Fox News Doc Defends Ben Carson By Criticizing German Jews For Failing To Resist The Nazis

Fox News Doc Defends Ben Carson By Criticizing German Jews For Failing To Resist The Nazis

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Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow is defending Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's controversial remarks that fewer people would have been killed in the Holocaust had they been armed by criticizing German Jews for not having "more actively resisted" the Nazis.  

Carson sparked an outcry after he claimed the outcome of the Holocaust "would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed." Carson has stood by his comments. The Anti-Defamation League called Carson's remarks "historically inaccurate."

In an October 9 FoxNews.com piece, Ablow defended Carson's comments by asserting, "If Jews in Germany had more actively resisted the Nazi party or the Nazi regime and had diagnosed it as a malignant and deadly cancer from the start, there would, indeed, have been a chance for the people of that country and the world to be moved to action by their bold refusal to be enslaved." 

Ablow, who is Jewish, also lamented that German Jews did not learn "the lesson of the Old Testament" of "sacrifice": 

The mindset that Jews surrendered with their guns is far more important than the hardware they turned over:  They surrendered the demonstrated intention, at all costs, to resist being deprived of liberty.  If Jews in Germany had more actively resisted the Nazi party or the Nazi regime and had diagnosed it as a malignant and deadly cancer from the start, there would, indeed, have been a chance for the people of that country and the world to be moved to action by their bold refusal to be enslaved.

Yes, that would have required immeasurable courage.  Yes, that would have required unspeakable losses.  But is that not the lesson of the Old Testament?  Does not Abraham bind his son Issac to an altar, willing to sacrifice his son's life to God's Word--to the truth?  Must not we all be ready to sacrifice ourselves to stand in the way of evil?

Granted, I was not there.  Granted, hindsight is 20/20.  But it turns out it was a bad idea for any Jew to have turned over a gun.  It was a bad idea for any Jew to have boarded a train.  It was a bad idea for any Jew to have passed through a gate into a camp.  It was a bad idea for any Jew to do any work at any such camp.  It was a bad idea for any Jew to not attempt to crush the skull or scratch out the eyes of any Nazi who turned his back for one moment.  And every bullet that would have been fired into a Nazi coming to a doorway to confiscate a gun from a Jew would have been a sacred bullet.

Jacob Bacharach wrote in The New Republic that Carson was wrong as "Jews did fight back." 

Both Ablow and a disclosure attached to the FoxNews.com piece noted that the Fox News contributor "hosted a fundraiser for Dr. Ben Carson." Ablow reportedly hosted a Newbury, Massachusetts fundraiser for Carson on September 24. Tickets for the event ranged from $500 to $2,700. 

Ablow has regularly used his Fox News platform to promote fringe rhetoric

Posted In
Religion, Elections, Guns
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FoxNews.com
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Keith Ablow, Ben Carson
Stories/Interests
2016 Elections
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