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✡ JIDF ✡ • 2 years ago

In Christian Antisemitism: A History of Hate, Professor William Nicholls, a former minister in the Anglican Church and the founder of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, presents his stunning research, stating that Christian teaching is primarily responsible for antisemitism.

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Christian antisemitism in the 20th Century

1915 Leo Frank, lynched in southern USA, home of the KKK and other racist and antisemitic fringe groups. Falsely accused of rape, convicted and sentenced to death, then having the sentence commuted to life, Leo was lynched by a rabidly antisemitic crowd. The image of Leo, hanging from a tree, is still prized today by the townsfolk responsible.

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1391 Seville, Spain. Archbishop Martinez lead the killing of 4,000 Jews. 25,000 Jews were sold as slaves. Their identification was made easy by the brightly colored "badges of shame" that all Jews above the age of ten had been forced to wear. 600 years later Hitler would enforce the same ruling.

Late 15th-century antisemitic painting from Frankfurt-Main, accusing Jews of ritual murder and bestiality, and associating with the devil.

John Calvin. A prominent and influential 16th century Protestant leader who wrote a book called "A Response To Questions and Objections of a Certain Jew". Excerpts include: "Their [the Jews] rotten and unbending stiffneckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that they die in their misery without the pity of anyone."

1298, Germany. Over 100,000 Jews were massacred in Southern and Central Germany. The attacks were led by a Knight named Rindfleisch who pledged to exterminate "the accursed race of the Jews" upon hearing of alleged 'host desecration', an antisemitic canard whereby Jews allegedly insult the Christian Eucharist. The entire ancient Jewish community of Würzburg was wiped out.

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