Protocols of the Elders of Zion|
Q. Just what is the document called the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion?" Why is it associated with Nazis or Islam?
Fraudulent Article about Jewish World Control
The "Protocols" is a fraudulent document that began to makes its appearance in the early 1900s, first showing up in an abridged form in the 1903 St. Petersburg daily paper in Russia. It is a document detailing how the Jews plan to take over the world through finance, the news media, education, government, law and other forms of social control.
Rationale for Anti-Semitism
No serious scholar or historian entertains the possibility that "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is based on fact. It has been proved to be fraudulent by historical methods and criteria.
In a simple, childlike example, The Encyclopedia Britannica states that the Protocols is a "fraudulent document that served as a pretext and rationale for anti-Semitism in the early 20th Century." An overwhelming number of top-notch American and European historians agree.
Evil Spirit behind Document
Evangelical Christian believers suggest that the same "spirit" who inspired Nazis to turn Jewish skins into lampshades, the same "spirit" who inspires groups to deny the holocaust regardless of evidence, photos, and valid historical documentation, the same "spirit" who foments hatred for Jews, is behind the movement pushing for the legitimacy of the Protocols document. There is good reason Evangelicals believe this:
- Nazis used the Protocols as justification for persecution of Jews.
- Hitler references the Protocols in Mein Kampf (chapter XI).
- Many Middle Eastern governments publish the Protocols and teach them as historical fact to students. This includes governments in Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and groups such as Hamas, the Palestinian National Authority, and Al Qaeda. All publish and utilize "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" to teach rabid, murderous hatred for the Jews.
Revisionist History or Historical Methodology?
In a day of revisionist history in Post Modern culture, students are no longer taught logic or historical methodology. So it is difficult to convince otherwise those who want to believe as so-called "truth" such partly or fully fictitious creations as Da Vinci Code, The Gospel of Judas, or the Protocols.
Still, remember that codes of decent scholarship within the fields of archaeology and history - which include valid, historical methodology - are available to anyone who wishes to look seriously into these matters.
For a quick, online-overview of merit concerning The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, we suggest: