Monday, February 02, 2009

Not-pology from Holocaust-denying bishop reinstated by the Pope

Orac at Respectful Insolence shows the deception from Bishop Richard Williamson, the formerly excommunicated Holocaust-denying Catholic bishop who was recently reinstated by Pope Benedict XVI. Williamson created a recent media firestorm because of his Holocaust denial, and has now apologized--not for his Holocaust denial, but for the fact that there was a media reaction to it. It's a not-pology.

Orac debunks some of Williamson's falsehoods about the Holocaust, and points to some of the best sites for responding to Holocaust denial: Nizkor, The Holocaust History Project, and Holocaust Denial on Trial.

3 comments:

Hume's Ghost said...

That guy is way way out there. Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt has a number of posts about that guy on her blog, this one is worth looking at as she has a number of links to his writings.

One of those links is to an article he wrote about the Rwandan genocide, in which he argues that liberal democracy caused the genocide by erroneously teaching the Hutu majority that they should have a say in their government.

Ktisophilos said...

Denial of the Nazi Holocaust is unspeakably evil, given 21 million murdered including 6 million Jews. It's no excuse that a free pass is often given to denial of the even worse holocausts that Rummel documented in Death By Government. I.e. the "Soviet GULag state" murdered 65 million and the "Communist Chinese Ant Hill" murdered 35 million.

Ktisophilos said...

Here's some unmitigated filth: Essa bin Mohammed Al Zedjali, chairman and editor-in-chief of the Times of Oman, the sultanate’s oldest English-language newspaper, says that the Jews of Europe deserved it, and Hitler's brutal measures were justified:

"It is illustrative to browse through the relevant pages of history to know the real history of the Jews in Germany. You would then come to know why Hitler had taken harsh measures against them. The entire economy of Germany, including banks, publishing houses, jewellery stores, light and heavy industries and almost all economic organisations of consequence, was under the total control of the Jews."

It should be no surprise. Here is some footage of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, whom Arafat called "our hero", with the Nazis, meeting with Hitler and Himmler, and recruiting 30,000 Bosnian Muslims for the Hand┼żar division of the SS. Then it documents Mein Kampf and Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Islamic bookshops, as well as "God bless Hitler" signs.