Video & Transcript: President Trump gives first speech to UN General Assembly



No. 01: Strong Sovereign Nation


No. 02: We the People.
No. 03: A Friend to the World.



The president minced no words when it came to his feelings on the dealIRAN NUCLEAR DEAL


“The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.”

President Trump

“The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos.”

President Trump

Here is the speech in full, as prepared for delivery.1)source of text http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/donald-trumps-full-speech-to-the-un-general-assembly/news-story/db79d1934727c5ad520c8d287a3c0d38


Mr Secretary General, Mr President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates: Welcome to New York. It is a profound honour to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world.

As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country, I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to every leader in this room who has offered assistance and aid. The American people are strong and resilient, and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before.

Fortunately, the United States has done very well since Election Day last November 8th. The stock market is at an all-time high — a record. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 16 years, and because of our regulatory and other reforms, we have more people working in the United States today than ever before. Companies are moving back, creating job growth the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time. And it has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defence.

Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been. For more than 70 years, in times of war and peace, the leaders of nations, movements, and religions have stood before this assembly. Like them, I intend to address some of the very serious threats before us today but also the enormous potential waiting to be unleashed.

We live in a time of extraordinary opportunity. Breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine are curing illnesses and solving problems that prior generations thought impossible to solve.

But each day also brings news of growing dangers that threaten everything we cherish and value. Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.

Authority and authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values, the systems, and alliances that prevented conflict and tilted the world toward freedom since World War II.

International criminal networks traffic drugs, weapons, people; force dislocation and mass migration; threaten our borders; and new forms of aggression exploit technology to menace our citizens.

To put it simply, we meet at a time of both of immense promise and great peril. It is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights, or let it fall into a valley of disrepair.

We have it in our power, should we so choose, to lift millions from poverty, to help our citizens realise their dreams, and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred, and fear.

This institution was founded in the aftermath of two world wars to help shape this better future. It was based on the vision that diverse nations could co-operate to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity.

It was in the same period, exactly 70 years ago, that the United States developed the Marshall Plan to help restore Europe. Those three beautiful pillars — they’re pillars of peace, sovereignty, security, and prosperity.

The Marshall Plan was built on the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent, and free. As President Truman said in his message to Congress at that time, “Our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations. The success of the United Nations depends upon the independent strength of its members.”

To overcome the perils of the present and to achieve the promise of the future, we must begin with the wisdom of the past. Our success depends on a coalition of strong and independent nations that embrace their sovereignty to promote security, prosperity, and peace for themselves and for the world.

We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. This is the beautiful vision of this institution, and this is foundation for co-operation and success.

Strong, sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, and different dreams not just coexist, but work side-by-side on the basis of mutual respect.

Strong, sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control their own destiny. And strong, sovereign nations allow individuals to flourish in the fullness of the life intended by God.

In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch. This week gives our country a special reason to take pride in that example. We are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved Constitution — the oldest constitution still in use in the world today.

This timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity, and the rule of law.

The greatest in the United States Constitution is its first three beautiful words. They are: “We the people.”

Generations of Americans have sacrificed to maintain the promise of those words, the promise of our country, and of our great history. In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, where it belongs.

In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.

As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first.

All responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens, and the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition.

But making a better life for our people also requires us to work together in close harmony and unity to create a more safe and peaceful future for all people.

The United States will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies. But we can no longer be taken advantage of, or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return. As long as I hold this office, I will defend America’s interests above all else.

But in fulfilling our obligations to our own nations, we also realise that it’s in everyone’s interest to seek a future where all nations can be sovereign, prosperous, and secure.

America does more than speak for the values expressed in the United Nations Charter. Our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and the freedom of many nations represented in this great hall. America’s devotion is measured on the battlefields where our young men and women have fought and sacrificed alongside of our allies, from the beaches of Europe to the deserts of the Middle East to the jungles of Asia.

It is an eternal credit to the American character that even after we and our allies emerged victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion, or attempt to oppose and impose our way of life on others. Instead, we helped build institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.

For the diverse nations of the world, this is our hope. We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife. We are guided by outcomes, not ideology. We have a policy of principled realism, rooted in shared goals, interests, and values.

That realism forces us to confront a question facing every leader and nation in this room. It is a question we cannot escape or avoid. We will slide down the path of complacency, numb to the challenges, threats, and even wars that we face. Or do we have enough strength and pride to confront those dangers today, so that our citizens can enjoy peace and prosperity tomorrow?

If we desire to lift up our citizens, if we aspire to the approval of history, then we must fulfil our sovereign duties to the people we faithfully represent. We must protect our nations, their interests, and their futures. We must reject threats to sovereignty, from the Ukraine to the South China Sea. We must uphold respect for law, respect for borders, and respect for culture, and the peaceful engagement these allow. And just as the founders of this body intended, we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil, and terror.

The scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based. They respect neither their own citizens nor the sovereign rights of their countries.

If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength.

No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the wellbeing of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing, and oppression of countless more.

We were all witness to the regime’s deadly abuse when an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier, was returned to America only to die a few days later. We saw it in the assassination of the dictator’s brother using banned nerve agents in an international airport. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea’s spies.

If this is not twisted enough, now North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.

It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply, and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict. No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles.

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.

It is time for North Korea to realise that the denuclearisation is its only acceptable future. The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous 15-0 votes adopting hard-hitting resolutions against North Korea, and I want to thank China and Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions, along with all of the other members of the Security Council. Thank you to all involved.

But we must do much more. It is time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behaviour.

We face this decision not only in North Korea. It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime — one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.

The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. The longest-suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are, in fact, its own people.

Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbours. This wealth, which rightly belongs to Iran’s people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, fuel Yemen’s civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.

We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilising activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. (Applause.) The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it — believe me.

It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction. It is time for the regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. And above all, Iran’s government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbours.

The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most. This is what causes the regime to restrict Internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protesters, and imprison political reformers.

Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. Will they continue down the path of poverty, bloodshed, and terror? Or will the Iranian people return to the nation’s proud roots as a centre of civilisation, culture, and wealth where their people can be happy and prosperous once again?

The Iranian regime’s support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbours to fight terrorism and halt its financing.

In Saudi Arabia early last year, I was greatly honoured to address the leaders of more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations. We agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the Islamist extremism that inspires them.

We will stop radical Islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world.

We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. We must drive them out of our nations. It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban and others that slaughter innocent people.

The United States and our allies are working together throughout the Middle East to crush the loser terrorists and stop the re-emergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people.

Last month, I announced a new strategy for victory in the fight against this evil in Afghanistan. From now on, our security interests will dictate the length and scope of military operations, not arbitrary benchmarks and timetables set up by politicians.

I have also totally changed the rules of engagement in our fight against the Taliban and other terrorist groups. In Syria and Iraq, we have made big gains toward lasting defeat of ISIS. In fact, our country has achieved more against ISIS in the last eight months than it has in many, many years combined.

We seek the de-escalation of the Syrian conflict, and a political solution that honours the will of the Syrian people. The actions of the criminal regime of Bashar al-Assad, including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens — even innocent children — shock the conscience of every decent person. No society can be safe if banned chemical weapons are allowed to spread. That is why the United States carried out a missile strike on the air base that launched the attack.

We appreciate the efforts of United Nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance in areas liberated from ISIS, and we especially thank Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees from the Syrian conflict.

The United States is a compassionate nation and has spent billions and billions of dollars in helping to support this effort. We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly treated people, and which enables their eventual return to their home countries, to be part of the rebuilding process.

For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region. Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. This is the safe, responsible, and humanitarian approach.

For decades, the United States has dealt with migration challenges here in the Western Hemisphere. We have learned that, over the long term, uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving countries.

For the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue needed political and economic reform, and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms.

For the receiving countries, the substantial costs of uncontrolled migration are borne overwhelmingly by low-income citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government.

I want to salute the work of the United Nations in seeking to address the problems that cause people to flee from their homes. The United Nations and African Union led peacekeeping missions to have invaluable contributions in stabilising conflicts in Africa. The United States continues to lead the world in humanitarian assistance, including famine prevention and relief in South Sudan, Somalia, and northern Nigeria and Yemen.

We have invested in better health and opportunity all over the world through programs like PEPFAR, which funds AIDS relief; the President’s Malaria Initiative; the Global Health Security Agenda; the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; and the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, part of our commitment to empowering women all across the globe.

We also thank the Secretary General for recognising that the United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security, and prosperity. Too often the focus of this organisation has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process.

In some cases, states that seek to subvert this institution’s noble aims have hijacked the very systems that are supposed to advance them. For example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

The United States is one out of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 per cent of the entire budget and more. In fact, we pay far more than anybody realises. The United States bears an unfair cost burden, but, to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it.

Major portions of the world are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell. But the powerful people in this room, under the guidance and auspices of the United Nations, can solve many of these vicious and complex problems.

The American people hope that one day soon the United Nations can be a much more accountable and effective advocate for human dignity and freedom around the world. In the meantime, we believe that no nation should have to bear a disproportionate share of the burden, militarily or financially. Nations of the world must take a greater role in promoting secure and prosperous societies in their own regions.

That is why in the Western Hemisphere, the United States has stood against the corrupt and destabilising regime in Cuba and embraced the enduring dream of the Cuban people to live in freedom. My administration recently announced that we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms.

We have also imposed tough, calibrated sanctions on the socialist Maduro regime in Venezuela, which has brought a once thriving nation to the brink of total collapse.

The socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country. This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried. To make matters worse, Maduro has defied his own people, stealing power from their elected representatives to preserve his disastrous rule.

The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. Their democratic institutions are being destroyed. This situation is completely unacceptable and we cannot stand by and watch.

As a responsible neighbour and friend, we and all others have a goal. That goal is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country, and restore their democracy. I would like to thank leaders in this room for condemning the regime and providing vital support to the Venezuelan people.

The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people.

We are fortunate to have incredibly strong and healthy trade relationships with many of the Latin American countries gathered here today. Our economic bond forms a critical foundation for advancing peace and prosperity for all of our people and all of our neighbours.

I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis. We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela.

The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems.

America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests, and their wellbeing, including their prosperity.

In America, we seek stronger ties of business and trade with all nations of good will, but this trade must be fair and it must be reciprocal.

For too long, the American people were told that mammoth multinational trade deals, unaccountable international tribunals, and powerful global bureaucracies were the best way to promote their success. But as those promises flowed, millions of jobs vanished and thousands of factories disappeared. Others gamed the system and broke the rules. And our great middle class, once the bedrock of American prosperity, was forgotten and left behind, but they are forgotten no more and they will never be forgotten again.

While America will pursue co-operation and commerce with other nations, we are renewing our commitment to the first duty of every government: the duty of our citizens. This bond is the source of America’s strength and that of every responsible nation represented here today.

If this organisation is to have any hope of successfully confronting the challenges before us, it will depend, as President Truman said some 70 years ago, on the “independent strength of its members.” If we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, there can be no substitute for strong, sovereign, and independent nations — nations that are rooted in their histories and invested in their destinies; nations that seek allies to befriend, not enemies to conquer; and most important of all, nations that are home to patriots, to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for their countries, their fellow citizens, and for all that is best in the human spirit.

In remembering the great victory that led to this body’s founding, we must never forget that those heroes who fought against evil also fought for the nations that they loved.

Patriotism led the Poles to die to save Poland, the French to fight for a free France, and the Brits to stand strong for Britain.

Today, if we do not invest ourselves, our hearts, and our minds in our nations, if we will not build strong families, safe communities, and healthy societies for ourselves, no one can do it for us.

We cannot wait for someone else, for faraway countries or far-off bureaucrats — we can’t do it. We must solve our problems, to build our prosperity, to secure our futures, or we will be vulnerable to decay, domination, and defeat.

The true question for the United Nations today, for people all over the world who hope for better lives for themselves and their children, is a basic one: Are we still patriots?

Do we love our nations enough to protect their sovereignty and to take ownership of their futures? Do we revere them enough to defend their interests, preserve their cultures, and ensure a peaceful world for their citizens?

One of the greatest American patriots, John Adams, wrote that the American Revolution was “effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.”

That was the moment when America awoke, when we looked around and understood that we were a nation. We realised who we were, what we valued, and what we would give our lives to defend. From its very first moments, the American story is the story of what is possible when people take ownership of their future.

The United States of America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world, and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.

Now we are calling for a great reawakening of nations, for the revival of their spirits, their pride, their people, and their patriotism.

History is asking us whether we are up to the task. Our answer will be a renewal of will, a rediscovery of resolve, and a rebirth of devotion. We need to defeat the enemies of humanity and unlock the potential of life itself.

Our hope is a word and world of proud, independent nations that embrace their duties, seek friendship, respect others, and make common cause in the greatest shared interest of all: a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful Earth.

This is the true vision of the United Nations, the ancient wish of every people, and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul.

So let this be our mission, and let this be our message to the world: We will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity, and for the almighty God who made us all.

Thank you. God bless you. God bless the nations of the world. And God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much.

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“One Christian Slaughtered Every Five Minutes”

Facts feature (01a)

“I do not understand why the world does not raise its voice against such acts of brutality.” — Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III.

The White House said it was preparing to accuse the Islamic State of genocide against religious minorities, recognizing various groups, such as the Yazidis, as victims. However, Christians are apparently not going to be included.

An NGO report states that one Christian is slaughtered every five minutes in Iraq, and that, “Islamic State Militants in Iraq are using Christian churches as torture chambers where they force Christians to either convert to Islam or die.”

When Pope Francis stood before the world at the UN, his energy was, once again, spent on defending the environment. In his nearly 50-minute speech, only once did Francis make reference to persecuted Christians — and their sufferings were merged in the same sentence with the supposedly equal sufferings of “members of the majority religion,” that is, Sunni Muslims. Sunnis are not being slaughtered, beheaded, and raped for their faith; are not having their mosques bombed and burned; are not being jailed or killed for apostasy, blasphemy, or proselytization.

“What is happening in Lebanon is an attempt to replace the people with [Muslim] Syrians and Palestinians.” — Gebran Bassil, Foreign Minister of Lebanon.

Throughout September, as more Christians were slaughtered and persecuted for their religion — not just by the Islamic State but by “everyday” Muslims from all around the world — increasing numbers of people and organizations called for action. Meanwhile, those best placed to respond — chief among them U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis — did nothing.

“Why, we ask the western world, why not raise one’s voice over so much ferocity and injustice?” asked Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops Conference.

Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III said: “I do not understand why the world does not raise its voice against such acts of brutality.”

As one report put it:

Human rights activists see it. Foreign leaders see it. And more than 80 members of the U.S. Congress see it. Together, they are pressuring the leader of the free world [President Obama] to declare there is a Christian genocide going on in the Middle East.

In response, the White House said it was preparing to release a statement accusing the Islamic State of committing genocide against religious minorities, naming and recognizing various groups, such as the Yazidis, as victims. However, Christians are apparently not going to be included as victims, as Obama officials argue that Christians “do not appear to meet the high bar set out in the genocide treaty.”

Meanwhile, Father Behnam Benoka, an Iraqi priest, explained in a detailed letter to Pope Francis the horrors Mideast Christians are experiencing. To his joy, the pope called the Middle Eastern priest and told him that “I will never leave you.” As Benoka put it, “He called me. He told me certainly, sure I am with you, I will don’t forget you… I will make all possible to help you.”

However, later in September, when Pope Francis stood before the world at the United Nations, his energy was, once again, spent on defending the environment.

In his entire speech, which lasted nearly 50 minutes, only once did Francis make reference to persecuted Christians — and even then they did not receive special attention but, in the same breath, their sufferings were merged in the same sentence with the supposedly equal sufferings of “members of the majority religion,” that is, Sunni Muslims (the only group not to be attacked by the Islamic State, a Sunni organization):

I must renew my repeated appeals regarding to the painful situation of the entire Middle East, North Africa and other African countries, where Christians, together with other cultural or ethnic groups, and even members of the majority religion who have no desire to be caught up in hatred and folly, have been forced to witness the destruction of their places of worship, their cultural and religious heritage, their houses and property, and have faced the alternative either of fleeing or of paying for their adhesion to good and to peace by their own lives, or by enslavement.

Yet, as the following roundup from September shows, “members of the majority religion” –Sunnis — are not being slaughtered, beheaded, and raped for their faith; are not having their mosques bombed and burned; are not being jailed or killed for apostasy, blasphemy, or proselytization.

 
Savagery and Slaughter

• UGANDA:

Three Muslim men beat and raped a 19-year-old Christian woman. The young student was returning home from St. Mary’s Teachers College in Bukedea when she was ambushed by three masked men. “I tried to scream, but one blocked my mouth and another slapped me as they forcefully dragged me off the footpath,” said the victim. “I heard one of them telling the others that I should be killed because my parents deserted Islam. But another said, ‘But we are not sure whether this girl is a Christian.'” Instead of killing her, they raped and beat her so severely that she is still receiving hospital treatment for her injuries.

• UNITED STATES:

Freddy Akoa, a 49-year-old Christian healthcare worker in Portland, Maine, was savagely beaten to death in his own home by three Muslims. Found next to Akoa’s body was his blood-splattered Bible. The slain had cuts and bruises all over his body and a fatal head trauma. Internally, he suffered 22 rib fractures and a lacerated liver. The police affidavit stated that Akoa “had been beaten and kicked in the head, and bashed in the head with a piece of furniture in an assault that continued relentlessly for hours.” Akoa was apparently throwing a party before or during the attack. The three assailants were all Muslim refugees of Somali origin. In recent times, both in America and Europe, several “refugees” have turned out to be Islamic terrorists, some with direct ties to ISIS. (A faction of Al Shabaab, Somalia’s premiere jihadi organization, recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.)

• SYRIA:

A Christian from the Qaryatain village in the province of Homs was executed by the Islamic State for refusing to obey the dhimmi [second-class, “tolerated”] conditions imposed on Christian villagers. ISIS also killed a Christian priest, chopped his body into pieces, and sent the pieces back to his family in a box. Earlier ISIS had kidnapped the priest and demanded a ransom of $120,000 from his family, which finally managed to raise the ransom money after two months. But after paying it, ISIS reneged on their word and brutally killed the Catholic priest anyway.

