Yom Hashua Reminds Us All Of The Consequences Of Unrestricted Religious Persecution
March 24, 1938
During the spring of 1945 as Allied and Soviet forces marched deeper into Nazi occupied territory, they encountered the unthinkable as they discovered Auschwitz, Treblinka and other concentration camps.
Today in Israel and around the world, people stopped for a moment and remembered what happens when religious or racial persecution is practiced without any restrictions.
The hatred towards Jews that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad continues to express is completely intolerable. At the same time, the ongoing conflict between Israeli's and Palestinians benefits no one.
Every Muslim, Christian, Buddhist or Hindu should acknowledge that what happened to the Jewish people in the 1940's could just as easily have happened (or could happen) to them.
Fundamentalist intolerance, from any faith, is what must be challenged.