British MP Dennis McShane has disturbingly well-wrought piece in the Timesonline today about the rise of anti-Semitism in his country and throughout Europe: “The writing on the synagogue wall“. It has within it a short paragraph that appears to be an oxymoron – but a telling one:
“The Pope embraces a Holocaust-denying Winchester and Cambridge-educated bishop; slogans such as ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas’ are chanted in Amsterdam;”
These few words embody the irrationality of anti-Semitism. How can there be no Holocaust and Jews being gassed at the same time? Perhaps Richard Willamson, the “Holocaust-denying Winchester and Cambridge-educated bishop” above, who says “there were no gas chambers” can explain that to us?