• PAKISTAN:

The Muslim family of a woman who converted to Christianity and married a Christian murdered her husband and wounded the young woman. Aleem Masih, 28, married Nadia, 23, last year after she put her faith in Christ. The couple then fled their village as the woman’s family sought “to avenge the shame their daughter had brought upon them by recanting Islam and marrying a Christian,” said a lawyer involved in the case.

Eventually Nadia’s father, Muhammad Din Meo, and his henchmen managed to abduct the couple and took them to a nearby farm. “The Muslim men first brutally tortured the couple with fists and kicks and then thrice shot Aleem Masih — one bullet hit him in his ankle, the second in the ribs while the third targeted his face,” the attorney said. “Nadia was shot in the abdomen.”

The Muslim relatives left believing they had killed the couple. “The attackers returned to their village and publicly proclaimed that they had avenged their humiliation and restored the pride of the Muslims by killing the couple in cold blood.”

Police, however, found Nadia still breathing when they arrived at the farm. “She was shifted to the General Hospital in Lahore, where she is fighting for her life after a major operation in which two bullets were removed from her abdomen.”

A large number of Muslims were gathered at the hospital when the critically wounded woman arrived. “The mob, some of them armed with weapons, was shouting furious anti-Christian slogans…. They were also praising Azhar for restoring the pride of the Muslim Ummah [community] and saying that he had earned his place in paradise for killing an infidel.”

• PHILIPPINES:

Islamic terrorists from the jihadi group Abu Sayyaf were suspected in the bombing of a passenger bus in the predominantly Christian city of Zamboanga on September 18 that killed a 14-year-old girl and wounded 33 others. Intelligence sources had warned that Abu Sayyaf would be targeting cities and communities with heavy Christian populations. Only 20% of Zamboanga is Muslim, and the rest almost entirely Christian (mostly Catholic).

• EGYPT:

The mother of a Coptic priest was robbed and killed in Fekria city in Minya.

 
Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches

• UNITED STATES:

On Sunday, September 13, 40-year-old Rasheed Abdul Aziz was arrested for threatening the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Bullard, Texas. The Muslim-American had a gun and was dressed for combat — complete with camouflage helmet, camouflage pants, tactical vest and boots — when he entered the church around 1 p.m. According to Pastor John Johnson, Aziz said that Allah had told him to “slay infidels” and that “people are going to die today.” The pastor added, “I believe that his intent was when he came to our church was to actually kill somebody.”

• TANZANIA:

During the course of one week, six Christian churches were burned down. On September 23, three churches were set ablaze: The Living Waters International Church, Buyekera Pentecostal Assemblies of God, and Evangelical Assemblies of God Tanzania Church. Three days later, on September 26, another three churches were also set ablaze: The Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kitundu Roman Catholic Church, and Katoro Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church. According to a local source, “The people woke up on 27th Sep to find their sanctuaries burnt down… The scenarios are the same; unknown people broke in, piled things onto the altar, poured petrol over it and set it alight. They fled before anyone could respond and so remain unknown.” The east African nation is mostly comprised of Christians and Muslims, though the ratio is disputed.

• BETHLEHEM:

Muslims set fire to the St. Charbel Monastery. Sobhy Makhoul, the chancellor of the Maronite Patriarchate in Jerusalem, said, “It was an act of arson, not a fire caused by an electrical problem [as local authorities had claimed], an act of sectarian vandalism by radical Muslims.” The fire caused no casualties or injuries — fortunately the building was unoccupied and under renovation — but the damage is evident, and the local Christian community evidently feared further violence. The Maronite leader added that, “The attack is… anti-Christian, like many other incidents across the Middle East. Extremist groups operate in the area, including some Hamas cells.”

• IRAQ:

A report that discusses how one Christian is slaughtered every five minutes in Iraq, adds that, “Islamic State Militants in Iraq are using Christian churches as torture chambers where they force Christians to either convert to Islam or die.”

• SYRIA:

Within days of capturing the city of Qaryatain, the Islamic State destroyed an ancient Catholic monastery and threw away the remains of a revered saint. The Sunni terror group then gave an ultimatum to the Christians in Qaryatain to either pay jizya (extortion money), convert to Islam, or leave.

Islamic State jihadists in the midst of destroying the ancient Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain, Syria.

• YEMEN:

A day after a Catholic church in Aden was vandalized, another group of unidentified assailants set the Christian building “in flames,” in the words of a witness. Of the 22 churches that operated in Aden before 1967, when the city was a British colony, only a few remain open, used rarely by foreign workers and African refugees. The now-torched St. Joseph Church was one of those few.

• INDONESIA:

On Sunday, September 27, the GKI Yasmin Church in Bogor held its 100th open-air service since 2008, when local Muslims had begun complaining that the church existed. Even though the church was fully registered, the authorities obligingly closed it. In December 2010, the Indonesian Supreme Court ordered the church to be reopened, but the mayor of Bogor refused to comply and kept it sealed off. Since then, the congregation has been holding Sunday services at the homes of members, and occasionally on the street, to the usual jeers and attacks by Muslim mobs.

 
Muslim Attacks on Christian Freedom

(Apostasy, Blasphemy, and Proselytization)

• UGANDA:

A 36-year-old mother of eight requested prayer after area Muslims forced her to return to Islam, or lose her children and be killed. Although Madina remained Christian after her husband abandoned her a decade ago for her apostasy from Islam, she returned to Islam in September: “The relatives of my husband threatened to kill me and take away the children if I refused to go back to Islam. They said, ‘We are not going to lose our children to Christianity. We better kill you and get back the children.’… I have nowhere to go with my children, so I have decided to return to Islam to save the children and myself. I know Issa [Jesus] will remember me one day.”

• UNITED KINGDOM:

A Pakistani man, his wife, and their six children are suffering “an appalling ordeal at the hands of neighbours who regard them as blasphemers.” Their “crime” is converting to Christianity— more than 20 years ago. Despite being “prisoners in their own home after being attacked in the street, having their car windscreens repeatedly smashed and eggs thrown at their windows” the Christian family said that both police and the Anglican church have failed to provide any meaningful support and are “reluctant to treat the problem as a religious hate crime.” Nissar Hussain, the father, said, “Our lives have been sabotaged and this shouldn’t happen in the United Kingdom. We live in a free democratic society and what they are doing to us is abhorrent.”

• TURKEY:

Since August 27, as many as 15 churches received death threats for “denying Allah.” Even so, “Threats are not anything new for the Protestant community who live in this country and want to raise their children here,” said church leaders. As former Muslims, many of the congregation, apostates from Islam, were threatened with beheading. The messages accuse the Christians of having “chosen the path that denies Allah” and “dragged others into believing as you do… As heretics you have increased your number with ignorant followers.” One of the messages depicted the Islamic State flag along with the words: “Perverted infidels, the time that we will strike your necks is soon. May Allah receive the glory and the praise.”

• PAKISTAN:

Police arrested a Christian brick kiln worker, Pervaiz Masih, in the Kasur District of Punjab province, after a Muslim business rival falsely accused him of insulting the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Pervaiz, a father of four, including a seven-month-old boy, fled his home after Muhammad Kahlid filed a report, which said that he had made derogatory remarks about Muhammad during a dispute. Police detained four of Pervaiz’s relatives; then officers dragged his wife into the streets and ripped off her clothing as they tried to get information about her husband’s whereabouts. Police also beat local Christians and raided Christian homes for information in Pervaiz’s town. Pervaiz eventually handed himself over to police in order that his relatives be released.

• ETHIOPIA:

A group of 15 young Christians were attacked and arrested for engaging in evangelism in eastern Ethiopia. Separately, six Christian leaders were found guilty of inciting public disturbance, destroying public trust in government officials, and spreading hatred. The six men, members of a church administrative committee, had written a letter to their national church leadership on March 11 describing the persecution they endured as Christians living in the Muslim-majority Silte zone. They complained of discrimination in employment opportunities, unfair dismissal from jobs, harsh job performance feedback, burned church buildings, physical attacks and death threats. The letter was leaked to local media and widely disseminated, prompting their arrest and conviction.

 
DHIMMITUDE

• GERMANY:

According to a report, “Many Christian refugees from Syria, Iraq or Kurdistan are being intimidated and attacked by Muslim refugees. In several refugee centers set up by the local authorities, Sharia law is being imposed and Christians — which are a minority — are the victims of bullying.” Gottfried Martens, pastor of a south Berlin church, said that “very religious Muslims are spreading the following idea throughout the refugee centers: Sharia law rules wherever we are.” Martens expressed especial concern for Muslims who convert to Christianity — apostates who, according to Islamic law, can be killed: “There is a 100% chance that these people will be attacked.”

• LEBANON:

Christians are being overrun by Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq, and are in danger of losing their place in their country, said Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil: “What is happening in Lebanon is an attempt to replace the people with [Muslim] Syrians and Palestinians.” Because Lebanon’s Christian population is, and has historically been, a minority, Bassil said their rights are being threatened because “some are attempting to impose Muslims over Christians” (a situation also occurring in the U.S.) In an earlier interview, Bassil said that the Mideast Christian community as a whole has been eroded “in large chunks”: “In Iraq, it happened over 20 years, and we saw that 90 percent of the Christians have left Iraq. In Syria, we don’t have actual numbers because of the chaos. We cannot tell. We know that there has been a lot of internal and external immigration and displacement…. But definitely churches have been destroyed and people have left already.”

• UNITED KINGDOM:

An Iranian, Noureden Mallaky-Soodmand, 41, was supposed to have been deported to Iran after he was arrested for hurling threats and brandishing knives on the streets of London. However, he was not deported, apparently because the Iranian Embassy was closed. He was, instead, re-housed 250 miles away in Stockton-on-Tees. Earlier, on April 2, holding a curved knife, he had run amok, screaming: “I’m a Muslim and I’ll chop your f***ing head, mother f***ers…. I’m Isis and my people will cut off your balls, Christians…. I’ll kill you, I’ll kill you all. I’m going to chop your head off and f*** you up.”

• EGYPTIAN DHIMMITUDE:

Muslim attacks on Christians erupted in two separate villages in Samalout, north of the Minya governorate. One attack apparently took place in “revenge” for the construction of a small church. In one village, five Copts were injured; In another village, Muslims packed into a number of cars attacked a Christian wedding ceremony. Three Copts were injured; throughout the area, young Christian girls were sexually harassed.

Separately, a group of Muslims in the village of al-Oula, near Alexandria, attacked Christian homes and a church on September 20, after police attempted to return land stolen by a Muslim to its rightful Christian owner. When the police arrived to implement the order, they were attacked and fled. “After the security forces fled,” said a church leader, “a large crowd surrounded [the] church and hurled stones at it. Then they attacked four homes owned by Christians.” At least two Christians were seriously injured, one had his spine fractured. “The El Houty family [Muslim family that stole Christian land] used microphones in the local mosque and in nearby villages to call out for the Muslims from everywhere around the village saying that the police have come to take the lands and give it to the Christians.”

A Coptic Christian female student, Mariam, who was discriminated against, made headlines in major Egyptian media and created a scandal. Known as “Student Zero,” she was described by former teachers as a “brilliant student,” planning on becoming a doctor. She had scored 97% in her first two years and was expecting similar results in her final year — only to find that she had failed: her final grade was zero. She insisted on seeing the results for herself but was denied. When the issue made headlines, the results were shown to her. She and others — including handwriting experts — said that the handwriting on the test shown to her was not hers.

• PAKISTANI DHIMMITUDE:

A Christian family was almost burned alive during a “land grab” attempt of their home by Muslims. Because Boota Masih, 38, and his wife and family refused to abandon their home and property to some Muslims, they were violently beaten. The Muslims next sprayed petrol over the house to set fire to it, and locked Boota and his family in a room. The Masihs managed to escape by breaking through a window. Despite the presence of eyewitnesses, the local police were reluctant to register a formal complaint, and instead, according to the lawyers, arrested Masih on spurious charges.

Most degrading jobs continue to be reserved for Christians and other minorities. The latest example comes from the announcement of vacancies from the Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore. In the list, all jobs are open to all applicants — except for “sanitary worker” positions, such as toilet cleaners: only non-Muslim applicants are eligible. According to labor lawyers, “this is a form of direct oppression, racism and bigotry against the nation’s religious minorities,” primarily Christians, Hindus, and non-Sunni Muslims.

About this Series

While not all, or even most, Muslims are involved, persecution of Christians is expanding. “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to collate some — by no means all — of the instances of persecution that surface each month.

It documents what the mainstream media often fails to report.

It posits that such persecution is not random but systematic, and takes place in all languages, ethnicities and locations.

December 14, 2015 | by Raymond Ibrahim | Source: gatestoneinstitute.org "One Christian Slaughtered Every Five Minutes"

Jewish Issues Watchdog: How evil was the Mufti? MOST evil…

Israel: Scope Locked feature

The Mufti [Amin al-Husseini] was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and advisor of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan, . . .  He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say that, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited in-incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz
SS Hauptsturmfuehrer Dieter Wisliceny, in a signed official deposition submitted on July 26, 1946, to the Nuremberg tribunal.

The counter argument by the press against Netanyahu’s public statement is built by some of the selective historians they have interviewed. They claim it would be impossible for Amin al-Husseini to have influenced Hitler’s holocaust because al-Husseini officially met Hitler in late 1941 while Hitler had already been putting his plans into motion.

But none of the historians the media is quoting mentioned that al-Husseini was in contact with the Nazi’s long before his officially recorded visit with Hitler.

The points with a star (*) and linked are dates not mentioned in the article below the video:

» * 1914-1917 Husseini’s First Taste of Jihad: Amin Al-Husseini swears allegiance to the Ottoman Empire during the Muslim genocide of 1.5 million Armenian Christians. He is an officer stationed in Smyrna and participates first-hand in the Armenian genocide.

» Belfour declaration, which established the borders of Israel and includes Jordan, is drafted in 1917.

» Fanatical Haj Amin begun to instigate anti-Jewish riots in Palestine as early as 1920.

» When the Mufti appeared before the “Palestine Commission on the Disturbances of August 1929” (the Shaw Commission) in December 1929, he held a copy of the“Protocols of the Elders of Zion” in his hand.

» * Arab Nazi political groups spring up throughout Middle East in 1933. (Nazi Germany and the Arab world, 1933-1944, by Francois R Nicosia)

» When Hitler proclaimed the Nuremberg Race Laws in 1935, not so few Palestinian Arabs sent him telegrams congratulating him.

» * Husseini Meets Hitler’s banker in 1936. Francois Genoud, later known as the Swiss Banker of the Hitler’s Third Reich, travels to Palestine to meet Amin Al-Husseini for the first time. Their relationship will continue well into the 1960’s.

» There is a rare document about a possible visit by Haj Amin Al-Husseini to Yemen in 1936. The document refers to Al-Husseini as “an envoy of Hitler.”

» As early as February 1933, a few weeks after Hitler became Reich Chancellor, the Mufti sent a telegram to Berlin addressed to the German consul-general in Jerusalem saying he looked forward to spreading Nazi ideology in the Middle East and Palestine.

» In July 1937, the Mufti visited the German consul-general to express his support for Nazi Germany once again.

» In November and December 1937, a representative from the Mufti traveled to Berlin to seek German financial and military support.

» * Amin Al-Husseini ends up on Hitler’s payroll. Al-Husseini visits Jerusalem German Consul. He meets SS Hauptschanfuehrer A.Eichman and SS Oberscherfuehrer H. Hagen to discuss “the Jewish question”. Amin Al-Husseini subsequently receives financial and military aid from Nazi Germany.

» Adolf Eichmann, SS Lieutenant-Colonel and one of the major organisers of the Holocaust, knew the Mufti quite well. As early as 1937, he was sent to the Middle East to contact the Mufti and other Arab leaders. He and SS OberscharführerHerbert Hagen arrived in Haifa by boat on October 2, 1937.

» The Mufti traveled to Berlin in November 1941 to meet Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hitler.

» The Nazis granted the Mufti asylum in 1941.

» After the war the Mufti’s diary was found by the Allies. On a page bearing the date of 9 November 1944, the following words had been written: “The best of the friends of the Arabs. Eichmann.”

Above the word “Eichmann” (written in Latin characters) appeared the following Arabic words in Al-Husseini’s own handwriting: see below

No matter what the arguments the media gives in their selection of historians, it is a huge plus that the media is even covering this statement from history as it will lead to a lot of curiosity and attention – finally – to the reality of the Muslim occupation of Israel, which was purely based on jihad and nothing else.

Let’s look at the timeline of some of these incidents below. There is an article by Emerson Vermaat that has painstakingly gone through date by date to cover some of the essentials. Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands specialized in crime and terrorism. We’ve re-published it below the video.

Adolf Eichmann’s deputy at the Nuremberg trials after World War II, said: 

“The Mufti was instrumental in the decision to exterminate the Jews of Europe. The importance of his role must not be ignored. The Mufti repeatedly proposed to the authorities, primarily Hitler, Ribbentropp and Himmler, to exterminate the Jews of Europe. He considered it a suitable solution for the Palestinian question.”

 The Grand Mufti was a war criminal in WWII. If you doubt it then look it up. 


 Haj Amin Al-Husseini – Nazi collaborator and model for today’s Islamists

February 27, 2008 | By Emerson Vermaat | source: militantislammonitor.org
Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands specialized in crime and terrorism. Note:1)We’ve added the photos to the original article.

Haj Amin Al-Husseini (1895-1974), Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, is a man of the past, at the same time he is a man of the present. Not only was he one of the best Arab friends the Nazis ever had, he also worked for them and was handsomely paid by them in the crucial war years between 1941 and 1945 when he lived in a villa in Berlin. Today, he is a model for many radical Muslims who share his views on the Jews, Sharia law and the West. He was the father of Palestinian nationalism. Why did he feel so deeply attracted to Nazi ideology? Why did the Nazis see the Grand Mufti as their close friend and ally?

