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January 16, 2012

MLK on the legality of Hitler’s evilness

http://www.jewishjournal.com/blog/item/mlk_on_the_legality_of_hitlers_evilness_20120116/

From Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”:

We can never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” It was “illegal” to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany. But I am sure that, if I had lived in Germany during that time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers even though it was illegal. If I lived in a communist country today where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I believe I would openly advocate disobeying these anti-religious laws.

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