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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... 14:12 - Nov 21 with 558 viewsKerouac

Extinction Rebellion's co-founder, Roger Hallam, has caused outrage after telling a German publication that the Holocaust was "just another f***ery in human history".

In an interview with Die Zeit, the 53-year-old appeared to downplay the genocide of six million Jews by Nazi Germany and claimed Germans' attitude towards the massacre was holding them back.
He said:
"The extremity of a trauma can create a paralysis in actually learning the lessons from it".]

"The fact of the matter is, millions of people have been killed in vicious circumstances on a regular basis throughout history".

Hallam mentioned other mass killings during the last 500 years, including the Belgians' slaughter in the Congo, adding:
"They went to the Congo in the late 19th century and decimated it."

He suggested that because other genocides had repeatedly taken place over the centuries, the Holocaust could be considered "almost a normal event".


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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 14:22 - Nov 21 with 539 viewsDarran

The blokes a cuńt but someone on here will probably stick up for him.

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 14:23 - Nov 21 with 539 viewsKerouac

His comments have been heavily criticised, with Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Mass, among those condemning them.
In a post on Twitter, he said: "The Holocaust is more than millions dead and cruel torture methods.
"To assassinate and destroy Jews industrially is uniquely inhumane. We always have to be aware of that, to make sure: never again!"
Extinction Rebellion's German branch has condemned Mr Hallam's comments and said he was "no longer welcome" in Germany.

In a post on Twitter, it said: "We explicitly distant ourselves from Roger Hallam's belittling and relativising statements about the Holocaust.
"In so doing he contravenes the principles of XR, which does not tolerate antisemitism, and he is no longer welcome in XR Germany."
Extinction Rebellion UK has also "unreservedly" denounced Hallam's comments.
In a statement, the group said: "Jewish people and many others are deeply wounded by the comments today.
"Internal conversations have begun with the XR Conflict team about how to manage the conflict process that will address this issue.
"We stand by restorative outcomes as preferable, although in some cases exclusion is necessary.

"Our 6th Principle states: 'We welcome everyone and every part of everyone working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces'. Our movement must be safe for Jews as well as all other minorities, marginalised peoples, and religious groups.
"We stand in solidarity with XR Germany, with Jewish communities, and with all those affected by the Holocaust, both in the past and in our times".
Mr Hallam's comments have also led to German publisher Ullstein announcing it would no longer publish his book, due to be released on Tuesday.
In a tweet, it said: "The Ullstein publishing house dissociates itself in form from current remarks of Roger Hallam

"For this reason, his book 'Common Sense', originally announced for the 26.11.2019, will not appear. The delivery of the book was stopped with immediate effect".

Mr Hallam claimed his comments had been taken out of context, with The Guardian quoting him as saying: "I want to fully acknowledge the unimaginable suffering caused by the Nazi Holocaust that led to all of Europe saying 'never again'.
"But it is happening again, on a far greater scale and in plain sight. The global north is pumping lethal levels of CO2 into the atmosphere and simultaneously erecting ever greater barriers to immigration, turning whole regions of the world into death zones. That is the grim reality."
"We are allowing our governments to willingly, and in full knowledge of the science, engage in genocide of our young people and those in the global south by refusing to take emergency action to reduce carbon emissions," he added.
[Post edited 21 Nov 2019 14:24]

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 14:51 - Nov 21 with 500 viewsA_Fans_Dad

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 14:23 - Nov 21 by Kerouac

His comments have been heavily criticised, with Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Mass, among those condemning them.
In a post on Twitter, he said: "The Holocaust is more than millions dead and cruel torture methods.
"To assassinate and destroy Jews industrially is uniquely inhumane. We always have to be aware of that, to make sure: never again!"
Extinction Rebellion's German branch has condemned Mr Hallam's comments and said he was "no longer welcome" in Germany.

