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Remember that big prayer rally in Texas Rick Perry held with controversial Evangelical leaders right before he announced his candidacy? Apparently, as Max Blumenthal writes, one of those leaders, Kansas City-based pastor Mike Bickle, thinks Jews will face a Second Holocaust before the Rapture (which is close, by the way):

This week, expert researcher Bruce Wilson compiled footage of Bickle’s remarks on Jews, Israel, and the End Times. The video revealed Perry’s close political ally predicting that in Israel, “before Jesus returns, not every Jew, but many [will be in] prison camps.” “A significant portion of Jewish people will be in work camps, prison camps, or death camps,” Bickle said on another occasion. While two thirds of Israel’s population will be wiped out, according to Bickle, “one third of Israel is gonna get radically saved and become lovesick worshippers of Jesus.” Addressing Jews directly, Bickle said, “You’re under the discipline of God because of your perversion and sin.”

Watch the explosive video below, where Bickle basically says Jews got what they had coming in the ’40s and that the pain isn’t over:

The Perry campaign told The National Memo that Bickle’s comments had nothing to do with the prayer rally. “Gov Perry initiated the Response event for the sole purpose of bringing our nation together for the common cause of praying about the challenges confronting us. Those participating did so because of that common cause, and the issue you refer to has nothing to do with the goal and purpose of that event,” said Deputy Press Secretary Catherine Frazier.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.