At 8 p.m. on December 19, a truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany killing 12 and wounding 48 others, police said. Although police are still investigating whether this was a terrorist act, witnesses are saying the crash was no accident.
It's the tendency to lump all Muslims as terrorists, and it happens every time.
The blanket hatred of a people
In 1933, Adolf Hitler flooded Germany with posters, films, newspapers and radio programs all focused on one thing: defining an enemy. It was through these tactics that he convinced much of a nation that Jews were an alien race. They were portrayed as people who fed off their host nation, ruined the culture, stole jobs and enslaved workers.
He did the same for homosexuals, gypsies and those with disabilities - lumping them all into one hateful category.
And he was alarmingly successful. He killed about six million Jews, which meant at the time, two out of every three European Jews were killed.
Are we falling into that same trap?
I dont care how many Muslims condemn Berlin Christmas Attack👉🏻I want 2 know how many Muslims condemn their Prophet 4 encouraging this attack
Reading the comments on any of the Berlin tragedy news stories shows strong evidence that we are. Earlier this week, I heard a casual joke told linking all Muslims to terrorists. Some laughed. Others hardly reacted. I wanted to scream. None of us corrected it. None of us stood up against such a damaging view.
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