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Nazi memorial in Croatia a disgrace to Europe
Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/04/2012 | EFRAIM ZUROFF

Posted on 01/05/2012 10:14:01 AM PST by gitmogrunt

Edited on 01/05/2012 10:17:59 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Breaking News 18:21 Steinitz extends partia_ JPost.com Opinion Op-Ed Contributors Photo by: (Reuters) Nazi memorial in Croatia a disgrace to Europe By EFRAIM ZUROFF 01/04/2012 23:28 A service for Hitler is unthinkable. So why is the world quiet in response to a service for Ante Paveliæ? Talkbacks (5) Imagine for a minute that memorial masses were held in two major cities in Germany on the anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitler. Needless to say, such a ceremony would arouse fury, indignation, and widespread protests not only in Germany, but throughout the entire world. Last week, the local equivalent of such an event took place in Croatia, but instead of anger and demonstrations, not a single word of protest was heard from anywhere in the country.

I am referring to the December 28 memorial masses conducted in Zagreb and Split (and perhaps elsewhere as well) to mark the 51st anniversary of the death of Ante Paveliæ, the head of state of the infamous Independent State of Croatia, created by the Nazis and their Italian allies in 1941. Following its establishment, rule was turned over to the local fascist movement, the Ustasha, headed by its Poglavnik (leader) Ante Paveliæ.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: balkans; catholic; croatia; fascist; nazi; pavelic; ustasha; wwii
Serbs fought the NAZI's and Croats. Never forget.
1 posted on 01/05/2012 10:14:04 AM PST by gitmogrunt
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To: gitmogrunt

I was just going to observe: of course not, the Croats committed genocide mostly against the Serbs, and only secondarily against Jews. The one thing more constant than anti-Semitism in Western European and American culture and thought is pravaslavnophobia — the irrational fear and hatred of Orthodox Christians, esp. Slavic Orthodox Christians. Once the Latin church dropped it and started being friendly, the secularists took it up with a vengance: even after 9/11 they bomb us on behalf of jihadis allied with Al Qaeda and favor Muslim immigration over Christian from lands where the Muslims persecute Orthodox Christians.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 10:25:15 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: The_Reader_David
The one thing more constant than anti-Semitism in Western European and American culture and thought is pravaslavnophobia — the irrational fear and hatred of Orthodox Christians, esp. Slavic Orthodox Christians.

Not really. Most Americans know little or nothing about Orthodox Christians, much less harbor fear and hatred for them.

3 posted on 01/05/2012 10:33:30 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: The_Reader_David

I’ve noticed that even many TEA Party types think Serbia was the one and only bad guy in the Albania-Kosovo-Serbia-Bosnia conflicts. Thank the mainline media.

Our policies have rewarded Albania and its violence.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 11:12:31 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: The_Reader_David
Congressman Larry McDonald and his Western Goals Foundation had a good understanding of Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe. His loss aboard KAL Flight 007 is still felt. Dr. Larry McDonald, Member of Congress
5 posted on 01/05/2012 11:20:17 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: gitmogrunt
The priest involved, Vjekoslav Lasic, has been pulling stunts like this for years. He seems to be the Croatian equivalent of the Westboro Baptist Church. From what I could gather from Google, he is a Dominican priest from Bosnia and Hercegovina. He celebrated this Mass along with one other priest but there is no indication that the Catholic hierarchy or the Croatian government approved. Why they haven't taken steps against him, I don't know--his being a member of a religious order instead of a diocesan priest may limit what the archbishop of Zagreb can do, and he may not be a citizen of Croatia. Maybe the government thinks it is better to ignore him than to make him a "martyr."

One of the items that turned up was a newspaper item from 2008 in which Ivo Banac, a noted Croatian historian, called him "a disgrace for the church, the people, the state" (Slobodna Dalmacija, July 26, 2008).

6 posted on 01/05/2012 11:27:26 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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8 posted on 01/05/2012 4:30:03 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: gitmogrunt

No indignation because it didn’t happen on TV, and almost nobody in the part of the world where people watch TV for their news knows where Croatia is, or cares.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 4:35:17 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Knowing little or nothing about often goes with prejudice and hatred of, though it was not “most Americans” I was referring to, but the secularist “elites”, particularly in foreign policy: every conflict between Orthodox Christians and Muslims has the U.S. siding with the Muslims, or at least winking at their aggression (e.g. Cyprus). If broadened to Eastern Christians v. Muslims, the sole exception was Nagoro-Karabak, where the U.S. backed the Armenians against the Muslim Azeris.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 5:32:38 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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the sole exception was Nagoro-Karabak

East Timor and the Phillipines. Of course, those are Catholics vs. Muslims.

The US has also arguably supported the various Christian groups in Lebanon.

11 posted on 01/07/2012 6:19:54 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Oh, the U.S. will back Latins and Uniates when the Muslims come after them. I was pointing out the apparent hatred our “elites” have for Eastern Christians.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 6:56:28 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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