Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

No comment -- because I'm too busy gagging

Whence England?

Advisors appointed by British Prime Minister Tony Blair after the London bombings have proposed to cancel Holocaust Memorial Day, claiming it is offensive to the Muslim community, The Sunday Times reports. While Blair has yet to respond to the proposal, the idea prompted a harsh response from the Jewish community. According to the proposal, Holocaust Day would be replaced with Genocide Day, which would recognize the mass murder of Muslims in Palestine, Chechnya and Bosnia as well as people of other faiths, the Times said. The committee of advisors said the special status of Holocaust Day encourages a sense of alienation among extremists, as the day 'excludes' Muslims. One Muslim resident said Holocaust Day gives the impression that 'western lives have more value than non-western lives”. “The very name Holocaust Memorial Day sounds too exclusive to many young Muslims. It sends out the wrong signals: That the lives of one people are to be remembered more than others. It’s a grievance that extremists are able to exploit,” he said.
UPDATE: Fortunately, Andrew McCarthy was not rendered speechless, and he uses the above disgusting display to highlight a larger article about how Blair, getting "tough" after 7/7, is surrounding himself with extremist advisors of the worst kind. Maybe Neville Chamberlain wasn't a horrible anamoly but is really the normative Prime Minister, leavened only occasionally by the extraordinary Churchill or Thatcher.