The Specialness of Jewish History
Who wrote these lines? A philo-semitic commentator? A spokesman for the Christian right?
I don’t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims. They have been slandered much more than the Muslims because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything… [The Jews] were expelled from their land, persecuted and mistreated all over the world, as the ones who killed God. In my judgment here’s what happened to them: Reverse selection. What’s reverse selection? Over 2,000 years they were subjected to terrible persecution and then to the pogroms. One might have assumed that they would have disappeared; I think their culture and religion kept them together as a nation…The Jews have lived an existence that is much harder than ours. There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust.
Try again. Fidel Castro, speaking to Jeffrey Goldberg. Read more here.
[Thanks to Dr Barry Simon, Los Angeles, for the tip]