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Houston Stewart Chamberlain source wiki here

It was in 1899 that Houston Stewart Chamberlain, a British born germanofile, published his book “Die Grundlagen des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts” (“The Foundations of the nineteenth century”). This book would make a huge impact on nationalistic and anti-Semitic Germans and later laid the foundations for Nazi ideology. Chamberlain acquired German citizenship in 1916, during the First World War, that is. He later joined the Nazi Party, was close to Goebbels and Hitler, but died in 1927, six years before the Nazis would come to power.

Chamberlain was fascinated by the powerful will of the Arabs and Islam (“der Mohammedanismus”), and by the way Muslims are facing death.2)[1 Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Die Grundlagen des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, Vol. 1 {Munich: F. Bruckmann A.-G., 1915; 11th printing}, p. 460 {“…wen durchschauerte es nicht mit fast unheimlicher Bewunderung, wenn er einen Mohammedaner in den Tod sehen sieht…}

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Adolf Hitler and Alfred Rosenberg in 1938. (Photo: SZ Photo) article source: here

Nazi Party philosopher Alfred Rosenberg, a strong admirer of Houston Stewart Chamberlain, hated the Christian churches, especially the Roman Catholic Church, but he did admire the creative power of both Confucius and Mohammed. They had a purpose and showed the way forward for others. Mohammed forced many people to follow his doctrine, Confucius created longlasting Chinese “Volkstum” (traditions or customs of the people), Rosenberg wrote in his “Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts” (“Myth of the Twentieth Century”).3)[2 Alfred Rosenberg, Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts. Eine Wertung der seelisch-geistigen Gestaltenkämpfe unserer Zeit {Munich: Hoheneichen-Verlag, 1936}, p. 515 {“Mohammed erzwang dazu Befolgung seiner Lehren, während Konfuzius in stillerer Auswirkung chinesisches Volkstum schuf und erhielt.”} At the same time Rosenberg was worried about the increasing number of Muslims (“Mohammedaner”) in Africa and Asia:

“Everywhere in the colonies where racial mixtures occur, the mongrels (“Mischlinge”) enthusiastically embrace Islam. At the same time Islam promises freedom to the negroes by means of a common struggle against Europe. The Indian Basvani writes. “I tell you Europeans to be on guard. An old Indian man says: ‘Be on guard when you see the tears of awakening: Already does the East wake up, the Hindus and the Muslims in India, Egypt, Persia, Algeria and Afghanistan suffer under the domination of aggressive imperialism of the West.”

More than ever must the white races be on guard against the perhaps once united hatred of the colored races and mongrels led by the fanatical spirit of Mohammed. “4)[3 Ibid., p. 665. {“Vor diesem einst vielleicht geeinigten Hass der farbigen Rassen und Bastarde, geführt von fanatischen Geiste Mohammeds, haben die weissen Rassen mehr denn je alle Ursache auf der Hut zu sein.”}

Yet, Rosenberg’s “Mythus” was translated into Arab – initially in abridged form – and even enjoyed a certain popularity in the Arab world. Bernard Lewis notes that “the Arabs, though classsed as Semites in Nazi literature, were accorded a very different treatment by the rulers of the Nazi state.”

“Despite some initial reluctance and continuing uncertainty, due more to political than ideological considerations, the Nazis decided that the Arabs might be useful to them, and made some effort to win Arab sympathy for Nazi ideas and to mobilize Arab support for German purposes.”5)[4 Bernard Lewis, Semites and Anti-Semites. An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice {New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999}. p. 28.

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini who was the closest Arab ally the Nazis ever had, pressed Rosenberg in 1943 to instruct the Nazi press to drop the term “anti-Semitism,” because this term had a negative connotation affecting the Arab world which sympathized with the Nazi cause. One year later, Al-Husseini said it is better to replace the term “anti-Semitism” by “anti-Judaism.” Thus, it becomes clear it is about a struggle against the Jews, and not against the Arabs.6)[5 Klaus Gensicke, Der Mufti von Jerusalem und die Nationalsozialisten. Eine politische Biographie Amin el-Husseinis {Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2007}, p. 82.

Rosenberg published a highly critical book on “Zionism” in 1922 and it was this book that later made him an ally of radical Muslims who were also bitterly opposed to Zionism and the “Jewish homeland.” Zionism began in 1895 when Theodor Herzl published his book “Der Judenstaat” (“The Jewish State”). Herzl proposed a national home for the Jews. When he died in 1904, “Zionism” had developed into an inspiring force for many European Jews, especially those who had suffered from persecution or discrimination.

Rosenberg wrote that the Zionists wanted to achieve world domination. They start in Palestine and from there the Jewish “march to world domination” continues. “A Jewish controlled Palestine could develop into a focal point for Jewish ideas of world domination,” Rosenberg said.7)[6 Alfred Rosenberg, Der Staatsfeindliche Zionismus. Auf Grund jüdischer Quellen erläutert {Hamburg: Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1922}, p. 63 {“Ein jüdisch kontrolliertes Palestina könnt zum Kristallisationspunkt der jüdischen Weltherrschaftsideen, zum jüdischen Aufmarsch für Weltbewucherung werden.”}

This is precisely what the Palestinian Hamas movement would say 66 years later in its Charter: Today it is Palestine and tomorrow it will be another country and then other countries, the Zionists will seek to control the whole region and after that they will seek world domination. “The Zionist scheme has no bounds.” (Article 32).

In his “Weltanschauliche Thesen” (“ideological propositions”) written in 1939, Rosenberg points out that National Socialism is not opposed to religion. In fact, it is a new religion, a true German religion which replaces Christianity and the religions of the east – the religions of the past. Yet, Rosenberg simultaneously applauded the renewal (“Neustarkung”) of Shintoism in Japan and of modern Confucianism in China. This stands in clear opposition to the “Christian ideology” of those who are deluding themselves that they can convince others.8)[7 Hans Günther Seraphim, Das politische Tagebuch Alfred Rosenbergs {Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1964}, p. 244, 247, 253 {“Weltanschauliche Thesen,” July 1939}.

[Head of SS Muslim Hanzar Division, Amin Al Husseini]

Rosenberg prefers Islam and the religions of the East to Christianity.

But the most superior religion is, in his view, so-called “positive Christianity,” the German “arianized” version of Christianity: Jesus was not a Jew, he was a “hero,” a “self-confident master,” not a servant, and not “the sacrificial lamb of Jewish prophecy, not the crucified one.”9)[8 Alfred Rosenberg, Der Mythus des 20 Jahrhunderts, op. cit., p. 76, 78, 134, 414, 604, 622. In his book Das Wesengefüge de Nationalsozialismus {Munich: Verlag Frz. Eher Nachf., 1932, p. 40, 41} does Rosenberg strongly criticize the church but he also says that ideology can both exclude and include religion. “The National Socialist movement is people’s politics based on a new and yet age-old and strongly founded ideology of the value of the blood. It seeks to protect the good blood, whether one believes this is a creation of God or whether one sees it as the law of nature.”

This view, by the way, comes close to the Muslim view of Christ.

Muslims believe that Christ was an important prophet, but they do not believe he was ever crucified. His Jewish origins are not denied but usually downplayed. And many Muslims, too, attach much value to strength, power and a strong will.

There were a few courageous German theologians who openly opposed Rosenberg’s ideas.

One of them was Walter Künneth, a Lutheran theologian who published his “Antwort auf den Mythus” (“Response to the Myth” – a highly critical review of Rosenberg’s “Myth of the Twentieth Century”).

Künneth pointed out that Rosenberg’s view of Christianity and the Bible was utterly wrong.

He also criticized Rosenberg for portraying the Jew as “the diabolical opponent of the Nordic man.”

Those who want to abolish the Jewish Old Testament destroy the very foundations of the church, Künneth wrote in 1935. “Whoever lays a finger on the Old Testament, lays a finger on God’s revelation.”10)[9 Walter Künneth, Antwort auf den Mythus, {Berlin: In Wichern-Verlag, 1935}, p. 64, 74 {“Wer an das Alte Testament rührt, rührt an die Offenbarung Gottes.”} Dr. Walter Künneth, a former Professor of Systematic Theology at Erlangen University, died in October 1997. He was 97 years old when he died, a strong and impressive personality who continued to write books and articles for quite a long time. I met Professor Künneth many times and interviewed him for Dutch television in May 1978. He was friend, a mentor.

The Nazis did not like Künneth’s book, the secret police (Gestapo) began to harass and interrogate him: “Don’t you know that it impossible in the Third Reich to take such a position on the Jewish question?” a Gestapo man asked Künneth after he had been taken to the notorious Gestapo headquarters in Berlin’s Prinz-Albrecht Street. Künneth was not allowed to preach and teach anymore, his teachings were deemed to be “incompatible with the National Socialist worldview.”11)[10 Walter Künneth, Lebensführungen. Der Wahrheit verpflichtet {Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus Verlag. 1979}, p. 154. 157.

The Nazis and the Iranian extremists: equating Jews with “Satan”

Rosenberg himself was a religious and ideological fanatic who reminds us of many of today’s Muslim extremists.

His “Weltanschauung” (ideology) of the sacred Aryan blood was cloaked in religious language. “The Jewish concept (attitude towards) of the world is satanic,” he wrote. The “German genius” clashes with the “Jewish demon.”12)[11 Alfred Rosenberg, Der Mythos des 20.Jahrhunderts, op. cit.

Hitler, too, believed that the Jews were “satanic.”13)[12 Friedrich Heer, Der Glaube des Adolf Hitler. Anatomie einer politischen Religiosität {Munich and Esslingen: Bechtle Verlag, 1968}, p. 405 {“satanische Juden”}. The Jewish character is determined by Satan, the Jew is the original image (“Urbild”) of the power of the evil one.14)[13 Claus-Ekkehard Bärsch, Die politische Religion des Nationalsozialismus. Die religiöse Dimension der NS-Ideologie in den Schriften von Dietrich Eckart, Joseph Goebbels, Alfred Rosenberg und Adolf Hitler {Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1998}, p. 320.

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Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels source here

Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels also equated the Jews with Satan. “The Jew is the Antichrist of world history,” Goebbels wrote in his diary in 1926.15)[14 Ibid., p. 125. {“Der Jude ist wohl der Antichrist der Weltgeschichte.”}

The “Antichrist” is an apocalyptic or eschatological figure described in the New Testament as “the son of perdition,” “the beast,” “wickedness revealed in human form,” a kind of devil incarnate (second letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, 2 verse 3; the first letter of St. John, 2 verse 18, 22; the second letter of St. John verse 7 and the Book of Revelation 13 verses 1-18). In his third letter does St. John, the apostle, refer to the Antichrist as “the arch-deceiver.” And Goebbels calls the Jews “the incarnated lie” (“Der Jude ist die menschgewordene Lüge.”). Therefore, Christ could not have been a Jew (in Goebbels’ view).16)[15 Ibid., p. 126, 127.

Today, Iranian extremists do exactly the same.
 
They easily equate the Jews and Israel with Satan.
 
Talking about “Israelites and Jews,” Iranian university professor Hesmatollah Qanbari was interviewed on Iranian TV on November 11, 2004, “global Jerusalem day”:
“Jews infiltrated everywhere, they went covertly and deceitfully… Wherever they went they spread corruption and took over the economy.
Anyone who knows the truth surely has no choice but to confront them for the sake of the continuation of humanity and the survival of God’s way.

This is a very small group that does nothing but spread strife and corruption. Today, a large portion of Europe is under their control.

They collect taxes for no reason. If they grow stronger, their destructive treatment of the Christians will surpass their treatment of the Muslims…

The Israeli Zionists didn’t merely occupy land; the matter has become complicated.

This is a satanic and impure ideology that may take over the world.”17)[16 Memri TV, Iranian Professor Qanbari on Jews throughout history, November 11, 2004, clip No. 383 {Iranian Television}. See also: Hans Jansen, Van Jodenhaat naar Zelfmoordterrorisme. Islamisering van het Europese Antisemitisme in het Midden-Oosten {Heerenveen: Uitgeverij Groen, 2006}, p. 344-346. This 1047-page study is one of the most thorough Dutch studies on Arab and Iranian inspired anti-Semitism. Professor Jansen is an authoritative Dutch theologian specialized Jewish affairs, anti-Semitism and church history. He is currently associated with the Simon Wiesenthal Institute in Brussels.

This could have come straight from Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.” (The Nazis, too, emphasized that there was a kind of Jewish conspiracy for world domination by rich Jews who controlled Wall Street and the economies of Europe.18)[17 Hadassa Ben-Itto, “Die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion.” Anatomie einer Fälschung {Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 1998}, p. 331, 332, 341 {“…gäbe es eine jüdische Weltverschwörung, dann müsste man akzeptieren, dass die gesamte Geschichte nur ein schöner Schein sei, ein Betrug, auf den alle Historiker hereinfielen.” This is what Basel University Professor Arthur Baumgarten said during a court session in Basel, Switzerland, in April 1935; Baumgarten left his university post in Frankfurt, Germany, after the Nazis came to power.}

On more than one occasion did the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, a bitter and deeply frustrated man, refer to the United States as the “Great Satan,” and to Israel as the “Little Satan.” Iranian leaders follow his example. They may not have been acquainted with Rosenberg’s high flown diction or with Goebbels’ diaries and speeches, but they and yesterday’s Nazis surely have reached a common mind. The Nazis once called the Jews “satanic’ and today’s Iranian leaders now call the Jewish state of Israel “satanic.”

Hitler, the Arabs and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

The Palestinian nationalist Mohammed Haj Amin Al-Husseini received his theological education at the prestigious Al-Azhar University, Egypt. (He did not finish his studies, though, so he was not really qualified to act as a spiritual leader.)

[1921-1948] Nevertheless, between 1921 and 1948 Haj Amin Al-Husseini was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, a fanatical hate cleric who was very close to the Muslim Brotherhood and who deeply resented the Jews, the English and the West in general. Palestine was a British mandate at the time.

Kamil Al-Husseini, Haj Amin’s predecessor and half-brother, was a moderate man who did not hate Jews and Christians at all.

The British bestowed on him the title of “Grand Mufti.”

He was the very opposite of the fanatical Haj Amin who had begun to instigate anti-Jewish riots in Palestine as early as 1920. Haj Amin had inspired armed gangs to attack Jews praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem in March 1920.

Other Jewish towns were also attacked, the total number of Jews killed was forty-seven.19)[18 Chuck Morse, The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism. Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin Al-Husseini {www.google.books.com}, p. 17.

A British military court sentenced Al-Husseini to 15 years in prison, but Sir Herbert Samuel, the British High Commissioner, pardoned him one year later. Kamil had died in 1921 and the British were looking for a successor. Haj Amin’s name was not on top of their list, there was a rival proposed by the Nashashibi clan.

But Haj Amin had influential friends who advised Sir Samuel to appoint him.20)[19 Jilian Becker, The PLO. The Rise and Fall of the Palestinian Liberation Organization {London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984}, p. 15, 16. One year later, the British allowed Al-Husseini to become president of the newly formed “Supreme Muslim Council,” an influential body established to direct religious affairs of the Palestine community.21)[20 Howard M. Sachar, A History of Israel. From the Rise of Zionism to our Time {Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1977}, p. 170.

From the very moment he was appointed Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, did Haj Amin Al-Husseini abuse his position to preach jihad calling on his followers to kill as many Jews as possible. He was directly or indirectly responsible new riots and the creation of a terrorist group called the “Black Hand.”

Al-Husseini was the driving force behind Arab and Palestinian nationalism, the Palestinian riots in 1929 and the bloody Arab revolt in Palestine which began 1936 and lasted until March 1939. Al-Husseini organized fedayeen (=”one who sacrifices himself”) suicide squads against local authorities.22)[21 Chuck Morse, op. cit., p. 20.

Al-Husseini also issued a fatwa saying:

“All Muslims who maintained friendly relations with the Jews were to be considered as infidels.”
Most victims of the Mufti and his fanatical violent gangs were moderate Palestinians. There was no peace between the rival Nashashibi clan and the Mufti.

In 1929, Al-Husseini distributed pamphlets saying:

“O Arabs, do not forget that the Jew is your worst enemy and has been the enemy of your forefathers.”
A Jewish youth group had received permission from the British to conduct a peace March on Waling Wall. The Mufti immediately denounced the “desecration” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a holy Muslim site. After an incendiary speech at the Mosque on August 23, 1929, Al-Husseini’s armed fedayeen committed a massacre in the ancient city of Hebron where a Jewish hospital was attacked and a synagogue was destroyed. 67 Jews were killed.23)[22 Hans Jansen, Van Jodenhaat naar Zelfmoordterrorisme. Islamisering van het Europese Antisemitisme in het Midden-Oosten {Heerenveen: Uitgeverij Groen, 2006}, p. 109.

HEBRON IS THE SECOND HOLIEST CITY IN JUDAISM. Armed mobs also descended on the peaceful orthodox Jewish quarters of Jerusalem. There were additional violent assaults on Jews living in Haifa, Jaffa, Safed, Motza and Tel Aviv. By the end of the month 133 Jews had been killed, 399 wounded.24)[23 Howard M. Sachar, op. cit., p. 174; Jilan Becker, op. cit., p. 17.

When the Mufti appeared before the “Palestine Commission on the Disturbances of August 1929” (the Shaw Commission) in December 1929, he held a copy of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” in his hand.25)[24 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amin_al-Husayni, Palestine Commission on the Disturbances of August 1929, Minutes of Evidence(London: 1930), Vol. 2, p. 527, 537. (A notorious anti-Semitic document which will be discussed later.)

The riots and the revolt were also aimed at growing Jewish immigration and “Zionism.” In the crucial year of 1936, Al-Husseini became president of the newly formed “Arab Higher Committee,” a committee in which the Nazis (through the German ambassador in Baghdad) also took interest.

[1933] As early as February 1933, that is a few weeks after Hitler became Reich Chancellor, the Mufti sent a telegram to Berlin addressed to the German consul-general in Jerusalem saying he looked forward to spreading Nazi ideology in the Middle East and Palestine.26)[25 Ibid.

