Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Sieg Heil Salute

One Malaysian has openly declared his love and admiration for Adolf Hitler. 

If you don’t know, the latter is Nazi Germany’s wartime Führer who orchestrated both World War II and the Holocaust, events that led to the deaths of at least 40 million people. 

That number included up to 6 million Jews who were exterminated. Auschwitz, Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau and Fossenberg are reminders of the evil wrought by Hitler and his Nazi goons. 

And anti-semitism played a major role in Hitler’s thinking and in the Nazi ideology.

The Malaysian in question was an unidentified Universiti Malaysia Sabah graduate, known only as Ibn Ruru on Facebook.

He had drawn fire from some social media users after he shared screenshots of his Nazi salute during his convocation ceremony on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, both of which had since been deleted. 

He had claimed that the salute was in protest over what he believed was the Jewish dominance of the world. He also expressed his support for the Palestinians in Gaza as well as his resentment for Jews and went as far as to support the genocide of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust. 

The graduate then ended his post with the hashtags #SaveGaza and #Pray4Palestine

Ibn Ruru later made a follow-up post in which he claimed he made the gesture as a joke:

I am not wrong to say he is not only a Nazi fan but also a chickenshit! 

It is not uncommon for some Malaysians to spout anti-Jewish rhetoric.

Mahathir Mohamad (right) himself does not mince his words when he talks about Israel. He insists on intentionally referring to Jews, rather than as Israelis or as Zionists, which is more correct. 

The problems we have with Israel is with the ultra-nationalist Zionists who act with impunity because they have a stranglehold over the Israeli government. And to make matters more complicated, their staunch backer is the US of A who turns a blind eye to their many wanton acts of naked aggression.

He is not stupid – he should know that all Zionists may be Jews but not all Jews are Zionists. There is a difference – therefore, he shouldn’t be stereotyping the Jews because not all Jews are Israelis and not all Jews approve of what their government did to the Palestinians.

Interestingly, when Mahathir is pushed into a tight corner, he defends his right to free speech, LOL!

Ii's not only Mahathir. In 2014, UMNO’s Bung Moktar Radin tweeted a salute to Hitler, while now Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin had written that Hitler “might have been right” in exterminating the Jews. 

Of course, it is unforgiving for Israel to do what it does. Forcefully grabbing Palestinian territories and violently persecuting Palestinians is wrong. And wrong is wrong. 

No wonder Israel is labelled as a belligerent, expansionist and xenophobic oppressor. 

I read that one of the greatest accolades in Judaism is to be a "rodeph shalom", a seeker of peace. 

Israel today is NOT that by any stretch of the imagination. Israel is a colonizing power that is the champion of violent solutions.

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