Sunday, March 16, 2014

Afghans glorifying HItler: Is Islamic mentality any different than Nazism?

In a recent post, I was surprised to see an Afghan relative of mine born and raised in California defending Adolf Hitler. This comes to no surprise. When I taught university students in Kabul at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), in a homework I assigned in introduction to political science class, more than a 1/3 chose Hitler as an ideal leader. Hitler's regime waged a domestic “eugenics” campaign to wipe out “undesirables” from society in an attempt to create a pure Aryan race. If the same Nazi principles were applied in Afghanistan, then it would mean all disabled, Hazaras, Turkmen, Uzbeks, Hindus, Sikhs homosexuals, transgenders and communists (Khalqis, Parchamis, Sholayees) should simply be exterminated. If that's the type of “democracy” you support then what's difference between your Islamic mentality and Nazism?

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