The sad fact
(meticulously documented by renown Catholic scholars
like Edward Flannery, Rosemary Ruether, and others
themselves) is that the road to Auschwitz was
carefully paved by millennia of Church-led and/or
inspired degradation, dehumanization, subjugation,
demonization, and so forth of "the perfidious
Jews"...those same "perpetual wanderers" whom the
mildest of Church fathers, St. Augustine, argued,
with those who wanted the G_d-killers slaughtered
instead, should be kept alive, but in such a lowly
state that when looked upon, one would recognize the
unbelievers for what they were. As a consequence,
such things as the mandatory ghetto (ghetta--iron
foundry in Italian--the most lowly vicinity one
could live in), "Jew badge," and so forth were born.
While there are more sophisticated ways, I'm told,
of interpreting the New Testament’s Gospel of John,
when the average person reads him allegedly quoting
Jesus calling the Jews (not just Pharisees) “sons of
the Devil, doing your father’s deeds,” what impact
can this sort of teaching have? Is it really a
surprise that one of the first pictures in Europe of
a Jew is entitled, “Aaron, Son of the Devil?”
Even the Renaissance sculptor, Michelangelo, put
Devil’s horns on Moses’ head…regardless of the
whitewashing some have tried to do with that as
well, calling them “rays of light” instead. I’m sure
that that’s what the average Gentile thought/thinks
of when viewing that piece of artwork. As I'm sure
that I will be the next pope.
Is it, thus, also any stretch to next learn of
untold tens of thousands of Jews being massacred for
“poisoning wells” and causing the Bubonic Plague…and
countless other tragedies committed in the name of
the Christian “Prince of Peace” encountered as a
result of such religious enlightenment?
After the famous Passion Plays throughout Europe, it
was common for Christians to get drunk and next go
after the local “G_d Killers.”
Indeed, scholars have estimated that the numbers of
Jews massacred in the name of Christianity prior to
the Holocaust was at least as large as that during
The Inquistions in Spain and Portugal carried out in
the name of the Roman Catholic Church found my own
family caught up in such acts of love--not to
mention those lost later and afterwards in the Shoa.
Martin Luther--of Protestant Reformation fame--had
two treatises on the Jews. In his first, he took his
former church to task regarding its treatment of the
latter. But, years later, when the Jews had still
not seen his own, more kindly "light," he turned on
them too with a vengeance and gave Hitler the
virtual blueprints for his own later policies
towards Christianity's proclaimed G_d-killers.
The plain fact is that, despite what too many folks
want to believe, those carrying out the Holocaust
often went to Church on Sunday and gassed Jews on
Monday. There were no Martians running Treblinka or
I don't like to speak of anti-Semitism. I do so very
reluctantly. I don't want to see it overplayed. But,
it most certainly still exists and is once again on
the rise. Additionally, today, besides Jews
themselves being targeted, it is very often masked
in yet another form--anti-Zionism. Substitute the
Jew of the Nations for the Jew as individual, and,
in a post-Auschwitz era, "special treatment" for
Hebrews once again becomes kosher.
Taking the Church to task for protecting its
criminals is analogous to its own millennial
persecution of Jews?
If a Vatican honcho speaks in such terms, what can
be expected of others?
And, in this, the Church has other disturbing
company as well...
In the war of ideas to prevent anyone except
themselves to have political rights in a region
proclaimed by themselves to be "purely Arab
patrimony," Arabs came to realize that the very
identity of the conflict with Israel would have to
undergo a change.
In their attempt to create their 22nd state (and
second, not first, Arab one in "Palestine")--on the
ashes of Israel, not along side of it--Arabs
concluded that it would make better press and public
relations to speak in terms of creating a state for
"stateless Palestinians" rather than calling for the
creation of yet an additional Arab state at the
expense of the one of the Jews.
Arabs, with almost two dozen states (conquered and
forcibly Arabized from scores of millions of native,
non-Arab peoples), would next be transformed into
the likes of previously starving, truly stateless,
massacred, dehumanized Jews.
Read this all-telling quote from Zuheir Mohsein of
the PLO's Executive Council in his interview with
the Dutch newspaper, Trouw, on 3/31/77, to see how
Arabs themselves have explained this transformation
There are no differences between Jordanians,
Palestinians, Syrians, etc... only for political
reasons that we now carefully underline Palestinian
identity... serves only a tactical purpose...a new
tool in the continuing battle against Israel.
