The Holocaust that was perpetrated during WWII was one of the worst massacres throughout history. Not a week goes by (in North America) without hearing, reading, or seeing about it on the radio, in the newspapers, or on an ad. This is only normal, a denomination that was persecuted because of their race/religion cannot and must not forget about this, and everyone should learn from this ordeal.
Yet, the direct descendants of the people that survived (or not) this terrible piece of history are committing the same crimes. The Zionist state is evicting Palestinians from their homes, stealing their land, building illegal settlements on it, bombing civilians indiscriminately, killing women and children… What astonishes me the most is when supporters of Israel say that the Holocaust is not comparable to anything. You know what, they’re right, the Holocaust lasted a decade and what’s going on in Palestine has been going on for over 70 years!!!
As the saying goes:
“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
The only problem is that those who are doomed at the moment are not those who are repeating it, they are suffering at the hands of those who are repeating it.
Unfortunately, this is not a new situation. This has been going on for centuries. The pretext for the Crusades was the desecration of the church of the Holy sepulchre that was ordered by an idiotic Caliph, which led to two hundred years of destruction and tens of thousands of civilians being massacred in the name of Christendom. The Mongol tribes were continuously attacked by invaders until they became strong enough and they set the world ablaze killing and pillaging everything in their way. Colonial powers paused their European squabbles only to seize land and people on all other continents. Nazi Germany wanted to avenge the insults inflicted upon them after WWI, so they invaded the European continent and perpetrated the Holocaust along the way. The Soviet Union came to be after the overthrow of the tsar who enslaved his people for his greatness, the Politburo did the same in the name of an ideology. The United States of America gained liberty from Great Britain and freed their constituents only to crush anyone that does not follow their international hegemony.
So what is going on in Palestine is nothing new, injustice is most often going to be perpetrated by the strongest. But if history has taught us anything, is that history does not look fondly on injustice. Personally, I am not concerned about the eyes of history, I am only interested in what pleases Allah. In this, this is what Allah has to say on the matter of injustice:
“O My slaves, I have prohibited Myself injustice; and have made oppression unlawful for you, so do not oppress one another.”