Sunday, January 28, 2007

Book Burning: History Repeats Itself

An article in a discarded copy of yesterday's newspaper caught my attention:
"Religious and government leaders gathered Friday to denounce plans by a neo-Nazi group to stage a burning of Jewish books and other texts today [Saturday, January 27, 2007] in the Minneapolis area."

Apparently, the National Socialist Movement in the Twin Cities had decided there isn't enough hate in the world and so to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, they planned a book burning, specifically of the Talmud and other of what they call "anti-white" books.

The state attorney general, leaders from Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities, and representatives from the Jewish Community Relations Council met last Friday to denounce it, and to uphold the values of diversity and tolerance.

This hate group has held events over the past year in Madison WI, Orlando FL, and Austin TX.

Click here to read the full article.

2 comments:

Jack's Shack said...

They'll get what is coming to them.

Anonymous said...

I think nazis (neo or not) are very overrated, and there's a trend on trying to credit this to them. Every article about book burning starts with "Nazis burned x books", ignoring who started the phenomenon since the inquisition, and who's still mentaining it now (see Harry Potter for recent neo-nazi type hidden actions).