The Good Nazi And The Good Muslim
No reasonable person can have any doubt that most people in Nazi Germany were, actually, very nice. They greeted their neighbours, helped old women to cross the road, loved their dear ones, and were all round regular guys and gals. You can also be sure that in many of them the ideology wasn’t the primary aspect of their lives, which actually revolved – as everywhere – around family, friends, personal interests and a more or less pronounced amount of religion.
However, they also had something in common: to a littler or greater extent, they all subscribed to an extremely dangerous, racist, destructive, anti-Christian ideology; an ideology whose less savoury aspects they just set aside in the same way as the garden variety Pollyanna looks the other side when Pope Francis goes in full Evil Clown mode once again.
We know how it ended. The Holocaust, kept away from the eyes of the German Nation, was nothing more than the consequent application to its logical end of those very principles the good guys and gals approved. We also know that the most fanatical Nazis weren’t those of the first hour, but those of the last: the boys (and girls!) of the Hitlerjugend, raised without knowing anything else than bling loyalty to Hitler and accustomed since they could remember to set their life at naught against the Fuehrer and his ideals.
We can make a solid parallelism with the Nazism of our time: Islam.
Granted: most Muslims are certainly sincerely peaceful and, due to their imperfect attachment to their religion, prefer to look only at its savoury aspects and conveniently disregard the bad ones. But the fact remains that they are still objectively supporting, with their religious allegiance, the bloodiest, most cruel killing machine on the planet. Their childish desire to ignore the immense potential for violence inbuilt in their religion – so much so, that strong orthodoxy must, in fact, be a call to violence – changes nothing in the fact that they are still, objectively, helping this potential to explode.
Yes, they are nice guys and gals. Many of us know some of them. Still, they are, like the Good Nazis, part of an abominable system of violence and oppression; like the Good Nazis, they wilfully ignore the obvious, huge problems caused by their own religion; and as in the case of the Hitlerjugend, they are breeding a new generation of people who only know fanaticism, and put it before their own lives without thinking twice.
It is time to understand – and to say out loud – that to say that Islam is a huge problem, and a religion fomenting violence and hatred of all sort, does not mean to criminalise millions of decent people. It means to look at the facts without the rosa coloured spectacles of political correctness.
Yeah, I know. There are a lot of sincerely Good Muslims.
There were a lot of sincerely Good Nazis, too.