For those of you who do not know, January the 27th was selected as Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nation. We are on this day to remember the six million Jews that were slaughtered. It was certainly not an accident that the representative for Iran's government chose on the same day to make a declaration that the Holocaust was a "big lie" and "was used to give a reason for the existence of the Israel. The Holocaust of world War Two is a perception coming from a great lie in order to settle a drifting group of people in the mist of the Islamic Race." The trouble with their statement is that the holocaust, where millions of Jews died is no lie, it is just history repeating itself. Adolf Hitler was only one of many people down though the ages that has tried to eliminate the Jewish people. Were all the others lies also? Such a hatred for God's people has always been and always will be until Our Lord comes back to this earth and sets things in their rightful order.
Some sixty years after the holocaust, the age bracket of the people who were there, who witnessed the barbarism first-hand is slowly fading away, many of them, like those who were liberated and set free are dying off, to testify of this horror no more. The danger is that with the chapter of that generation closing, the very existence of the Holocaust becomes not a matter of historic fact, but a subject of counterfeit, academic debate, where reasonable people can have different opinions about the holocaust , You can be sure that the enemies of Israel will have a field day. News Papers will report the words of the Islamic Countries as if they were opinions, not lies. This is already being done to some degree today. Children will grow up believing that the Muslim world might be right or at least that they were certainly not wrong. These people want to change history.
Our new president, who just took office, said America had made mistakes in the past. What does he mean by that? He said, "there's no reason why we can't restore the same esteem and alliance that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago." He went on to say The United States is not their enemy. If that be the case why are they trying to kill us and why are they calling us The Big Satan? The president went on to say this, "I do not believe America is the enemy of the Muslim world. The president should have finished the sentence by saying this, "Most Muslims and their Islamic beliefs are the enemy of America and the freedom for which we stand." We should be the enemy of those who would deny the slaughter of six million Jews and denounce Israel as a nation that in the future will disappear. I don't know exactly what "mistakes" the president was referring to, but supporting Israel's right to exist and defend itself is not, at least in my mind, among the mistakes that this country has made. One mistake that this country has made is to give into nearly every demand that the Muslims want.
It is the right thing to do, to reach out to the Muslim world cautiously. However this is a hard thing to do when their religious beliefs will not let them compromise their position on Israel, also on our Christian beliefs and way of life. But there must be a common ground including the acknowledgment of the teaching of history. It must include reverence for the Jews who died at the hands of hate filled people. This common ground must include reinforcement of history, for the safety of Israel, and for the ideals and principles of this nation, as one nation under God. If we are to survive as a nation we must take the same stand as Israel and that is to persist in doing what is right and defending our way of life.