The Passion of The Christ Is Anti-Semitic:
As it Kills Jews and Bible Believers!
Actor Jim Caviezel, a devout Catholic, plays Jesus in the film
"I ask Mary to guide me and my career. . . This film is something that I believe was made by Mary for her Son. Because it was made by her, it will be attacked by the enemy." Jim Caviezel in an interview.
"The Passion of The Christ offers an unprecedented cultural opportunity for you to spread, strengthen, and share the Catholic faith with your family and friends. Unlike any other, this movie will inspire hearts and change minds. And it will evoke questions." The Catholic Passion Outreach website
Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. (Jeremiah 14:14)
A Movie About the Coming Anti-Christ?
Actor Jim Caviezel,
Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened. (Zechariah 11:17)
The Right Eye of Big Brother in London
Mel has a one eyed icon as his logo for ICON PRODUCTIONS .
Jesus' right eye is swollen shut at the beginning, never to open again throughout the movie.
The movie is based on a large part on Ann Catherine Emmerich visions of Christ, who is pictured on the website of the Order of Brothers of Saint Augustine, an international Catholic religious community as in bed with one eye in a pyramid over her, enlighten her with the visions to write the book which later Mel used for The Passion of the Christ.
We also find "one eye in a pyramid" of Freemasonry, just like with Ann Catherine Emmerich visions of Christ. This is interesting to anyone who knows of the Fascist P2 lodge that were found in Rome.
The future Antichrist we are told also will have one eye in Zechariah 11:17
JFK Airport Retina Scan
The Prior General (worldwide leader) of the Augustinian Order, elected to a six-year term at the General Chapter held in Rome September 4 - 21, 2001, is a member of the Augustinians of the Midwest. He is Fr. Robert F. Prevost, O.S.A., a native of Chicago, Illinois. Up until the day of his election, September 14 (which coincided with his 46th birthday), he was Prior Provincial of the Augustinians of the Midwest. (see #3 above and the one eye in a pyramid.)
We here at King James Bible Believer's of the North have been told over and over again by loving Catholics, (who would never think about cutting the fingers off one by one of any Bible believer to provoke him/her to confess the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and thereby asking forgiveness to Mary the Co-Redemptrix, before using the passion of the Christ by burning them to death, thus entering heaven as a true Christian Roman Catholic); we have been told it is only Catholics who are acting outside the Church that would think of such things. If this were true, the Pope himself would be acting outside of his own Church!
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was once known as the Holy Inquisition. They declare, "There is no salvation outside the Church." A court coming to you...
Gibson was interviewed by the Herald Sun in Australia, and the reporter asked the star if Protestants are denied eternal salvation. "There is no salvation for those outside the Church," Gibson replied. "I believe it."
Gibson goes on to calmly condemn his own wife to hell. Mel readily admits that she "believes in God" and "she knows Jesus" – but that is not enough. According to Gibson’s own words, "knowing Jesus" will not save a person. Mel Gibson clearly believes "There is no salvation for those outside the Catholic Church."
"Put it this way. My wife is a saint. She’s a much better person than I am. Honestly, She’s, like, Episcopalian, Church of England. She prays, she believes in God, she knows Jesus, she believes in that stuff. And it’s just not fair if she doesn’t make it, she’s better than I am. But that is a pronouncement from the chair. I go with it."
Mel Gibson, The Herald Sun
The "pronouncement from the chair" Gibson is referring to is the pronouncement by the Pope, which to Catholics, is literally the voice of God and infallible. The "chair" has more authority than the Bible.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church number 780 says, "The Church in this world is the sacrament of salvation, the sign and the instrument of the communion of God and men"
The Deception is very great in these last days! (The Passion)
The Poison in the Passion
Churches who have given themselves over to rock and roll music, Wescott and Hort perverted Bible versions, Promise Keepers, the Alpha Course, and other compromises will love and accept this movie! The professing Christian of today base his/her faith on lustful pagan emotions of one day entering back into the womb of their spiritual mother Mary- Queen of heaven. This pagan faith of the son committing fornication with his mother can be found back at the very beginning of time.
The front page of the Vatican's newspaper on October 11th, 2000, blasphemously proclaiming that "Mary brings light and hope to all people", with a picture of the Fatima idol on the evening of October 7th, shoulder born in procession, with thousands of candles to honor the statue. Opening of the Jubilee Year 2000
THE LADY OF ALL NATIONS
LETTER ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE OF THE
SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY
AND FAITHFUL ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? (Jeremiah 7:18,19)
"The motto of Pope John Paul II contains within it the theology of the Entrustment of the Third Millennium. "Mary I am totally yours! You, who are the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, form us into images of your Divine Son." As we begin the Third Millennium of the Christian era our world desperately needs this entrustment, an act which begs the grace to reform and renew human hearts. Only in this way can the Third Millennium become a Civilization of Love, rather than a culture of death." ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT OF THE THIRD MILLENNIUM TO THE BLESS VIRGIN MARY
QUEEN OF MUSLIMS, QUEEN OF ALL
"On June 24th, 1981, at about 6 pm, six young people - Ivanka Ivanković, Mirjana Dragićević, Vicka Ivanković, Ivan Dragićević, Ivan Ivanković and Milka Pavlović, saw on the hill called Crnica, several hundred meters above the place called Podbrdo, a young woman with a child in her arms, who gave them a sign with her hand to come nearer. Surprised and scared, they did not approach her."
"The next day, June 25th, 1981, at the same time, four of them: Ivanka Ivanković, Mirjana Dragićević, Vicka Ivanković and Ivan Dragićević, felt strongly drawn towards the place where they had seen the person the day before which, they had recognised as Our Lady. Marija Pavlović and Jakov Čolo joined them. The group of Medjugorje visionaries was formed. They prayed and spoke with Our Lady. This is why June 25th is celebrated as the Anniversary of the apparitions. According to the testimony of the visionaries, from that day onwards, they had daily apparitions, together or separately, wherever they were. Milka Pavlović and Ivan Ivanković never saw Our Lady again. "
Jozo Zovko, Catholic pastor of Medjugorje at that time, was arrested a month and a half after the first apparition. The Serb government arrested him for his support in using the satanic apparitions to place the Ustashi back in power.
The place of the first apparitions is today called Apparition Hill.
Medjugorje – a simple village parish – became a place of gathering for millions from around the whole world (in the first 20 years, more then 20 million)
At the very place of the apparitions, in honour of the 20th anniversary of the apparitions, a statue of "the Queen of Peace" was placed, sculpted according to the model of the statue, which you can find in front of the parish church (the work of Dino Felici).
