Australian scientist and holocaust/genocide expert Gideon Polya discusses his brilliant and important new book US-Imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide. In it he defines the terms holocaust and genocide, sketches the historical context, and relentlessly exposes the US-led murder of 27 million Muslims in the 9/11 wars, along with millions more in related events (the war on Iran since 1978, on Iraq since 1990, on Somolia since 1992, on Palestine since 1916, and so on).
My sure-to-be-controversial introduction begins:
“The academic field of Holocaust Studies, like the fictional field of Hitler Studies in Dan DeLillo’s novel White Noise, has an absurdly narrow focus. If you look up ‘Holocaust Studies’ articles at Google Scholar or Academia.edu, you will find many tens of thousands of papers, almost all of them addressing questions related to German-led crimes against Jews during World War II. Indeed, the very term Holocaust, whose original meaning was ‘burnt offering,’ has been all but trademarked by Zionist Jews who strongly object to its being used to describe any historical episode of mass murder except one: the allegedly pre-planned, Hitler-ordered, deliberate bureaucratic extermination of six million European Jews, mostly in gas chambers, between 1942 and 1945. The capital H in Holocaust functions as a kind of hidden trademark, suggesting that this particular episode was unlike any other…” (And it gets even more controversial from there…)
“Polya’s work on avoidable mortality and hidden holocausts forces us to face the question: Will we humans ever stop scapegoating and sacrificing the Other? Will we ever manage to become our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers? It seems unlikely, barring imposed technological slavery by a ‘benevolent’ Leviathan, or a sudden spiritual-religious revival on a planetary or near-planetary scale. Personally I would prefer the revival. But maybe it wouldn’t take anything that radical, just a rapid increase in basic human decency. That seems to be what Gideon Polya is hoping for. He is making a long shot bet on human decency. I salute him, and recognize him as an uncommonly decent human. May his brave and generous efforts be blessed and rewarded.”