Jewish leaders call for new editions of the Bible and the Koran to carry trigger warnings highlighting anti-Semitic passages

Daily Mail

Jewish leaders are calling for new editions of the Bible and Koran to carry warning messages which highlight anti-Semitic passages in the holy texts.

The recommendations have been made in a new document called ‘An End to Antisemitism! A Catalogue of Policies to Combat Antisemitism’.

It was produced following an international conference organised by the European Jewish Congress, at which academics gathered to discuss how prejudice and discrimination can be tackled.  

Among the policies mentioned in the document was the idea of warning messages in holy texts, a topic discussed in a chapter entitled ‘recommendations regarding Religious Groups and Institutions’.

The document reads: ‘Translations of the New Testament, the Qur’an and other Christian or Muslim literatures need marginal glosses, and introductions that emphasize continuity with Jewish heritage of both Christianity and Islam and warn readers about antisemitic passages in them.

‘While some efforts have been made in this direction in the case of Christianity, these efforts need to be extended and made consistent in both religions.’

There are several themes in the New Testament that have come under fire for their use as justification for anti-Semitic attitudes.

These include the blame of Jews for the death of Jesus and the seemingly stubborn nature of the Jewish people and their disloyalty to God.

While there are some negative remarks about Jews in the Koran, and negative portrayals of the people.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has previously spoken of how religious texts can be exploited or misinterpreted to promote discriminatory attitudes.

Writing in a collection of essays published in 2016, he said: ‘It is a shameful truth that, through its theological teachings, the church, which should have offered an antidote, compounded the spread of this virus.

‘The fact that anti-Semitism has infected the body of the Church is something of which we as Christians must be deeply repentant. We live with the consequences of our history of denial and complicity.’

The document, which was produced by academics including Dina Porat and Lawrence H. Schiffman, also calls on all antisemitic texts and passages in the heritage of Christianity and Islam ‘to be identified and rejected’.

Other recommendations include religious leaders and thinkers ‘publicly denouncing as unholy writ’ canonical or quasi-canonical writings of religious anti-Semites.

The justification for these changes, the documents states, is because divine messages are always communicated through human beings and therefore subject to error.

It reads: ‘God’s revelation is thus marred by human fallibility. Beginning with the New Testament, divine revelation expresses itself in Christian holy texts that also express a form of hatred.

‘The manifestations of this hatred resulted in a tradition of antisemitism that gave moral legitimacy to crimes against the Jewish people, the epitome of which is the Shoah.’

Once the ‘antisemitic contents of a religious memory are identified’ religious leaders and followers need to be told, the document concludes.

Other areas highlighted, following the conference, include addressing anti-Semitism online and within research organisations and academic institutions.

This includes ensuring internet search engines privilege positive depictions of Judaism and accurate descriptions of the history of anti-Semitism.

Academics have been reacting to suggested recommendations laid out in the documents.

Dr Christine Joynes, a theology lecturer at Oxford, told The Times that she had ‘some sympathy’ over the suggestion of an annotated bible.

But said: ‘The whole Bible needs a health warning to read it through the right critical lens and in historical context.’

While Muhammad Abdel Haleem, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of London, and also speaking to The Times said that the Koran is entirely negative towards Jews.

He said: ‘If someone wants to get involved in antisemitism or anti-Islamic behaviour, they will do it whether or not you add warnings and footnotes.’

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15 thoughts on “Jewish leaders call for new editions of the Bible and the Koran to carry trigger warnings highlighting anti-Semitic passages

  1. Why all the pretence? Why don’t we just give the Jews EVERYTHING and be done with it? The president can stop pretending he ‘runs the country’, as well the US politicians, as well many ‘leaders’, worldwide.

    The remainder can bow or fight. Politicians, leaders – and most Americans – certainly do just the former.

    1. you have to marvel at the audacity,
      even a half wit fence sitter should see the light with this whopper.
      as is often said in these circles, let’s hope they go for it.

