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berkeley fellowship unitarian universalist sponsors Holocaust denier

by Rahula Saturday, May. 30, 2009 at 7:08 AM

calls and letters needed

The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists is sponsoring notorious anti- Semite and holocaust denier Gilad Atzom on June 8 . According to their website, BFUU is model of social justice activism and economic diversity within the Unitarian Universalist movement.

Atzmon is a former Israeli Jew who has renounced his membership in the Jewish people and now supports the far right where it meets up with the extreme left-- at the intersection of paranoid schizophrenia and Jew-hatred known as Holocaust denial.

It's not enough that Atzmon has come up with his own gems such as “American Jews do try to control the world, by proxy” ; “There is no such thing as anti-Semitism”; and

“Why is it that the Jews who repeatedly demand that the Christian world should apologize for its involvement in previous persecutions, have never thought that it is about time that they apologized for killing Jesus?” He also is a strong supporter of the Swedish fascist who goes by the pen name of Israel Shamir. Shamir has written that “we need the voices of David Duke…and Pat Buchanan”, and has claimed that Jews have indeed slaughtered Christian children for their blood (the infamous “blood libel” now being vigorously promoted in some Arab countries), and claimed that “Auschwitz was an internment facility, attended by the Red Cross”. Shamir is so toxic that even extremist Israel-haters such as Ali Abuminah, Sue Blackwell and Jeff Halper dissociate themselves from him in their embarrassment at sharing the same agenda. But Atzmon consistently defends Shamir and calls him "a unique and advanced thinker".

Atzmon is also a fan of one Paul Eisen, a far right ideologue in the UK who wrote an article promoting the Holocaust denial revisionism of Ernst Zundel. Atzmon circulated and promoted the article. Atzmon defended his decision on his own website as follows (T is Tony Greenstein, a Marxist anti-Zionist from the UK-- Atzmon is also too far off the grid for him):

"T: By your own admission you are distributing Eisen’s holocaust denial text.

G: Holocaust Denial is in itself a Zionist terminology and I refuse to accept it or to use it.

T: I understand that you have been distributing Paul Eisen's most recent The Holocaust Wars which denies, in the course of defending Ernest Zundel, that there ever was a holocaust or extermination of European Jewry by the Nazis.

G: Mr Greenstein, True, I circulated Paul Eisen's paper. I do believe that argumentative texts must be circulated as widely as possible."

The Unitarians guiding principle is

Let love be the spirit of this congregation

And service its goal.

This is our living covenant:

To dwell together in peace,

to seek the truths in life,

and to help one another.

Can someone please explain to me how sponsoring a holocaust denier and racist is keeping with that goal?

Please email or call the Berkeley fellowship of unitarian universalists and tell them that hate speech is not free speech.


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This can't be right This can't be right Saturday, May. 30, 2009 at 8:19 AM
Thank you for alerting me Berkeley resident Sunday, May. 31, 2009 at 5:41 AM
Do you mean this Gilad Atzmon? this one Monday, Jun. 01, 2009 at 10:07 AM
Thank you for alerting me Berkeley resident Monday, Jun. 01, 2009 at 1:02 PM
Oh, I forgot forgot Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 at 3:56 AM
Not only that..... Lord Locksley Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 at 5:22 AM
heh Lord Locksley Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 at 9:28 AM
heh right back at you Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 at 9:32 AM
heh Lord Locksley Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 at 9:44 AM
so don't pitch a slow ball next time PrionPartyy Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 at 12:01 PM
just a reminder laughing at the funny clown Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 at 12:18 PM
Yea,really..... Lord Locksley Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 at 5:13 PM
PrionParty website ? Wednesday, Jun. 03, 2009 at 9:43 AM
HATE: CHURCH SANCTIONED IN BERKELEY Wednesday, Jun. 03, 2009 at 4:59 PM
No evidence that BFUU is hosting Gilad Atzom Reader Thursday, Jun. 04, 2009 at 1:15 PM
Not to mention... Reader Thursday, Jun. 04, 2009 at 1:31 PM
a BFUU member a BFUU member Thursday, Jun. 04, 2009 at 2:27 PM
"Social Justice Committee" just wondering Thursday, Jun. 04, 2009 at 3:54 PM
Blessings me again Thursday, Jun. 04, 2009 at 5:09 PM
psychobabble how lucky can we be? Thursday, Jun. 04, 2009 at 5:51 PM
Playing or not playing? Another reader Friday, Jun. 05, 2009 at 11:27 AM
Playing (redux) Found this online Friday, Jun. 05, 2009 at 1:30 PM
BFUU is sponsoring a hate mongerer keep hate out of berkeley Sunday, Jun. 07, 2009 at 4:34 AM
by "me again" Scientologist spotter Sunday, Jun. 07, 2009 at 10:07 AM
BFUU is NOT sposoring Atzmon BFUU member Sunday, Jun. 07, 2009 at 2:02 PM
Publicity in error? interesting Tuesday, Jun. 09, 2009 at 9:01 AM
Photos from BFUU protest Photos from Gilad Atzon protest Sunday, Jun. 14, 2009 at 6:55 AM
Photos from BFUU vigil photos from BFUU vigil Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2009 at 7:09 AM
More Hate speech at the BFUU Look. They did it again Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016 at 7:46 AM

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