Icing on the cake...Arabs are not only the new Jews,
but Jews are the new Nazis.
As with the above "refresher" for the Church, it
seems that one is needed for Arabs and their
assorted mouthpieces as well...
During Hitler's campaign against the Jews, the
ghetto in Warsaw was the largest. It held about
400,000 Jews who were told that they would be
“resettled” to the East or, at worse, would be going
to forced labor camps to work for the Germans.
By 1942, however, word of the Nazis’ true plans had
made it into the ghetto. The cattle cars were
heading for extermination camps, part of the Final
Solution. While some still kept their heads in the
sand (not unlike too many Jews to this day),www.ekurd.netmany
faced reality and joined the resistance. This was
harder for Jews since they often faced the
anti-Semitism of the other folks as well--not only
the Germans. The full-fledged uprising of David vs.
Goliath began in 1943 in the ghetto.
Armed with some pistols, home-made weapons and
explosives, and some Polish rifles and such paid for
dearly, the Jews took on their tormentors and
embarrassed them profusely until the Nazis blasted
every place they could possibly hide.
During the Holocaust, Nazis deliberately singled out
the women and children first. The attractive might
be used for pleasure before being murdered. Kids
were killed right away as they were of no
use--unless they wound up in the labs of Nazi
doctors to be turned into human guinea pigs. All of
this is well documented. One and half million of the
six million slaughtered--for no other reason than
they were Jews--were children. By the way, lots of
solid evidence exists which points to the Vatican
shielding such Nazi doctors as the devout Roman
Catholic, Josef Mengele, after the war.
Let’s now take a look at the alleged Arab “Warsaw
Unlike Jews who weren’t trying to kill any Germans
nor destroy the German state, the Arabs of Gaza
elected an organization dedicated to exterminating
both Jews and their sole, miniscule, reborn nation.
Arabs killed in the fighting have been mostly
fighters-–despite Arab claims. The non-combatants
killed have been deliberately used as human shields
by their own “heroes.”
Unlike Nazis who sought out every last Jew for
murder, Israel has deliberately placed its own
soldiers in danger on the ground, fighting door to
door instead of blasting targets from afar.
Israel has repeatedly telegraphed its
punch--eliminating its own element of surprise-- by
dropping thousands of leaflets warning of the coming
response to Arab mortars and missiles launched
against Jewish civilian targets in Israel proper.
Israel has even made cellular phone calls to try to
avoid the deaths of non-combatant Arabs as much as
Now, think about restaurants, buses, pizza parlors,
shopping malls, Passover Seders, homes, teen night
clubs, and so forth Arabs have deliberately targeted
If merely killing Arabs was Israel’s goal, does
anyone seriously doubt that it could have made Gaza
Arabrein by now?
Recall that when the Allies fought the Nazis and
Japan, they fire bombed German cities and nuked the
latter. Whatever one's feelings are about this, the
"problem" was indeed solved and that war ended.
Those were, however, largely Christians doing the
Jews are not allowed to really win their wars.
They are expected, time after time, to simply turn
one cheek after the other to their enemies and
settle for one sort or another of ceasefire.
Remember Israel being forced, by its friends, to
allow the supply of the Egyptian Third Army after
being attacked by Arabs on Yom Kippur, 1973? It's
that good ol' "special treatment" for the Jew of the
Would any Christian state have done this for enemies
determined to destroy them?
Look...Israel is fighting Arabs--regardless of who's
doing the whitewashing for them--who want it and its
No Israel, regardless of its size, is
acceptable--whether to the sweet-talking, latter day
Arafatians of Fatah's Abbas, or the simply more
honest folks of Hamas.
As with such nonsense coming out of the Vatican
above, justice demands a much more honest assessment
of that which comes out of Arab mouths as well.
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has
done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern
Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-Arab
propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured
on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has
publicly debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles
and op-eds have been published in dozens of
newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world. Visit his
By Gerald A. Honigman. eKurd.net,
April 11, 2010. You may reach the
author via email at: honigman6 (at) msn.com.
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