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From: landersc@aussie.com (Clifford Landers)
Newsgroups: alt.politics.white-power
Subject: Re: jews force Abbe Pierre to flee
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 1996 22:55:11 -0500
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If the Jews don't stop this type of anti-free-speech attack, they will
very shortly be considered anethema. I believe that the holocaust
happened, but those that don't should be answered forthrightly but NOT
silenced through terrorism like this. Just my two cents worth. If you
don't like it, tough. I don't need your approvals. This isn't a stamp
collecting foray. Have a nice day.

In article <4ounou$74m@useneta1.news.prodigy.com>, EEGG87E@prodigy.com (M
Huber) wrote:

> Date: Wednesday, 29-May-96 04:54 PM
> 
> _Abbe Pierre flees France after Holocaust dispute_ (Reuter)
> 
> PARIS (May 29, 1996 3:23 p.m. EDT) - Abbe Pierre, an elderly priest
> regularly voted France's most popular man, has left the country after a
> dispute over his support for the author of a book which casts doubt on 
> the
> holocaust.
> 
> Abbe Pierre, 83, became embroiled in controversy last month when he 
> backed
> his friend, Roger Garaudy, whose book "The Founding Myths of Israeli
> Politics," doubts the widely-accepted belief that the Nazis killed six
> million Jews in World War II.
> 
> An advance copy of Pelerin Magazine, made available Wednesday, said the
> Roman Catholic cleric has been living in a Benedictine monastery in Padua,
> 
> northern Italy, since the beginning of May.
> 
> "I have suffered a lot. A great deal. The attacks to which I have been
> subjected have been endless," he told the magazine, which appears 
> Thursday.
> 
> A French anti-racist group, the International League against Racism and
> Anti-Semitism (LICRA), said it did not regret its decision expelling 
> Abbe
> Pierre after 20 years on its board for refusing to distance himself from
> Garaudy.
> 
> "We hope that this Italian retreat will make him realise the enormous
> mistake he made in supporting the revisionist theses of Roger Garaudy," 
> said
> Pierre Aidenbaum, LICRA President.
> 
> "If Abbe Pierre declares that he condemns all forms of revisionism, in
> particular and unconditionally the Roger Garaudy book, we will be ready 
> to
> take him back," he added.
> 
> The leader of the Movement against Racism and for Friendship between 
> Peoples
> (MRAP), which had criticized Abbe Pierre, also called on him to 
> acknowledge
> his mistake.
> 
> "He fell into the trap of revisionism," said Aounit Mouloud, MRAP 
> secretary
> general. "This is a way of making us into the guilty party, which I 
> don't
> accept."
> 
> "The only response is to fight against the falsification of history and 
> not
> to take flight," he added.
> 
> Abbe Pierre had said he condemned any attempt to play down the 
> "atrocious
> reality" of Hitler's Jewish genocide but he would withdraw his support 
> for
> Garaudy only if his long-standing friend failed to admit "any mistake 
> proven
> against him."
> 
> The magazine said Abbe Pierre had written a long letter to Israeli Prime
> Minister Shimon Peres from his Italian monastery. And Cardinal Lustiger,
> archbishop of Paris, advised him to stay silent after the Garaudy affair, 
> to
> avoid stirring further rows.
> 
> The Roman Catholic priest plans to go to one of the religious Emmaus
> communities at Zermatt, Switzerland, on June 1, where he will stay for 
> three
> weeks. Afterwards, he will return to the Praglia monastery near Padua.
> 
> "At my age, I do not exclude finishing my days in this place. But that is 
> by
> the grace of God," he said.
> 
> France 2 television reported that the priest told them by telephone he 
> would
> be back in France in September to attend a UNESCO conference.
> 
> Since he took up the plight of the homeless in the winter of 1953-54, 
> Abbe
> Pierre came to embody the conscience of the nation in his black beret, 
> white
> beard and simple robes.
> 
> Born Henri-Antoine Groues, the fifth child of a wealthy silk merchant, 
> he
> gave up a comfortable life to become a Franciscan monk. As a Resistance
> chaplain during the Nazi occupation in World War II, he helped smuggle 
> Jews
> out of France.
> 
> The chain of homeless shelters he founded in 1949 now covers 32 
> countries
> and takes in 3,500 people in France alone.
> 
> In December 1994, his "holy anger" shamed the government when he led
> squatters in an occupation of an empty apartment building in the chic 
> Paris
> district of Saint-Germain-des-Pres to demand homes for the homeless.
> 
> In the 1990s, newspaper readers regularly voted him one of France's two 
> most
> loved personalities, along with veteran underwater explorer Jacques
> Cousteau.
> 
> -ANA-
> ******************************************************



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