Yesterday, Pope Francis referred to EU refugee centers as “concentration camps.”
“These refugee camps — so many are concentration camps, crowded with people… because international accords seem more important than human rights,” Francis said in impromptu remarks. Ironically, this happened while he was attending a ceremony in memory of modern-day Christian martyrs and mentioned an anecdotal story of a Christian woman murdered in front of her Muslim husband.
He went on to say that he had met the woman’s husband during his visit to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. “I do not know what happened to him, if he managed to get out of his concentration camp, and get to somewhere else.”
If the story’s true, who does he imagine murdered that Christian woman ‘for her faith’ if not Muslims?
And that basically tells us a lot of what a leftist ideologue and tool the current Pope is. During Easter week, the Pope gave a 20 minute speech about the plight of the Muslim migrants. Yet his reaction to the massacres of Christians in the Middle East by Muslims, especially the mass casualties from the bombing of Coptic churches in Egypt, his response was something along the lines of ‘Isn’t it wonderful that Christians would give their lives for Jesus Christ?’
Even more hypocritically, the Pope has consistently demanded that western nations open their borders to more of these ‘refugees’ and foot the huge bills for their housing, care and feeding. Not to mention the horrendous security problems, the rapes, murders and other crimes that every nation who has done what Pope Francis suggested has suffered. Oh, and the Vatican? They have not taken in a single refugee. And in spite of the fact the Church still has plenty of money even after being sued multiple times for shielding and attempting to cover up the activities of pedophile priests, it has contributed virtually nothing to help pay for these ‘refugees’ the Pope wants other countries to foot the bill for.
To add insult to injury, Pope Francis, who is no friend of Israel made these remarks just before Yom HaShoah, the day Jews worldwide memorialize the victims of the Holocaust. No accident there, I guarantee you.
Yet, to be charitable, perhaps Pope Francis is like many people today, who simply don’t comprehend what a concentration camp is what a Holocaust really is. As the elderly people with the numbers forcibly tattooed on the arms fade into history, these words get used commonly for situations they don’t remotely resemble. So perhaps Pope Francis merely needs a bit of understanding of what a concentration camp actually was.
The phrase ‘concentration camp’ was actually a Nazi euphemism for ‘murder factory.’ It’s working principle was, first, to sort out the elderly, the infirm and those who hadn’t managed to do so well after being shipped east for miles in unheated boxcars. Those were murdered immediately, usually in gas chambers, after which their bodies were plundered for hair and for gold and silver dental work and either burned or buried in mass graves, depending on what means were available.The end result looked like this:
Seen anything like that on Lesbos or any other European refugee center, Pope Francis? Do tell.
In the camps like Auschwitz where huge crematoriums were constructed, you could literally smell the odor of burning flesh for miles. Tell us, Pope Francis, did you smell anything like that? Or see anything like the ovens at Auschwitz in those refugee centers?
Now, the ones that survived the initial selection became slave laborers. They were put on starvation rations and literally worked to death, unless some of them, particularly children were subjected to hideous medical ‘experiments.’ Young women were frequently put into brothels and forced into assembly line prostitution, something that also usually resulted in a fairly quick demise. And the remnant that managed to survive? They were human skeletons.
Tell us about the living skeletons you saw at Lesbos, Pontiff. What, none? Surely you must have seen something, to call it a concentration camp.
Look into those dead eyes, Pope Francis. Along with the Jewish people, this is who you have defamed, trivialized and insulted,beyond what they suffered while your Church did NOTHING, although individual Catholics certainly did. Not a single Catholic was ever excommunicated for their part in perpetrating or cooperating with the Holocaust, even after the war.
Again, just so you fully understand what’s coming out of your mouth…this is what a concentration camp looks like. This is what it is.
Seen anything like this in Lesbos or any other refugee center Pope Francis?
Seen anything remotely like it?
I didn’t think so. What was that the Scriptures say about bearing false witness?
Pope Francis is the second Pope in a row to have the distinction of being an utter failure. At a time when Christians in the Middle East are in danger of extermination, he has spent his time attacking Israel, the one country in the region where the Christian population is actually growing.At a time where Christians are being assailed by Muslims in Pakistan, Turkey, Europe, Nigeria and elsewhere by Muslims, he has opted to appease the Muslims and confine his remarks to the joys of Christian ‘martyrdom.’
Benedict, his predecessor started out as the leader the Church needed by became so frightened by Muslim reaction to his linking the fate of the Church to that of the Jews that he became a servile, terrified tool of Islamism. On a visit to Turkey and its Islamist ruler Tayyip Erdogan, he was so cowed that he followed Erdogan’s orders not to even look like he was praying at St. Sophia, formerly the largest cathedral in Europe. And before it became a museum of sorts, a mosque sanctified, as it were, by the blood of thousands of unarmed Christians who were slaughtered in cold blood when the Turks captured Constantinople* and entered it.
At least Benedict had the decency to realize what an utter failure he had become and resign.
Pope Francis shows no such signs of doing so. And both men have consequently forfeited all claim to any moral authority whatsoever., not to mention hurting the Church and weakening it immensely.
* Now Istanbul.
Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com and other publications.