In a post on Twitter, it said: "We explicitly distant ourselves from Roger Hallam's belittling and relativising statements about the Holocaust.
"In so doing he contravenes the principles of XR, which does not tolerate antisemitism, and he is no longer welcome in XR Germany."
Extinction Rebellion UK has also "unreservedly" denounced Hallam's comments.
In a statement, the group said: "Jewish people and many others are deeply wounded by the comments today.
"Internal conversations have begun with the XR Conflict team about how to manage the conflict process that will address this issue.
"We stand by restorative outcomes as preferable, although in some cases exclusion is necessary.

"Our 6th Principle states: 'We welcome everyone and every part of everyone working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces'. Our movement must be safe for Jews as well as all other minorities, marginalised peoples, and religious groups.
"We stand in solidarity with XR Germany, with Jewish communities, and with all those affected by the Holocaust, both in the past and in our times".
Mr Hallam's comments have also led to German publisher Ullstein announcing it would no longer publish his book, due to be released on Tuesday.
In a tweet, it said: "The Ullstein publishing house dissociates itself in form from current remarks of Roger Hallam

"For this reason, his book 'Common Sense', originally announced for the 26.11.2019, will not appear. The delivery of the book was stopped with immediate effect".

Mr Hallam claimed his comments had been taken out of context, with The Guardian quoting him as saying: "I want to fully acknowledge the unimaginable suffering caused by the Nazi Holocaust that led to all of Europe saying 'never again'.
"But it is happening again, on a far greater scale and in plain sight. The global north is pumping lethal levels of CO2 into the atmosphere and simultaneously erecting ever greater barriers to immigration, turning whole regions of the world into death zones. That is the grim reality."
"We are allowing our governments to willingly, and in full knowledge of the science, engage in genocide of our young people and those in the global south by refusing to take emergency action to reduce carbon emissions," he added.
[Post edited 21 Nov 2019 14:24]


The guy is completely mad, "lethal levels of Co2" are over 10%, ie 100,000ppm, we breath out about 40,000ppm.
Co2 in the atmosphere is about 410ppm.
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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 16:37 - Nov 21 with 437 viewsbluey_the_blue

Hallam's not the first "XR" person to come out with antisemism.

Been saying this for a long time, XR aren't about climate issues. That's nothing more than a front, real goal is bringing down capitalism and to antisemites like Hallam, Jews are behind that...
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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 16:52 - Nov 21 with 424 viewsBrynmill_Jack

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 14:23 - Nov 21 by Kerouac

His comments have been heavily criticised, with Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Mass, among those condemning them.
In a post on Twitter, he said: "The Holocaust is more than millions dead and cruel torture methods.
"To assassinate and destroy Jews industrially is uniquely inhumane. We always have to be aware of that, to make sure: never again!"
Extinction Rebellion's German branch has condemned Mr Hallam's comments and said he was "no longer welcome" in Germany.

In a post on Twitter, it said: "We explicitly distant ourselves from Roger Hallam's belittling and relativising statements about the Holocaust.
"In so doing he contravenes the principles of XR, which does not tolerate antisemitism, and he is no longer welcome in XR Germany."
Extinction Rebellion UK has also "unreservedly" denounced Hallam's comments.
In a statement, the group said: "Jewish people and many others are deeply wounded by the comments today.
"Internal conversations have begun with the XR Conflict team about how to manage the conflict process that will address this issue.
"We stand by restorative outcomes as preferable, although in some cases exclusion is necessary.

"Our 6th Principle states: 'We welcome everyone and every part of everyone working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces'. Our movement must be safe for Jews as well as all other minorities, marginalised peoples, and religious groups.
"We stand in solidarity with XR Germany, with Jewish communities, and with all those affected by the Holocaust, both in the past and in our times".
Mr Hallam's comments have also led to German publisher Ullstein announcing it would no longer publish his book, due to be released on Tuesday.
In a tweet, it said: "The Ullstein publishing house dissociates itself in form from current remarks of Roger Hallam

"For this reason, his book 'Common Sense', originally announced for the 26.11.2019, will not appear. The delivery of the book was stopped with immediate effect".