Mel Gibson's Secret Meeting With Fatima Visionary
"The movie, called The Passion, is using actual Aramaic dialogue and stars Jim Caviezel who, underwent a conversion after visiting with a seer from the famed apparition site of Medjugorje."
Gibson’s Passion and Mary “Co-redemptrix” "In a recent interview with Mel Gibson, Christianity Today referred to Gibson as a traditionalist Catholic who “likes the Tridentine Latin Mass and calls Mary Co-Redemptrix.” There’s another well-known Catholic who also calls the Mother of Jesus the Co-Redemptrix: His name is Pope John Paul II. He has done so on six occasions during his post Vatican II pontificate...Mel Gibson has given the world its most powerful cinematic portrayal of the Mother of Jesus precisely as the Co-Redemptrix in his blockbuster film, The Passion of the Christ...In The Passion of the Christ, Gibson has accomplished a Marian feat no pastor or theologian could achieve in the same way. He has given the world through its most popular visual medium a portrayal of a real human Mother, whose heart is inseparably united to her Son’s heart. This Mother’s heart is pierced to its very depths as she spiritually shares in the brutal immolation of her innocent Son. Hers is an immaculate heart which silently endures and offers this suffering with her Son for the same heavenly purpose: to buy back the human race from sin. Mary Co-Redemptrix has been given her first international film debut in a supporting role, and it’s a hit." Eternal Word Television Network
T"he Passion of the Christ and His Mother is perhaps the most detailed, inspiring and moving account of the Passion of Christ you will ever read. Find out more about the revelations from the Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, a full account of the Last Supper, medical aspects of the crucifixion and theological explanations of why The Passion was necessary. Both Mel Gibson's film "The Passion" and Professor Bartholomew's book are sure to spark controversy and debate but, above all fuel the fires of faith for years to come." Queenship a Catholic publishing ministry in 1993.
"This book helped inspire Mel Gibson to make the movie, "The Passion of the Christ." Faithful to the Bible story of the Passion and death of Jesus, it fills in many details and is edifying and inspiring beyond belief; plus, it is surprising and heart-rending. It will melt a heart of stone. This book is the best on the Passion we have seen. It is also wonderful on the Blessed Mother's role in our redemption. Includes a short biography of Sr. Emmerich. A great, great book for the whole family!"
Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774 - 1824), a mystic, stigmatist and visionary. Toward the end of her life, she bore the wounds of Christ, ate no food save the Catholic mass, and. was in ecstasy a great deal of the time. It was during these ecstasies that she witnessed in vision the details of Our Lord's life which are recorded in this book.
The above nonsense is alive even today!
In devout Catholic circles 50 years ago, Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a German mystic and stigmatic, was a well-known and revered figure. She was later all but forgotten by most people until last fall, when Mel Gibson mentioned in an interview that her book on Christ’s Passion had influenced him and his new film, “The Passion of the Christ.” Gibson thus turned the spotlight on her again, which helped bring to light the news that she will probably be beatified early next year.
According to her biographer, as a child Catherine received visitations from Jesus and John the Baptist, who appeared to her as children like herself. In 1799, shortly after she entered the Augustinian convent in Dülmen, near her birthplace in Westphalia, she began to bleed from a ringlet of tiny wounds around her head and three years later exhibited the stigmata on her hands, feet and side.
Only modestly educated, she never attempted to write down what she experienced, but she won the interest and admiration of the German Romantic poet Clemens Brentano. From 1818 until Emmerich’s death, Brentano sat frequently by her bedside and took down the words Catherine spoke during her ecstatic transports.
Nine years after her death, Brentano published The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ After the Meditations of Anne Catherine Emmerich. This is the book to which Mel Gibson referred, which in English translation runs to some 350 pages of relatively small print and is very anti-Semitic.
The Catholic League purchased 1,200 tickets at $9.75 apiece and will make them available to members for $5. The film was shown to members of the Vatican Secretariat of State, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and all of them expressed unanimous appreciation and approval. This is the same Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith office that priests burned Bible believers at the stake.
The June 1997 issue of New Covenant Magazine (A Roman Catholic publication) featured an article entitled "Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit: What God Has Joined Should Remain Joined in Our Hearts." by Catholic priest and Promise Keeper Michael Scanlan. Bill McCartney and other Promise Keepers leaders have a "warm, uncritical relationship" with Priest Michael Scanlan and with the Franciscan University. They ask men everywhere to join hands with every man who "loves Jesus". Which "Jesus" do Promise Keepers now expound on? (2Cor.11:3-4)
Pope Pius XII did think that Mary was "firstborn daughter of the Father", but Leo VIII went so far in his Encyclical Augustissimæ (Sept.12, 1897) to say of Mary: "God chose her from all eternity to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word, and for that reason so eminently disguised her among all His most beautiful works in the triple order of nature, grace and glory, that the Church justly applies to her these words: - 'I came out of the Mouth of the Most High, the FIRSTBORN BEFORE ALL CREATURES" (Papal Teachings: Our Lady, 151).
- Confess to the Virtual Mary on The premier International Fan Website Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (next they will have people send money to buy their love ones out of purgatory)
All Pagan Religion have a Male deity (see Christ above) and a female deity (see Mary above).
"To the ancient Egyptians, the right eye symbolized the sun and the left eye the moon." (Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, Dr. Cathy Burns)
EVANGELICAL LEADERS PARTICIPATE IN PAPAL MASS
"No, the gospel isn’t sacrificed at the altar of Hollywood and no, the movie isn’t anti-Semitic." Lawrence Barns, Promise Keepers Canada
Tom Fortson, President and CEO of Promise Keepers, and other PK leaders recently attended an exclusive screening of the film "The Passion of the Christ" with Mel Gibson. Promise Keepers has officially endorsed the movie, and encourages you and your family to see it. (NOTE: The film is rated "R" for graphic violence. Discretion is advised.)
He believes his wife and Protestants are going to hell Is this the gospel the promise keepers are talking about (see above)
"Early in the filming of The Passion, he gave a long interview to Raymond Arroyo on the conservative Catholic network EWTN. In that interview, Gibson told how actor Jim Caviezel, the film's Jesus, insisted on beginning each day of filming with the celebration of the Mass on the set." The Passion of Mel Gibson Why evangelicals are cheering a movie with profoundly Catholic sensibilities. | posted 02/20/04
Quotes found on the Official Website of The Passion of The Christ Outreach on March 19, 2004.
