First Judenrein, Now Christenrein

By | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments


“The town of St. Veit on the Glan
is cleansed of Jews”

The Nazis used two terms to describe an area from which Jews had been completely removed. The first was judenfrei, which means free of Jews. But the second was judenrein, which means cleansed of Jews – as if Jews were a form of filth that had to be scrubbed away, or rubbed out.
Before they were done, the Nazis and their helpers had exterminated about six million Jews, including over one million children. At least four out of five European Jews were murdered. The Nazis didn’t quite succeed in making Europe judenrein, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.
For some time after World War II, the word judenrein was used only by historians of the Holocaust. But slowly it came back into vogue. For example, Israel evacuated the Gaza Strip completely in 2005. Every Jew was removed, by force if necessary. Yet today, nine years later, the Gaza Strip is still said to be “occupied.” By whom? The spirits of the Jews who used to live there? Blockaded, to a degree. Fenced in, yes. But occupied?
About 1.6 million Arabs live in Israel, a fact that is so taken for granted that it is rarely mentioned in the mainstream media. But the 350,000 Jews who live in the West Bank are called “settlers” who live in “illegal settlements,” not residents who live in towns – where some of them have lived for decades. Does this tell you something about media bias?

The PLO openly declares that it wants the West Bank to resemble Gaza in being judenrein. In other words, “We can live among you, but you can’t live among us.” How can Israel build a stable peace agreement on so uneven a foundation?

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Similarly, there are no Jews – or virtually none – in Jordan, said to be America’s ally and relatively friendly to Israel, with emphasis on “relatively.” The Jewish population is listed as less than 0.1%. I believe even the Nazis would accept this as judenrein.
Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran had Jewish communities dating back to biblical times. The Jewish population of Lebanon is now described as “very small,” that of Syria as “few,” that of Iraq as “less than 1%,” and that of Iran as “less than 0.3%.” And with the current massacres by ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the number of Jews remaining there – that is, remaining alive – is negligible.
To see what happened to the Jewish communities in Arab lands, look at this map: map
Jews are the canary in the coal mine. They are often the first to die, but never the last. As six million Jews were being massacred in the Holocaust, at least four million non-Jewish civilians also perished in the concentration camps – Protestant pastors, Catholic priests, homosexuals, Gypsies, communists, and miscellaneous anti-Nazis. How many more would have been exterminated if Hitler had won the war? We can only guess.
Similarly, though the Jews were the first to be removed from Middle Eastern lands, they are hardly the last.
The news is filled with reports of the Yazidis, a sect that few Westerners had ever heard of. We wince at how the ISIS massacres and expulsions of these poor people remind us of the fate of European Jews. But Christians are sharing their fate, albeit more slowly. What is happening to Coptic Christians in Egypt, Maronite Catholics in Lebanon, Greek and Syriac Orthodox Christians in Syria, Chaldean Christians in Iraq, and Assyrian and Armenian Christians in Iran?
Check news reports for the latest massacres and expulsions. Check Voice of the Martyrs for summaries of these tragic events. Day by day, month by month, the region’s Christians are being murdered or expelled. One need not have occult powers to predict that in a few years, the entire region will be empty of Christians, including some of the oldest denominations in the world, dating back almost two millennia.
The “world community” is saying…what? The United Nations is doing…what? The Vatican is speaking out, but feebly. The mainline Protestant denominations are, if anything, doing even less. Formerly, these Christian leaders had the excuse that if they complained too loudly, the persecution of Middle Eastern Christians might grow even worse.
But now, that excuse no longer exists – the condition of Middle East Christians cannot grow worse. What is worse than mass murder and conversion at knife-point? So why aren’t Christian leaders speaking out? Why aren’t they shouting?
If the current apathy and inactivity continue, we will soon need a new word to describe what happened while we munched snacks and watched sitcoms on TV, then dozed off in willful ignorance. That word is christenrein – cleansed of Christians. The word has yet to enter dictionaries, but it will.
Nor will it refer only to Middle Eastern lands. Before long, Europeans will need it as well. Even now, more people in France go to the mosque on Friday than go to church on Sunday. Look at the demographics. Check out the birth rates, so eloquently described by Mark Steyn. As he points out, the future belongs to those who show up for it.
First the canary, then the miners – unless they get out fast. First judenrein, then christenrein – unless we do something fast. And with our ineffectual, disengaged political leaders, that doesn’t seem at all likely. church burning

No, but they can murder all those who hold that faith

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