February 19, 2013
Note: Big Al is Banned
Sorry folks, I have a full time job so I can be really slow on the banning front. And I'm pretty hesitant to do it, but when someone starts talking about the "Ziosh*ts" it's time to go.
Also, being Jewish is both a religious and ethnic connotation. The same does not apply to Christianity and Islam. Most Jews are ethnically Jewish. This doesn't apply to Islam and Christianity because both religions actively sought out and converted people of all ethnic backgrounds.
Judaism doesn't reject people for not being ethnic Jews, but neither has Judaism actively proselyted. There is no missionary zeal in Judaism because Judaism does not teach that only Jews go to heaven (or receive reward) or that non-Jews receive some sort of punishment. Hence, the low rate of conversion.
As a matter of fact, tell a Jew that you're going to convert and he'll say something along the lines of, "Why on Earth would you want to do that?"
The only acceptable response being, "For the jokes!"
So, it is not a fair comparison to say that since hating Muslims isn't racist, neither is hating Jews since both are religions and not races. In the former that is true -- Muslims aren't a race or ethnicity -- but in the latter it isn't because Jew is an ethnic identity.
Nazis killed Jews not because of their faith in the Torah, Nazis killed Jews because they were ethnically Jews. Atheist Jews and even Jews that converted to Christianity were all victims of this, yes, extreme form of racism.