Sunday, December 9, 2012

All culutures are NOT equal: European Sociologist sparks controversy in comparing some aspects of Islamism to Naziism

Liberal Jews walk out on speech by scholars against AntiSemitism

From the Jewish Chronicle, "Walk-outs over ‘Islamophobia’ at antisemitism symposium" Dec. 6:
A seminar meant to highlight problems in dealing with antisemitism ran into trouble when audience members walked out — alleging Islamophobia on the part of some speakers.

At the forefront were leaders of the Community Security Trust, who challenged remarks made by the Egyptian writer Bat Ye’or, and Dr Manfred Gerstenfeld, a founding member of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, which sponsored the seminar, held at London’s Wiener Library.
“I am touching upon the taboos that have to be broken, because a totally false narrative has been created in Europe.”

“The idea that all cultures are the same is absurd. If there is no hierarchy in culture, then Nazi culture is equivalent to democratic Western culture. There are Islamic groups which are equivalent in their language and ideology to Nazis. And I have no problem in saying that, because it is true.”


Mr. Mcgranor said...

You could better include postmodern Western society in that equation.

The Right Guy said...

Not equal nor equivalent.