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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My letter to the Jewish Chronicle


(emailed today to editorial@thejc.com, letters@thejc.com)

To the Jewish Chronicle,

It has come to my attention that JC writer David Aaronovitch libeled me a recent article.

Aaronivitch characterized my views on the Nazi holocaust in a false and defamatory manner when he wrote: "(Richard) Gage himself has appeared on a US radio programme hosted by one Kevin Barrett, who has described the Holocaust as a 'destructive myth.'"  

Aaronovitch either recklessly or intentionally neglected to mention that when I speak of the Holocaust as a myth, I always make it clear that I am using the scholarly sense of the word myth (sacred narrative) rather than the vernacular sense (lie, false account). Additionally, I have on literally hundreds of occasions made statements that make it clear that I do not dispute the gist of the standard Western historical account of German mass murders of Gypsies, Jews, homosexuals, communists, handicapped people, slavs, and so on during World War II.  What I object to is the way this historical narrative has been made sacred (i.e. a myth) and used to justify the invasion, occupation, and ethnic cleansing of Palestine - despite the fact that the Palestinians had nothing to do with the Germans' crimes. One might as well turn the firebombings of Dresden, Tokyo and other cities, and the nuclear annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, into a sacred myth justifying the mass murder and expulsion of the natives of India to make way for the Germans and Japanese.

By falsely implying that I deny the standard account of these Nazi murders, Aaronivitch commits libel. Indeed, he accuses me of a speech act that is a crime in many Western European countries, including some I traveled through shortly before he published his libel! 

I look forward to an apology from the editors and Mr. Aaronovitch.

Sincerely

Dr. Kevin Barrett

3 comments:

  1. which means you are causing them troubles... fantastic ! they don't know how to answer they use the old fashion way... nazis antisemites blablabla...

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  2. Dr Barrett
    Is your ass turning yellow? Give me the award and I will go to the Maine and detonate it, reigniting the Spanish American War!

    Signed
    Justin
    Uther Bumm

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  3. With great respect, its kind of silly to talk about the "fact" that "the Palestinians had nothing to do with the Germans' crimes."

    It is true that the Jewish population of the British Mandate, and some of the Christian population had nothing to do with the German crimes. Those Palestinians had nothing to do with German crimes.

    However, the "fact" is that the Muslim population of the British Mandate were not just close allies with the Axis (just like during WWI, when the Caliphate allied with Germany); but their spiritual leader, Haj Amin al-Husseiny designed the Nazi death camps at Auschwitz. The Muslim Brotherhood was set up by, and explicitly modeled on the Nazi Party.

    Here's a video of the Muslim leader of the British Mandate meeting with Hitler. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVuIht_nzDU

    Learn some history about Muslim complicity in the crimes of WWII. And learn about what the Nazi-inspired Muslims of the British Mandate did to the indigenous Jewish population of Jerusalem when they conquered it in 1948.

    My point is that you can decry the Holocaust Myth as much as you like, but please don't absolve the Muslims of Palestine and the Ummah of their guilt for WWII. The Ummah's eternal guilt. Eternal.

    Never Forget, Never Forgive.

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