Gibson Family Under Fire for Anti-SemitismFrom The New York Times Magazine [recent - date unknown]
The following was recently sent to me by my friend Bernard Durre
LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson and his parents are under fire today from a leading Jewish group for reportedly anti-Semitic impulses in the former's new film and the latter's denial that Al Qaeda executed the Sept.11 attacks.
The actor's father, Hutton Gibson, told The New York Times he flatly rejected that the terrorist group led by Usama bin Laden had any role in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon Sept. 11.
"Anybody can put out a passenger list," the elder Gibson told The Times. "So what happened? They were crashed by remote control."
He and the actor's mother, Joye Gibson, also told The Times that the Holocaust was a fabrication manufactured to hide an arrangement between Adolf Hitler and "financiers" to move Jews out of Germany to the Middle East to fight Arabs. "Go and ask an undertaker or the guy who operates the crematorium what it takes to get rid of a dead body," Hutton Gibson told The Times. "It takes one liter of petrol and 20 minutes. Now six million?" Said Joye Gibson: "That weren't even that many Jews in all of Europe."
Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, shot back. "To bigots and antisemites, no amount of evidence of scientific proof is ever enough. In their world, only hate matters."
The comments from the Gibson family come just after the actor built a church near Malibu that caters to a revisionist version of Catholocism. According to The Times, the church has a congregation of 70, including the star of such films as "Braveheart" and "Conspiracy Theory."
Mel Gibson, a devout Catholic, is directing and co-wrote an upcoming movie "The Passion," rooted in a theological movement known as Catholic traditionalism that seeks to return the faith to its pre-1962 period, before the Pope issued what is known as Vatican II, a series of proclamations that did away with the notion that Jews were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus. "If the new film seeks to undo that," Hier told The Times, "it would not be uncovering truth. Rather, it would unleash more of the scurrilous charges ... directed against the Jewish people, which took the Catholic Church 20 centuries to finally repudiate."
FROM A FRIEND:
Dear Friends, Just this Sunday, there was an article in The New York Times Magazine section about Mel Gibson. He is making a movie about the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus. He is going to show that the Jews killed him. He is filming this in Latin and Aramaic with no subtitles. He belongs to a group that believes this Roman Catholic Church is too liberal and that things should go back to the way they used to be before 1965 when the church apologized to the Jews for their behavior towards them. His father says that the "Second Vatican Council was a plot put out by the Jews." Hutton Gibson, his father also believes that 9-11 happened not by terrorists on planes but by remote control. He also believes that the Holocaust never happened. He says that you cannot dispose of so many bodies and his new wife says "There weren't even that many Jews in all of Europe." and then Hutton adds "Anyway, there were more after the war than before." When asked if Jews might be offended by his movie, Mel Gibson says: "It's not meant to. I think it's meant to just tell the truth. I want to be as truthful as possible. But when you look at the reasons Christ came, he was crucified- he died for all mankind and he suffered for all mankind. So that, really, anyone who transgresses has to look at their own part or look at their own culpability."
FRIENDS PLEASE PASS THIS ON! PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ANY MEL GIBSON MOVIES BECAUSE HE HIS TOTALLY BIASED AGAINST JEWISH PEOPLE! HIS FATHER SAID THAT ALL OF HIS TEN CHILDREN ARE WITH HIM SO THEY ALL BELIEVE THESE LIES. THE 'PASSION PLAYS' IN GERMANY WERE THE MOST ANTI-SEMITIC PLAYS GIVEN ANNUALLY WITH THE JEWS PORTRAYED AS UGLY AND MISERABLE.
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