Mr Hallam claimed his comments had been taken out of context, with The Guardian quoting him as saying: "I want to fully acknowledge the unimaginable suffering caused by the Nazi Holocaust that led to all of Europe saying 'never again'.
"But it is happening again, on a far greater scale and in plain sight. The global north is pumping lethal levels of CO2 into the atmosphere and simultaneously erecting ever greater barriers to immigration, turning whole regions of the world into death zones. That is the grim reality."
"We are allowing our governments to willingly, and in full knowledge of the science, engage in genocide of our young people and those in the global south by refusing to take emergency action to reduce carbon emissions," he added.
[Post edited 21 Nov 2019 14:24]


I do love your long posts. No link to Corbyn though , what a shame. Fancy putting all that effort in for f*ck all.

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 16:54 - Nov 21 with 418 viewsFireboy2

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 16:52 - Nov 21 by Brynmill_Jack

I do love your long posts. No link to Corbyn though , what a shame. Fancy putting all that effort in for f*ck all.


Hes on one today brynnie

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 17:14 - Nov 21 with 396 viewsBrynmill_Jack

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 16:54 - Nov 21 by Fireboy2

Hes on one today brynnie


From time to time through work I come into contact with his type. Rabid “I hate everyone on benefits and anyone who doesn’t is a communist or a social justice warrior “ types. Convinced the NHS is failing due to foreigners and quite happy to kick the worst off in society whilst turning a blind eye to all the massive corporations paying f*ck all in taxes, whilst at the same time depress wages so masses of people have to claim benefits to survive. Thick as elephant sh*t the lot of them.

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 17:50 - Nov 21 with 376 viewsbuilthjack

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 17:14 - Nov 21 by Brynmill_Jack

From time to time through work I come into contact with his type. Rabid “I hate everyone on benefits and anyone who doesn’t is a communist or a social justice warrior “ types. Convinced the NHS is failing due to foreigners and quite happy to kick the worst off in society whilst turning a blind eye to all the massive corporations paying f*ck all in taxes, whilst at the same time depress wages so masses of people have to claim benefits to survive. Thick as elephant sh*t the lot of them.


You talk sense brother

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 17:54 - Nov 21 with 371 viewsA_Fans_Dad

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 17:50 - Nov 21 by builthjack

You talk sense brother


Do either of you two ever bother to actually say anything about the OP content or do you only ever just attack the poster?
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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 22:10 - Nov 21 with 307 viewsNotLoyal

This idiot is a part of the extreme left, why would it be a shock he is anti semetic?

No I didn't invent the tit wÁnk you stupid fcking twát Oh ... Shhhhh, yes it's me, I think I really p1ssed that bloke from Aberdare off. Don't tell him.
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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 22:42 - Nov 21 with 285 viewsBrynmill_Jack

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 22:10 - Nov 21 by NotLoyal

This idiot is a part of the extreme left, why would it be a shock he is anti semetic?


You had your brain washed too compadre?

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 06:41 - Nov 22 with 215 viewsDr_Winston

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 22:42 - Nov 21 by Brynmill_Jack

You had your brain washed too compadre?


I hate to breat this to you, but anti-Semitism is a feature of Communist countries too. It's one of the regular things that extreme right and extreme left tend to agree on.

Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or f*cking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 07:34 - Nov 22 with 197 viewsjackrmee

Extinction Rebellion co-founder sparks outrage after Holocaust comments... on 16:37 - Nov 21 by bluey_the_blue

Hallam's not the first "XR" person to come out with antisemism.

Been saying this for a long time, XR aren't about climate issues. That's nothing more than a front, real goal is bringing down capitalism and to antisemites like Hallam, Jews are behind that...


I don't know who that Hallam guy is, but if you're saying he's an antisemite because of the comments Kerouac pointed out, that's ridiculous.
If he has said other stuff previously, maybe I#'m wrong, but it sounds like he's just saying 'humans are pretty evil...they've done loads of nasty stuff...holocaust was just one in a long line of them.'
Sounds pretty true to me. It's not as if he's saying the holocaust wasn't bad, or denying it.
Can't see how those comments can be translated into him being a Jew hater at all.

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