How about publishing a book on how to make a bomb, as long as it
includes an advisory stating that blowing up people is wrong?
It’s the same reasoning behind plans to republish Adolf Hitler’s
work “Mein Kampf” – described by the BBC as “part biography and part
political and racist rant” – according to a prominent author and
Ray Comfort has written about Hitler and his agenda in “Hitler, God,
and the Bible,” which is accompanied by the video feature “180.”
Comfort was responding today to a report by the German magazine Der
Spiegel about a plan by the German state of Bavaria, which owns the
copyright, to publish “Mein Kampf” in 2015.
Markus Soder, the Bavarian finance minister, said in the report that
the state’s version would have extra information to “demystify” the
manifesto. The goal is to reveal what “nonsense” the book contains.
Comfort called the rationale “ridiculous.”
“They are trying to justify it by saying that the book is already on
the Internet, so they might as well have their own version and to
warn people about Hitler,” Comfort said. “There are also bomb-making
books on-line, so should we publish one that gives bomb-making
directions with a special commentary telling people not to make
The publisher’s news release said Germany’s Jewish community welcomed
the decision to republish Hitler’s book.
“So all German Jews are over the moon with excitement about the book?
I don’t believe it,” Comfort said. “I doubt if they have a handful,
and I especially doubt if they are Holocaust survivors – who would be
in their late 90s by now and not able to vigorously protest this
stupidity. I’m Jewish, and I think this decision is outrageous.”
The Times report said the decision to publish followed a change in
position by Germany’s Central Council of Jews. The report said
General Secretary Stephan Kramer now is backing the idea of
publishing an edition of the book with an explanation of its role in
Hitler’s book was written while he was in jail in 1924. There are
versions already available from various publishers.
“Germany should take a page out of Austria’s book. If someone
promotes anything Hitler wrote in that country, they could be
imprisoned for as much as 20 years,” Comfort said.
“It’s interesting to note that the spokesman for the state is the
finance minister. I can’t help but wonder if dollar signs are
clouding his vision. But if they won’t be deterred, I would suggest
that they put graphic holocaust pictures of every second page. When I
was researching, ‘Hitler, God and the Bible,’ it was pictures that
brought me to tears,” Comfort said.
See the trailer for the “180″ video project:
“When we produced a movie based on, ‘Hitler, God, and the Bible,’ we
put it on www.180movie.com and it received a million views in just 22
days. One of the reasons it got attention was because it began with
14 people (mainly university students) not knowing the identity of
Hitler. It also showed interviews with people that love Hitler,
despite what he did. There are crazy people out there that will feed
off anything he wrote,” Comfort said.
The message of “180″ is that while many Americans no longer
understand fully the evil of Adolf Hitler, they do condemn him when
they understand the facts. Likewise, when they are introduced to the
realities of abortion, they also condemn the procedure.
The movie has been watched millions of times online, hundreds of
thousands of copies have been sold and tens of thousands have been
given away in a special outreach on college campuses.
The film shows many young people don’t “have a clue as to the
identity of Adolf Hitler.”
It goes on to liken the deaths of some 50 million Americans through
abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to the horrific deaths
of 11 million under Hitler’s leadership in World War II.
“The movie is unique in that it shows eight people who are adamantly
pro-abortion, changing their minds and becoming pro-life – in a
matter of seconds, simply because they were asked one question,”
The movie came about because of the book project. Comfort was
interviewing university studies, finding out that many of them were
unaware of Hitler’s extremism and evil.
He explained that when he started asking them specific questions, he
was able to convince them to take another view of abortion. He asked
if the students, at the point of a Nazi gun, would use a bulldozer to
shovel Jews into a burial pit even if they were alive.