Cenk Uygur, the far-left co-founder of the popular Young Turks YouTube page, appeared on a counter-extremism panel this week and claimed that Christianity is responsible for perpetrating that Holocaust.
Uygur made the anti-Christian comments while “moderating” a panel at the Web Summit, an annual tech conference based in Europe. He was joined on the panel by Muslim Reform Movement leader Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, along with two liberal terrorism researchers.
Dr. Jasser, a Muslim, stressed the need for a global Islamic reformation, one that preaches tolerance and a more secular way of life. He urged co-panelists not to coddle Muslims and to recognize the threat posed by global jihadist groups motivated by political Islam.
Seemingly offended by Jasser’s remarks, Uygur fired back, defending Islam as a whole and targeting Christianity.
“People make it seem like Christianity is hunky dory and wonderful reformation,” Uygur started. “The Holocaust was what, 70 years ago? It seems like Christianity was monstrous just 70 years ago, way worse than Islam has ever been, than any religion has ever been.”
He wasn’t done, blaming Christianity for “killing thirteen million people.”
Of course, Uygur didn’t mention that Hitler came to despise Christianity in favor of his eugenicist worldview. Historians have documented that Hitler viewed both Catholics and Protestants with disdain and sought to replace Christianity with what some refer to as the “Reich Church.”
The Holocaust was not executed in the name of Christianity. It was carried out by adherents to the very anti-Christian Nazi ideology.
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Author: Jordan Schachtel
Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel