe in the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party, on the other hand, continues to stab American Jews in the back.
We are seeing today the Holocaust can indeed occur again—Islamists seek to make it so. It’s time American Jews see it as well.