“All I can say is Whoa! And get ready! It is one of the most powerful things I've ever seen. It basically starts at the Garden of Gethsemane and ends at the resurrection. It is without a doubt the best portrayal of Christ and the Crucifixion I've ever seen. In fact, it makes you want to take all Biblical epics and most "Christian" films and throw them right in the trash. This will do for "Jesus" movies what "Saving Private Ryan" did for war pictures. Every Christian MUST go see this movie and hold Mr. Gibson up in prayer. He's going to take a lot of heat for this project, but if we'll support him, this movie could have a profound spiritual effect on millions of people.”
Paul Crouch, Jr.
Trinity Broadcasting Network
(from a TBN email)
Every time I preach or speak about the Cross, the things I saw on the screen will be on my heart and mind. -Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The Passion tells the story of the twelve hours surrounding the Crucifixion. While The Passion is only the latest in a series of films about Jesus, it stands out for two reasons: First, it is unsparing and unsentimental. In Gibson's opinion, previous cinematic efforts had failed to capture the enormity of Jesus' suffering on our behalf. -Chuck Colson, Break Point
Having viewed the film in Chicago, I see no basis for the ongoing allegation that the film is anti-Semitic in any fashion. Please express our deep appreciation to Mr. Gibson for his excellent work and assure him of our ongoing prayers in this important endeavor. (From an email to Icon) -Chuck Moore, President, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
It has been nearly three weeks since I saw the rough cut of The Passion. It is still impacting my life. I can't stop thinking about it nor can I stop talking about it. I have never seen a film that has so affected my life. -Del Tackett, Executive Vice President, Focus On The Family
Three words summarize for me: Sobering, Stunning, Haunting. The film speaks for itself. I hope you keep the graphic nature of it complete in the film, because it will cause everyone to reflect on what His death was. The world tends to wash over this directness. The details are very accurate -- this is the kind of death our Lord died for me. (From an email to Icon) -Dr. Darrell Bock, Research Professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary
As President of Young Life, I am pleased to voice my strong support for The Passion. The Young Life sphere of influence includes tens of thousands of staff and volunteers, as well as hundreds of thousands of adults and kids who would be lining up in an instant to see this film. In addition, I think the film will have mass appeal to people of any faith or no particular faith, simply because of the quality of the production and the historical nature of the content. -Denny Rydberg, President, Young Life
I have no doubt that the movie will be one of the greatest evangelistic tools in modern day history. I think people will go to it and then flood into the churches seeking to know the deeper implications of this movie. -Ed Young Jr., Pastor, Dallas-Area Fellowship Church
I believe The Passion of The Christ may well be one of the most powerful evangelistic tools of the last 100 years, because you have never seen the story of Jesus portrayed this vividly before. -Greg Laurie, Harvest Crusades
The thing that I'm most excited about is the opportunity it's going to give those of us who preach the cross. -Jack Graham, President, Southern Baptist Convention
I found it deeply moving, factually accurate and unprejudiced in its presentation. -Jack Hayford, Chancellor, The King's Seminary
It is deeply moving, powerful, and disturbing. A film that must be seen - although the graphic scenes of the scourging of Jesus are emotionally wrenching. (From an email to Icon) -James Dobson, Chairman, Focus on the Family
Mr. Gibson has attempted to painstakingly recreate the crucifixion of Christ, not to assail Jews, but to arouse in people a desire to understand the price paid for their salvation. I am praying that Mel Gibson's movie will have a powerful impact on our culture and that it will appeal to millions of movie lovers who are starving for a glimmer of honesty regarding the miraculous and life-changing story of the One who died for everyone, no matter their religious heritage, station in life, sexual preference or skin color. (From Falwell Confidential, Sept 24, 2003) -Dr. Jerry Falwell, The Liberty Channel
It took a brave heart to make "The Passion". "The Passion" is the most graphic, gritty and gripping depiction of Christ's arrest, trial and execution ever made. As a film, it will become a classic work of art with dramatic lighting, authentic sets, compelling music, realistic dialog, believable actors coupled with a timeless story. (From an email to Icon) -Jim West, President, Faith Television Network
The Passion will stun audiences and create an incredible appetite for people to know more about Jesus. I urge Christians to invite their spiritually seeking friends to see this movie with them. -Lee Strobel, Former Atheist & Author "The Case for Christ" & "The Case for Faith"
This will do for "Jesus" movies what "Saving Private Ryan" did for war pictures. Every Christian MUST go see this movie and hold Mr. Gibson up in prayer. He's going to take a lot of heat for this project, but if we'll support him, this movie could have a profound spiritual effect on millions of people. -Paul Crouch, Jr., Trinity Broadcasting Network
Brilliant, biblical - a masterpiece. -Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church and Author of "The Purpose Driven Life"
I can't tell you how I admire, respect and applaud you. May God give you the blessing you need, where you need it most. The Passion is an awe-inspiring portrayal of the last hours of Jesus' life. It is an accurate account of Jesus' real sufferings for the sins of the whole world. This is not a film anyone should miss. -Dr. Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral / Hour of Power
From a ministry perspective I tried to imagine what young people would think and how they would respond. My hope is that they will also be captured by the presentation. I believe they will because it is simply the telling of God's story. I am most encouraged by the fact that they will see a true representation of Jesus: fully God and fully man. (From an email to Icon) -Roger Cross, President, Youth For Christ/USA
"The Passion" is simply fabulous. It is emotionally wrenching because it is brutally honest about the violence of Jesus' death. Never in my life have I seen any movie that comes even close to depicting what Roman crucifixion was really like. Long familiarity and theological explanation have leached out in our minds the awful brutality of Jesus' trial and death. John's simple words, "then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him" feel vastly different as you watch two brutal Roman soldiers go on minute after terrible minute bludgeoning Jesus near-naked body with flesh-gouging whips. Pious talk about Jesus' death for our sins takes on a whole new meaning. (From an email to Icon) -Ron Sider, President, Evangelicals For Social Action
As a Jew, while I see why some Jewish leaders might be offended, I must say that the only reason they would be is because of how close to the Scriptures you stayed in the telling of the story. There are a whole host of reasons why we, as Jewish people, can feel a keen sense of rejection, offense or other things by what some Christians have done "in the name of Christ" during the last 2,000 years. But, let me assure you that Mel Gibson is not to be named in that number. Mel has chosen the narrow road of staying true to the Scriptures. (From a letter to Icon) -Stan Kellner, International Bible Society
Everyone should see this movie.It could be Hollywood's finest achievement to date. -Tim LaHaye, Tim LaHaye Ministries
...if they're critical of the film, they would be critical of the Gospel. -Archbishop John Foley, President, Pontifical Council for Social Communications, The Vatican
"I've read the Passion narratives of the Lord and contemplated them and prayed over them many, many times, and I've never thought of the crucifixion with the images that I received while watching this," George said. "I'll never read the words the same way again." (Chicago Sun Times, Aug 3, 2003) -Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago
