It is common for those who support the fight to increase rights for oppressed people to assume, based on their own experience, their leaders would fight to end hatred in the world. David Ahenakew, former leader of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, has damaged his group/s fight for equal rights by constantly attacking Jews and preaching the hatred of racism. “Everybody says I’m a Jew hater. I don’t hate Jews, but I hate when they do to people.” In his bigoted view, Jews caused World War II and the Holocaust. He believes the Holocaust was justified because, “how do you get rid of a disease like that, that’s going to take over, that’s going to dominate?”
This ignorant man insists Jews “damn near owned all of Germany prior to the war” and Hitler was simply trying to protect the German people against the evil Jews by making sue “the Jews didn’t take over Germany or Europe– that’s why he fried six million of those guys.”
Mr. Ahenakew, undoubtedly has encountered discrimination and hatred in his life, but, unfortunately, has only learned from that experience that hatred must be met with being a hating person. His comments on the Holocaust are so ridiculous one can not take time to refute his undoubted ignorance. Killing six million innocent people, regardless of what some people from their group do or don’t do, is never an excuse. The punishment for Mr. Ahenakew should be to tour death camps and learn about the Holocaust.