  2. Hmmmmm….. I guess the Archbishop of Canterbury and his ilk has never read Revelation 22:18-19, about what God will do to those who either add or take away from the Words of that Book. Not to mention Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 about “those who say they are Jews and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan”… So, go ahead, dude, change the Word of God to please the synagogue of Satan…

    So what are they gonna do? Re-write the Gospels to say that the Pharisees did NOT put Christ on Sanhedrin trial, and did not order Christ to stand before Pilate (who really didn’t want Him to be crucified….he actually preferred Barabas to suffer that fate), and did not actually pay Judas Iscariot to betray Christ, and did not plot to put Christ to death, and Christ did not throw the moneychangers out of the temple, cure the blind, the lame, the sick, et. And I suppose Galacians chapter 3, Jude chapter 2, Romans chapter 2, Ephesians chapter 6, etc. also have to be removed…because, after all, Jesus was “anti-semitic”!

  3. Hahahahahahaha!!!!! Oh man, that’s hilarious. Now the F&$kers have the audacity to tell us how to worship and what to put in our worship books.

    Hey Jews, let me change the Talmud and the Kabbalah to make it more friendly to Christians and less vengeful.

    What? I’m being Antisemitic? Good. Now you know how I feel.

    By the way, how come you’re not flying to the North Sentinel island and preaching to them about this? Afraid you’ll get a few arrows in the back of ya?

    1. Now THAT’s a BINGO!

      To heck with Antarctica—let’s exile ALL the Talmudists and ALL their elite Satan-loving minions to North Sentinel…(but will that island hold them all? Hmmmm… we need to find more hunter-gatherers like the so-called Sentinelese on other “parts unknown” (with apologies to Anthony Bourdain))

  4. Over the last few years I have seen major attacks on The Torah, exposing its ruthless cruelty, it’s directives to kill and plunder. Seems this new push for “trigger warnings” is more damage control on the part of the Jews. They also know many are becoming aware of Jewish power so are coming up with all kinds of ways to defuse resentment and revenge. Maybe it’s all coming to a head. Still evangelicals are beefing up the idea that we are to honor Israel at all costs and be beholden to it. Sometimes I just happen to see a tv spot where some preacher is praising Israel and pressing for allegiance to it. They’re pushin’ hard.

    .

  5. “While there are some negative remarks about Jews in the Koran, and negative portrayals of the people.”

    How does that equate to antisemitism?

    The stinking jews just love to perpetuate the blatant lie that they’re the ONLY Semitic people… most Arabs are Semitic as well.

    “There are several themes in the New Testament that have come under fire for their use as justification for anti-Semitic attitudes.

    These include the blame of Jews for the death of Jesus…”

    “Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” Matt. 27:24 KJ

    Really don’t see how anyone can call it any other way.

    They said it about themselves

    1. ….and the supposedly “semitic” Jews today ARE NOT! They are 94+ percent Japhetic (of Noah’s son Japheth, not Shem). Khazar imposters!

      1. Unchallenged, Darzak.

        For years I fought the spiritual battle for souls, but after waking up and not being able to convince my Christian friends who our REAL (mortal) enemy is, I could no longer be in the company of those who ignored Jesus’ words on this subject…

        “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Matt. 10:16 KJ

        They had the ‘harmless’ part down pat, but as for the wise portion… fail. I referred them to Proverbs…

        “He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.” Prov. 18:13 KJ

        In other words, don’t dismiss anything outright without at least SOME investigation.

        Now, regardless of what one may think of Jesus, He called a spade a spade when it came to the stinking jews…

        “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

        What part of ‘liars & murderers’ that my Christian friends couldn’t fathom was beyond me.

        Therefore, I brought my fight to the physical realm.

  6. ‘The fact that anti-Semitism has infected the body of the Church is something of which we as Christians must be deeply repentant. We live with the consequences of our history of denial and complicity.’

    Denial of the TRUTH.

    The stinking jews are not only God’s enemies, but YOURS AS WELL.

    idiots

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