I thought it was an extraordinary work of art and extraordinarily faithful to the gospels. If I was critical of the film's detractors it's because I think it's unwise for any group to try to intimidate either the church or people of Mel Gibson's faith from speaking very clearly what they believe to be true. You know anti-Semitism is a terrible sin; it's a sin the church has repented from and will need to continue to repent from if and when there are examples of it in church life. But to clearly proclaim our belief that Jesus is the messiah and that he suffered, died and rose from the dead is for us something we have a duty to proclaim. (Rocky Mountain News, Aug 21, 2003) -Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Denver
I urge critics who have not seen the final film to keep an open mind and not prejudge it. -Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus
I think what you have done in "The Passion" is extraordinary and will probably be recognized as the best religious film ever made. I will continue to pray for you and for the success of the film, and will ask our students to do so as well. (From a letter to Icon) -Thomas Dillon, President, Thomas Aquinas College
From an aesthetic standpoint, the film is beautiful. Its visual narrative carries traces of the long tradition of Christian art, from the very earliest Christian styles and medieval iconography up to pre-Raphaelite images. My wife Theresa and I came away from the film with a sense that our faith had been revitalized. Make no mistake: this movie will convert and uplift hearts. Once you've seen it, you'll never again take for granted the words: "He suffered, died, and was buried." -Deal Hudson, Crisis Magazine
In my opinion, one of the great achievements of this film is to have shown so effectively both the horror of sin and selfishness, and the redeeming power of love. Seeing this film provokes love and compassion. It makes the viewer want to love more, to forgive, to be good and strong no matter what, just as Christ did even in the face of such terrible suffering. The viewer is drawn into a powerful experience of God’s strong yet gentle love, of his overflowing mercy. It is my belief that if we could understand what Jesus Christ did for us and we could follow his example of love and forgiveness, there would not be hatred or violence in the world. This film will help to make that possible.
This film is a triumph of art and faith. It will be a tool for explaining the person and message of Christ. I am confident that it will change for the better everyone who sees it, both Christians and non-Christians alike. It will bring people closer to God, and closer to one another. -Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, The Vatican, Worldwide Prefect of the Clergy
[Gibson's film] represents by far the most moving, substantive and artistically successful adaptation of biblical material ever attempted by Hollywood. -Michael Medved, Jewish Film Critic and Radio Show Host
It's a monumental accomplishment. It continues to impact me in ways I couldn't have imagined. (From a letter to Icon) -Pat Boone, Singer/Actor
I thought Passion was a superior recounting of the 'greatest story ever told,' the last days of Jesus. There is in the film the gravity and seriousness it deserves. There are moments so heart-rending, the tears come easily. I cannot but believe that people of all religions will find this truly an impressive (and respectful) piece of art and realism, emerging from the New Testament. As a cinema artist, you have just reason to be proud of what you have done. (From a letter to Mel Gibson, July 2003) -Jack Valenti, CEO, Motion Picture Association
The precept of freedom of expression often takes a back seat once the ideologues and pedants get involved. Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion," provides the latest and most vivid example. Though Gibson is still editing his film and has shown it to a very small number of people, there already are cries of protest and dark insinuations of an anti-Semitic subtext. .These blatherings strike us as irresponsible.... Some will be moved by this film, others disturbed. As with all previous films depicting the period, some scholars and theologians will doubtless challenge Gibson's historical accuracy - indeed he is an actor, not a Biblical scholar. But to condemn both the film and the filmmaker in advance reflects both bigotry and a disdain for free expression. -Peter Bart, Editor, Variety
This may be the last movie Mel Gibson makes. This is the ultimate film. It's magical. Best picture I have seen in quite some time, and even people like Jack Valenti were in the audience in tears at this screening. There was about 30 of us. It depicts a clash between Jesus and those who crucified him, and speaking as a Jew, I thought it was a magical film that showed the perils of life on earth... They haven't seen the darn film and those of us, every single person in there, and I'm not talking about tears, I'm talking total tears. It is something Mel Gibson stood back at the end and took questions for about an hour, and he is -- he told me he's tired of Hollywood. That this is it. He's going to do it. He's going to do it his way, and this film, I tell you, is magic. It's a miracle. It's a miracle... (In an interview on MSNBC, July 23, 2003) -Matt Drudge, Drudge Report
Film makers are the history teachers of our culture -- and Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ," teaches us about history's most important event. The impact of this movie will be immeasurable. -Mark Mittelberg, Author, "Building a Contagious Christian"
The Passion is one of the most amazing images of the real account of the Crucifixion. What struck me most was the gritty, in your face account of the ultimate hero Jesus Christ. Although graphic and brutal, it is a film worth taking your children and friends to witness on the big screen. This may be the next great evangelism tool of our time. -Brian Blomberg, VP and Chief Development Officer, Promise Keepers
"The Passion of The Christ" is impacting, compelling, transformational and truthful. It is a powerful retelling of the most important story in history. Go see this film and be reminded of God's great love, better yet take a friend who needs to discover Jesus. -Jon R. Wallace, President, Azusa Pacific University
For what I believe to be the right reasons The Passion was profoundly compelling and affecting. The quality and realism of the acting, the setting, adherence to the historical record, its intensity and pacing all amount to an outstanding and moving film. It is unusually provocative concerning vital spiritual issues. For both Christian believers and for non-believers The Passion will penetrate the mind, heart and soul in ways that can only be memorable and positive. -Donald Hodel, President and CEO, Focus on the Family
I was moved deeply by the film. In fact, it was a deep spiritual experience for me. Without a doubt, it was the closest experience I have ever been to actually witnessing the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. I highly recommend this powerful film to you. I believe that it is accurate and very consistent with the Biblical account of the passion of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I am very grateful to Mel Gibson for his vision in producing this marvelous film. It is not exaggerated or glamorized in ways that many of the Hollywood films in the past have portrayed the life and death of Jesus. It is a film that I would encourage every young person and adult of every religion or philosophical persuasion to view. -Paul Cedar, Chairman and CEO, Mission America Coalition
Thank you for allowing our congregation to preview the movie trailer of The Passion. In just four short minutes, the images and the authenticity left our members "spell bound". The message went right to the heart of those who watched the trailer. You have our prayers and support as we look forward to the release of the movie. -Max Lucado, Pastor - Best selling Author
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"I've been actually amazed at the way I would say the evangelical audience has—hands down—responded to this film more than any other Christian group." What makes it so amazing, he says, is that "the film is so Marian [the Roman Catholic worship of Mary as Co-Redemptrix ]." Mel, Mary, and Mothers, Christianity Today, interview, Gibson March 2004
"The Passion" of Christ was spoken of as the force conversion of Jews and non-Catholics back to their Mother Church or be put to death. This is happening even today as you read this!!!