The first congratulatory telegrams to Hitler upon his election as Reichs Chancellor came from Arabs.27)[26 Chuck Morse, op. cit., p. 30, 31.

In Berlin, the Nazis were quite surprised. They had never expected this. Hitler was not yet interested in courting the Arabs whom he and other Nazis regarded as “inferior Semites.”28)[27 Klaus Gensicke, Der Mufti von Jerusalem und die Nationalsozialisten. Eine politische Biographie Amin el-Husseinis {Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2007}, p. 183. Gensicke’s book, originally a doctoral dissertation published in the 1980s but now fully updated, is one of the best German studies on the Mufti. It is partly based on German Foreign Office documents.

Besides, Hitler had other priorities at the time. Palestine was a British mandate, and Hitler did not want to provoke the British by meddling into Palestine affairs.29)[28 Ibid., p. 29.

In the first six years of Nazi rule a number of high ranking Nazis still believed that German Jews could emigrate to Palestine or another place. This was bound to change after the war broke out.

[1937] In July 1937, the Mufti visited the German consul-general to express his support for Nazi Germany once again. In November and December 1937, a representative from the Mufti traveled to Berlin to seek German financial and military support. Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, chief of the German Abwehr (military intelligence), ordered the dispatch of weapons to Palestine.30)[29 Howard M. Sachar, op. cit., p. 211.

This was a covert operation, of course.

Nazi propaganda in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon was increasingly successful:

“When the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday was celebrated in 1937, German and Italian flags and photographs of Hitler and Mussolini were carried prominently by Arab demonstrators in Palestine, while Arab newspapers hailed this demonstration as a ‘significant gesture of sympathy and respect… with the Nazis and Fascists in their trials at the hands of Jewish intrigues of international financial pressure.’”31)[30 Ibid., p. 211.

[1935] When Hitler proclaimed the Nuremberg Race Laws in 1935, not so few Palestinian Arabs sent him telegrams congratulating him.32)[31 Matthias Küntzel. Jihad und Judenhass. Über den neuen antijüdischen Krieg [Freiburg: ca-ira Verlag, 2003], p. 37.

[1937] After a serious shooting incident in Nazareth in September 1937, the mandatory government abolished the Arab Higher Committee. Al-Hussein managed to escape to the village of Al-Zug, near the Lebanese capital of Beirut (The Arab Higher Committee was reconstituted in Damascus, Syria.)

[1939] In October 1939, the Mufti fled to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad where his status was equal to that of a government minister.33)[32 Howard M. Sachar, op. cit., p. 211, 228.

[1941] Once safely in Iraq, Al-Husseini continued to plot against the British, and not just against them. The already German friendly Iraqi government was overthrown by a military coup on April 1, 1941, and the even more pro-German Rashid Ali El-Kailani became prime minister. The coup plotters had received German, Italian and Japanese support. Al-Husseini played a decisive role in the coup d’état.34)[33 Lukasz Hirszowicz, The Third Reich and the Arab East [London: Routledge & Kegan Paul/Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966], p. 138 [“Haj Amin’s private secretary points to still another cause of the coup d’état: ‘Primarily as a result of the favourable news of the Berlin conversations, which I was able to convey, the Iraqi army decided to seize power and entrust Kilani (=Kailani. V.) with forming a new government.'”]

In exchange for information and cooperation, he received vast amounts of money from the Axis powers (via the Italian embassy in Baghdad).35)[34 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 48, 50, 51.

Yunis es-Sebawi became Minister of Economic Affairs. Es-Sebawi also happened to be the same one who had previously translated Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” in Arab.36)[35 Lukasz Hirszowicz, p. 139.

[1941] Hitler issued a directive in May 1941, expressing his support for the new Iraqi leaders:

“The Arab Freedom Movement is, in the Middle East, our natural ally against England. In this connection, the raising of rebellion in Iraq is of special importance.”37)[36 Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War, Vol. 3, The Grand Alliance [London: The Reprint Society, 1952], p. 214.

[1941] British Prime Minister Churchill sensed the danger and wanted to take quick action. Churchill rightly feared that a pro-Nazi regime in Baghdad could soon spread its nefarious influence to other Arab nations. The Germans were also advancing in North Africa and the Balkans. A British Indian brigade landed in Basra on April 18, 1941. Early May, British planes began to bomb Iraqi positions, Al-Husseini and the local clergy declared a jihad in a special radio message to the people (May 9, 1941).38)[37Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 154; Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 29.

[1941] The British military intervention force left Basra and marched north to Baghdad entering the capital on May 31, 1941. Rachid Ali El-Kailani, Al-Husseini and the German and Italian ambassadors fled to Tehran, Persia (Iran). There was an anti-Jewish pogrom in Baghdad the day after the two leaders had left: 179 Jews were killed.

[1941] The Nazis were unable to really help their allies in Baghdad because they badly needed troops elsewhere.39)[3 Ibid., p. 151, 166. (Al-Husseini and El-Kailani could not stay very long in Tehran, British and Russian forces invaded and occupied Iran in August-September 1941; both were later smuggled out of the country.)

The British military intervention in Iraq had not been very easy. Churchill later wrote that “the German plan for raising rebellion in Iraq and mastering cheaply this wide area was frustrated on a small margin…. We in Britain, although pressed to the extreme, managed with scanty forces to save ourselves from far-reaching or lasting injury.”40)[39 Winston S. Churchill, op. cit., p. 214, 215.

[1941] The British government knew well before May 1941 “that the political situation in Iraq was deteriorating in the wake of Germany’s successes in Europe and as a result of increasing Axis pro-nationalist propaganda.”

[1940] Since September 1940, British intelligence (Code and Cypher School and SIS) had been reading “Axis diplomatic telegrams that the Italian and Japanese governments and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem were involved in anti-British machinations in Iraq and the supply of arms to the nationalists in that country.” The Italian legation was an important center of intrigue, the SIS reported.

These stern and repeated warnings were largely ignored, however.41)[40 F.H. Hinsley, E.E. Thomas, C.F.G Ransom and R.C. Knight, British Intelligence in the Second World War. Its Influence on Strategy and Operations, Vol. One [London: Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, 1979. p. 366, 367. [“The SIS claimed that the fault lay with the failure of the Eastern Department of the Foreign Office to forward its reports to the Whitehall Service departments.”]

A nation can only ignore good intelligence at its own peril.

It is interesting to note that the Mufti was plotting against the very Iraqi government that granted him asylum in 1939, indeed, a government that helped him in many ways. The Mufti, obviously, wanted a government that would directly confront the British. He realized that the British military position was weak at the time. (The British intervention force which landed in Basra and marched on Baghdad was rather small and the Mufti never expected the British intervention to succeed.)

The Mufti and Kailani would later become bitter rivals as both presented themselves as Pan Arab leaders and both were dependent on Nazi and Italian support. The Mufti did everything in his power to sideline Kailani, the very man who supported him in the short time he was Prime Minister of Iraq.

[1941] It was not the first time the Mufti was plotting against those who helped him. When British High Commissioner Sir Herbert Samuel made the fatal mistakes of both pardoning Haj Amin Al-Husseini and appointing him Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the newly appointed spiritual leader immediately began to agitate against the British. Later, during his stay in Berlin after the Nazis granted him asylum in 1941, the Mufti would be involved in numerous intrigues against those he did not like. (The Mufti even forced the German Foreign Minister to sideline an important Foreign Office official who was too close to his rival Kailani.42)[41 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 88, 89.

[1941] During his stay in Baghdad the Mufti was very anxious to deepen his relations with Nazi Germany. In 1940, he wrote two obsequious letters to Franz von Papen, the German ambassador in Turkey. And in January 1941, he wrote a letter to Hitler himself stressing the common struggle against the Jews and “the very warm sympathy of the Arab peoples for Germany and the Axis countries.”

“The Arab peoples everywhere are prepared to act against the common enemy and give enthusiastic support to the Axis countries with a view to contributing to the defeat of the English-Jewish coalition.”43)[42 Gerhard Höpp (Ed.), Mufti-Papiere. Briefe, Memoranden, Reden und Aufrufe Amin Al-Husseinis aus dem Exil, 1940-1945 (Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2004), p. 18, 19 (written in French). Letters to Von Papen (in French), see p. 15, 16.

[1939] After he had been forced to flee from Baghdad, the Mufti wanted to meet Hitler and Mussolini personally. But initially, Hitler was not very charmed by the idea to form alliances with Muslims most of whom were “semites.” On August 22 1939, nine days before the outbreak of the War, Hitler indicated that he did not have a high regard for the people of the Far East and “Arabia” (the Arabs). He even called them ‘”lacquered half-monkeys.”

“We will continue to stir up unrest in the Far East and Arabia. Let us think of ourselves as masters (‘Herren’) and consider these people as best as lacquered half-monkeys who need to feel the knout.”44)[43 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 38 [“Wir werden weiterhin die Unruhe in Fernost und in Arabien schüren. Denken wir als Herren, und sehen wir in diesen Völkern bestenfalls lackierte Halbaffen, die die Knute spüren wollen.”]

[1942] But it was during the war that Hitler began to show more respect for the peoples and religions of the East (Islam, Confucianism, Buddhism). “While the Germans were lured into superficial theological discussions, the teachings of Confucius, Buddha and Mohammed offered a broad spiritual base for religious minded people,” he said in June 1942.45)[44 Henry Picker, Hitlers Tischgespräche im Führerhauptquartier [Stuttgart: Seewald Verlag, 1976], p. 355.

By that time Haj Amin Al-Husseini, had become his ally. Hitler was favorably impressed by Al-Husseini’s “blond hair and blue eyes,” and believed “that in more than one case the Mufti’s ancestors must have been Aryan, he probably had the best Roman blood streaming through his veins.46)[44 Henry Picker, Hitlers Tischgespräche im Führerhauptquartier [Stuttgart: Seewald Verlag, 1976], p. 355.

[1937] This had also been noted in December 1937 by a writer in Rosenberg’s Nazi newspaper“Völkische Beobachter.” The Arabs are not pure semites, this Nazi says. Look, for example, at “the Mufti of Jerusalem, whose red beard and blue eyes reveal the dominant Circassian strain of this mother.”47)[46 Bernard Lewis, op. cit., p. 147.

During the war Al-Husseini spent most of his time in Berlin where he had his own office, a huge villa. The Nazis gave him a monthly stipend of 62,500 Reichsmark (about 20,000 US dollars), paid by Ribbentrop’s Foreign Office. The Mufti was anxious to receive as much money as possible from a variety of sources in the Third Reich, also from the SS, and preferably in foreign currencies. Substantial amounts of money were transferred to Switzerland. Even in April 1945, when the Red Army was closing in on Hitler’s Reich Chancellery, did the Foreign Office pay him 50,000 Reichmark.48)[47 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 144-148.

[1948] Part of this Nazi money was later used to raise the “Arab Liberation Army” which would terrorize moderate Palestinians and Jews in 1948.49)[48 Ibid., p. 152.

During the war most Arab leaders did not conceal their preference for Nazi Germany, and the Nazis were well aware of this. A large party of the Arab owner classes hoped that Germany would win the war.50)[49 Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 184, 195.

One of the Arab leaders who was rather pro-German and pro-Mufti was King Farouk of Egypt. In May 1941, the British intercepted a secret personal letter from the king addressed to Hitler saying that “he (King Farouk) was filled with strong admiration for the Führer and respect for the German people, whose victory over England he desired most sincerely.”51)[50 Howard M. Sachar, op. cit., p. 228.

[19361939] After the war many leading Nazis, SS war criminals as well as the Mufti himself found refuge in Egypt or Syria (Alois Brunner, for example, fled to Syria.) The Islamists from the influential Muslim Brotherhood which originated in Egypt were also pro-Nazi. The Mufti himself was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and became its official representative in Palestine after the war. Theologically he was close to the Saudi Wahhabi tradition, the main brand of Sunni Islamism today. During the Palestinian revolt of 1936-1939, Sharia law was introduced in those areas of Palestine controlled and terrorized by Mufti militias. The Mufti’s legacy included mass killings of his (Palestinian) opponents.52)[51 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 170, 180.

After his escape from Iran with the help of the Italians, the Mufti traveled to Rome to meet Mussolini. He wanted the Axis powers to issue an official declaration that they supported the Arab aspirations for independence and sovereignty. (The Mufti hoped he would be the most important Arab leader after the war.) Mussolini saw no problem in issuing such a declaration, but the Germans did. They had to take the wishes of their French Vichy allies into account. Syria was a French mandate and North Africa was also French. So, the Mufti’s proposal was an embarrassment to Hitler and the German Foreign Office. (The Pan Arabs had recently designated not the Mufti but his new rival Kailani as their contact person for negotiations with Germany and the German Foreign Office also preferred Kailani to Al-Husseini.) Besides, Hitler had other priorities now, he had to defeat the Russians first.53)[52 Ibid., p. 51-56.

[1941] The Mufti traveled to Berlin in November 1941 to meet Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hitler. In his meeting with Hitler the Mufti stressed that “the Arab peoples are Germany’s natural friends fighting common enemies: Britain, the Jews and Bolshevism.” Five months earlier Hitler had invaded Russia (“Operation Barbarossa”), and now the Arabs could be very useful allies if an “Arab legion” would be formed. “The Arab world is strongly convinced Germany will win the war,” Al-Husseini told the Führer. He wanted Germany to issue a declaration “that Germany does not occupy Arab lands and understands and recognizes Arab aspirations for independence and freedom, just like it is committed to eliminating the national-Jewish homeland.” (This is the same declaration he had already discussed with Mussolini.)

Hitler responded “that Germany is committed to the uncompromising struggle against the Jews.” Germany will force each European nation to deal with the Jewish question. He also stressed that Germany was engaged in very heavy battles to open the entry to the Caucasus area. He expected the German armies to reach the southern Caucasus in the not too distant furture. “As soon as this is the case, the Führer would issue a declaration that the hour of liberation (of the Arab peoples) has come. The Mufti would then be the most qualified spokesman for the Arab world.”

Once the German armies pass through Rostow and Iran and reach Iraq, the British empire will collapse, Hitler said. Such a declaration cannot be issued before decisive battles have been won first (“auf Grund der durch die Waffen geschaffenen Tatsache”).54)[53 NS-Archiv, Dokumente zum Nationalsozialismus, Der Gross Mufti von Jerusalem beim Führer, November 28, 1941 (http:www.ns-archiv.de/verfolgung/antisemitismus/Mufti/in_berlin.shtml; see also: Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 218, 219.

It was clear that the Mufti wanted Hitler to issue such a declaration in support of Arab unification and sovereignty and a leading role for the Mufti himself straight away but Hitler wanted to wait until his armies had crossed the Caucasus. Former Iraqi Prime Minister El-Kailani also arrived in Berlin and pressed Hitler and Foreign Minister Ribbentrop for a declaration that went even further. Ribbentrop’s Foreign Office did treat El-Kailani as de jure Prime Minister of Iraq, promising him, he would also be Prime Minister of Iraq once it was liberated.55)[54 Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 221, 222.

[1942] Both Kailani and the Mufti were based in Berlin during the war years, and even the unscrupulous Nazis were surprised by the way both Arab leaders resented each other.56)[55 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 76-90. Page 80: “Berlin war der ganze Konflikt zwischen den beiden arabischen Führern peinlich.” Himmler, the SS and Goebbels usually sided with the Mufti. Kailani was received by Hitler in July 1942.

Himmler, Haj Amin Al-Husseini and the SS “Handzar division”

It is not so strange, therefore, that Haj Amin Al-Husseini soon developed a close relationship with Heinrich Himmler and the SS, the traditional enemies of the Foreign Office establishment.
SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler, just like Rosenberg, was a strong believer in the Arian “Nordic religion.” But he also felt attracted to Eastern religions and the occult. (Both the swastika and the SS rune signs are originally religious symbols and the obligatory Nazi greeting “Heil Hitler!” also comes close to religious adoration of the Führer.57)[56 Claus-Ekkehard Bärsch, op. cit., p. 136-139.

[1935] In a speech in 1935 Himmler emphasized that SS men are not interested in Christianity and the church, but they do believe in God and despise the atheists.58)[57 Bradley F. Smith and Agnes F. Peterson, Heinrich Himmler. Geheimreden 1933 bis 1945 [Frankfurt/M: Propyläen Verlag, 1974], p. 85, 86.

Himmler once described Hitler as a “German Savior” (“germanischen Heilsbringer”) who had been predestined by the “Karma of Germanity.”59)[58 Ibid., p. 15 [“Karma des Germanentums”] Hitler was a leader sent by the Lord God, Himmler said on another occasion.60)[59 Ibid., p. 237 [“…des von Herr Gott gesandten Führers…”] (Hitler once portrayed himself as a kind of Savior sent by “the Almighty Creator” whose mission it was to save Germany from the Jews.61)[60 Friedrich Heer, op. cit., p. 247 [“Wer nicht für mich ist, ist gegen mich. Mir mir, mit meiner Bewegung ist der Allmächtige.”); Adolf Hitler,Mein Kampf (London: Hurst & Blankett, 1939), p. 66 (“And so I believe to-day that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.”])

Ever since his first meeting with Grand Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini, did Himmler develop a stronger admiration for Islam. (The book cover of Klaus Gensicke’s study on the Mufti and National Socialism shows a photograph of Himmler bowing deeply when he shakes hands with the Mufti.) The SS Reichsführer probably read a German translation of the Koran. Some authors claim he ordered an investigation into the Arabic text of the Koran to find out whether it predicted that Hitler would complete Mohammed’s work.62)[61 Hans-Peter Raddatz, Allah und die Juden. Die islamische Renaissance des Antisemitismus [Berlin: WJS Verlag, 2007], p. 250; Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 57. Gensicke mentions how a German ambassador, Dr. von Stohrer, also emphasized the importance of studying the Koran. Some Koran verses are “prophetic words which refer to the coming of the Führer,” von Stohrer said.

[1943] The Mufti sent Himmler a telegram on October 6, 1943, congratulating him on his birthday and expressing the wish of achieving “even closer cooperation to achieve our common goals in the year to come.”63)62 Gerhard Höpp [Ed.], op. cit., p. 187.

