Regarding your editorial, “The Nazi past still with us” (Sept. 1): For centuries, due to comments in the Gospels blaming Jewish elders for the decision to crucify Christ, European Christians had a negative attitude toward Jews. That was the background prompting the Vatican’s little-publicized, Nazi-leaning actions. The Muslims, on the other hand, have a number of directives in the Quran to hate, hurt, denigrate, etc., the Jews (and Christians, Hindus, etc.).
If you are told directly that you worship to hate or harm specific groups, it becomes a part of your religion. That’s why the Muslim countries surrounding Israel will probably never make complete peace with Israel.
The interesting thing is that within Europe and the United States, the antipathy toward Jews has grown again, reminding of us the old alliance between the Nazi socialists and the Muslims, both Jew-haters. Muslims encouraged Hitler to kill even more Jews during the war.
Currently, the old hatred is re-awakening and it may be more topical to muse about not only the wartime Vatican, but the leftist black-shirts, like antifa, and their pals the Revolutionary Communist Party. Communists have a history of Jewish suppression also.