It seems to me that all this mass hysteria about the followers of the Muslim faith (whipped up by One newspaper in particular and also a political [?] party claiming to be putting Britain first) is now getting out of hand. I think history is repeating itself.
Between the world wars there was, in Germany, a huge anti Jew movement with Synagogues being daubed with paint and being burnt. Followers of the religion were ridiculed, beaten up and murdered. They were made second, no, third class citizens. Their lives were made a misery and the perpetrators marched, shouted and bullied and held their mass meetings until they went home to their families and children with a self-centred smile on their faces. They felt good, stating that God was on their side, and they were doing good work.
Then war broke out and the anti-Jew movement strengthened
They made up stories about the Jews and towards the end the Jews were not allowed to own anything nor even to live where they wanted to. They were moved into ghettoes and eventually to various camps “for a better life”
I visited one of those camps recently and I saw for myself the appalling conditions that those people had to endure. Everything was based on humiliation beginning with the mode of transport to the camp (cattle truck, vastly overcrowded), to all hair being shaved to all possessions being confiscated
Even those who were murdered had their prostheses and gold fillings taken (14kg gold extracted per month)
I saw the punishment cells and the gallows. I saw the crematoria and the gas chambers. I saw the execution wall and the mass of murdered children’s clothes. I felt the tears in my eyes at the thought of all this going on at the hands of other human beings who went home to their wives and children at the end of their duties
Afterwards I was talking to a fellow visitor and expressed my fears about history repeating itself to be faced with the reply “So what’s wrong with that?” Words fail me! What hope has the human race?