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So I get this email: "The University of Kentucky removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offended' the Muslim population".
I am not writing here to correct this email, validating authorities such as Snopes have already declared that the statement is true except for the venue. Some halfwit mistook UK to mean University of Kentucky instead of United Kingdom. Unfortunately Snopes is wrong in one regard, they state that It happened in only one history department in a northern UK city.
In actual fact it is occurring in a number of schools throughout the UK:
2 Apr 2007,
Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims
Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed.
There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.
The report said teachers feared confronting 'anti-Semitic sentiment and Holocaust denial among some Muslim pupils'.
It is easy to believe that such capitulation could happen in America precisely because we have seen so many public entities kneel in Dhimmitude to the advancing Muslim hordes. And since the University of Kentucky has something called the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center it is even more believable that there would be anti-Semitic feelings on the campus (blacks are 4 times more anti-Semitic than whites).
The Wikipedia lists at least 6 types of denial, and Muslims go through almost all of the types in their denial of the Holocaust:
- There never was a Holocaust
- If there was one, there were much fewer than 6 million Jews killed
- If there were 6 million Jews killed, they Deserved it
- And even if they didn't deserve it, Muslims had nothing to do with it
- Hitler didn't finish the Job, so it's Germany's fault there are still Jews left, why don't they make room for Israel in Germany?
- The real Holocaust is in Palestine.
For more details of Muslim Holocaust denial, read Holocaust Denial in the Middle East: The Latest anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic Propaganda Theme.
For balance, I would like to mention that during WWII there were Muslims who helped save Jews from Nazi terror, stories of bravery and great courage:
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy,
30 Oct 2006,
Countering Holocaust Denial in Arab and Muslim Societies: A New Approach
Arabs welcomed Jews into their homes, guarded Jews’ valuables so Germans could not confiscate them, shared with Jews their meager rations, and warned Jewish leaders of coming SS raids. The sultan of Morocco and the bey of Tunis provided moral support and, at times, practical help to Jewish subjects. In Vichy-controlled Algiers, Muslim preachers gave Friday sermons forbidding believers from serving as conservators of confiscated Jewish property. Not one Arab broke ranks.
There were also remarkable stories of rescue. These include the story of Si Ali Sakkat, who opened his farm to sixty Jewish escapees from an Axis labor camp and hid them until liberation by the Allies. There was also Khaled Abdelwahhab, who scooped up several families in the middle of the night and took them to his countryside estate to protect one of the women from the predations of a German officer bent on rape.
There is also strong evidence that the most influential Arab in Europe—Si Kaddour Benghabrit, the rector of the Great Mosque of Paris—saved up to one hundred Jews by having the mosque’s administrative personnel give them certificates of Muslim identity, with which they could evade arrest and deportation. These men, and others, were true heroes.