- WASHINGTON D.C.
(Capitol Press) - A prominent Jewish organization has denounced Mel Gibson's
"The Passion" as an act of terrorism and can prove the movie
violates the Patriot Act.
- Jews Against Anti-Semitism, a recently formed Washington
D.C. based defense league for Jews, has issued a press release pointing
out sections of U.S. law which are being violated by Mel Gibson's film.
- "Clearly there are laws on the books which have
outlawed the inciting of riots or acts civil disobedience which endanger
human life. Mel Gibson's movie will incite violence against Jews and put
the lives of million of Jews in danger" said Rabbi David Feldman,
a spokes person for Jews Against Anti-Semitism.
- According to Rabbi Feldman "Under Section 802 of
the 2001 USA Patriot Act, any crime which endangers human life is defined
as an act of domestic terrorism. Mel Gibson's incitement of anti-Semitism
is a civil disobedience crime which endangers human life and under the
Patriot Act "The Passion" is an act of domestic terrorism"
- The USA Patriot Act was signed into law by President
George W. Bush shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks in New
York and Washington D.C. in order to protect Americans from terrorism.
- "We are hereby calling on Attorney General John
Ashcroft, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
and the Department of Homeland Security to arrest Mel Gibson as a terrorist,
confiscate all prints of "the Passion", confiscate all materials
related to the film as "terrorist paraphernalia" and shut down
every terrorist hate site on the internet supporting the film" said
- The Justice Department and the Department of Homeland
Security have yet to respond to the inquiries made by Capitol Press regarding
- These people of mine will really never learn from their
already exposed tactics called "jewish victimization" whose only
results is more irritation and increased in an attitude of hostile, hesitant,
wariness and suspicions from our Christian american citizens.
- Instead of associating with us we are practically pushing
them, the Christians, away from us, effectively erasing the friendly ties
between Jews and Christians (and stop calling Christians Gentiles, that
word was used only for the non-jews before the arrival of Christianity
and Islam). Instead of associating with us as fellow, decent, human beings,
they are being forced by us to look upon us as something closer to being
an enemy and not as friends.
- Conclusion: What these Jewish groups are doing is "Self-Induced
Suicide", not just for their group but for all innoccent Jews who
does not want to have anything to do with them for they do not represent
all Jews nor do their views represent our views.
- From Mal Wade
- Rabbi David Feldman apparently is a Jew. It is my understanding
that the Jewish people do not believe that their Messiah has yet returned
- that is ok - they are free to believe as they wish; however, Christians
believe their Messiah did return some 2000 years ago in the God/Person
of Jesus Christ. Mel Gibson articulates, through his film, a very special
love and adoration for his Savior - Jesus Christ.
- The pain and suffering that Jesus had to endure before
and during the time on the Cross cannot possibly be expressed merely by
a sterilized "slap on the wrist" as some, especially non-believers,
would have people believe. The film depicts the true pain, suffering,
humiliation and agony that Jesus, willingly and lovingly, endured.
- No one took Jesus' life - so why all this inference of
anti-Semitism from Rabbi David Feldman about Mel Gibson's film? - Jesus,
using scripture (John 19:11), stated to Pilate: "You (Pilate) would
have no power over me if it were not given to you from above". Jesus
gave his life willingly! (John 10:17-18) "No one takes it from me,
but I lay it down of my own accord". Understandably, this would be
very hard for a person who is a "non-believer" to comprehend
but that does not give the "non-believer" the right to judge
the Christian as anti-Semitic for his Christian views and beliefs.
- The first thing that Rabbi David Feldman needs to understand
is that the "person most loved" by Christians is Jesus Christ,
a Jew. A recent poll, splattered across the media, indicates that about
83% of Americans claim to be Christians. Whom, among the remaining 17%
of Americans is Rabbi David Feldman referring to as being the promoters
of anti-Semitism? Rabbi David Feldman has a certainty about the lives
of millions of Jews being put in danger by Mel Gibson's film; but, from
whence does he get his admonition?
- Anti-Semitism seems to have been around for a long time
and is certainly tossed up in the air for people to "inhale"
on a regular basis - maybe, that is part of the problem - seems Rabbi David
Feldman just tossed it into the air again. Could it be that this fomenting
is actually what keeps anti-Semitism alive and well? Christians do not
seem to go around attacking Jews; as a matter of fact, Christians in America
seem to be avid supporters of Jews as witnessed by their support to Israel
as a Country and ally. Over the years, America (83% Christian) has contributed
several TRILLIONS of dollars to Israel (Jews) in the form of foreign aid.
American Christians certainly pray that those contributions are not considered
anti-Semitic! - If they are considered anti-Semitic, the foreign aid contributions
to Israel should be reconsidered.
- Christians believe in the New Testament as part of their
Bible and it seems that Mel Gibson used the New Testament as a basis for
his film "The Passion". Rabbi David Feldman's beliefs may not
allow him to believe the New Testament the way Christians believe; however,
this does not give him the right to say that Christians are wrong in their
belief and, therefore, are anti-Semitic!
- Rabbi David Feldman infers that Mel Gibson's film is
an "incitement of anti-Semitism" obviously based on Rabbi David
Feldman's religious beliefs. Mel Gibson has the right to infer that the
charge Rabbi David Feldman has brought about is considered ANTI-CHRISTIAN
based on Mel Gibson's religious beliefs (Christian). ANTI-CHRISTIAN -
sounds like something new for people to "inhale" - Christians
may be able to use ANTI-CHRISTIANISM as well as the Jews have used ANTI-SEMITISM
since Christians now have Rabbi Feldman's help.
- Inhale deeply Rabbi David Feldman - a new aroma may be
- Mal Wade