Imagine the Purge..!
What comes to your mind when you hear the word “purge”? Performing a random non-scientific empirical poll, we asked just that question. What took the number one (#1) spot for answers was Adolf Hitler and his unsympathetic genocide of a specified social, economic, and religious group of humankind. Many modern scholars believe his toll reached approximately seven million Jews. However, if we continued to reasonably adjust this mammoth toll scholars now at the finer places of homage and reality, like the Holocaust Survivor Museum, Washington D.C., we find that the real numbers are more like 13 to 15 million innocent while minding-their-own-business Jewish people.
Of the second spot, our volunteers were much more enthused primarily because when one looks at “genocide” in a dictionary our pollsters knew they were correct with the Hitler vote; however, we attributed that information to heinous educational facts, the “Greatest Generation” and just about anything remotely involved with the History Channel.
Ever slowly names began to roll in announcing their presence such as: Pol Pot of the Khmer Rouge, The Killing Fields in Cambodia (6 to 16 million), and before getting to far at this point our observations and research indicate that there has been a bonafide genocide in every aspect and corner of the world. Yet by far the deadliest and most egregious purges came from Josef Stalin of the Soviet Union and Mao Zedong of China. These two alone accounted for 40 million in Soviet Russia and at least 60 to 80 million in China.
Now to the matters at hand, imagine if a fundamentalist Christian sect captured the French city of Lyon and began a systematic purge of Muslims. Their mosques were destroyed, their crescents defaced, the Koran burned and then all Muslims forced to flee or face execution. Such an event would be unthinkable today, and if it did occur Pope Francis and all other Christian leaders would denounce it and support efforts by governments to stop it.
Yet that is essentially what is happening in reverse now in Mosul, as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham drives all signs of Christianity from the ancient city. Christians have lived in Mosul for nearly 2,000 years, but today they are reliving the Muslim religious wars of the Middle Ages.
As an American just think about the Islamophobia charges that one would face here pursuant to the rules of discrimination. CAIR, or the Council of American-Islamic Relations would be occupying every court in the land. Mind you, CAIR’s operating statement espouses:
What then can we say about the validity and integrity of this outfit? What is it that tries to provoke the “religion of peace” to bring such suffering on a people who just happened to live in the exact spot from where they are being massacred?