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The Pope Shakes Hands with Anti-Semitism

It’s carnival season in Germany, and Der Spiegal showed today this float depicting the pope shaking hands with the anti-Semite and Holocaust denier, Bishop Richard Williams. More carnival photos here.

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DEVELOPING: Christopher Hitchens, in Lebanon, is Assaulted by Fascist Admiring Anti-Semites

On Valentine’s Day, Christopher Hitchens was in Lebanon, and on an evening out on the town, he appears to have encountered a wall poster of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, an anti-Semitic, fascist admiring national party that sports this Nazi … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Image of Three Carpatho-Ukrainian Jews Awaiting Selection, Auschwitz-Birkenau, May 1944

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Three Books I Recommend for Reflection Upon the Authoritarian, Fascist, and Anti-Semitic Mind

The Authoritarian Spectre, by Robert Altemeyer. Altemeyer is a social psychologist at the University of Toronto. The book as a whole is excellent, but there is a chapter in particular on how people read Holocaust denial literature that is especially … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: After the War, Looking into Death Camp Ovens

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Jews in Budapest Lined up by the SS, October, 1944

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto (an Image Used as Evidence at the Nuremburg Trials)

This image was “taken by SS General Jurgen Stroop”, and is now part of the US National Archives:

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“St. Paul put it this way: The Jews are beloved for the sake of Our Father, but our enemies for the sake of the gospel”: Anti-Semite and Holocaust Denying Catholic Bishop, Richard Williamson, Spouts More Stupidity in an Interview with Der Spiegel

Salon.com has an English translation of the interview that Bishop Richard Williamson did with Der Spiegel, the German news magazine. As one might expect, the bishop dug an even deeper intellectual and moral hole for himself, refusing an offer to … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Buchenwald, 1945

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: German Police, Laughing at—and Tormenting—a Jew in Rzeszow, Poland

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Allied Footage of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, 1945

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: The Nuremburg Testimony of Rudolf Hoess

After WWII, in 1946, Rudolf Hoess, Commandant of Auschwitz, gave testimony at the Nuremburg Trials, and this is part of what he said: Another improvement we made over Treblinka was that we built our gas chambers to accommodate 2,000 people at one … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens on What Pope Benedict’s Reversal of Excommunication on Antisemite and Holocaust Denier, Bishop Richard Williamson, Means

At Newsweek, Christopher Hitchens puts in his two cents on Pope Benedict, and his recent reversal of excommunication on the Antisemitic and Holocaust denying Bishop, Richard Williamson. Hitchens reminds us that the Catholic Church, prior to Vatican II, had a long … Continue reading

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The Vatican’s Abu Ghraib?

I thought that conservative essayist Christopher Buckley (at the DailyBeast.com) had the clearest and tartest response to Pope Benedict’s lifting of excommunication on Holocaust denier, Bishop Richard Williamson: What—the fuck—were you thinking of, Your Holiness? This repugnant episode is surely … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict HEARTS Holocaust Denier, Bishop Richard Williamson

Pope Benedict’s recent lifting of excommunication on Bishop Richard Williamson, a Holocaust denier, raises the question of whether Holocaust denial is a position that a reasonable person can simply arrive at by a dispassionate survey of the evidence, or whether it … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict HEARTS Bishop Richard Williamson: If a Catholic Bishop Denies the Holocaust for “Intellectual” Reasons, Does That Make It Okay?

The short answer is NO. The basic facts around the Holocaust have been so thoroughly documented by historians that for someone with reasonable intelligence to deny those facts, and the convergence of those facts, is evidence of gross anti-intellectual prejudice … Continue reading

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Ongoing Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial in the Catholic Church

Salon.com has an excellent essay today on the tone deafness of the Catholic Church with regard to the Holocaust and Antisemitism. It comes in response to Pope Benedict rescinding the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson, an outspoken Holocaust denier, Antisemite, and Freemasonry conspiracy theory … Continue reading

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Antisemitism and Thomas Muthee: Sarah Palin’s Exorcist, Thomas Muthee, Not Only Sees Witches in Medieval Terms, He Also Sees Jews in Medieval Terms

Andrew Sullivan directs our attention to the 1 minute 20 second point of the video below. It is there that Thomas Muthee talks about the need for Christians to enter the world of banking and big business in greater numbers, supplanting unbelievers and “Israelis” … Continue reading

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