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What well known religious leader of the past, said that he hated the Jews so much they should be murdered. Hitler just quoted him.

It's a trivia question and it is driving me nuts, because I can't think of the answ.

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I think I may have located the answer to your trivia question... because that well-known religious leader was very likely Martin Luther!

Here is some information from a website, and the link itself:

"The Protestant leader, Martin Luther, himself, held a livid hatred for Jews and their Jewish religion. In his book, 'On the Jews and their Lies,' Luther set the standard for Jewish hatred in Protestant Germany up until World War II. Hitler expressed a great admiration for Martin Luther."

And that link...
http://nobeliefs.com/hitler.htm

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Thanks. I think this will set the record straight.
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A revelation, Virginia. I had no idea that Luther was like that. He's just plummeted down the slippery slide of my respect. (I don't think you can actually plummet on a slide, but you get the idea.)

BTW, Waldorff got the same rejection from the survey that you did.
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Yes...I saw his post. Happened for both of us I think when we checked the "Over 65" box...we are not needed!
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Hi Boypinoy, I was surprised to see that about Martin Luther...but I just bet that is the answer to the trivia question!
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Yes, this is also the first time I've heard about Luther's book 'On the Jews and their Lies". I googled it, and Luther said of the Jews:
"Jews are a base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as filth. They are full of the "devil's feces ... which they wallow in like swine". The synagogue was a "defiled bride, yes, an incorrigible whore and an evil slut ..." He argues that their synagogues and schools be set on fire, their prayer books destroyed, rabbis forbidden to preach, homes razed, and property and money confiscated. "They should be shown no mercy or kindness, afforded no legal protection, and these "poisonous envenomed worms" should be drafted into forced labor or expelled for all time. He also seems to advocate their murder, writing "[w]e are at fault in not slaying them."

It's sad.
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Very interesting, Virginia and boypinoy A piece of History I didn't know.

Its shocking (Boypinoy's quote) actually.
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Why is everyone backwards.

Hitler was first historically and as per his writings in his book Mein Kampf ( 1920's ) . MLK was AFTER Hitler died by decades.

Further, if you read, you will see that MLK in fact had a wonderful relationship with the Jewish Community and it is they that helped him in his struggles and achieve his dreams.

Go to the National Civil Rights Museam, at the spot MLK was killed and you can read about it for yourself

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Popes Alexander II and Gregory VII were notorious for their hatred to the Jews, to the point that they praised anyone who killed or persecuted known Jews.
Most of your Caliphs after about 900 A.D. made no distinction between Christians and Jews when war broke out.
Not sure if there was a time period (B.C. or A.D.) for the trivia question but hope this helped.

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The Egyptian king didn't know that they were Gods chosen people

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Pope Alexander II did not hate the Jews. In fact he said that "the conversion of the Jews is not to be attained by force".
More so for Pope Gregory VII. He died an exile in Salerno; the epitaph on Gregory VII's sarcophagus in the city's Cathedral says: "I have loved justice and hated iniquity; therefore, I [now] die in exile."

It is a common knowledge that Jews had a history of conflicts with Arab nations.

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