[2003] On November 2, 2003, Himmler sent a telegram to his friend “Haj Amin Al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem,” referring to the “natural alliance” between Nazis and “freedom-loving Muslims”:

“The National Socialist movement of Greater Germany has, since its inception, inscribed upon its flag the fight against the world Jewry. It has therefore followed with particular sympathy the struggle of the freedom-loving Arabs, especially in Palestine, against Jewish interlopers.

In the recognition of this enemy and of the common struggle against it lies the firm foundation of the natural alliance that exists between the National Socialist Greater Germany and the freedom-loving Muslims (“freiheitsliebenden Mohammedanern”) around the world.”64)[63 Telegram from Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler to “Gross Mufti Amin el Husseini,” November 2, 1943 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Himmler_to_Mufti_telegram_1943.png].

[1942] It was with the help of high level Nazis that a “Central Islamic Institute” (“Islamisches-Zentral Institute”) was opened in Berlin on December 18, 1942. The most prominent Nazi guest was Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. In his speech Al-Husseini referred to the Jews as “the bitterest enemies of the Muslims who since time immemorial have confronted Muslims with cunning and trickery.” World Jewry and their capital control the British. “This war has been unleashed by world Jewry.”65)[64 Gerhard Höpp [Ed.], op. cit., p. 124-126.

It was this kind of language and this kind of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that Himmler, Rosenberg and Goebbels liked so much. With Himmler’s help the Mufti opened an “Imam school” in Guben, near Cottbus, in April 1944. This school was run by Himmler’s SS and it was here that imams were being trained who had to inspire and motivate Muslims fighting in the SS ranks.66)[65 Ibid., p. 212, 123.
Already in his meeting with Hitler did Al-Husseini press for the creation of an “Arab legion.” Initially, Hitler was not very enthusiastic about the idea, but his views changed after the defeat in Stalingrad. He now badly needed good and well motivated fighters. Himmler and his assistant Gottlob Berger wanted to select Muslims from Bosnia-Hercegovina for military service into a special SS-army (“Waffen SS”) division.

Himmler believed that Islam taught its followers to be good soldiers who can count on Allah’s mercy when they die in battle. For Himmler Islam was a natural ally of the German Reich. As Bosnian Muslims were rooted in European history, they could provide an important link between Arab Muslims and National Socialism.

[1942-1943] Himmler raised this matter with Hitler in December 1942, but the latter waited until February 1943 to give his final approval. One month later, Himmler and Al-Husseini met in Berlin to discuss the formation of a Muslim Waffen SS unit, the so-called “13th SS Division Handzar” (also spelled as “Handschar” or “Hanjar”: the Handzar was the dagger of Turkish officers and policemen during the Ottoman Empire). Most members of the Handzar division were Bosnian muslims.67)[66 Perry Pierik, Muitende moslims. De geschiedenis van de 13.Waffengebirgsdivision der SS ‘Handschar’ [kroat. Nr. 1], in: Derde Bulletin van de Tweede Wereldoorlog [Soesterberg: Aspekt Publishers, 2001], p. 28-32. (Many Bosnian Muslims, though, refused to join the Nazi ranks and quite a number of Bosnian Muslims did everything to protect Jews, who had never been their enemies before, and so did the Italians in the areas under their control, in Mostar for example.68)[67 Based on interviews the author made in Sarajevo with members of the Jewish community [December 1993]. See also: Daniel Carpi, The Rescue of Jews in the Italian Zone of Occupied Croatia, in: Rescue Attempts during the Holocaust [Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, 1977], p. 465-525. Page 473: “Thus, for example, the Italian Chief of Staff in Mostar had only recently announced that he would not agree to the deportation of Jews form the city, since it was against the declared policy of the Italians, who granted full equality to all residents.”]

Not everyone was enthusiastic about the idea of creating a Muslim division. Reich Foreign Minister Ribbentrop feared that Germany’s Kroat allies would be upset. Kroat leader Ante Pavelic hated Muslims, and demanded that the new Muslim division would operate under his control. But Hitler sided with Himmler and overruled Pavelic’s objections.

Assisted and advised by Al-Husseini, Himmler’s SS started a propaganda offensive in Bosnia.69)[68 Perry Pierik, op. cit., p. 35-38.

The Mufti paid a visit to Sarajevo appealing for support among the Muslim clergy. By the end of April 1943, 12,000 men had been recruited, and the division’s eventual strength was 21,000 men.70)[69 Noel Malcolm, Bosnia. A Short History [London: Macmillan, 1994], p. 190.

Himmler possibly accorded the Mufti the high rank of SS Gruppenführer (=general). Handzar division commander was SS general Karl-Gustav Sauberzweig. Al-Husseini paid several visits to the division encouraging his fellow Muslims to fight the partisans and other Nazi enemies.

[1943-1944] In the very year of Handzar’s formation, 1943, there were a lot of problems, however. The division was first transferred to France and then to Germany to receive training. There was much discontent among the rank and file resulting even in a serious mutiny in France. (Eight German officers were killed.) Sauberzweig was furious and knew no mercy. The mutiny was brutally suppressed. The men were looking for action in their home country Bosnia and they were finally sent back in February 1944 to fight Tito’s partizans. The fighting started in March and lasted through the summer. The men from the Handzar division committed terrible war crimes against local Serbs, killing thousands of civilians indiscriminately.71)[70 Ibid., p. 191 [March 1943 must be March 1944].

After the war, Tito’s Yugoslavia wanted to try Haj Amin Al-Husseini as a war criminal, but the Grand Mufti, Nazi collaborator and Himmler friend, escaped justice once again.

The Soviets did not take any action against Al-Husseini. They had every reason to. Al-Husseini’s men were fighting in Hungary in the final stages of the war. They killed many Red Army soldiers. The men from the SS Muslim divisions (Handzar was not the only Muslim division) were better fighters now. The reason why the Soviets declined to indict the Mufti as a war criminal and Nazi ally was quite simple: in the first years after the war, the Mufti was highly popular in Egypt and most other Arab countries (this would change in the 1950s and 1960s, though), and the Soviets were courting the same Arab regimes and governments. They wanted to counterbalance US and British influence and policies in the Middle East.

[1948] Jordanian King Abdallah was not particularly a friend of the Mufti. The king appointed Sheikh Husam Al-Din Jarallah from the Nashashibi clan as new Mufti of Jerusalem in December 1948. Sheikh Jarallah was the same one whom the British had ignored in 1921 when they opted for Al-Husseini. Abdallah was proclaimed king of a “United Palestine and Transjordan.”72)[71 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit.. p. 154, 155.

[1940] In April 1940, King Abdallah annexed what was later known as the Westbank. One year later, the king was assassinated by a man who belonged to the Al-Husseini clan. Al-Husseini and his “Arab Higher Committee” denied any involvement.73)[72Ibid., p. 155, 156. The Muslim Brotherhood also condemned the assassination and suddenly distanced themselves from the ex-Mufti.

The Mufti, the Holocaust and the Mufti’s visit to “Auschwitz 3”

There is no doubt that the Mufti knew about the genocide of the European Jews, the Holocaust. He even played an active role in it. The “Encyclopedia of the Holocaust” says that Al-Husseini’s men from the Handzar division “participated in the massacre of civilians in Bosnia and volunteered to join in the hunt for Jews in Croatia. The Germans made a point in publicizing the fact that Al-Husseini had flown from Berlin to Sarajevo for the sole purpose of giving his blessing to the Muslim army and inspecting its arms and training exercises.”74)[73 Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Vol. 2 [New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990], p. 704; Enzyklopädie des Holocaust. Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden [Munich: R. Piper, 1995], Band [Vol.] II, p. 631.

Al-Husseini’s men participated in SS training courses and, as part of their training, visited the concentration camp of Sachsenhausen.75)[74 Ibid. [Enlarged and updated German edition].

The Mufti personally knew SS Sturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann, who coordinated the whole Nazi effort to make Europe “Judenrein” (kill all European Jews). Hannah Arendt claims in her book “Eichmann in Jerusalem” that “the Eichmann Trial revealed that all rumors about Eichmann’s connection with Haj Amin Al-Husseini, were unfounded. (He had been introduced to the Mufti during an official reception, along with all other departmental heads.)”76)[75 Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil [Harmondsworth/New York: Penguin Books, 1976, first published in 1963], p. 13.

Unfortunately, Hannah Arendt, who covered the Eichmann Trial for “The New Yorker,” fails to mention here that this is exactly what Eichmann himself wanted the judges to believe. During the trial Eichmann said:

“I saw the Mufti just once. This was during an official reception hosted by Department VI in the Security Service guesthouse, to which most of the Specialist Officers of the Head Office for Reich Security had been invited. Each Specialist Officer, including myself, was presented to the Mufti… I never exchanged words with the Mufti other than to state my name when I was presented to him. I had nothing to do with the Mufti in political terms.”77)[76 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, Vol. IV [Jerusalem: State of Israel/Ministry of Justice. 1992], p . 1451, 1452.

Throughout the trial, Eichmann followed the strategy of denying, lying and distorting facts. (He also wanted the court the believe he was not an anti-Semite at all.78)[77 Ibid., Vol. V, p. 2028.) He had a very selective memory.

[1937] But Adolf Eichmann knew the Mufti quite well. As early as 1937, he was sent to the Middle East to contact the Mufti and other Arab leaders. He and SS OberscharführerHerbert Hagen arrived in Haifa by boat on October 2, 1937, at six p.m. As the boat left for Egypt the next day there was no time to meet many people. The Mufti was no longer in Palestine, he had fled after the British wanted to arrest him. (Chuck Morris incorrectly claims that the Mufti did meet with Hagen and Eichmann during their 1937 visit.79)[78 Chuck Morris, op. cit., p. xvii [Introduction]. But both SS officers blame in their report the Mufti for having fled Palestine: this did not enhance his popularity among the Arabs.80)[79 Bericht über die Palestina-Ägyptenreise von SS-Hauptscharführer Eichmann und SS-Oberscharführer Hagen, Berlin, November 4, 1937, G II 112 26-3, [Hg/Pi], p. 22 [“Die Flucht des Mufti wird aber entgegen den zuerst gebrachten Meldungen von den meisten national denkenden Arabern nicht gebilligt. Er soll deshalb auch erheblich an Einfluss verloren haben.”]))

In Egypt, Eichmann and Hagen failed to get a visa for Palestine (the British simply refused to give the two men from a Berlin visa). But Eichmann and Hagen did meet a journalist from Jerusalem who belonged to the circle of the Grand Mufti.81)[80 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem,., Vol. I, p. 243, Vol. IV, p. 1456, Vol. V, p. 2168; Bericht über die Palestina-Ägyptenreise von SS-Hauptscharführer Eichmann und SS-Oberscharführer Hagen, op. cit., p. 1-3.

[1941-1942] After the British intervention in Iraq in 1941, the Mufti traveled to Italy and then to Nazi Germany to meet Reich Chancellor Hitler in Berlin. He also met Eichmann, possibly in the first half of 1942.

[1946] Dieter Wisliceny, Eichmann’s deputy for Slovakia and a personal friend as well, made detailed notes when he was on trial in Nuremberg. In his notes, dated 26 July 1946, Wisliceny claims that Eichmann personally briefed the Mufti on the “final solution of the Jewish question” (=Holocaust):

“After Mufti Al-Husseini arrived in Germany, he paid a visit to Himmler. A short while thereafter the Grand Mufti visited the director of the Jewish Section at the Gestapo Department IV, Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann, in his office in Berlin, 166 Kurfürstenstrasse. I no longer remember the exact date of the visit. Possibly it was at the end of 1941 or the beginning of 1942.

By chance I was with Eichmann in Berlin a few days later, when he told me in detail about this visit. Eichmann lectured to the Grand Mufti in his Map Room, where he had collected statistical accounts of the Jewish population of various European countries – he lectured in detail about the solution of the Jewish Question in Europe. The Grand Mufti, according to him, was most impressed and said to Eichmann that he had already asked Himmler and had in fact secured Himmler’s consent on this point, that a representative of Eichmann should come to Jerusalem as his personal advisor when he, the Grand Mufti, would go back after the victory of the Axis Powers. In that conversation Eichmann asked me whether I was not willing to take the post. But I rejected in principle such Oriental adventures.

Eichmann was greatly impressed by the personality of the Grand Mufti. He repeatedly said to me, both then and on a later occasion, that the Mufti had made a powerful impression on him, and also on Himmler, and that he had an acknowledged influence in Arab-Jewish affairs.

To my knowledge, Eichmann saw the Mufti from time to time and spoke to him.”82)[81 Ibid., Vol. I, p. 243, 244. For a detailed study on the origins of the Final Solution, see: Christopher Browning, The Origins of the Final Solution [Lincoln: University of Nabraska Press, 2004], p. 36-43.

In his excellent book “Justice in Jerusalem” Chief Prosecutor (Attorney General) Gideon Hausner points out that the (ex-)Mufti’s ties with Eichmann were of long standing:

[1942] “At the beginning of 1942 Eichmann received him and his retinue at the department’s headquarters and lectured to them on the Final Solution in Europe. The ex-Mufti was so strongly impressed that he immediately requested Himmler to designate someone on Eichmann’s team to be his ‘personal adviser’ on ‘finally solving’ the Jewish problem also in Palestine, once the ex-Mufti was reinstated in his office by the victorious Axis. Eichmann welcomed the offer… The personal ties between the two continued through the Mufti’s nephew, who was later a caller on Eichmann at his office.”83)[82 Gideon Hausner, Justice in Jerusalem. The Trial of Adolf Eichmann [London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1967], p. 345.

When Attorney General Hausner asked Eichmann if he remembered that a proposal had been made for Wisliceny to become the Mufti’s advisor after the great victory, Eichmann said: “I do not remember that, but I am sure that would necessarily have happened. I can safely say that. But I do not remember that.” When Hausner asked Eichmann if he could not dispute Wisliceny’s words in the matter, that it was suggested that he be the Mufti’s advisor, Eichmann replied: “I believe this is pure imagination on Wisliceny’s part.”84)[83 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, Vol. IV, p. 1790. (This kind of contradictory responses was typical for that way Eichmann often sought the evade controversial issues.)

An architect named Andrej Steiner stated that Wisliceny told him the Mufti “had very close contact and cooperation with Eichmann.” “The Mufti is a sworn enemy of the Jews and he has always fought for the idea of annihilating the Jews,” Wisliceny told Steiner. “The Mufti is one of the originators of the systematic destruction of European Jewry by the Germans,” Wisliceny clarified.85)[84 Ibid., Vol. II, p. 915.

After the war the Mufti’s diary was found by the Allies. On a page bearing the date of 9 November 1944, the following words had been written: “The best of the friends of the Arabs. Eichmann.” Above the word “Eichmann” (written in Latin characters) appeared the following Arabic words in Al-Husseini’s own handwriting: “fairus nadira jiddan” and “Kheir mukhlis lil-arab” – “a very rare diamond” and “the best redeemer for the Arabs.”86)[85 Ibid., Vol. III, p. 1141, 1354, 1355 [“The Arabic above the word ‘Eichmann’ is in the Mufti’s handwriting.”]]

A number of Mufti friends attended a brief crash course at the Gestapo offices in order to be “reconditioned into experts for any Gestapo to be set up in the Near East.” One of them was called the “Heydrich of the Near East.” Eichmann confirmed this, although he would not call it a course.87)[86 Ibid., Vol IV, p. 1790.

Attorney General Hausner later made the following observation in the courtroom:

“Haj Amin Al-Husseini was a man who obviously found in Eichmann a precious jewel. He had begun the spilling of Jewish blood in Palestine, his heart was wide open to an unclear partnership with the spiller of Jewish blood in the world, and in his Section Eichmann trains minions of the Mufti, among them the man who was dubbed ‘Heydrich of the Near East.’

And what was meant by this, Your Honors? After the victory, which was coming, as they hoped, these people were planning the same bloody work in the whole world, which would fall at their feet. And the Mufti who had spilled the blood of the Jews in Hebron, in Jaffa and in Jerusalem, in the riots of 1921, 1936 and 1939, was looking for a man like himself who would help him finish the job. He saw that they did it better there.”88)[87 Ibid., Vol. V, p. 2028.

The Mufti also visited Auschwitz and gloated over the mass murder of the Jews.89)[88 Maurice Pearlman, The Mufti of Jerusalem [London: Victor Gollancz, 1947], p. 73 [quoting testimony given at the Nuremberg trials in 1946]; Jilian Becker, op. cit., p. 28.

Ernst Verduin, a Dutch Jew who survived Auschwitz 3 (“Monowitz”) and whose number was 150811 (tattooed by the SS in his arm), actually saw the Mufti there in the second half of 1943. He saw 50 men wearing strange clothes and golden belts, accompanied by high ranking SS officers from Stammlager (=original camp) Auschwitz. Verduin was curious and tried to take a closer look, but an SS guard stopped him. He asked the guard who these people were. The guard replied that they were “the Mufti of Jerusalem and his retinue who wanted to see how the Jews worked themselves to death, so that he could do the same things to the Jews who lived in Palestine.”90)[89 Israel Nieuwsbrief [The Hague: CIDI], May 21, 2006 [21/7], p. 1 [interview with Dutch Auschwitz survivor Ernst Verduin]. It was known that the Mufti had visited Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek. What was not known was that he had also visited the forced labor camp of Monowitz, which was known as “Auschwitz 3” and was part of the vast Auschwitz complex.

[1942] Three companions of Kailani and one companion of the Mufti visited the concentration camp of Oranienburg in June 1942. Ribbentrops’s Foreign Office had objected to this visit. The four Arabs visitors were very much interested in the fate of the Jews and favorably impressed by what they saw.91)[90 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 208, footnote 55.

[1944] There was a significant radio broadcast to the Arabs on September 20, 1944. In this broadcast did the Mufti ask his Arab listeners if they were not able to turn away 11 million Jews. The total number of Jews at the beginning of the war was 17 million. The Mufti must have known, therefore, that 6 million Jews had died between September 1939 and September 1944.92)[91 Ibid., p. 111.