What church do you think Mel Gibson will give a large portion of his money made from the movie to? How many more Bible believing missionaries will be killed through the money made by the movie?
Croatian fascist leader Ante Pavelic makes his first state visit to Nazi Germany 16 June 1941. From left to right: Pavelic, Hitler, Hermann Goering
Secretary of State, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII (center) signs the Vatican's Concordat with Nazi Germany's foreign minister Franz von Papen (seated left from Pacelli) at the Vatican, 20 July 1933.
"According to secret reports from the U.S. Army's Counterintelligence
Corps (CIC), written just after World War II and since declassified, Draganovic
and his collaborators at San Girolamo provided money, food, housing, and forged
Red Cross passports for a number of Ustasha war criminals seeking to escape
justice. Through an underground railroad of sympathetic priests, known as the
"ratline," the Ustashas could move from Trieste, to Rome, to Genoa,
and on to neutral countries--primarily Argentina--where they could live out
their days unpunished and unnoticed. Along the ratline, virtually the entire
Ustasha leadership went free. "All these people were escaping--and this
at a time when just getting a meal in Rome was a major accomplishment,"
recalls William Gowen, a CIC officer in Rome after the war...Croatian Catholic
officials were funneling money to war criminals even after they escaped to
Argentina, documents show. According to cable intercepts cited in a 1947 U.S.
diplomatic report, Pavelic escaped in November 1947 to Buenos Aires, where he
was said to have been met by a retinue of Catholic priests." Susan
Headden, Dana Hawkins, and Jason Vest "A vow of silence - Did gold stolen
by Croatian fascists reach the Vatican?" US News and World Report, March
How we trained al-Qa’eda "Brendan O’Neill says the Bosnian war taught Islamic terrorists to operate abroad For all the millions of words written about al-Qa’eda since the 9/11 attacks two years ago, one phenomenon is consistently overlooked — the role of the Bosnian war in transforming the mujahedin of the 1980s into the roving Islamic terrorists of today." by The Spectator September 13, 2003
"Then there were atempts to exploit nationalist sectarian groups in Yugoslavia, raising anti-Serb forces to fight against Tito's partisans. This produced the "Handschar" Division: the 13th Waffen Gebirgsdivision der S.S. This was a force of Croatian volunteers, raised in 1943 and originally entitled "Bosnien-Herzegowina". A Moslem unit, its men wore fez, complete with silver skull-and-crossbones and eagle... When put to work in Yugoslavia it did little damage to Tito's partisans but showed itself adept in dealing out enthusiastic brutality to Yugoslav civilians. [We know which ones as they were themselves - Muslim and operated in Independent State of Croatia which left Serbs, Jews and Gypsies as the only targets of the brutality]. It was eventually disbanded and reformed as a mountain regiment, retaining the same name.
Even less efective were the Albanian S.S. volunteers, from whom the 21st Waffen Gebirgsdivision "Skanderbeg" was formed in 1944. Its chief problem was desertion, which finally necessitated its disbandment. The same held true for the short-lived "Kama" [dagger], a force of Croatians." "The Marshal Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II", Edition 1985, Vol. 10, page 2824, while talking about different SS divisions
Alex Jones Exposes the Bush-Kerry Skull and Bones Link
Bush Echoes Catholics on Life "NewsMax.com's Fr. Michael Reilly notes that President Bush has gone out of his way to defend values that Catholics hold dear...The record shows that by his words and actions, President Bush has done more to advance the Vatican's position on life issues than any other president before him. Consider Bush's courageous stands in light of the pope's own position as set forth in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a document he approved in January 2003."
"...(his) faith has grown in fits and starts. Some of his spiritual awakenings revolve around the Blessed Mother, the Rosary, and Medjugorje, Bosnia, where many believe the Virgin Mary has been appearing since 1981. He visited the site in November 2000" Actor Jim Caviezel, a devout Catholic, plays Jesus in the film, Caviezel shared some of his testimony in an article called “Journey of an Actor’s Soul.”
The Medjugorje Web apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje
The Ustashi today in Medjugorje, Bosnia
SVETISTE "KRALJICE MIRA" MEDJUGORJE - The Official Medjugorje Website- notice the Pope is active as you read this in his support of the Ustashi and its killing of Bible believing Christians, Jews, and Serbs today from the money made by the The Passion of The Christ!!! This is why the actor Jim Caviezel, a devout Catholic, who plays Jesus in the film went her to recieve a blessing from Mary herself. In the name of the King James Bible Jesus and all that is holy, why do we find professing Christians giving money to a movie that is directly going to killing Bible believers around the world ? (see also the link: Don't miss seeing the movie "The Passion of the Christ."
Croatian flag TODAY!
The new flag of [Hitler's] Croatia consists of three broad stripes, red, white and blue, and superimposed upon them a shield of checkered red and white squares... Encyclopedia Britannica, edition 1943, Volume 23, page 923, entry: Yugoslavia
Catholic Croats are (once again) supporting an advanced New World Order (fascism)
WWI - WWII - WWIII ?
1943 Ustasha Nazis with their flag. These are Ustasha voluteers to fascist Italian troops. The photograph is from recent Croat book in which Croat author brags about Croat Nazi past.
General Franjo Tudjman; darling of the Western democracies and the
fuhrer of new Croatia under old/new Ustasha Nazi flag.
The first president of newly independent Croatia claims in his book "Wastelands - The Historical Truth" that - JEWS ARE GUILTY FOR THE HOLOCAUST. This he wrote in 1989 before he became 'freely elected President of Democratic Croatia', remember Hitler was elected too. This book speaks of the justification in wiping off the face of the earth the Jewish race! The " Biblical God Jehovah" and his Catholic New World Order will replace with the love of God, a new more pure race!
