Reading a passage from The Diary of Anne Frank – written by the Jewish girl who died in a Nazi labor camp -- author and talk-radio host Mark Levin said the Islamic State “genocide” in Syria and Iraq is particularly a war on “little girls and women,” and he called upon President Obama to do something about the “tens of thousands of Anne Franks right now being brutalized” by the Islamists.
Levin also stressed that Obama, like British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who appeased the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, was “a patsy for Islamic terrorism” as Chamberlain “was a patsy for the Third Reich.”
On Fox’s Hannity, Feb. 19, Levin said, “I do want to do one thing, to remind people what we're really talking about here. Obama, as I said, is a patsy for Islamic terrorism the way Chamberlain was a patsy for the Third Reich. And this won't take long.”
“I want to just -- a couple of sentences from Anne Frank's diary because, you know, Sean, this is a war really on little girls and women,” said Levin. “That's what's taking place, the brutalization in front of our faces.”
Levin, himself a best-selling author and whose radio program is ranked No. 4 in the nation, then read a passage Anne Frank composed in her diary in 1944 that says, “I reached the point where I can hardly care where I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, and I can't do anything to change events anyway. I'll just let matters take their course and concentrate on studying and hope that everything will be all right in the end.’
“But the minute I was alone, I knew I was going to cry my eyes out,” wrote Frank, who died at 15 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. “I slid to the floor in my nightgown and began by saying my prayers very fervently. Then I drew my knees to my chest, lay my head on my arms and cried, all huddled up on the bare floor. And then a loud sob brought me back to Earth.”
Levin then said, “Mr. President, Mr. President, there are tens of thousands of Anne Franks right now being brutalized. Why don't you do something about it? Why don't you, why don't you demonstrate that you're a leader? You're the commander-in-chief. And let's take care of business.”
Host Sean Hannity remarked, “I don't think it's going to happen under this man.”
Earlier in the program, Hannity asked Levin about former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comment from earlier in the week when he said, ‘I do not believe this president loves America.’
Asked for his reaction, Levin said, “Rudy's exactly right. And I would add -- and I've said this many years on my radio program -- when somebody says they want to fundamentally transform America, well, then you must not love America. It's like saying I'm going to fundamentally transform my wife, or my girlfriend. That means you must not love your wife or your girlfriend.”
“Obama has shown no indication that he loves the Constitution,” said Levin. “He never talks about capitalism. He's always bringing up the past. He's always picking at scabs. Even now, he's a patsy for Islamic terrorism! Half of his speeches are about how terrible America is and America shouldn't react in a negative way.”
Levin also criticized the president for trying to draw a parallel, as he did at the Feb. 5 National Prayer Breakfast, between Islamic State barbarians and the Crusades.
“I want to remind this president,” said Levin, “he likes to bring up Jesus in a certain context, and I say this as a Jew -- you know, there's an awful lot of Christians in America and in Europe who have died, who have been maimed, who have been harmed trying to defend innocent, peace-loving Muslims in the Middle East, in Afghanistan and so forth, and it would be nice every now and then if he would acknowledge that.”
“And I would also say, this man is the most preposterous and absurd president, [in] modern American history, maybe any time in American history!” said Levin.
“Here’s the sad fact,” he continued. “The sad fact is because of what he's doing or not doing, it's going to be left to the next president to deal with this. And it's going to be much worse, the genocide much more widespread. They're going to have much more geography, much more resources because this guy's not going to do it. For whatever reason, he is not up to the task.”
Anneliese Marie ‘Anne’ Frank was born on June 12, 1929 and apparently died from typhus during a typhus epidemic at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945. Her sister Margot also died at the camp. Between July 1942 and August 1944, the Frank family hid in a secret room in one of her father’s business premises in Amsterdam until an informant tipped off the Nazis of their whereabouts.
Anne Frank wrote most of her diary while in the secret room. Anne’s mother, Edith, died in Auschwitz but her father, Otto Frank, survived his imprisonment and after the war retrieved Anne’s diary from Jan and Miep Gies, a Catholic couple who had helped conceal the Franks in the secret annex.
Mark Levin is the author of the New York Times best seller Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. He also is the author of Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, Men In Black: How The Supreme Court Is Destroying America, and Rescuing Sprite.
The Mark Levin Show is the fastest growing talk radio program in the country. It is broadcast on more than 300 stations nationwide, and was recently extended contractually through 2020.