The Nazis and the Mufti almost used the same term when they talked about the Holocaust. The Nazis spoke of “Endlösung” (“Final Solution”), the Mufti referred to “Endgültige Lösung” (“Definitive Solution”).93)[92 Ibid., p. 141 [speech by the Mufti on 2 November 1943]. This cannot be coincidental. The Mufti clearly was familiar with Nazi terminology on the Holocaust.

Mufti prevents the rescue of 19,000 Jewish children

The Mufti knew exactly what was happening to the Jews who were sent to Poland. He was worried about the policies of the governments of Rumania, Hungary and Bulgaria – three allies of Nazi Germany – who wanted to send a number of Jewish children to Palestine. In two letters addressed to the Rumanian and Hugarian Foreign Ministers the Mufti referred to a bulletin published by the “Jewish agency in charge the execution of the Jewish program.” According to this bulletin Rumania planned to send 1800 Jewish children to Palestine, and Hungary 900 children. “This will not solve the Jewish problem,” the Mufti wrote. “On the contrary this will enable them to communicate freely with their race brothers in enemy countries.” It also causes tremendous harm to the friendly Arab nation who is on your side in this war (l’immense mal fait à la Nation arabe amie qui prit place à vos côtés dans cette guerre”), the Mufti said in his letter. He then recommended to send these children to Poland instead:

“Allow me to draw Your Excellency’s attention to the necessity of preventing these Jews from leaving your country; and if there are reasons which make their departure (removal) necessary it will be unavoidably better and indefinitely more preferable if they leave your country and go to other countries where they are under active supervision such as Poland, for instance, so that they do not pose a danger or cause harm.”94)[93 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 180, 181. The two Mufti letters were written in French and dated June 28, 1943 [translated from French by the author].

It was in Poland or the so-called “Generalgouvernement” that Auschwitz and other extermination camps were located. “Active supervision” was a code term for mass killing of Jews.
In the case of Bulgaria, where most of the Jews had been relatively safe95)[94 Michael Bar-Zohar, Beyond Hitler’s Grasp. The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria’s Jews [Holbrook, Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation, 1998]. the Mufti also took action:

“When he learned that there was a possibility of several thousand Bulgarian children being allowed out of Bulgaria and into Palestine, he intervened successfully in Berlin to prevent this.” 96)[95 Martin Gilbert, Descent into Barbarism. A History of the 20th Century 1934-1951 [London: Harper Collins Publishers, 1999], p. 423.

[1942] At the end of 1942, Himmler permitted 10,000 Jewish children to be transferred from Poland to Theresienstadt. The plan was to send them eventually to Palestine, via Rumania. “It was planned,” Wisliceny said after the war, “to exchange these children for German civilian prisoners, though the services of the International Red Cross.” But suddenly Wisliceni was summoned to Berlin by his boss Eichmann who disclosed to him “that the idea of the planned operation had become known to the Grand Mufti, by means of his intelligence service in Palestine. As a result he protested vigorously to Himmler, using the argument that these Jewish children would, within a few years become adults and would strengthen the Jewish element in Palestine. Following this advice Himmler forbade the whole operation and even issued a prohibition in respect of cases in the future, that no Jew should be permitted to emigrate to Palestine from territories under German control.”97)[96 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, op. cit., Vol. I. p. 244.

[1943] In 1943, the Mufti also succeeded in preventing the emigration of 4000 Jewish children and 500 accompanying adults to Palestine by sending two angry letters to Reich Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. In his first letter of May 13, 1943, the Mufti protested against a plan by Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary to send 4000 Jewish children to Palestine:

“I request Your Excellency to do everything possible to dissuade Bulgaria, Rumania and Hungary, from implementing the Jewish-Anglo-American plan, and to give special attention to this question; by so doing, you would be rendering an unforgettable service to the friendly Arab people.”98)[97Ibid., Vol. III, p. 1138.

[1943] In his second letter of June 10, 1943, the Mufti wrote that he had learned that seventy-five Jews, among them also important personalities, left Bucharest and arrived in Palestine at the end of the month. Other groups of Jews from Rumania and Hungary have also arrived or are ready to depart, and seven hundred Jews from Poland, who have parents in Palestine, are also ready to leave; five thousand refugees from Bulgaria, Rumania, Hungary and Slovakia have immigration certificates in their possession.”

“It seems to me that I should bring to the knowledge of Your Excellency the fact that the Arabs, loyal friends of the Axis, feel themselves hurt when they notice that their friends of the Axis powers facilitate the Judeo-English objective of the transfer of Jews, who are agents of the British and the communists, enemies of the Arabs and enemies of Europe, to Palestine.”99)[98 Ibid., p. 1139.

Al-Husseini asked Ribbentrop “to adopt the necessary measures with the governments of Bulgaria, Rumania and Hungary,” to prevent and frustrate the departure of these Jews.

One month before, Eichmann had told the Foreign Office that Jewish children should not be allowed to emigrate. The Reich Chief Security Office (RSHA) was only prepared to let 5000 children go if they would be exchanged for 20,000 Germans who were not yet forty years old. But in view of “the execution of measures against the Jews,” this exchange must take place straight away (“sofort”), otherwise the transfer of 5000 children from the Eastern territories can no longer be realized.100)[99Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 107. In other words, it would be to late, because all these children would have been gassed.

Not only did the Mufti send angry letters to Ribbentrop, he also talked to several Foreign Office officials and to the SS. This kind of unusual pressurizing was not appreciated by everyone in the Foreign Office. The Mufti’s repeated meddling into foreign policy issues and his excessive zeal (“Übereifer”) in handling the Jewish question caused irritation and adversely affected the relations with allied governments. This is also clear from the notes of a high level Foreign Office official: “The Mufti is an outspoken enemy of the Jews, and does not hide his view that he would like to see all of them killed.”101)[100 Ibid., p. 106-108 [“Durch die Sonderstellung Bulgariens und die dadurch für Deutschland entstandenen Probleme kam die wiederholte Einmischung des Mufti in die ‘Judenfrage’ den Deutschen recht ungelegen.”]

Himmler and Eichmann fully supported the Mufti and also put pressure on Ribbentrop. When the British government wanted the Germans to clarify their proposal, Ribbentrop’s Foreign Office lamely regarded this as a negative response. “This is how the combined forces of Eichmann, Himmler, Ribbentrop and the Mufti prevented the rescue of Jewish children,” says Klaus Gensicke in his thorough study on the Mufti.

[1944] The Mufti, a real troublemaker, would not mind even to clash with his best Nazi friend Heinrich Himmler. He wrote Himmler a letter on July 27, 1944, expressing his concern about Jews under German control who had been allowed to leave for Palestine. They had been exchanged for Germans who had been interned by the British in Palestine. The Mufti reminded Himmler that the destruction of the Jewish national home in Palestine and the “war against world Jewry” was an essential part of the German Reich’s policy. He asked the Reichsführer stop any additional emigration of Jews to Palestine in order to show his friendship to his German allies.102)[101 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 216; Joseph B. Schechtman, The Mufti and the Führer. The Rise and Fall of Haj Amin el-Husseini [New York/London: 1965], appendix 4.

[1944] By the summer of 1944, Himmler realized that the war was lost and he wanted to whitewash himself somehow and pave the way for a new role as an acceptable negotiator on behalf of Germany.103)[102 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 147. In the last stages of the war Himmler even issued a“Stoppbefehl” (order to halt the killings of Jews), but Eichmann did everything to sabotage the order.104)[103 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, op. cit., Vol V, p. 2030; Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 101 [“At the end even Himmler, whom he adored, found it difficult to curb him when a halt was called to the killings.”] He reasoned: “I know the war is lost, but I am still going to win my own war.”105)[104]Hitlers Helfer, ZDF [German TV], April 7, 1998. [“Ich weiss der Krieg ist verloren, aber ich werde meinen Krieg noch gewinnen.”]

Eichmann was not just a bureaucrat who obeyed orders. (When necessary he even disobeyed a direct order from Himmler himself.) It seemed as if satanic or diabolical powers drove him to destroy as many lives as possible, even when everybody knew Germany was losing the war. (It was in 1944 that Eichmann sent the bulk of the Hungarian Jews to the death camps, countless others perished in “death marches” in the Winter of 1944/45.) Just like the Mufti, Adolf Eichmann was a fanatic who knew time was running out.106)[105 Hans Safrian, Eichmann und seine Gehilfen [Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1995], p. 304. [“Mit welcher Verbissenheit Eichmann und seine Männer bestrebt waren, noch mehr Juden ihrem Verderben auszuliefern, zeigte sich bereits im Juli 1944.”] Dr. Bernhard Lösener, a senior official in the Nazi Ministry of the Interior, wrote in 1961: “Of all the people I knew, Eichmann was the strongest personification of satanic principals.” And chief prosecutor Gideon Hausner described Eichmann as “a cunning, flint hearted plotter, with a demonic personality which certainly was completely indifferent to the suffering he inflicted.”107)[106 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 6 [“demonic personality”], 13 [“satanic principles”].

It reminds me of what had been predicted in the Apocalypse, the last book of the Bible:“But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, knowing that his time is short.” (The Revelation of St. John, chapter 12 verse 12, New English Bible). And there is another verse which could equally apply to Eichmann: “And there, as I looked, was another horse, sickly pale; and its rider’s name was Death, and Hades (=hell) came close behind.” (The Revelation of St. John chapter 6 verse 8.) Remember, the very symbol of the SS was the death’s head, or, as Heinz Höhne describes the SS in a brilliant study, they were “the Order of the Death’s Head.”108)[107 Heinz Höhne, Der Orden unter dem Totenkopf. Die Geschichte der SS [Essen/Munich: Magnus Verlag/Bertelsmann, 1976].

The Mufti regularly appeared on German radio, particularly on its Arab section, inciting his followers to kill Jews:

“Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion.” Or:

“Take decisive and powerful action to expel all the Jews from the Arab and Islamic countries. Don’t spare any effort, not one Jew or colonialist should be left behind in these countries.”109)[108 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 103; Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 311; Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 211.

He also often spoke about the link between Jews and “capitalism” (“Jews and capitalists dragged the United States into war and expansion.”110)[109 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 114 [speech on the radio, November 25, 1942].. Today, too, this kind of conspiracy theories are a popular theme among radical Muslims and extreme leftists.

The Mufti’s possible attempt to exterminate the Jews of Yemen

[1936] There is a rare document about a possible visit by Haj Amin Al-Husseini to Yemen in 1936. There is no hard evidence that this document is based on facts, and I do not know if the year 1936 or the document as such is correct. The document refers to Al-Husseini as “an envoy of Hitler.” Al-Husseini certainly admired Hitler in the 1930s, but he had not yet met the Führer personally. Maybe the visit took place somewhere between 1939 and 1941 when the Mufti was in Iraq and he was already on the Axis’s payroll. I will summarize this document below, partly using the document’s own language (a translation from Hebrew into English).111)[110 Megilat Hajeshuah [Book of the Salvation of the Jews of Yemen in the year 1936], document provided to the author by Dr. Perry Pierik, historian, and W. Roosenblatt. All the information on the Mufti’s [possible] visit to Yemen is from this document.

The Mufti and thirty-four other men arrived by boat at the harbor of Al-Haduydah, Yemen. On board were also deadly chemicals for killing. The Mufti demanded to see the king. He wanted to exterminate completely all Jews of Yemen. King Yahya Hamid Al-Din, discussed this with his advisor Shalom ben Saadya Gamliel, a bearded Jew with long side-locks, telling him to sit in the seat of the head of government when the Mufti would arrive.

When the Mufti arrived, he was terribly displaced at seeing a Jew sitting near the king, and said: “Peace be with you, leader of the faithful. What a pity, a sanctified hall and in it sits the highest source of impurity.”

The king said: “About whom are you speaking?” Amin Al-Husseini answered: “About this scum, which one is forbidden to look at.”

The king said: “You expressed the view that it is forbidden to look at this Jew, but I see him daily. Justify the prohibition from a legal point of view.” Al-Husseini quoted from the Koran and said: “Jews are now killing our Muslim brethren in the holy land. The Lord has inspired Hitler to eliminate soon this nation completely.” He advised the king to include all the Jews who are in Yemen in camps until they die.

Shalom said the Jews of Yemen accept the rule of Islam and the Muslims, and they are protected by the king. “Justice demands that we be treated with compassion.” Al-Husseini said it was a duty to hang this Jew, to cut off his head and to do so right away, for “he has touched the holy Koran.” (Sura 56 verse 79: “None shall touch it, save the purified ones.”) The king said to Shalom: “What is your answer? Shalom said: “The Koran which I studied has notes in its margins, thus its holiness had been diminished.” (This was not true but Shalom had to say something to save his skin.) The king was happy and said: “The Jew’s answer is acceptable. All the Jews who live in Yemen honor the Koran, and Shalom studied an annotated Koran.” The king then told Al-Huseini to leave Yemen within two days. Now, the Mufti was even more upset and told important people in government: “Your king is bewitched by the Jew who sits to his right.”

The Mufti as a role model for today’s Islamist’s and the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”

The Mufti is a role model for today’s Islamist’s. He was the first to introduce suicide squads in Palestine. He was also a Wahhabi Muslim of the kind known as “Salafi Jihadists” today. Not only did he hate the Jews, he also called on his followers to kill them indiscriminately and played an active role in the Holocaust by encouraging top Nazis to kill even more Jews. He didn’t care about women and children. Due to his personal intervention thousands of Jewish children were sent to the death camps. “Kill the Jews wherever you find them,” this is what he told his followers to do.

Today, Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda also call on Muslims to kill the Jews (and they do not distinguish between men, women and children either):

“The hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them… Whoever claims that there is permanent peace between us and the Jews has disbelieved what has been sent down through Mohammed.”112)[111 Bruce Lawrence [Ed.], Messages to the World. The Statements by Osama bin Laden [London/New York, Verso, 2005], p. 125.

Just like Goebbels, Hitler and Al-Husseini, bin Laden refers to the Jews as “masters of usury and leaders in treachery.”113)[112 Ibid., p. 190.

[1928 | 1936-1939] Haj Amin Al-Husseini was a prominent member of the anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood founded by his friend Hassan Al-Banna in 1928. The Muslim Brotherhood gave moral and material support to the Palestinian revolt which broke out in 1936 and lasted until 1939. The Mufti wrote Al-Banna a letter saying how grateful he was for the “blessed actions in aid” and “your wise decisions and noble efforts.” And after the 1948 war an embittered Al-Husseini blamed the Arab nations, but not the Brotherhood, for losing that war.114)[113 Khaled Hroub, Hamas. Political Thought and Practice [Washington, DC: Institute for Palestine Studies], p. 13, 14.

[1929] The Muslim Brotherhood believed and still believes that the so-called “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a virulent anti-Jewish book highly popular in the Arab world, are true. Haj Amin Husseini took this obscure book with him when he appeared before the “Palestine Commission on the Disturbances of August 1929.”115)[114 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mohammad_amin_+al_Husayni#_note-11; Palestine Commission on the Disturbances of August 1929, Minutes of Evidence [London: 1930], Vol. 2, p. 527, 537.

These so-called “Protocols” describe how Jewish “Wise Men” or “Elders” took part in secret meetings to devise a secret conspiracy to achieve world domination. This strange document originated in the 19th century. It was partly the result of a forged document written or rewritten by the Russian Okhrana, the notorious Czarist secret police.

[1903, 1920, 1933] “It was circulated widely, and in 1903 gave the signal for the Kishinev pogrom, in which several thousand Jews were massacred,” writes Konrad Heiden.116)[115 Konrad Heiden, Der Fuehrer. Hitler’s Rise to Power [Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944], p. 11. Heiden was a German journalist who witnessed the rise of the Nazi Party, but left Germany in 1933 because his mother was Jewish and because he was bitterly opposed to Nazism. He had been at many party meetings, even one of the first in 1920, which gave him a unique insight into Nazi affairs and ideology.

[1917] Heiden describes how the obscure Protocols became the cornerstone of Nazi ideology. In the year of the communist revolution in Russia, 1917, Alfred Rosenberg, an Estonian of German descent, was studying architecture in Moscow. An unknown man “suddenly stepped into his room, laid down the book and silently departed,” Rosenberg later claimed. To Rosenberg it was a sign of heaven.”117)[116 Ibid., p. 4, 31.

[1923] Rosenberg left Russia two years after the revolution and settled in Germany. He began to move in extreme right-wing circles. In 1923, he published the bestseller “Die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion und die jüdische Weltpolitik” (“The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and World Politics”). “Each month you see the same Jewish forces at work in all the states,” Rosenberg wrote in the preface to the third edition (1924). “Right now Germany is a victim of unconditional slavery.”118)[117 Alfred Rosenberg, Die Protokollen der Weisen von Zion und die jüdische Weltpolitik [Reprint: Deutscher Volksverlag Dr. Boepple, Munich; first published in July 1923, third editon in October 1924], p. 2, 3.

[1934] Four years earlier, Rosenberg had joined the newly formed Nazi party (NSDAP) and met its leader Adolf Hitler. Hitler was so fascinated by the Protocols that they served as framework for his own book “Mein Kampf. Rosenberg was rewarded by Hitler in 1934 when he became the official party philosopher and chief racial theorist. Rosenberg’s unreadable “Myth of the Twentieth Century” was also partly based on the Protocols. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to state that the venomous anti-Semitic propaganda of the Protocols played a decisive role in the biggest pogrom in history – the Holocaust.

Today, the very same Protocols play a highly destructive role in the world of the Islamists (Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.).

A 21-year old Palestinian suicide bomber named Hisham Ismail Hamad killed himself and three Israeli soldiers on November 11, 1994. Just six days before, he had taken part in a meeting of an Islamic Jihad terror cell where the “Jewish plan to master the world,” as laid down in the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” was being discussed. “They want to destroy the whole world. We Islamists could never accept such a state. These (= the Protocols) are not empty words…”

Six days later Hisham Ismail took his bicycle and went to an Israeli checkpoint where he blew himself up.119)[118]Hadassa Ben-Itto, op. cit., p. 398, 399. See also Kenneth Timmerman’s article in The Jerusalem Post, 25 November 1994. Another so-called martyr for the Islamic cause in the name of the Protocols. (In de final months of the war the Nazi’s, too, used “suicide bombers”: teenage boys from the fanatical “Hitler Youth” armed with grenades or “Panzerfausts” who threw themselves before Russian tanks.)

