"Dear Comrades, The friendship between Muslims and Germans has become much stronger, because National Socialism is in many respects parallel to Islamic philosophy. Points of similarity are monotheism and unity of leadership, Islam as an organizing force, struggle, community, family and progeny, the relationship with the Jews, glorification of work and production." ~ The Mufti of Jerusalem addressing his Muslim Nazi troops.
One widespread myth about the Mideast conflict is that the Arabs are paying the price for Germany's sins. The notion that the palestinians are the "second victims" of the Holocaust contains two falsehoods. It suggests that without Auschwitz, there would be no justification for Israel, ignoring 3,000 years of Jewish history in the land. It also suggests Arab innocence in German crimes, ignoring especially the fascist past of Arab leader Haj Amin al Husseini, who was not only Grand Mufti of Jerusalem but also Waffen SS recruiter and Nazi propagandist in Berlin, & one of the worst fanatical fascists and anti-Semites ever on this planet.
The mufti orchestrated the 1920/1921 anti-Jewish riots in Palestine (the geographical designation) and the 1929 Arab pogroms that destroyed the ancient Jewish community of Hebron. An early admirer of Hitler, Husseini received Nazi funding ~ as did Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood ~ for his 1936-1939 Palestinian revolt, during which his thugs killed hundreds of British soldiers, Jews and also Arabs who rejected his Islamofacist-Nazi agenda. After participating in a failed fascist coup in Iraq, he fled to Berlin in 1941 as Hitler's personal guest. In the service of the Third Reich, the mufti recruited thousands of Muslims to the Waffen SS. He intervened with the Nazis to prevent the escape to Palestine of thousands of European Jews, who were sent instead to the death camps. He also conspired with the Nazis to bring the Holocaust to Palestine, employing the Nazi method of genocidal slaughter of 350,000 Jews. Rommel's defeat in El Alamein spoiled these plans.
German & Revisionist historians, Arabists and Islam scholars deny or downplay Arab-Nazi collaboration. This applies, too, to most of the Western world, where it is often claimed that the mufti's Hitler alliance later discredited him in the region. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the Mideast, Nazis were not only popular during but also after the war ~ scores of them found refuge in the Arab world, including Eichman's deputy, Alois Brunner, who escaped to Damascus. The German war criminals became trusted military and security advisers in the region, particularly of Nazi sympathizer Gamal Nasser, then Egypt's president. The mufti himself escaped to Egypt in 1946. Far from being shunned for his Nazi past, he was elected president of the 'National Palestinian Council'. The mufti was at the forefront of pushing the Arabs to reject the 1948 United Nations partition plan and to wage a "war of destruction" against the fledgling Jewish state. His great admirer & nephew, Yasser Arafat, would later succeed him as Palestinian leader. Arafat wanted to realize his Uncle's dream to be the supreme ruler of Israel, a "Judenrein" Arab Israel, and he passed that sick dream to Abbas and to Hamas and Hezbullah and all the other sucker arabs who call themselves "Palestinians." They think if they control Israel, they can destroy Judiasm spread Islam to every corner of the world.
The other line of defence is that Arab collaboration with the Nazis supposedly wasn't ideological but pragmatic, following the old dictum that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." This "excuse" not only fails to consider what would have happened to the Jews and British in the Mideast had the Arabs' German friends won. It also overlooks the mufti's and his followers' virulent anti-Semitism, which continues to poison the minds of many Muslims even today.
The mufti "invented a new form of Jew-hatred by recasting it in an Islamic mould, " according to German scholar Matthias Küntzel. The mufti's fusion of European anti-Semtism ~ particularly the genocidal variety ~ with Qu'ranic views of Jewish wickedness has become the hallmark of Islamists world-wide, from al Qaeda to Hamas and Hezbollah. During his time in Berlin, the mufti ran the Nazis' Arab-language propaganda radio programme, which incited Muslims in the Mideast to "kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion." Among the many listeners was also the man later known as Ayatollah Khomeini, who used to tune in to Radio Berlin every evening, according to Amir Taheri's biography of the Iranian leader. Khomeini's disciple Mahmoud Ahmadinejad still spews the same venom pioneered by the mufti as do Islamic hate preachers around the world.
Muslim Judeophobia is not, as is commonly claimed, a reaction to the recent Mideast conflict but one of its main "root causes." It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel's creation, and continues to do so today. We need to understand this & ensure that everyone we come into contact with understands it too!
More on the Mufti to come ....
The Youtube video below explains the massacre of Jews by Muslims in Hebron in 1929. One of many jihads in Hebron.