Skip to comments.Israel fears Jewish attack on ‘Hitler Youth’ Pope
Posted on 05/10/2009 10:56:29 AM PDT by presidio9
THE Pope will be given unprecedented security when he arrives in Israel tomorrow because of fears that his brief enrolment in the Hitler Youth as a boy of 14 could trigger an assassination attempt by Jewish zealots.
The Israeli government has ordered Shin Bet, the domestic security service, to take command of the visit. Four Audi armoured cars have been imported from Germany and security chiefs have banned the use of the familiar glass-sided Popemobile except for a short journey in Nazareth.
In Jordan yesterday, on the first stage of his middle eastern tour, the pontiff held a meeting with Muslim leaders to express deep respect for Islam. He offended Muslims in a speech in 2006 in which he quoted a Medieval scholar who linked Islam to violence.
In Israel Benedict XVIs German nationality, his service in Hitlers army, his support for the proposed beatification of Pius XII known in Israel as the Nazi pope and his decision to revoke the excommunication of Richard Williamson, the British bishop and Holocaust denier, have all sparked anger. The Pope was forced to apologise for mishandling the Williamson affair.
General Giora Eiland, the former head of Israels national security council, reflected the views of many Israelis. It would have been better if the visit wasnt taking place, he said. The Popes service in the Wehrmacht is a stain.
The Vatican insists that Joseph Ratzinger joined the Hitler Youth only because it was compulsory and did not attend its meetings. He was drafted into an antiaircraft corps in 1943 and trained in the infantry, but deserted in the last months of the war.
The fact that he was a member of the Hitler Youth and later served in the German army
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Give anyone an excuse and they’ll hate the Pope. But such was predicted by Our Lord Himself for those who follow Him.
Compulsory membership in the Hitler Youth is easily enough confirmed or refuted.And his record in the German Army,one would think,could be established as well.If either of his claims were inaccurate people all the over the world would have seen proof positive of it.I've seen no such proof.
Jews must be trying to get back in the good graces of the Liberal wing of the Democratic party.
There is every kind of bigotry everywhere you go. Except in Heaven.
Possibly some.But it seems more likely that it's just radical Jews or people who were directly affected by WWII that feel that *anyone* who served in the German Army and *anyone* who was in the Hitler Youth....no matter how low their rank or how unwilling they were...is guilty,guilty,guilty.
It also might be nice to mention that Joseph was just 16 when he was drafted, and had already had family members executed by the Gestapo. But why take sides on this one, right. There is no such thing as a good German.
More likely danger would be Palestinian zealots masquerading as Israeli zealots.
Two very interesting (and revealing) facts...particularly when considered together.But leftists and radical Jews aren't likely to pay attention.They have their own agendas.
I don’t believe this article for a minute. The left in Israel is desperate to have religious Jews seen by the world as “zealots.” Not to mention they want to shackle Netanyahu as much as they can. The left there is as bad as the left here.
If this guy wasn’t the Pope, and had the same history, and he stayed in the Hitler Youth for over a year, would you be suspecting him?
Granted, they shouldn’t be planning physical attacks on him; but I can understand the sentiment of having a little resentment towards him if you saw your relatives sent to the ovens - regardless if there is repentance or not.
During WW II, a German soldier gets the advantage over a Polish soldier, and just as the German is about to bayonet the Pole, an angel appears and orders him to stop, that he shouldn't kill the Pole. The German asks "Why?" and the angel replies "Some day, he will become Pope!" The German says "Alright, but what's in it for me?" And the angel responds "Afterwards, you'll get to become Pope."
From what I have read, one of his cousins who had Downs Syndrome was euthanized (i.e. murdered) by the Nazis.
“Granted they shouldn’t be planning physical attacks on the Pope”
Ahhh! A “non” zealot’s take.
Because he was inducted into the HJ?
Crack a book.
Not funny.Not at *all* funny.
Wow, that “joke” was deeply asinine.
Why not? It's the only respectable bigotry left in this liberal day and age.