Article 32 of the Charter of the “Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas” (founded in 1988) says:

“Their (the Zionists’) plan is embodied in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and their present conduct is the best proof of what they are saying.”120)[119 The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas], 18 August 1988 [www.mideastweb.org/hamas.htm].

The Charter refers to “World Zionism, together with imperialistic movements,” which is a kind of Jewish conspiracy for world domination:

“After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on.”121)[120 Ibid.

[1923] We noted already that Alfred Rosenberg wrote the same thing in his 1923 book on Zionism. Hamas later sided with Saddam Hussein, the secular Baathist dictator of Iraq who strongly admired both Hitler and Stalin.122)[121 Emerson Vermaat, Dossier Irak Eenvandaag [Dutch TV], 19 January 2003 [an illustrated research paper on the history of Iraq available on the Internet, Google: www.eenvandaag.nl + dossier irak + emerson vermaat]. See also: Con Coughlin, Saddam. The Secret Life [London: Macmillan, 2002], p. 6, 121 [“Having drawn on Stalins’ example to create a totalitarian regime, Saddam was now looking to Hitler for clues on how to improve his popularity.”]

[1941] Saddam read and felt inspired by Hitler’s Mein Kampf, a book which, for some reason, is still remarkable popular in the Arab world. Saddam’s uncle Khairallah Tulfa supported the pro-Nazi coup plotters in 1941. He was described as “a very tough man, a Nazi and a Fascist.” “Young Saddam was in awe of his uncle’s exploits in the 1941 revolt,” writes Con Coughlin in his biography of Saddam.123)[122 Con Coughlin, op. cit., p.13.

For many years did Saddam’s Nazi-like regime pay 10,000 dollars to family members of Palestinian suicide bombers many of whom belonged to Hamas or Islamic Jihad.

Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and still reveres Haj Amin Al-Husseini and his Syrian associate and friend Sheikh Izz e-Din (or “Ezzedine”) Al-Qassam (an extremely fanatical Wahhabi jihadist who was killed in November 1935) depicting them as national heroes. (The “Qassam” rockets and the “Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades” – the armed wing of Hamas – are named after Al-Qassam.)

Hamas wants to establish an Islamic state ruled by Sharia law and espouses “nationalism” as part of the Islamic creed (Hamas Charter, articles 11 and 12).

Article 15 says: “Jihad for the liberation of Palestine is an individual duty.”

The Protocols are still highly popular in the Arab world and not just among the Islamist’s. They are incorporated into the teaching material of many Palestinian schools. There was a popular TV series on the Protocols in Egypt in November/December 2002. Seventeen other Arab TV stations bought the rights for the series known as “Horseman without a Horse.”Egyptian Information Minister Safwat Al-Sharif said that airing the series is proper and does not injure other religions. Copies of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” readily and openly available in the country’s markets, were swiftly brought by viewers immediately following the airing of the series.124)[123 Ha’aretz, 10 November 2002 [“Galloping Anti-Semitism”]; NRC Handelsblad, 18 December 2002, p. 3 [“Ambassadeur Egypte berispt over tv-serie”], 20 December 2002, p. 4 [“Antisemiet heeft geen soap nodig”]; Associated Press, 23 October 2002 [“Egyptian Television to air series based on Anti-Semitic book”].

Not only many Sunni Muslims believe that the Protocols are based on facts. Many Shia Muslims also do. The Protocols are propagated by Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian publishers and state organizations. Hisham Jaber, President of the “Middle East Center for Studies and Public Relations,” invoked the Protocols in a TV broadcast on Hezbollah’s “Al-Manar TV”(July 11, 2005).125)[124] Jewish World Review. September 8, 2005 [“HBO’s ‘Protocols of Zion'”]. Also several quotes from Arab media. A new edition of the Protocols was published in Iran in 1985 and has been widely distributed by the “Islamic Propagation Organization,” International Relations Department, Tehran.126)[125 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Protocols_of_the_Elders_of_Zion; http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protokolle_der_Weisen_von_Zion; Bernard Lewis, op. cit., p. 211.

The Iranians even distribute this kind of venomous anti-Semitic propaganda at book fairs in Europe. Matthias Küntzel, a German expert on anti-Semitism, visited the Iranian Publishers stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2005 and discovered an English translation of the Protocols published by the Islamic Propagation Organization, a state body:

The first page of the tract makes clear that Israel is the target of this new edition. It shows a snake made of triangles, enclosing an area labeled ‘Greater Israel’ that includes large parts of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, parts of Turkey and northern Saudi Arabia. Each triangle, according to the annotation, symbolizes the ‘Freemason’s Eye,’ supposedly a ‘symbol of Jewry…’

‘We present this book,’ reads the Iranian foreword, ‘to expose the real visage of this satanic enemy,’ to ‘burn and wholly destroy this deadly, cancerous tumor.’”127)[126 Matthias Küntzel, The Booksellers of Tehran, in: Wall Street Journal Online, 28 October 2005.

It has already been pointed out above that prominent Nazis (Hitler, Rosenberg and Goebbels) also associated the Jews with “Satan” or “the devil.”

Another anti-Semitic book was also on display in Frankfurt: Henry Ford’s “The International Jew,” in a 200-page abbreviated version published by the Iranian “Department of Translation and Publication, Islamic Culture and Relations Organization.” Küntzel was deeply shocked that such notorious anti-Semitic bestsellers are on display at the most important book fair in Germany, of all places. Although the distribution of such texts is prohibited by German law, the police and the authorities failed to take action.

In December 2006, Iran hosted an “International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust.” Neo-Nazi Holocaust deniers explained that the Holocaust did not really occur, or they claimed that the number of those killed has been grossly exaggerated. (They probably never saw a document signed by Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler himself and dated December 29, 1942, in which the Reichsführer stated that 363,211 Jews had been executed in a period of just three months.128)[127 Der Reichsführer SS, Feld-Kommandostelle, 29 December 1942, Betr.: Meldungen an den Führer über Bandenbekämpfung, Meldung Nr. 61: Russland Süd, Ukraine, Bialystok, Bandenbekämpfungserfolge von 1.9 bis 1.12.1942, 2c: Juden exekutiert: 363211 [copy in author’s files on Nazi Germany]. The deployment of SS Einsatzgruppen who were largely responsible for these mass killings, marked only the beginning – the first phase – of the Holocaust which culminated in the death camps. Among those who attended the controversial Tehran conference was Ahmed Rami, a Swedish-Moroccan Holocaust denier who was imprisoned in Sweden for inciting racial hatred.129)[128 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_conference. Earlier, the Iranians had granted political asylum to Jürgen Graf, a Swiss Holocaust denier who fled to Iran after he had been convicted in Switzerland.

Denying the Holocaust is very popular among the Palestinians, too. Palestinian historian Issam Sissalem said on Palestinian Television in November 2000: “No Dachau, no Auschwitz, they were disinfecting sites!” An important article on the “Fable of the Holocaust”appeared in the official Palestinian Authority daily “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida” of April 13, 2001: “The 6 million figure is a lie as the ‘vaults in the camp could not have held even one percent of that number.’” “The Palestinians are the true Holocaust victims.”130)[129 Palestinian Media Watch, PA Holocaust Denial [www.pmw.org.il/new/holocaust.htm#holo7].

Nazi leaders who were on Trial in Nuremberg also denied they knew anything about the Holocaust. They claimed they could not imagine it had taken place, indeed, they had been opposed to killing Jews. (Julius Streicher, the man who once said that the Jews were cannibals who should be killed, now suddenly claimed he had always been opposed to these killings.).

[1941] On July 31, 1941, Field Marshall Herman Göring wrote and signed a letter to SD and SS Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich commissioning the latter “to submit to him an overall-plan concerning the organizational, substantive and financial measures for the execution of the desired Final Solution of the Jewish Question.”131)[130 Der Reichsmarschall des Grossdeutschen Reiches, Beauftragter für den Vierjahresplan, Vorsitzender des Ministerrats für die Reichsverteidigung [Göring], an den Chef des Sicherheitspolizei und des SD, SS-Gruppenführer Heydrich, Berlin, 31 July 1941 [copy in author’s files on Nazi Germany] Ich beauftrage Sie weiter, mir in Bälde einen Gesamtentwurf über die organisatorischen, sachlichen und materiellen Vorausmassnahmen zur Durchführung der angestrebten Endlösung der Judenfrage vorzulegen.

 (This letter had been drafted by Eichmann who was a master in deception or “Tarnung”; never did the Nazis write down that they planned to “liquidate” millions of Jews, they usually used words like “Final Solution”, “evacuations” – “Umsiedlung” –, etc.)

But when he appeared before the War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg, Göring simply denied he had ever issued such a directive, denying even it was his own signature at the end of the document and claiming he had no knowledge of what happened to the Jews. (It was the usual Nazi excuse: “Wir haben es nicht gewusst.” “We didn’t know it.”) Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Heydrich’s successor and Eichmann’s boss, also denied his complicity in mass murder.132)[131 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 85, 86 [Görings signature, but denying complicity in mass murder], p. 87 [“It was Eichmann who drafted Göring’s historical directive.”]

The Holocaust was a state secret, the outside world was not supposed to know about it and those responsible for mass murder played down their own role or denied they had personally signed incriminating documents. Similarly, neo-Nazis and their Iranian friends today deny the Holocaust ever occurred.

Anti-Semitism is on the march in Europe, and there are remarkable alliances between neo-Nazis, anti-globalist leftists and Islamists. In Britain, for example, synagogues have been desecrated and Jews have been assaulted by Muslims or Palestinian sympathizers. (The same happened in France, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia; in France a rabbi was stabbed just outside the synagogue and his car was torched in January 2003.) “This indicates a change of direction from which anti-Semitism comes, which is closely connected to the tensions in the Middle East,” a 2003 report on “Manifestations of Anti-Semitism in the European Union”says.133)[132 Werner Bergmann and Juliane Wetzel, Manifestations of Anti-Semitism in the European Union. Synthesis Report on behalf of the EUMC [Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Technische Universität Berlin, 2003], p. 96.

The same report quotes French philosopher Pierre-André Taguieff who speaks of a “new planetary judeophobia.” This explains “all world problems by the existence of Israel.” “This ‘new judeophobia,’ which he sees as initially brought about by radical Islamic activists, by the heirs of ‘third-worldism’ and by far-left anti-globalization activists, accuse the Jews of being themselves racist.”134)[133 Ibid., p. 67.

In Germany, there was also a dramatic increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2000. This was “due in large part to the Al-Aqsa Intifada which inspired radical Islamists to anti-Semitic incidents and served as a catalyst for extreme right-wing anti-Semites.”135)[134 Ibid., p. 47. For fear of reprisals by radical Muslims, the “European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia” prohibited the publication of this report. European Parliament member Daniel Cohn-Bendit then published the report on Internet.136)[135 Tageschau [German TV], 4 December 2003 [“Strittige Studie zu Antisemitismus in EU veröffentlicht”]. World Jewish Congres Vice President Elan Steinberg commented as follows: “Ich denke, der EU ist nicht bereit sich mit dem heiklen Problem des Antisemitismus unter Muslims auseinanderzustetzen die in Europa die grösste Minderheit bilden.” See also: NRC Handelsblad, 28 November 2003, p. 4 [“Tussen Islamofobie en Antisemitisme”].

Prof. Dr. Hans Jansen, one of the best Dutch experts on anti-Semitism, published a 1047-page study showing in detail how Nazi anti-Semitism infected the Muslim world. He gave me a CD-rom containing more than 3000 anti-Semitic cartoons from the Arab world and Iran. The Iranian anti-Semitic television series “Blue Eyes” (2005) claims there is a mysterious ship where Jewish doctors perform medical experiments on Muslim children.137)[136 Hans Jansen, op. cit., p. 931. (Just like Mengele did in Auschwitz.)

Censuring a Dutch University Professor of Judaic Studies

The more than 2000-year old myth of “Jewish cannibalism” is also popular in the Arab world. It claims that Jews drink the blood and eat the flesh of non-Jews. This myth led to many pogroms against Jews in the Middle Ages and after. The Nazi’s, too, propagated it, especially a primitive mind like Julius Streicher in his scandalous periodical “Der Stürmer.”“Jews collect the blood of slaughtered non-Jewish children in bowls,” “Der Stürmer”suggested in May 1934.138)[137 Pieter W. van der Horst, De Mythe van het Joodse Kannibalisme [Soesterberg: Uitgeverij Aspekt, 2006], p. 36.

Pieter van der Horst was Professor of Judaic Studies at the State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. On the occasion of his retirement in June 2006, Dr. Van der Horst planned to give a final lecture to members of the Utrecht academic community. However, his lecture on “The Myth of Jewish Cannibalism” was unexpectedly censured by University Rector W.H. Gispen.

In the second part of his lecture, Van der Horst wanted to show that this myth was not only very popular among anti-Semites in the past two millennia, but that it also surfaces in the Islamic world of today. Indeed, it is as popular as ever. In the Winter of 2005/2006 Syrian state television aired a program depicting rabbis as cannibals. In 1983, Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass wrote a doctoral dissertation on “The Matza of Zion,” a book which is still a bestseller today and has been translated in many languages. This book makes similar claims, Van der Horst says in the censured part of his lecture.139)[138 Ibid., p. 37, 38.

Professor Van der Horst further points to the nefarious role of “Islamo-fascist and Nazi war criminal” Haj Amin Al-Husseini who planned “to establish a death camp near Nablous after his return to Palestine” and who “was immensely popular in the Islamic world.”140)[139 Ibid., p. 42, 43.

University Rector Gispen decided that this part of the final lecture could not be delivered because it might be offensive to “well organized Muslim students,” and, consequently, Gispen could not guarantee Van der Horst’s “security.” Van der Horst was flabbergasted and considered the Rector’s decision censorship and an attack on academic freedom, yet he decided to deliver his final lecture in abridged form. Afterwards he gave the unabridged text to the Dutch newspaper “Trouw” which published the censured part of the text.141)[140 Trouw/Letter & Geest, 24 June 2006, p. 1-3 [“De Verboden Tekst”]. But it did not take long before the editor who published this text, Chris Rutenfrans, was forced to leave his newspaper. His friend Jaffé Vink had already left “Trouw” following a decision by the editor-in-chief that articles in the newspaper should be “less critical of Islam.”142)[141HP De Tijd, 7 July 2006, p. 22 [“Jaffé Vink: ‘Haar naam heeft een fascinerende klank, vind je niet?'”]

Concluding comments

Himmler, Heydrich, Eichmann, Al-Husseini and their Nazi SS, also described as “the Order of the Death’s Head,” were diabolical merchants of death, just like today’s Al-Qaeda and the suicide bombers. Indeed, it is this kind of diabolical fanaticism, this deliberate drive toward destructiveness, that Adolf Eichmann shares with Al-Husseini, and shares today with the terrorists from Al-Qaeda and all those suicide bombers who claim to act in Allah’s name. They are the ones who talk about paradise but create hell on earth. They worship death, not life.

It is ironic that both Nazis and Iranian extremists associate the Jews with “Satan.” This is a deflection manoeuvre because the very ones who worshipped evil and death were leading Nazis themselves (Hitler, Rosenberg, Himmler, Heydrich, Goebbels, etc.), and those who preach doom and gloom today are Muslim extremists like Osama bin Laden and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Their example is Haj Amin Al-Husseini, an evil genius and a fanatic like Eichmann: “Kill the Jews wherever you find them…”

[1940] Writing in the early 1940s, Erich Fromm says that the “ideals” of the Fascists are “definitely directed against life.” “Fascism,” says Fromm, “proclaims self-sacrifice as the highest virtue and impresses many people with its idealistic character.” “A Fascist , who is driven by the desire to subordinate himself to a higher power and at the same time to overpower other people, has an ideal.” But “we must recognize the difference between genuine and fictitious ideals.”143)[142 Erich Fromm, Fear of Freedom [London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1960; first published in England in 1942], p. 229, 231.

Exactly the same applies to today’s suicide bombers, Hamas and Al-Qaeda. Their paradise is pure imagination, fiction. (They talk going to paradise and the “72 beautiful virgins” waiting for the one who blows himself up killing as many others as possible.) Fromm: “This attraction to what is harmful in life is the phenomenon which more than any other deserves the name of pathological subversion.”(([143 Erich Fromm, Ibid., p. 230.

The ideal of an “Islamic state” is a kind of utopia, just like the Marxist utopia of the “classless society.” These utopias will never be realized. (Look at the mess in Afghanistan after the Taliban forced their merciless rule on the people, stoning poor defenseless women to death.)

Hitler’s so-called “Thousand Year Reich” did not last more than twelve years. (Another dangerous utopia, plunging mankind into a war never seen and experienced before.) Today, the Jihadi Salafists also want to plunge the world into a “holy war” against the infidels to realize their idiotic utopia.

Haj Amin Al-Husseini had his “ideals,” too: he wanted an Islamic state on earth ruled by Sharia law, and he wanted the Nazis to win the war and kill as many Jews as possible. Jews who, in his view, had no right to live in his Palestine. (Instead, it is better to send them to the death camps in Poland…) It was their common hatred of the Jews that brought dangerous fanatics like Eichmann and Haj Amin Al-Husseini together. And it is their common hatred of the Jews that brings neo-Nazis and Islamists together today.