EXCERPT from the book: "Wastelands -- Historical Truth ",
By: Franjo Tudjman
Original title: Bespu'ca -- povjesne zbiljnosti,
Nakladni zavod Matice Hrvatske,
"Hitler's new European order could be justified by the need both to remove the Jews (undesirable more or less in all European countries) and to correct the French-British sin of the Versailles order." Page 149
In Croatia [in 1941] the indeginous fascist regime set about a policy of "racial purification" that went BEYOND even Nazi practices. Minority groups such as Jews and Gypsies were to be eliminated as were the Serbs: it was declared that one-third of the Serbian population would be deported, one-third converted to Roman Catholicism, and one third liquidated. The above quote is from: "Encyclopaedia Britannica" 15th Edition (1991), Macropaedia, Vol. 29, page 1111
Soon Ustasha bands initiated a BLOODY ORGY of
mass murder of Serbs unfortunate enough not to have converted or left Croatia on
time. THE ENORMITY OF SUCH CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR SHOCKED EVEN THE CONSCIENCE OF
GERMAN COMMANDERS, but Pavelic had Hitler's personal support for such actions
which resulted in the loss of the lives of hundreds of thousands of Serbs in
Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The
above quote is from: "Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations" Europe,
edition 1995, page 91, entry: Croatia
The Official website of the Ustashi (sorry not in English)
The Militia of the Immaculata. yet another Ustashi unit active today
A Response to: The Vatican and the Holocaust from the Catholic League
SAINT MEL from the Catholic League
Anti-Catholicism on the Internet from the Catholic League
The Catholic League is the Pope's Ustashi here in the good old USA
"the Catholic League defends the right of Catholics...And today’s brand of anti-Catholicism is more virulent and more pervasive than ever before in American history. While it is true that Catholics as individuals have made progress in securing their rights, the degree of hostility exhibited against the Catholic Church is appalling. Quite simply, Catholic bashing has become a staple of American society...In essence, the Catholic League monitors the culture, acting as a watchdog agency and defender of the civil rights of all Catholics."
"Chick’s website is primarily a tool for selling his materials. As his advertising is routinely rejected as offensive in mainstream Christian periodicals, he has limited vehicles in which to reach an audience. He proclaims – as do most of the church-based anti-Catholic Internet sites – that his only goal is the conversion of Catholics to "bible-based" beliefs. But Chick does not bother to engage in honest dialogue, or honest argument, over Catholic beliefs. Rather, the Chick website, like so many others, peddles bombastic charges against the Church as knowingly teaching false doctrine and purposely sending souls to hell. This is ugly stuff." Anti-Catholicism on the Internet from the Catholic League
"At jesus-is-lord website18 vicious anti-Catholicism flourishes..." Anti-Catholicism on the Internet from the Catholic League
"Another anti-Catholic Internet site, Balaam’s Ass..." Anti-Catholicism on the Internet from the Catholic League
"An army of individual pastors and their local churches have put up sites dedicated to tradition anti-Catholicism." Anti-Catholicism on the Internet from the Catholic League
"Anti-Catholicism remains an effective tool of America’s elite." Anti-Catholicism on the Internet from the Catholic League
""The Ustashi murdered and tortured Jews and Serbs in indescribably bestial fashion. One of the most notorious camps in Hitler's Europe, Jasenovac, was in Croatia. Here the Ustashi used primitive implements in putting their victims to death - knives, axes, hammers and other iron tools. A characteristic method was binding pairs of prisoners, back to back, and then throwing them into the Sava River. One source estimates that 770,000 Serbs, 40,000 Gypsies and 20,000 Jews were done to death in the Jasenovac camp." Dr. Nora Levin, "The Holocaust - The destruction of European Jewry 1933 - 1945," Schocken Books, New York, Edition 1973, page 515
"...Jewish leaders were UNANIMOUS in saying they saw worring PARALLELS BETWEEN THE NAZI AND PRO-NAZI MASSACRES OF 50 YEARS AGO and the unease of Jews in Croatia under strongly nationalist regime in the break away republic TODAY.
A Jewish community centre and cemetery were damaged by explosives two months ago in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, and local Jews there have been subjected to death threats and other intimidation...
..."What worries us is that those in power in Croatia NOW are largely THE SAME AS DURING THE NAZI ERA," said Dr. Klara Mandic, a senior Jewish community leader...
"In some cases THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME PEOPLE, now in their seventies and BACK from exile under the Communists. In other cases, they are the CHILDREN OF THE USTASHA".
"THEY WEAR *THE SAME BLACK SHIRTS*, the same black trousers, many carry THE SAME "SERBO-SEKS" (KNIVES FOR SERBS). Tudjman... has prepaired an athmosphere similar to that at the start of the Second World War..." Title: "War raises old anxieties for Croatian Jews" (British) "The Independent", October 21, 1991, foreign news, page 10 Excerpts from an article written by Phil Davidson.
...Ultra-nationalist Croatian party of Rights... on the wooden stocks of their authomatic weapons, some fighters in the militia have carved the U symbol of Croatia's notorious Ustashi government that, in 1941-45, collaborated with Adolf Hitler and converted Eastern Orthodox Serbs to Catholicism. Hundred of thousand Serbs not converted were expelled from the fascist state of murdered in death camps... As the war intensified, the initials of the wartime Ustashi regime were scrawled on more and more buildings across Zagreb. At a posh hotel wedding reception here an Saturday night,... two young men stood at the large table and raised stiff right arms in the "Sieg Heil!" salute of Nazi Germany... "Croat Field Militant Militia - Nationalist Party Fighters invoke images of Fascist Past" The Washington Post, October 10, 1991, Page A31 Excerpts from an article by Blaine Harden
Croatia, Oct. 3, 1998
Pope John Paul II beatified Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac at a huge open-air service at the shrine of Marija Bistrica, the most important place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics in Croatia. This is the final step to making him a saint in the Roman Catholic Institution.During World War II the Independent State of Croatia was to be 100% Roman Catholic. Anybody not conforming was to be totally liquidated.
