Thursday, September 29, 2016

Invocation of the word Holocaust about Syria

Many in the West have consistently argued that it is anti-Semitic to throw casually the word "Holocaust" to describe current evil in the world.  Personally, I avoid using the terminology out of respect for the solemnity of the victims of the Holocaust. Yet, over the last few weeks, US journalists and Syrian supporters of the "revolution" have been casually describing the horrors of Aleppo as "holocaust".  How come that does not produce charges of anti-Semitism?