Antisemitism

Curious Cdn

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I grew up in the Christian tradition but I have never held that anyone else but the Romans executed Christ. The were certainly collaborators among the Jews as there is with any occupied people but the arrest, method of trial and execution of Christ was done entire!y by the Romans. The Church, post Constantine had some very obvious reasons to shift that narrative to the scapegoat Judeans.

What the article fails to mention is that the winners write the history, tell the tale and the Jews have been repeatedly defeated all over Eurasia. No wonder the Israelis fight so ferociously. So would I, if I were in their shoes.
 
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The Romans did him in because his message was a threat to the Empire
and only when it became a threat did the Empire intervene. Christ was in
my view a socialist of sorts campaigning against the Right Wing Fascist
Empire of Rome. Romans didn't care what the hell you believed as long
as you didn't try to upset social order and you paid your taxes.
Christians were trouble makers plain and simple
 

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I grew up in the Christian tradition but I have never held that anyone else but the Romans executed Christ. The were certainly collaborators among the Jews as there is with any occupied people but the arrest, method of trial and execution of Christ was done entire!y by the Romans. The Church, post Constantine had some very obvious reasons to shift that narrative to the scapegoat Judeans.

What the article fails to mention is that the winners write the history, tell the tale and the Jews have been repeatedly defeated all over Eurasia. No wonder the Israelis fight so ferociously. So would I, if I were in their shoes.
Cdn is probably right about scholars. But boys who persecuted me, in a Polish orphanage, often accused me of being responsible for killing Christ.

Best New Year wishes to all.

Ludwik
 

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The Romans did him in because his message was a threat to the Empire
and only when it became a threat did the Empire intervene. Christ was in
my view a socialist of sorts campaigning against the Right Wing Fascist
Empire of Rome. Romans didn't care what the hell you believed as long
as you didn't try to upset social order and you paid your taxes.
Christians were trouble makers plain and simple

Jesus was not a socialist.
 

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Seriously, at this point what's the point of prosecuting a 100 yr old man for something he did in his 20's. I'm not in any way trying to diminish his involvement in a truly evil act but what exactly is the end game here? Gonna take what little is left of an old geezer's freedom away? Garnish his pension? Blockade his Depends?
 

Jinentonix

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It's kind'a funny because in actuality, the term "nazi" is an insult. The NSDAP never called themselves nazis. Nazi is a shortened form of Ignace. While a proper first name, the name got turned into an insult in Germany that basically means "backwoods dullard". The kind of person who would be the village idiot if he lived in a village. It was those opposed to Hitler and his little gang of thugs who named them nazis. Officially, there was no such thing as the "Nazi Party".
That's why the term "neo-nazis" always gave me a giggle; "New village idiots". :ROFLMAO:
 

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The Romans did him in because his message was a threat to the Empire
and only when it became a threat did the Empire intervene. Christ was in
my view a socialist of sorts campaigning against the Right Wing Fascist
Empire of Rome. Romans didn't care what the hell you believed as long
as you didn't try to upset social order and you paid your taxes.
Christians were trouble makers plain and simple
I think belabouring Christ with a political agenda is simply wrong.

"Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's" hardly sounds like a revolutionary battle cry.
 
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Then Gospel According to Peter

Chapter11

1And Jesus replied, Put away the axes, pay those taxes, let's all get normal at the luau.
 

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U.S. students claim not to know Hitler in teacher's viral TikTok video
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Publishing date:Feb 23, 2021 • 2 hours ago • 2 minute read

TikTok user @samuelsleeves posted a video of his middle school students' answering questions about historical facts and figures. PHOTO BY SCREENGRAB /Twitter
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A viral TikTok video shared by a U.S. history teacher of his middle school students’ ignorance about Adolf Hitler has many on social media worried about the future of America.

Teacher and TikTok user @samuelsleeves posted the video, consisting of a series of clips with the camera pointed at himself, showing his reaction to his students’ responses on questions about historical facts and figures.

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The video begins with a student confusing Helen Keller, an American advocate for disability rights, with Adolf Hitler.

“Helen Keller is the Nazi guy,” said one student.

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With eyebrows raised, the teacher pressed the student to elaborate, to which she said, “He’s like a terrorist or something.”

Baffled, the teacher said, “Helen Keller is a Nazi terrorist that is a male. Is that what you’re telling me right now? Are you thinking of Hitler?”

