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Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 28, 2011 / 26 Tamuz, 5771

Adolf and Anders

By Bob Tyrrell



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Think of Anders Behring Breivik, the man who bombed a government building in Norway before proceeding to coldbloodedly massacre scores of defenseless young people on a secluded island several miles away, as an Adolf Hitler of one. The first Adolf Hitler was a Hitler to millions. He captured an entire nation and terrified the world for years.

One imagines that the two, if ever they could have a quiet talk together, would have much to agree on. Both were meticulous planners, though I dare say Breivik was Hitler's superior. He would not delay an invasion of Russia. Both harbored grudges against threats to their culture from the foreign-born and what Breivik called the "cultural Marxists." I can well imagine the Führer admiring Breivik's taste in uniforms, his Aryan features and his longing for his viking past. Both were mama's boys.

The New York Times on Sunday rushed into print the front-page headline "As Horrors Emerge, Norway Charges Christian Extremist." Within hours, applying the appellation "Christian" to the assassin subsided, and by Tuesday, the newspaper settled on identifying Breivik with an organization that may or may not exist beyond his deranged mind, the Knights Templar. It was a military force from the Middle Ages that went on a crusade. I actually doubt Breivik is any kind of Christian, but rather a fanatical pagan, a viking. On that, he and Hitler might congratulate themselves. Both were pre-Christian savages.

Breivik hated Muslims and other immigrants entering into Norway, and now the amazing liberals are linking him to almost any critic of immigration or of Islam, even critics of illegal immigration and of militant Islam — terrorists, for instance. I find these liberals amazing because most never have shown any sympathy for any of the West's organized religions, at least not religions that demand anything from their believers. I suppose a religion that suggested yoga or Pilates from adherents or perhaps vegetarianism might appeal to these liberals. Yet I cannot see them respecting an obligation to attend Sunday church or honor a celibate priesthood or defend female-male marriage or any other requirement associated with an established religion of the West.

What is the American liberal's position on Shariah? There are places in Europe and, I dare say, America where Muslims are insisting on the practice of Shariah, with all of its strictures against women's rights and, come to think of it, against the traditional democratic freedoms that our Founding Fathers fought for and brought into the law of the land. On other matters, from purchasing alcohol to practicing homosexuality, Shariah is against it.

Europe, for people of faith and for people of no faith (though they replace religious rigor with substitutes, say global warming), is in serious trouble. This week, writing from Norway, a critic of Islamic fundamentalism, Bruce Bawer, asserted in The Wall Street Journal that "millions of European Muslims live in rigidly patriarchal families in rapidly growing enclaves where women are second-class citizens, and where non-Muslims dare not venture. Surveys show that an unsettling percentage of Muslims in Europe reject Western values, despise the countries they live in, support the execution of homosexuals, and want to replace democracy with Sharia law."

Bawer does not strike me as anyone about whom liberals have to worry. Yet maybe they do. Still, after all the liberals' dithering, it is sobering to think that Breivik shared so much with Hitler. Hitler captured the loyalty of a nation. Breivik was a loner. How many more would-be Breiviks and Hitlers are out there? I doubt the liberals' dithering ever thwarted a Breivik's or a Hitler's grand design. For that, you need a Churchill or a Roosevelt, a pre-modern liberal.

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