I'm not a big fan of Hypocaust Memorial Day. After all, we didn't do it - the Germans did, with some help from assorted Poles, Letts and Ukranians.
As commemorated in Britain's schools, it's an opportunity to point out to the Natives that saying bad things about asylum seekers marks you out as a potential cattle-truck-packer. As such all good multiculturalists should support it.
"British Muslims are to boycott this week’s commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz because they claim it is not racially inclusive and does not commemorate the victims of the Palestinian conflict.
Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has written to Charles Clarke, the home secretary, saying the body will not attend the event unless it includes the “holocaust” of the Palestinian intifada."
It's true - there is no mention of the Jenin Massacre, when millions of Palestinians were killed in a deliberate act of genocide.
UPDATE - Blognor Regis has an interesting link on the Mufti of Jerusalem's wartime trip to Berlin - which also throws a sidelight on why the Bosnian Serbs weren't too keen on the Croats or Muslims (but which doesn't justify their atrocities in post-Tito Yugoslavia).
Rory is Magic!
8 hours ago