A U.S.-born Israeli author and Middle East expert is disturbed
that the German city of Hamburg will now officially recognize
Earlier this month, the Hamburg officials signed an agreement
with the city's 150,000-strong Muslim community to officially
recognize three official Islamic days as holidays, allowing Muslim
workers and students to take those days off and Islamic classes to
be taught in public schools.
David Rubin, former mayor of the Israeli city of Shiloh and
author of The Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age
of Obama, cautions about what the city has gotten itself
says that Jihad is a holy war against all non-Muslims -- that's a
problem, because by giving them off their holidays, you'll
recognize an ideology of hatred and violence against all those who
don't agree with them," he reasons.
Rubin finds this move particularly disturbing in light of the
similarities between Islam and Nazi Germany.
"They're actually frighteningly similar," he states about the
two. "It's a religion or an ideology that seeks to do away with all
other ideologies. That's what Nazism was, and that's what Islam is
But he concludes that many Germans today are either unaware or
do not care about the Islam-Nazi connection because they are
too concerned about appeasing Muslims.