What would ever make us trust the UN to establish an "International Holocaust Remembrance Day" anyway? Is there one organization in the world that hates us more than the UN?
So, they established this day and it has become what we should have expected it to become. Rather than a day to remember the evils of the Holocaust, it becomes a day to trash the Jews . . . Uh, I mean . . . uh, ISRAEL. Yeah, yeah, that's right--it isn't the Jews they hate, its ISRAEL (Phew! Good thing the the UN agreed to the creation of Israel so they could have something else call their hate! It just isn't politically correct to hate Jews, but they can all hate Israel, no problem!! What a blessing! They can hate Jews without ever admitting it!).
Now, the January 27 is no longer a day to remember 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, it has instead become an International Day of Anti-Semitism .
First, Barcelona decides to cancel the planned activities for IHRD because of the Gaza war and the "Holocaust of Palestinians" (everyone knows that it is OK to have Jews as victims, but Jews with guns is entirely a different matter) and then, in Scottland, at the University of Glasgow, the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign has decided to host Azzam Tamimi, a Hamas Supporter who calls for the destruction of Israel, to speak at their "Resistance ot Genocide and Ethinic Cleansing 1940-the Middle East Today" commemoration. (After all, those terrible Jews had the audacity to fight back when they were attacked OVER 7,000 times!!)
Ah, but these disgusting anti-Jewish expressions aren't the worst of it. Now, in commemoration of the Holocaust, we have the ultimate anti-Holocaust gift from the Catholic Church and Mr. Ratzinger, a.k.a. "Pope Benedict," (You know, the same former Nazi Youth that wants to name the Nazi Pope, and Ferdinand & Isabella as Saints, THAT Mr. Ratzinger. . . why am I surprised??).
I guess this puffed up Pontiff has decided to rescind the excommunication of a famous Holocaust denier and invite him back to the loving arms of the Catholic Church. (After all, what's more Catholic than hating Jews???)
I guess Mr. Ratzinger has decided that it is more important to forgive an unrepentant holocaust denier than it is to admit the truth, preserve any possible future relationship between Jews and Catholics, or provide an opportunity to stand up against evil incarnate.
But, what else would I expect from a guy who also reinstituted the prayer to convert the Jews? Ah, but I'm sure it isn't his fault. After all, Mr. Ratzinger has probably just decided to take sides with the Moslems because, in only a few years, he will be living as a dhimmi in his own country. I guess he realizes he better start sucking up to them now, right? After all, the way Europe is going, even an old coot like Mr. Ratzinger will probably be around when Shariah law is the new way things are done in Vatican City.
I wonder how the Catholics will react when Mr. Ratzinger gets down on his knees and kisses the ring of the Mufti of Rome?
Pope rehabilitates Holocaust denier
Vatican issues decree lifting excommunication of bishop who claims gas chambers didn't exist
Pope Benedict on Saturday rehabilitated a traditionalist bishop who denies the Holocaust, despite warnings from Jewish leaders that it would seriously harm Catholic-Jewish relations and foment anti-Semitism.
The Vatican said the pope issued a decree lifting the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops who were thrown out of the Roman Catholic Church in 1988 for being ordained without Vatican permission.
One of the four bishops, the British-born Richard Williamson, has made a number of statements denying the full extent of the Nazi Holocaust of European Jews.
In comments to Swedish television broadcast on Wednesday he said, "I believe that the historical evidence is hugely against 6 million having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler ... I believe there were no gas chambers".
Williamson said he agreed with "revisionists" who say that "between 200,000 and 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, but not one of them by gassing in a gas chamber".
Before the excommunication was lifted, leaders in the Jewish community, including groups of Holocaust survivors, said such a move would be a dangerous blow to half a century of interfaith dialogue.
On Friday Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, said the possibility that the pope would accept Williamson back into the mainstream church "has been received with shock and consternation".
Pain of the Holocaust
"For the Jewish people and all persons who feel the pain of the terrible years of the Shoah, this development marks a dangerous blow to interfaith dialogue and encourages hate-mongers everywhere," he told Reuters.
Rome's chief rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni, said he was "shocked by such a horror of denial, which is even more grave since it comes from a bishop".
Di Segni told the newspaper La Stampa that Williamson's re-admission into the Church would open "a deep wound in dialogue with Judaism".
The traditionalist bishops reject many reforms of the 1962-1965 Second Vatican Council, notably its decision that Mass should be said in local languages rather than Latin, and its advocacy of dialogue with other religions.
A statement from the traditionalists said the implication they are racist was "entirely false and unjust".
But it said the group had the right to "pray for conversion (of Jews) to the true faith, to study their recent and tragic history, or to question some of their political objectives".
At the end of the Swedish interview, William says he realizes he could go to jail for Holocaust denial in Germany.
Pope Benedict has already made several gestures of reconciliation to the schismatic group, including allowing the unconditional return of the old-style Latin Mass.
That move angered Jews because the ceremony includes a Good Friday prayer for their conversion.