Paul Syvret in today’s Courier Mail, working himself into a lather about Trump:
Quite simply the similarities between Donald Trump’s America and the rise of fascism in Germany are so stark as to be unavoidable.
This is writ large in his regime’s moves to persecute and marginalise a significant proportion of the population based largely on their religion.
In short, the Muslims of the world today are the Jews of the 1930s.
Paul’s really outdone himself there. The Islamic State has sent rivers of blood across the Middle East and in Western nations and Syvret’s jumping up and down about Trump.
That’s typical, and so is Syvret’s failed grasp of reality. Maybe we should chip in and buy him a copy of Islam and Nazi Germany’s War. Here is a brief summary:
In the most crucial phase of the Second World War, German troops, fighting in regions as far apart as the Sahara and the Caucasus, confronted the Allies across lands largely populated by Muslims. Nazi officials saw Islam as a powerful force with the same enemies as Germany: the British Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Jews. Islam and Nazi Germany’s War is the first comprehensive account of Berlin’s remarkably ambitious attempts to build an alliance with the Islamic world.
Drawing on archival research in three continents, David Motadel explains how German officials tried to promote the Third Reich as a patron of Islam. He explores Berlin’s policies and propaganda in the Muslim war zones, and the extensive work that authorities undertook for the recruitment, spiritual care, and ideological indoctrination of tens of thousands of Muslim volunteers who fought in the Wehrmacht and the SS.
Islam and Nazi Germany’s War reveals how German troops on the ground in North Africa, the Balkans, and the Eastern front engaged with diverse Muslim populations, including Muslim Roma and Jewish converts to Islam. Combining measured argument with a masterly handling of detail, it illuminates the profound impact of the Second World War on Muslims around the world and provides a new understanding of the politics of religion in the bloodiest conflict of the twentieth century.
Meanwhile, this is what Poor Paul Syvret had to say when conservative New South Wales politician, Fred Nile, was blocked from entering the US for President Trump’s inauguration by the Obama administration:
And this is what Poor Paul Syvret had to say when it looked like our government would deny Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, entry to Australia:
And this is what Poor Paul Syvret had to say when pro-life campaigner, Troy Newman, was denied entry to Australia:
That’s right. There’s nothing to see here because Paul Syvret has double standards when it comes to border protection. He’s all up in arms over Trump but entirely silent when conservatives are denied entry.
Considering that we are on the subject of what things look like, here is a picture of Nazis reading about Islam and the Jews. According to Poor Paul Syvret’s logic that booklet is probably fair and balanced.
And here is another picture of the people Poor Paul Syvret claims are living under imminent threat of genocide today:
All I can say is c’mon Paul, you’re taking the fun out of all of this. You’re supposed to make it hard for people like me to out you as a goose. And then you go ahead and do it all yourself (again).