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September 15, 2006

Gunter Gra-s.staffel

Filed under: Germany, Global Jihad, Islam — limewoody @ 2:53 pm

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14.09.2006

Mona Nagger reports on an embarrassing letter of solidarity that Günter Grass received from 46 Arab intellectuals. “The signatories see in Grass’ confession to having been a member of the Waffen SS (more here) a sign of courage that deserves respect and recognition. The critique of Grass is being interpreted as a campaign ‘aimed at diverting attention from the Israeli crimes against Palestine and Lebanon.’ The Israelis are depicted as ‘Neonazis‘: ‘They kill Palestinians and Israelis, destroy their countries, build a dividing wall around them and put them in camps.’ The tone recalls quite clearly the language of the Iranian president Ahmadinejad.” Nagger’s conclusion: “The document says a lot about the sensitivities of many Arab intellectuals. They live in a world of conspiracy theories, far removed form reality; they mistake populist slogans and rhetoric for intellectual discourse and they see no need to take a serious look at the Holocaust and Nazi crimes.”

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