"The other focal point of my apostolic visit was the celebration of the 1,700th anniversary of the city and the Church of Split. Both these events were accompanied by a Marian pilgrimage: first to the national shrine of Marija Bistrica and then to Our Lady of the Island in Solin, the oldest shrine in Croatia dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. This is a very important fact. Indeed, when a people experiences the hour of the passion and the cross, it feels closer than ever to the Mother of Christ, who becomes a sign of hope and comfort. So it was for my homeland, Poland; so it was for Croatia, and for every Christian nation sorely tried by historical events." See: JOHN PAUL II GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday 7 October 1998
The real ruler [of W.W.II Croatia] was Ante
Pavelic, a zealous Croatian nationalist and fanatical hater of Serbs... Pavelic
lead a terrorist group called the Ustashi in a brutal campaign against Jews and
Serbs in Croatia. 'A good Ustashi,' he told his men, 'is he who can use his
knife to cut a child from the womb of its mother.' According to an Italian
correspondent, Pavelic once put a wicker basket on his desk - filled with 40
pounds of eyes gourged from victims of the Ustashi. The
above quote is from:
Ronald H. Bailey "Partisans and Guerillas, W.W.II" Time-Life Books, Edition 1978, page 87
the Vatican Bank Claims "Alperin v. Vatican Bank was originally filed in Federal Court in San Francisco in November 1999. The plaintiffs are concentration camp survivors of Serb, Jewish, and Ukrainian background and their relatives as well as organizations representing over 300,000 Holocaust victims. The plaintiffs seek an accounting and restitution of the Nazi Croatian Treasury that according to the US State Department was illicitly transferred to the Vatican bank and other banks after the end of the war. Name defendants currently include the Vatican Bank, Franciscan Order, and the Croatian Liberation Movement. These defendants combined to conceal assets looted by the Croatian Nazis from concentration camp victims, Serbs, Jews, Roma and others between 1941-1945. Levy v. CIA is a lawsuit filed under the Freedom of Information Act seeking release of US Intelligence agency files regarding the notorius Vatican spymaster, Fr. Krunoslav Draganovic. New records on Draganovic were released as a result of that lawsuit in 2001.
CIA admits employing Nazis BBC News, Saturday, 28 April, 2001
'CIA ordered to topple Milosevic': US report BBC News, Tuesday, July 6, 1999
The Pavelic Papers "(1889-1959). A member of the Croat Party of Right founded by Ante Starcevic in the 19th century, Pavelic emigrated from Yugoslavia to Vienna in 1929 after the assassination of Croatian Peasant Party leader Stjepan Radic and the subsequent declaration of the Royal Dictatorship. He formed the Ustase movement with Branimir Jelic and with the assistance of Slavko Kvaternik and his son, Eugen-Dido. The Ustase organized several attempts on the life of King Alexander, including a farcical failure in Zagreb, before succeeding with the assistance of a hired killer from the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, or IMRO. Sentenced to death in France, Pavelic remained in Italy until April 1941, when Nazi Germany invaded Yugoslavia and the Ustase proclaimed the Independent State of Croatia with the approval of Hitler and Mussolini. Responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands, including a third of the Serbian population of the NDH and the near total extinction of Croatia's Jewish and Roma communities. In May of 1945, he fled from Croatia toward Austria, disappearing into the woods with other Ustase political leaders. He spent the next two years in Italy under the protection of the Vatican and Father Krunoslav Draganovic. Pavelic resurfaced in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948, forming a series of short-lived organizations before uniting a dozen other escaped ministers from the NDH into the Croatian Liberation Movement, or HOP. After an attempt on his life in April of 1957, Pavelic fled to Spain, where he died a few days before the New Year in 1959..."
A vow of silence Did gold stolen by Croatian fascists reach the Vatican? U.S. News and World Report Monday, March 30, 1998
CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS WEBSITE CALLS: Cardinal (since 1952) Alojzije Stepinac (who operated the third largest concentration camp) "A Croatian hero".
The Catholic Press of the Croatian Conference of Bishops website: Speaks of the passion of Christ Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac displayed well operating the furnaces that burned the Jews to death as atonement for the sins!
Fascism is alive and well in Croatia JEWISH PRESS, Professor Howard L. Adelson
Croatia, July,11 2003
Pope John Paul II a third time speaks of the love of God Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac gave to the faithful at the shrine of Marija Bistrica. As anyone not conforming to the Co-Redemptrix of the mother of Christ is to be totally liquidated as the kingdom is brought in during the Third Millennium.
Pope Speaks about His Third Trip to Croatia at General Audience
"Jewish groups have long maintained that Vatican officials help former
Nazi officers to flee to Latin America and that Catholic monasteries and
convents gave them refuge...It has also been claimed that gold taken from Jews
by the Fascist wartime regime in Croatia, a Catholic country, was transferred to
the Vatican for safe-keeping, although the Vatican has denied this.'I have
personally seen documents in the Buenos Aires archives showing that Ante Pavelic,
the Croat Fascist leader, arrived in Argentina dressed as a priest and carrying
a certificate of safe conduct from the Vatican,' Mr Samuels said.Shimon Samuels
is the head of international relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre -- which
has brought numerous former Nazi criminals to book...He was appalled to learn
that the Vatican was considering the beatification of Pius XII. This would be 'a
morally inadmissible act. Pius XII sold the soul of the Church to the Nazi
Devil." Richard Owen, "Pope's apology to Jews attacked
as empty gesture," The Times (London) Oct 30, 1997
Muslim S.S. troops during WWII in Catholic Croatian
“The symbol of the Order
is a crescent moon, made from the claws of a Bengal tiger, engraved with a
pyramid, an urn and a pentagram. The crescent is suspended from a scimitar and
in the Order is a representation of the Universal Mother worshipped in ancient
times as Isis. The horns of the crescent point downwards because it represents
the setting moon of the old faith at the rising of the Sun of the new religion
of the brotherhood of humanity.”The Occult Conspiracy, p.93
The Vatican's Holocaust by Avro Manhattan is world-renowned authority on Roman Catholicism in politics. A resident of London, during World War II he operated a radio station called "Radio Freedom," broadcasting to occupied Europe. He also wrote political commentaries for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
"THE VATICAN'S HOLOCAUST is not a misnomer, an accusation, and even less a speculation. It is an historical fact. Rabid nationalism and religious dogmatism were its two main ingredients. During the existence of Croatia as an independent Catholic State, over 700,000 men, women and children perished. Many were executed, tortured, died of starvation, buried alive, or were burned to death.
Hundreds were forced to become Catholic. Catholic padres ran concentration camps; Catholic priests were officers of the military corps which committed such atrocities.
700,000 in a total population of a few million, proportionally, would be as if one-third of the USA population had been exterminated by a Catholic militia.
What had been gathered in this book will vindicate the veracity of these facts. Dates, names, and places, as well as photos are there to prove them.
