Archiv der Kategorie: In English

Apartheid and Rashida Tlaib

Dear Rashida Harbi Tlaib, My name is Gerd Buurmann. I am living in Germany. Today I read this tweet of yours: What are you talking about? Over 1.6 million Muslims live peacefully with Jews in Israel. This is not apartheid! … Weiterlesen

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Weakness is not moral superiority

Israel, May 2021 – Israel is currently suffering large scale rocket attacks. Alarm sirens are wailing all over Israel. Citizens are startled out of their sleep; children, women and men spend the day in air raid bunkers. Schools and kindergartens … Weiterlesen

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Freedom is dangerous

Humans are beings who are aware of their mortality. Humans are animals with morals. Humans are creatures who can invent worlds and create art. Humans make laws and throw parties. Humans experience community and measure themselves against each other. They … Weiterlesen

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Then I’ll just unfriend you!

If the rules of a group in regard to your association with a specific political party require you to unfriend yourself, then you should leave that group, no matter where you stand! It’s irrelevant which party that may be. It’s … Weiterlesen

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Let’s celebrate Jewish life!

„Unfortunately the 1700-year history of Judaism in Germany isn’t complete without also referring to the persecution, genocide and hatred of Jews.“ That’s how the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Heiko Mass, began his op-ed article for the … Weiterlesen

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My name is Legion!

„My name is Legion, for we are many.“ This is how the devil introduces himself in Mark 5:9. Evil consists of a multitude. Evil is when a group adheres to a collective ideology, where individuals merge into a mob and … Weiterlesen

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America, stop the silencing!

Dangerous European division has been poisoning the political climate in the United States of America for decades. Today Americans are stripped of their most fundamental freedom of expression. This needs to stop! Dear Americans, I am a European from Germany. … Weiterlesen

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Don’t stay silent!

During my childhood I was an altar boy in the small village of Erika. I absolved the entire Catholic Church program: baptism, confession, communion, confirmation, abuse. From 1987 to 1995 the clergyman sexually harassed boys from the village 227 times, … Weiterlesen

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Don’t lose your head about Islam

In Montfavet, a town near the southern French city of Avignon, a man shouting „Allahu akbar“ threatened several people with a pistol. On the same day in a church in Nice, France, several people were injured and killed by a … Weiterlesen

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The Americans have no culture!

„The Americans have no culture. They don’t even know where Belgium is!“ Have you ever heard this or anything similar? I have, because it’s in vogue everywhere in Germany, but it’s nothing more than an arrogant prejudice. The United States … Weiterlesen

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