A student then asked, “Who’s Hitler?”

The video then cuts to a clip of a student explaining that Keller was the “blind and deaf person who was fake.”

The teacher looks away from the student, flabbergasted behind his face mask.


The video then cuts to a question about Pearl Harbor.

“Is that a bridge?” one student said.

The video then shows the teacher asking about D-Day, the date Allied forces invaded France’s Normandy during the Second World War.

A student guessed it was a “rapper.”

The video was viewed reportedly more than six million times before it was removed from TikTok, but a Twitter user reposted the video, garnering over two million views and thousands of comments.


Many were shocked by the students’ ignorance, but others on Twitter thought the teacher should also get a failing grade.

“We’re supposed to learn about these historical figure and events in school around this age,” wrote one person. “I don’t know why the teacher is making fun of his students instead of teaching them. How are they supposed to know if no one tells them?”

Another Twitter user wrote: “This is terrifying: history teacher mocks students for not knowing history, the thing he’s supposed to teach, thereby demonstrating he’s failed as a teacher, and yet he still feels confident sharing the video.”

Another pointed out that the student’s comments about Keller were common among Gen Z.

“There is a whole conspiracy theory amongst teens that Helen Keller never existed because they don’t believe anyone could over come (sic) those disabilities,” the user wrote.
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German police commissioner charged with sharing Hitler pictures
Author of the article:Reuters
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Publishing date:Feb 25, 2021 • 2 hours ago • 1 minute read • comment bubble5 Comments
Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
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BERLIN — German prosecutors said on Thursday they had filed sedition and hate speech charges against a police commissioner suspected of sharing pictures of Adolf Hitler and images showing hostility towards Muslims, and possessing illegal weapons and explosives.

The 46-year-old suspect, who served at the police headquarters in the city of Wiesbaden, had shared pictures of the Nazi leader performing the Hitler salute with 30 others, including police officers, on WhatsApp, they said.


German police and security agencies have faced accusations of not doing enough to unearth potentially violent nationalists in their ranks.

This is a sensitive issue in a country where awareness of the World War Two genocide of millions of Jews by the Nazis under Hitler is strong.

The domestic intelligence agency said in a report last year that less than 1% of Germany’s police force, security agencies and military personnel espouse far-right world views and sympathies. The report was part of a wider inquiry into far-right extremism in the civil service.

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“The suspect shared pictures showing Adolf Hitler in uniform with an arm band bearing a swastika and performing the so-called Hitler salute with an outstretched right arm as well as images that convey hostility toward people with dark skin and Muslims,” Frankfurt Senior Public Prosecutor Nadja Niesen said.

She said the suspect had shared the images in late 2018, and officers found firearms, heavy weapons and explosives during a search of his residence a year later. She did not say why charges against him were being filed only now or how the suspect had pleaded.

The suspect’s brother, who was also a police commissioner and left the force voluntarily, is due to go on trial in April on charges of sharing illegal symbols, possessing illegal weapons and sharing secret police information with civilians, the prosecutor said.

A third police commissioner, who has been relieved of his duties, has been charged with sharing sensitive information from the police computer systems with civilians.
 

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Amazon.com was forced to change its app icon after it resembled Adolf Hitler.
Amazon.com was forced to change its app icon after it resembled Adolf Hitler. PHOTO BY FILE PHOTOS /Twitter/Getty Images
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AMAZON CHANGES ‘HITLER’ APP ICON AFTER RECEIVING FEEDBACK

Talk about bad branding.

Online marketplace Amazon recently had to change the look of its app icon after it resembled an infamous Nazi dictator.

In January, the company changed its icon to resemble a strip of blue packing tape over the iconic Amazon smile logo. However, Amazon soon had to refresh the look after customers thought it resembled a smiling Adolf Hitler, according to BBC News.

The company told BBC News the Hitler icon appeared in a few countries before the changes were made.



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“We designed the new icon to spark anticipation, excitement, and joy when customers start their shopping journey on their phone, just as they do when they see our boxes on their doorstep,” Amazon said in a statement.
Feedback regarding the icon was mixed.

“It’s not just a ripped Scotch tape, it’s a ripped Scotch tape that has a similar shape and is right on top of a smiling mouth — looks like a happy little cardboard Adolf to me,” one person tweeted.

