Rev. Williamson calls into question the validity of the Nuremberg Trials (conducted by the Allied powers in Germany to try the NAZI political head after the II World War), which so sweepingly condemned all the so called WAR CRIMINALS, based on the most appealing idea that 6 million Jews were GASSED!
Everyone interested in TRUTH, should go through the following YOUTUBE link, that clearly brings out the position of the Rev. Williamson.
Rev. Williamson may not be right, but that does not mean that we shud not hear him. If at all the world is interested in the TRUTH, the best impartial scientific brains should come out and disprove scientifically the reverend’s averments.
It is not so simple. It is not the Jews whom he is attacking, but the very basis of the trials and the media stories that justified the execution of the war criminals thru the Nuremberg Trials. The NAZI heads were hunted down. Martin Bormann, Adolf Eichmann and a whole host of others were vilified to such an extent, that it even became a justification for some private Jews to hunt them down, wherever the nazis had settled down in disguise, and eliminate them.
The belief, as the Rev. rightly put it, has made the Germans themselves to be ashamed their own history.
Should the falsehood, of a generation of Victors, triumph over the TRUTH of the reality, that existed then?
Antisemitism is nothing new, neither was it a creation of Hitler and his cohorts.
Shylock (in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE), the Jew, was portrayed by Shakespeare as an exacting rascal. It must have been the public sentiment that was prevalent then which must have led Shakespeare to project a Jew thus. But, no public sentiment is achieved overnight. There must have been some basis for such sentiments to prevail or in any case the Jews must not have bothered about such negative perceptions & sentiments! Such UNFEELING and ARROGANT temperament is quite in-keeping with the portrayals of the rabble that says LET THE BLOOD OF THIS MAN (JESUS) BE UPON US AND OUR CHILDREN, before Pontius Pilate.
Martin Luther, the originator of Protestantism had written a treatise called “On the Jews and Their Lies”, which is designated by some as an antisemitic document. Wikipedia has the following to say:-
The treatise is a polemic condemning the Jewish religion from a Christian viewpoint, in furtherance of this Luther writes that those who continue to adhere to this religion are a “base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as filth.” Luther wrote that they are “full of the devil’s feces … which they wallow in like swine,” and the synagogue is an “incorrigible whore and an evil slut …” He argues that their synagogues and schools be set on fire, their prayer books destroyed, rabbis afforded no legal protection, and these “poisonous envenomed worms” should be drafted into forced labor or expelled for all time. He also seems to advocate their murder, writing “[w]e are at fault in not slaying them.” forbidden to preach, homes razed, and property and money confiscated. They should be shown no mercy or kindness.
So antisemitism was nothing new and if one were to read the book of ESTHER in the Bible, there was everything made ready for killing, plundering and pillaging the Jews by one Haman, during the rule of XERXES, the king of Persia. However this lady Esther, having become a part of the harem of the emperor Xerxes, gets the policy changed by implicating Haman and gets protection for the Jews.
So through the ages they have either for what they did, or for whatever they were perceived to have done, they have been at the receiving end of tribulations, as a community. I like to say something which was predicted to Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor of India, at the time of the birth of Aurangzeb: “he will trouble others and would be troubled by others throughout his life.” Likewise, the Jews have been troubling and have been troubled thru the ages. But it is God’s grace that they had survived as a RACE these tribulations down the ages.
Therefore antisemitism is not a new phenomenon, but that the THEORY THAT HAD SUSTAINED THE SYMPATHY FOR THE JEWS since the WW II is being questioned. If the theory of GASSING 6 MILLION JEWS IS FOUND TO BE FALSE, the perception of the world,towards Jews might change. It is that possible change which is troubling the Jews.
Further, the HORROR STORIES put forward by Steven Spielbergs and his ilk, would be turned into FALSE HISTORIES.
IT IS FOR THESE REASONS, THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS UNABLE TO STOMACH THE CHALLENGE SET FORTH BY THE BISHOP RICHARD WILLIAMSON.
MAY THE TRUTH BE REVEALED.