Friday, August 28, 2009

Censorship of Holocaust Facts Ignored by MuzzleWatch

The evidence continues to pile up that MuzzleWatch isn't really interested in muzzling, and it's parent organization Jewish Voice isn't really interested in peace.

The groups' raison d'être is much more narrow. It is attacking Israel while minimizing Palestinian responsibility for the ongoing conflict.

Here's the latest example of MuzzleWatch ignoring censorship that doesn't fit in with their anti-Israel message. The Jerusalem Post reports that

The publicly funded Multicultural Center's (Werkstatt der Kulturen) decision to remove educational panels of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini, who was an ally of Adolf Hitler, from a planned exhibit, sparked outrage on Thursday among a district mayor, the curator of the exhibit, and the Berlin Jewish community.

The curator, Karl Rössler, told The Jerusalem Post that it is a "scandal" that the director of the Werkstatt, Philippa Ebéné, sought to censor the exhibit

Predictably, there hasn't been a peep from MuzzleWatch.

I can't help but wonder, though: Since MuzzleWatch and its ilk like to argue that critique is actually "muzzling," perhaps they'll say that the Berlin Jewish community's "outrage" over the exhibit's censorship is itself censorship. Now wouldn't that be as convoluted as an MC Escher drawing...


  1. Also ignored by muzzlewatch:
    Hamas spiritual leader Younis al-Astal called teaching Palestinian children about the Holocaust a "war crime," rejecting a suggestion that the U.N. might include the Holocaust in Gaza's school curriculum.
    In a classic case of holocaust denial, al -Astal said such curriculum would be "marketing a lie and spreading it," and added "I do not exaggerate when I say this issue is a war crime, because of how it serves the Zionist colonizers and deals with their hypocrisy and lies."

    Hamas. Our partner in peace. Yeah, right.

  2. "Jewish Voice isn't really interested in peace."

    I learned something very interesting yesterday. The not very Jewish head of the International Solidarity Movement, Paul Larudee, is a member of Jewish Voice for Peace. Really. He said so on the American Muslim website. Forgive me if I don't link to it.

    Honestly, are any real live actual Jews members of JVP?

    Out here in occupied Northern California, we like to call 'em "Jewish by birth. Amalek by choice"

  3. I've verified the above assertion. See the signature line here:


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