“My parents use Amazon nearly every day,” another tweeted. “They’re going to be lost for the next few days. When they ask where Amazon’s gone, I’ll tell them to look for the cardboard Hitler.”
 

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Serious noggin defects if you see Hitler everywhere. I recently seen a man sporting a little stash once popular in the 1930s. Alas, it wasnt Adolph and nobody fainted.
 

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NDP membership wades into debate over controversial definition of anti-Semitism
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OTTAWA — A debate over the definition of anti-Semitism has spilled over to the federal New Democrats ahead of the party convention next month.

Nearly 50 NDP riding associations have endorsed a motion that opposes a working definition of anti-Semitism set out by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.


Critics of the definition say it chills legitimate criticism of Israeli policy, while backers say it crystallizes understandings of anti-Semitism, which they say includes demonization of the Jewish state.

Canada adopted the definition as part of the federal government’s anti-racism strategy in 2019, one of more than two dozen countries to enshrine the non-legally binding parameters.

B’nai Brith Canada is calling on NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to ensure resolutions against the definition are rejected.

Independent Jewish Voices Canada is asking party members to support such resolutions as a way to fight anti-Semitism and show solidarity with the Palestinian people.
 

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LEVY: U of T students allege anti-Semitism ingrained on campus
Author of the article:Sue-Ann Levy
Publishing date:Mar 24, 2021 • 23 hours ago • 3 minute read • 12 Comments
B'nai Brith Canada chief executive officer Michael Mostyn is seen here in a file photo taken in Ottawa in April 2019.
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A graduating student based at University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus told a town hall on anti-Semitism Tuesday night that he has the “utmost disdain” for the university and its administration because, he says, they have failed to make him “feel safe” as a Jewish student.

Tyler Samuels, who is a Jamaican Jew, said he stopped wearing his kippah on campus after constantly being “harassed or stopped.

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“As I leave U of T, I would blatantly say I would not come back for a grad degree,” Samuels told a virtual audience consisting of attendees from around the world and 34 Jewish groups. “I would not recommend it (U of T) for Jewish students … anti-Semitism has ingrained itself at the university.”

Chaired by B’nai Brith CEO Michael Mostyn, the hour-long town hall heard from both Jewish professors and students who say they have experienced anti-Semitism at all three U of T campuses and who all claimed the university’s administration has done nothing about it.

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Yardena Rosenblum, who is in second-year neuroscience at U of T Scarborough, said one student asked her, “where are your horns?” — one of the classic anti-Semitic tropes.

Gabriela Rosenblum, in her fourth year at U of T Scarborough, said recent motions have been passed that state every executive member of the student union needs to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and that the union will no longer support any Jewish clubs.

In a virtual annual general meeting last November, the Scarborough Campus Students Union (SCSU) reaffirmed its commitment to the BDS movement. It also approved two motions stating the SCSU will not engage with any organizations that “further normalize Israeli apartheid” and that any future elected representatives and staff of their union uphold their commitment to justice in Palestine.

BDS is a worldwide campaign that seeks to delegitimize Israel by encouraging academics, singers and other artists not to appear in Israel and pushes for boycotts of Israeli products.

Grad student Chaim Katz said Jewish students have to demonstrate that they are a “good kind of Jew” to be accepted — meaning one that is on the “right side of the Israeli conflict.”


Howard Tenenbaum, a professor with the faculty of dentistry, said he was so upset 1 1/2 years ago when the Graduate Students Union refused to allow the provision of kosher food on campus, he penned a letter to the university’s president Meric Gertler — which was signed by 40 professors.

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After months of discussion and a Kosher Forward campaign, UofT began offering kosher food options at food vendors on its downtown campus in January of last year.

That notwithstanding, Tenenbaum said when he didn’t get an answer from the president for six months, he said he asked for a meeting with Gertler at which the president was provided a report on how to tackle anti-Semitism on campus.


He claimed he never got a response to the report and a committee set up to study anti-Semitism on campus has made “very little progress.”

“Anti-Semitism is not taken as seriously as racism (at U of T),” Tenenbaum said.

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A statement issued to the Toronto Sun by U of T Wednesday says officials “condemn in the strongest possible terms, anti-Semitism” and any allegation of anti-Semitism received by the university is treated with the “utmost seriousness” and is “investigated fully.”

The statement clarified that the Anti-Semitism Working Group was only established in December 2020 and is “working hard to fulfil its mandate.”

SLevy@postmedia.com