They should become known to the American public, not to foster vindictiveness, but to warn them of the danger, which racialism and sectarianism, when allied with religious intolerance can bring to any contemporary nation, whether in Europe or in the New World.
This work should be assessed without prejudice and as a lesson; but even more vital, as a warning for the future of the Americans, beginning with that of the USA."
The above headline appeared in Sarajevo Muslim's weekly magazine, "Svijet". The original, "Bosnian" language headline was "Himmler ih je stitio."
The series of articles about this dark period of Bosnian Muslim's WWII history was printed on: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23. of 1997. I got my hands on Nov 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 issues. The articles will eventually be scanned, translated into English and posted to this site. For now, I'll just present you with the photos printed in the three issues above.
Fez which was a part of "Handzar" division's uniform is completely same as the one Bosnian soldiers wore in Austro-Hungarian military. Only the amblems were changed. The photo shows the "Feldgaru" jacket with amblems on the collar, and camouflage uniform "Tarnhemd"
Commander of the "Handzar" division. SS-brigadier general Karl-Gustav Sauberzweig also was required to wear the same fez.
Defile of "Handzar" division
Officers of the division introduce themselves to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem
On 10th of February of 1943 Hitler gave a "green light" for creation of the division made up of Bosnian Muslims, whose main purpose would be fighting Tito's partisans in Bosnia. On 13th of Feb. Himmler gave an order to SS Gruppenfuhrer (division-level general) Arthur Phelps, commanding officer of the "Prinz Eugen" SS division, which consisted of Yugoslavian folksdojcers, to immediately start recruiting.
SS-Panzer division "Viking"
Made up of Germans and Nordic volunteers
Logo: Sun in an image of swastika.
SS-Volunteer mountain division "Prinz Eugen". Made up of folksdojcers from Serbia and Croatia.
SS-volunteer panzer division "Nordland", formed out of remainder of Danish, Norwegian and Holland legions. Logo: Swastika in a circle.
SS-mountain division "Handschar", consisted of Balkan folksdojcers and Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Logo: "handzar" (sword).
SS Infantry division "Galicia". Formed in 1943 from Ukranians from Galicia and Rutenia (under-karpatian Ukraine) and "Reich"-Germans.
SS Infantry division "Letland". Formed in the beginning of 1944. Consisted of Letonians and Baltic Germans.
SS Infantry diviosion "Latvia". Formed in 1944. Made up of Letonian and folksdojcers.
SS Infantry division "Estland". Formed in 1944. Made up of Estonians and folksdojcers. Logo" Letter "E" and a sword.
SS Mountain division "Skenderbeg". Formed in 1944. Made up of Albanians. Logo: two-headed Albanian eagle.
Branko Slavini (in uniform) and Kasim Silajdzic, two Bosnian soldier who deserted 16th September. Before them, Kazimir Silajatovic also deserted.
High-school grounds, a home of 240 Bosnian soldiers of 13. SS engineering batallion 14. August 1943
Bosnian volunteer hanging a picture of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem A group of Muslim volunteers of "Handzar" division. All wear fez caps. Logos are skull with crossed bones and SS eagle. Fez was worn by the Muslim soldiers and their German officers alike. There were different models of fez in different colors (green, red, with or without the tail). The uniform collars had a curved sword and swastika engraved on them. Foreigners in Waffen SS (Balkan and Centr. Europe)
Special armed formations of fascist Germany (Waffen-SS) until the end of war created all together 38 divisions, 18 of which were staffed by pure German and 20 by foreigners. Among them was a "Handzar" division staffed by Bosnians, claims the French magazine "Istoria" (Number 32, year 1973.).
[Note by the Srpska Mreza webmaster: The Serbs in the table above were not the Serbs at all, it was the Germans living in Serbia's province of Vojvodina, which used to belong the pre-WWI Austro-Hungary.]
In Bosnian mountains. The "Handzar" division was trained and armed as a mountain formation.
Himmler: "Muslims responded to the call of Muslim heads and joined our side because of their hatred of our joint Jewish-English-Bolshevik enemies, and because of their belief and respect for the one we place above all -- towards Fuhrer."
SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler and SS Brigadefuhrer Karl G. Sauberzweig examining "Handzar" division.
On the fez, on the left side, mountaineer division wore a flower.
GETTING READY TO FIGHT THE PARTISANS:
Soldiers of the "Handzar" division
IN BOSNIAN MOUNTAINS:
During the 1944 fight.
Last updated: 09/11/2005
Holocaust exaggerated: Gibson dad
From correspondents in New York
A WEEK before the United States release of Mel Gibson's controversial movie, The Passion of the Christ, the filmmaker's father has repeated claims the Holocaust was exaggerated.
Hutton Gibson's comments, made in a telephone interview with New York radio talk show host Steve Feuerstein, come at an awkward time for the actor-director who has been trying to deflect criticism from Jewish groups that his film might inflame anti-Semitic sentiment.
In his interview on WSNR radio's Speak Your Piece, to be broadcast on Monday, Hutton Gibson, argued that many European Jews counted as death camp victims of the Nazi regime had in fact fled to countries like Australia and the United States.
"It's all - maybe not all fiction - but most of it is," he said, adding that the gas chambers and crematoria at camps like Auschwitz would not have been capable of exterminating so many people.
"Do you know what it takes to get rid of a dead body? To cremate it?" he said. "It takes a litre of petrol and 20 minutes. Now, six million of them? They (the Germans) did not have the gas to do it. That's why they lost the war."
Gibson's father caused a furore last year when he made similar remarks in a New York Times article.
In a television interview with Diane Sawyer this week, Mel Gibson accused the Times of taking advantage of his father, and he warned Sawyer against broaching the subject again.
"He's my father. Gotta leave it alone Diane. Gotta leave it alone," Gibson said, while offering his own perspective on the Holocaust.
"Do I believe that there were concentration camps where defenceless and innocent Jews died cruelly under the Nazi regime? Of course I do; absolutely," he said. "It was an atrocity of monumental proportion."
During his lengthy radio interview, Hutton Gibson, 85, said Jews were out to create "one world religion and one world government" and outlined a conspiracy theory involving Jewish bankers, the US Federal Reserve and the Vatican, among others.
The Passion, which gets its US release on February 25, purports to be a faithful and graphic account of Christ's last 12 hours on earth.
Jewish leaders who have attended advance screenings have voiced concerns that its portrayal of the Jews' role in Christ's execution could stir up anti-Semitic feeling.
To be continued...
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