Benjamin Netanyahu Under Fire for Telling Truth About Mufti’s Role in Holocaust
Looks like Netanyahu was right
“The mufti made his first approach to the German consul in Jerusalem in 1933 soon after Hitler’s accession to power. His objectives as he explained on numerous occasions to German officials … to accomplish the final solution of the Jewish problem everywhere.”
The “Final Solution”?
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Husseini proved his loyalty to the Nazis long before he arrived in Berlin. His romance with them began with Hitler’s election victory in 1933. From then on, Husseini’s followers in Mandatory Palestine greeted one another with the Nazi salute. Swastikas festooned their towns. The Nazis began directly funding Husseini’s terror war against the Jews of Israel and British Mandatory officials in 1937.
Netanyahu and the Nazi Mufti
|Arab-Palestinian Nazis in 1937|
I feel reasonably certain that there is not a single individual on the planet today under more intense political pressure than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
If the guy blinks in the rain he gets smacked around from people throughout the world for not doing it correctly. I have never seen such persistent malice directed toward a western-style political figure. I am not even sure that Richard Nixon received this kind of unending abuse… even at the hands of Hunter S. Thompson. And, the thing of it is, what terrible crimes can you really lay at the guy’s feet?
The man started no wars. Even last summer’s strangely named Operation Protective Edge was a response to thousands of rocket attacks into southern Israel that went on for years without international complaint. His older brother, Yoni, was the lead in the elite Israeli army commando unit Sayeret Matkal that stormed Entebbi, Uganda, saving all those kidnapped people, and the only Israeli to have died in that operation. This makes Benjamin Netanyahu the younger brother not only of an Israeli national hero, but of a Jewish national hero, as well.
Now there is hysteria because he had the audacity to suggest that it was the Nazi Mufti of Jerusalem that convinced Hitler to slaughter the Jews.
The fact of the matter is that that the Mufti was all in favor of slaughtering the Jews in the Middle East to the very last man, woman, and child, unless they were willing to submit to Muslim rule, perhaps even then.
University of Maryland historian, Jeffrey Herf, has some words:
In his now famous comments at the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem on October 20th, Netanyahu claimed that Haj Amin al-Husseini convinced Hitler to change his anti-Jewish policy from one of expulsion to one of extermination.
“Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time [of the meeting between the mufti and the Nazi leader]. He wanted to expel the Jews,” Netanyahu said. “And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here [to mandatory Palestine],’” continued the prime minister. “‘So what should I do with them?’ He [Hitler] asked,” according to Netanyahu. “He [Husseini] said, ‘Burn them.’”
In the Knesset in 2012, the Prime Minister asserted that Husseini “was one of the leading architects of the Final Solution,” and that “he, more than anybody else, convinced [Hitler] to execute the Final Solution, and not let the Jews leave [Europe]. Because, God forbid, they would come here. Rather that they would be annihilated, burned, there.”
The Turban and the Swastika
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This is a ferociously important documentary about the close relationship between Hitler, and Yasser Arafat’s uncle, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin Al Husaini. Made by a German TV network and translated and subtitled by a team of dedicated volunteers, please watch to the end and pass the link around.
Jeffrey Herf is an important historian of Nazi Germany and he denies that the Mufti convinced Hitler to exterminate the Jews rather than deport them.
Herf is one of the prominent scholars, along with Matthias Küntzel and Paul Berman, among a few others, that is analyzing the connection between Nazi ideology and the rise of Islamic Jihadism in the twentieth-century via organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood and their little off-spring such as Hamas and the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL). What he suggests is that Netanyahu overreached in an effort to “push back against efforts to diminish Husseini’s role as a collaborator and ideological soulmate with Nazi Germany.”
As far as I am concerned, good for Netanyahu. It was the Mufti who screamed for Jewish blood in the 1920s for “defiling” al-Aqsa, just as the filthy-footed dictator Abbas does today.
Herf assures us that “while (the Mufti) agreed with Hitler about fundamental ideological issues, he was in no position to have a major influence on decision-making about German policy toward the Jews in Europe.”
Nonetheless, Mohammed Effendi Amin al-Husseini, the Nazi Mufti, was important to Hitler’s plans in carrying out the Final Solution in the Land of Israel and throughout the Middle East. Hitler’s intention was to hand the baton over to Husseini once the Axis powers defeated the Allies in the Middle East.
In his self-defense Netanyahu said this:
My intention was not to absolve Hitler of his responsibility, but rather to show that the forefathers of the Palestinian nation, without a country and without the so-called ‘occupation’, without land and without settlements, even then aspired to systematic incitement to exterminate the Jews.
Netanyahu is correct.
This is not a war over land rights. This is not even a war wherein both sides desire to fight one another. The Jews do not want this fight and are willing to share the tiny Jewish homeland. The Jews in Israel are far more interested in creating computer software, medical technology, good food, unnecessary litigation, and Natalie Portmans, than they are in trying to stave off violently-crazed, Koranically-obsessed Arabs.
The lies that Mahmoud Abbas and others have told in recent weeks about Israel’s supposed desire to somehow infringe on the rights of Muslims to pray at the Al Aksa Mosque have their origins in lies that are now at least 75 years old.
It goes on and on and on and on.
Mahmoud Abbas tells Israeli-Arabs – as Arafat did before him and as the Mufti did before him – that Jews want to conquer Al-Aqsa… which is, frankly, looking more and more like a perfectly dandy idea, if you ask me. In the 1920s, as they have done every decade, they draw the knives against old Jewish women and 13 year old Jewish boys on bicycles. One of the Mufti’s major contributions toward the persecution and murder of the Jews during the Holocaust, aside from encouraging the British exclusion of Jews from “Palestine” with the White Paper of 1939, was his war time radio broadcasts in Arabic throughout the Middle East, calling on his fellow Arabs to launch themselves upon head-chopping sprees against their Jewish neighbors.
Whatever Netanyahu’s intentions, people must be made to understand that the roots of the Palestinian National Movement are fascistic, violently anti-Semitic, and deeply influenced not only by Koranically-based hatred toward Jews, but also by forms of early-mid twentieth-century anti-Jewish racism of the type that the Nazis excelled at and spread into the Arab world.
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Arafat’s uncle and the father of Palestinian-Arab nationalism, may not have convinced Hitler to undertake the Holocaust in Europe, but he was an enthusiastic supporter of the project and hoped to import not Jews, but the Holocaust, itself, into the Middle East.
If the Palestinian-Arabs had gotten their way during World War II there would be very few Jews left in this world. There are, in fact, very few Jews left in the world as it is, mainly due to Muslim and European racist efforts to trim Jewish numbers over the course of many centuries.
There are somewhere around thirteen to fourteen million Jewish souls worldwide, today. If the Mufti had his way there would be none of us left and this is the “George Washington”, as Glick puts it, of the Palestinian National Movement.
The man was a racist and a murderer and his followers were Nazis.
Whatever Netanyahu may have gotten wrong, he certainly has that right.