The Jews use to be the largest religious minority in Europe, and then of course the Holocaust happened, but this was only after years of discrimination, their rights being torn away, being forced
to live in ghetto's, and the whole separation between a people that had a way of life like the Jews who had to keep kosher (no pork ect) and had to pray and study the holy books all day, and the non-Jews who basically did not care much for religion or did not have any way of life.
porgroms against jews
jews forced to wear badges
Of course the Jews were really violent and were always taught pacifism as an approach, but still, it was a situation similar.
You see before the Holocaust in the early 1900's and well before that there are thousands of "pogroms", which were raids on Jewish villages to kill, steal and loot, and people always viewed the high birth rate of the Jews because traditional Jews had many kids, as a threat.
I look back on this, and with the banning of veils and religious items in Europe again, and with a new minority in Europe, is this trend about to happen again?
I seriously doubt it because of the Internet and human rights groups etc now, and because Muslims in Europe have a support base in the Middle East, something the Jews did not have, but still let me ask one question because I just keep jabbering, and keep talking:
Has Europe learned anything about religious tolerance since they last discriminated and killed so many Jews?
Are the new religious minorities that refuse to assimilate into European culture (like the Jews did from the Mideval times until the Holocaust in the 1940's) suffering from religious intolerance?
Now of course we cannot compare the hatred Europe had for the Jews and now they are more tolerant towards Muslims, but still... Are they tolerant enough after there last stunt which left millions dead?