Source: Jewish Issues Watchdog: How evil was the Mufti? MOST evil…

Original Article: http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/3381

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1. We’ve added the photos to the original article.
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30. [29 Howard M. Sachar, op. cit., p. 211.
31. [30 Ibid., p. 211.
32. [31 Matthias Küntzel. Jihad und Judenhass. Über den neuen antijüdischen Krieg [Freiburg: ca-ira Verlag, 2003], p. 37.
33. [32 Howard M. Sachar, op. cit., p. 211, 228.
34. [33 Lukasz Hirszowicz, The Third Reich and the Arab East [London: Routledge & Kegan Paul/Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966], p. 138 [“Haj Amin’s private secretary points to still another cause of the coup d’état: ‘Primarily as a result of the favourable news of the Berlin conversations, which I was able to convey, the Iraqi army decided to seize power and entrust Kilani (=Kailani. V.) with forming a new government.'”]
35. [34 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 48, 50, 51.
36. [35 Lukasz Hirszowicz, p. 139.
37. [36 Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War, Vol. 3, The Grand Alliance [London: The Reprint Society, 1952], p. 214.
38. [37Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 154; Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 29.
39. [3 Ibid., p. 151, 166.
40. [39 Winston S. Churchill, op. cit., p. 214, 215.
41. [40 F.H. Hinsley, E.E. Thomas, C.F.G Ransom and R.C. Knight, British Intelligence in the Second World War. Its Influence on Strategy and Operations, Vol. One [London: Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, 1979. p. 366, 367. [“The SIS claimed that the fault lay with the failure of the Eastern Department of the Foreign Office to forward its reports to the Whitehall Service departments.”]
42. [41 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 88, 89.
43. [42 Gerhard Höpp (Ed.), Mufti-Papiere. Briefe, Memoranden, Reden und Aufrufe Amin Al-Husseinis aus dem Exil, 1940-1945 (Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2004), p. 18, 19 (written in French). Letters to Von Papen (in French), see p. 15, 16.
44. [43 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 38 [“Wir werden weiterhin die Unruhe in Fernost und in Arabien schüren. Denken wir als Herren, und sehen wir in diesen Völkern bestenfalls lackierte Halbaffen, die die Knute spüren wollen.”]
45, 46. [44 Henry Picker, Hitlers Tischgespräche im Führerhauptquartier [Stuttgart: Seewald Verlag, 1976], p. 355.
47. [46 Bernard Lewis, op. cit., p. 147.
48. [47 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 144-148.
49. [48 Ibid., p. 152.
50. [49 Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 184, 195.
51. [50 Howard M. Sachar, op. cit., p. 228.
52. [51 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 170, 180.
53. [52 Ibid., p. 51-56.
54. [53 NS-Archiv, Dokumente zum Nationalsozialismus, Der Gross Mufti von Jerusalem beim Führer, November 28, 1941 (http:www.ns-archiv.de/verfolgung/antisemitismus/Mufti/in_berlin.shtml; see also: Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 218, 219.
55. [54 Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 221, 222.
56. [55 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 76-90. Page 80: “Berlin war der ganze Konflikt zwischen den beiden arabischen Führern peinlich.”
57. [56 Claus-Ekkehard Bärsch, op. cit., p. 136-139.
58. [57 Bradley F. Smith and Agnes F. Peterson, Heinrich Himmler. Geheimreden 1933 bis 1945 [Frankfurt/M: Propyläen Verlag, 1974], p. 85, 86.
59. [58 Ibid., p. 15 [“Karma des Germanentums”]
60. [59 Ibid., p. 237 [“…des von Herr Gott gesandten Führers…”]
61. [60 Friedrich Heer, op. cit., p. 247 [“Wer nicht für mich ist, ist gegen mich. Mir mir, mit meiner Bewegung ist der Allmächtige.”); Adolf Hitler,Mein Kampf (London: Hurst & Blankett, 1939), p. 66 (“And so I believe to-day that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.”]
62. [61 Hans-Peter Raddatz, Allah und die Juden. Die islamische Renaissance des Antisemitismus [Berlin: WJS Verlag, 2007], p. 250; Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 57. Gensicke mentions how a German ambassador, Dr. von Stohrer, also emphasized the importance of studying the Koran. Some Koran verses are “prophetic words which refer to the coming of the Führer,” von Stohrer said.
63. 62 Gerhard Höpp [Ed.], op. cit., p. 187.
64. [63 Telegram from Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler to “Gross Mufti Amin el Husseini,” November 2, 1943 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Himmler_to_Mufti_telegram_1943.png].
65. [64 Gerhard Höpp [Ed.], op. cit., p. 124-126.
66. [65 Ibid., p. 212, 123.
67. [66 Perry Pierik, Muitende moslims. De geschiedenis van de 13.Waffengebirgsdivision der SS ‘Handschar’ [kroat. Nr. 1], in: Derde Bulletin van de Tweede Wereldoorlog [Soesterberg: Aspekt Publishers, 2001], p. 28-32.
68. [67 Based on interviews the author made in Sarajevo with members of the Jewish community [December 1993]. See also: Daniel Carpi, The Rescue of Jews in the Italian Zone of Occupied Croatia, in: Rescue Attempts during the Holocaust [Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, 1977], p. 465-525. Page 473: “Thus, for example, the Italian Chief of Staff in Mostar had only recently announced that he would not agree to the deportation of Jews form the city, since it was against the declared policy of the Italians, who granted full equality to all residents.”]
69. [68 Perry Pierik, op. cit., p. 35-38.
70. [69 Noel Malcolm, Bosnia. A Short History [London: Macmillan, 1994], p. 190.
71. [70 Ibid., p. 191 [March 1943 must be March 1944].
72. [71 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit.. p. 154, 155.
73. [72Ibid., p. 155, 156. The Muslim Brotherhood also condemned the assassination and suddenly distanced themselves from the ex-Mufti.
74. [73 Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Vol. 2 [New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990], p. 704; Enzyklopädie des Holocaust. Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden [Munich: R. Piper, 1995], Band [Vol.] II, p. 631.
75. [74 Ibid. [Enlarged and updated German edition].
76. [75 Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil [Harmondsworth/New York: Penguin Books, 1976, first published in 1963], p. 13.
77. [76 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, Vol. IV [Jerusalem: State of Israel/Ministry of Justice. 1992], p . 1451, 1452.
78. [77 Ibid., Vol. V, p. 2028.
79. [78 Chuck Morris, op. cit., p. xvii [Introduction].
80. [79 Bericht über die Palestina-Ägyptenreise von SS-Hauptscharführer Eichmann und SS-Oberscharführer Hagen, Berlin, November 4, 1937, G II 112 26-3, [Hg/Pi], p. 22 [“Die Flucht des Mufti wird aber entgegen den zuerst gebrachten Meldungen von den meisten national denkenden Arabern nicht gebilligt. Er soll deshalb auch erheblich an Einfluss verloren haben.”]))

In Egypt, Eichmann and Hagen failed to get a visa for Palestine (the British simply refused to give the two men from a Berlin visa). But Eichmann and Hagen did meet a journalist from Jerusalem who belonged to the circle of the Grand Mufti.(([80 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem,., Vol. I, p. 243, Vol. IV, p. 1456, Vol. V, p. 2168; Bericht über die Palestina-Ägyptenreise von SS-Hauptscharführer Eichmann und SS-Oberscharführer Hagen, op. cit., p. 1-3.

81. [80 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem,., Vol. I, p. 243, Vol. IV, p. 1456, Vol. V, p. 2168; Bericht über die Palestina-Ägyptenreise von SS-Hauptscharführer Eichmann und SS-Oberscharführer Hagen, op. cit., p. 1-3.

[1941-1942] After the British intervention in Iraq in 1941, the Mufti traveled to Italy and then to Nazi Germany to meet Reich Chancellor Hitler in Berlin. He also met Eichmann, possibly in the first half of 1942.

[1946] Dieter Wisliceny, Eichmann’s deputy for Slovakia and a personal friend as well, made detailed notes when he was on trial in Nuremberg. In his notes, dated 26 July 1946, Wisliceny claims that Eichmann personally briefed the Mufti on the “final solution of the Jewish question” (=Holocaust):

“After Mufti Al-Husseini arrived in Germany, he paid a visit to Himmler. A short while thereafter the Grand Mufti visited the director of the Jewish Section at the Gestapo Department IV, Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann, in his office in Berlin, 166 Kurfürstenstrasse. I no longer remember the exact date of the visit. Possibly it was at the end of 1941 or the beginning of 1942.

By chance I was with Eichmann in Berlin a few days later, when he told me in detail about this visit. Eichmann lectured to the Grand Mufti in his Map Room, where he had collected statistical accounts of the Jewish population of various European countries – he lectured in detail about the solution of the Jewish Question in Europe. The Grand Mufti, according to him, was most impressed and said to Eichmann that he had already asked Himmler and had in fact secured Himmler’s consent on this point, that a representative of Eichmann should come to Jerusalem as his personal advisor when he, the Grand Mufti, would go back after the victory of the Axis Powers. In that conversation Eichmann asked me whether I was not willing to take the post. But I rejected in principle such Oriental adventures.

Eichmann was greatly impressed by the personality of the Grand Mufti. He repeatedly said to me, both then and on a later occasion, that the Mufti had made a powerful impression on him, and also on Himmler, and that he had an acknowledged influence in Arab-Jewish affairs.

To my knowledge, Eichmann saw the Mufti from time to time and spoke to him.”(([81 Ibid., Vol. I, p. 243, 244. For a detailed study on the origins of the Final Solution, see: Christopher Browning, The Origins of the Final Solution [Lincoln: University of Nabraska Press, 2004], p. 36-43.

82. [81 Ibid., Vol. I, p. 243, 244. For a detailed study on the origins of the Final Solution, see: Christopher Browning, The Origins of the Final Solution [Lincoln: University of Nabraska Press, 2004], p. 36-43.

In his excellent book “Justice in Jerusalem” Chief Prosecutor (Attorney General) Gideon Hausner points out that the (ex-)Mufti’s ties with Eichmann were of long standing:

[1942] “At the beginning of 1942 Eichmann received him and his retinue at the department’s headquarters and lectured to them on the Final Solution in Europe. The ex-Mufti was so strongly impressed that he immediately requested Himmler to designate someone on Eichmann’s team to be his ‘personal adviser’ on ‘finally solving’ the Jewish problem also in Palestine, once the ex-Mufti was reinstated in his office by the victorious Axis. Eichmann welcomed the offer… The personal ties between the two continued through the Mufti’s nephew, who was later a caller on Eichmann at his office.”(([82 Gideon Hausner, Justice in Jerusalem. The Trial of Adolf Eichmann [London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1967], p. 345.

83. [82 Gideon Hausner, Justice in Jerusalem. The Trial of Adolf Eichmann [London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1967], p. 345.

When Attorney General Hausner asked Eichmann if he remembered that a proposal had been made for Wisliceny to become the Mufti’s advisor after the great victory, Eichmann said: “I do not remember that, but I am sure that would necessarily have happened. I can safely say that. But I do not remember that.” When Hausner asked Eichmann if he could not dispute Wisliceny’s words in the matter, that it was suggested that he be the Mufti’s advisor, Eichmann replied: “I believe this is pure imagination on Wisliceny’s part.”(([83 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, Vol. IV, p. 1790.

84. [83 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, Vol. IV, p. 1790. (This kind of contradictory responses was typical for that way Eichmann often sought the evade controversial issues.)

An architect named Andrej Steiner stated that Wisliceny told him the Mufti “had very close contact and cooperation with Eichmann.” “The Mufti is a sworn enemy of the Jews and he has always fought for the idea of annihilating the Jews,” Wisliceny told Steiner. “The Mufti is one of the originators of the systematic destruction of European Jewry by the Germans,” Wisliceny clarified.(([84 Ibid., Vol. II, p. 915.

85. [84 Ibid., Vol. II, p. 915.

After the war the Mufti’s diary was found by the Allies. On a page bearing the date of 9 November 1944, the following words had been written: “The best of the friends of the Arabs. Eichmann.” Above the word “Eichmann” (written in Latin characters) appeared the following Arabic words in Al-Husseini’s own handwriting: “fairus nadira jiddan” and “Kheir mukhlis lil-arab” – “a very rare diamond” and “the best redeemer for the Arabs.”(([85 Ibid., Vol. III, p. 1141, 1354, 1355 [“The Arabic above the word ‘Eichmann’ is in the Mufti’s handwriting.”]

86. [85 Ibid., Vol. III, p. 1141, 1354, 1355 [“The Arabic above the word ‘Eichmann’ is in the Mufti’s handwriting.”]]

A number of Mufti friends attended a brief crash course at the Gestapo offices in order to be “reconditioned into experts for any Gestapo to be set up in the Near East.” One of them was called the “Heydrich of the Near East.” Eichmann confirmed this, although he would not call it a course.(([86 Ibid., Vol IV, p. 1790.

87. [86 Ibid., Vol IV, p. 1790.

Attorney General Hausner later made the following observation in the courtroom:

“Haj Amin Al-Husseini was a man who obviously found in Eichmann a precious jewel. He had begun the spilling of Jewish blood in Palestine, his heart was wide open to an unclear partnership with the spiller of Jewish blood in the world, and in his Section Eichmann trains minions of the Mufti, among them the man who was dubbed ‘Heydrich of the Near East.’

And what was meant by this, Your Honors? After the victory, which was coming, as they hoped, these people were planning the same bloody work in the whole world, which would fall at their feet. And the Mufti who had spilled the blood of the Jews in Hebron, in Jaffa and in Jerusalem, in the riots of 1921, 1936 and 1939, was looking for a man like himself who would help him finish the job. He saw that they did it better there.”(([87 Ibid., Vol. V, p. 2028.

88. [87 Ibid., Vol. V, p. 2028.

The Mufti also visited Auschwitz and gloated over the mass murder of the Jews.(([88 Maurice Pearlman, The Mufti of Jerusalem [London: Victor Gollancz, 1947], p. 73 [quoting testimony given at the Nuremberg trials in 1946]; Jilian Becker, op. cit., p. 28.

89. [88 Maurice Pearlman, The Mufti of Jerusalem [London: Victor Gollancz, 1947], p. 73 [quoting testimony given at the Nuremberg trials in 1946]; Jilian Becker, op. cit., p. 28.

Ernst Verduin, a Dutch Jew who survived Auschwitz 3 (“Monowitz”) and whose number was 150811 (tattooed by the SS in his arm), actually saw the Mufti there in the second half of 1943. He saw 50 men wearing strange clothes and golden belts, accompanied by high ranking SS officers from Stammlager (=original camp) Auschwitz. Verduin was curious and tried to take a closer look, but an SS guard stopped him. He asked the guard who these people were. The guard replied that they were “the Mufti of Jerusalem and his retinue who wanted to see how the Jews worked themselves to death, so that he could do the same things to the Jews who lived in Palestine.”(([89 Israel Nieuwsbrief [The Hague: CIDI], May 21, 2006 [21/7], p. 1 [interview with Dutch Auschwitz survivor Ernst Verduin].

90. [89 Israel Nieuwsbrief [The Hague: CIDI], May 21, 2006 [21/7], p. 1 [interview with Dutch Auschwitz survivor Ernst Verduin]. It was known that the Mufti had visited Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek. What was not known was that he had also visited the forced labor camp of Monowitz, which was known as “Auschwitz 3” and was part of the vast Auschwitz complex.

[1942] Three companions of Kailani and one companion of the Mufti visited the concentration camp of Oranienburg in June 1942. Ribbentrops’s Foreign Office had objected to this visit. The four Arabs visitors were very much interested in the fate of the Jews and favorably impressed by what they saw.(([90 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 208, footnote 55.

91. [90 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 208, footnote 55.

[1944] There was a significant radio broadcast to the Arabs on September 20, 1944. In this broadcast did the Mufti ask his Arab listeners if they were not able to turn away 11 million Jews. The total number of Jews at the beginning of the war was 17 million. The Mufti must have known, therefore, that 6 million Jews had died between September 1939 and September 1944.(([91 Ibid., p. 111.

92. [91 Ibid., p. 111.

The Nazis and the Mufti almost used the same term when they talked about the Holocaust. The Nazis spoke of “Endlösung” (“Final Solution”), the Mufti referred to “Endgültige Lösung” (“Definitive Solution”).(([92 Ibid., p. 141 [speech by the Mufti on 2 November 1943].

93. [92 Ibid., p. 141 [speech by the Mufti on 2 November 1943]. This cannot be coincidental. The Mufti clearly was familiar with Nazi terminology on the Holocaust.

Mufti prevents the rescue of 19,000 Jewish children

The Mufti knew exactly what was happening to the Jews who were sent to Poland. He was worried about the policies of the governments of Rumania, Hungary and Bulgaria – three allies of Nazi Germany – who wanted to send a number of Jewish children to Palestine. In two letters addressed to the Rumanian and Hugarian Foreign Ministers the Mufti referred to a bulletin published by the “Jewish agency in charge the execution of the Jewish program.” According to this bulletin Rumania planned to send 1800 Jewish children to Palestine, and Hungary 900 children. “This will not solve the Jewish problem,” the Mufti wrote. “On the contrary this will enable them to communicate freely with their race brothers in enemy countries.” It also causes tremendous harm to the friendly Arab nation who is on your side in this war (l’immense mal fait à la Nation arabe amie qui prit place à vos côtés dans cette guerre”), the Mufti said in his letter. He then recommended to send these children to Poland instead:

“Allow me to draw Your Excellency’s attention to the necessity of preventing these Jews from leaving your country; and if there are reasons which make their departure (removal) necessary it will be unavoidably better and indefinitely more preferable if they leave your country and go to other countries where they are under active supervision such as Poland, for instance, so that they do not pose a danger or cause harm.”(([93 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 180, 181. The two Mufti letters were written in French and dated June 28, 1943 [translated from French by the author].

94. [93 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 180, 181. The two Mufti letters were written in French and dated June 28, 1943 [translated from French by the author].

It was in Poland or the so-called “Generalgouvernement” that Auschwitz and other extermination camps were located. “Active supervision” was a code term for mass killing of Jews.
In the case of Bulgaria, where most of the Jews had been relatively safe(([94 Michael Bar-Zohar, Beyond Hitler’s Grasp. The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria’s Jews [Holbrook, Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation, 1998].

95. [94 Michael Bar-Zohar, Beyond Hitler’s Grasp. The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria’s Jews [Holbrook, Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation, 1998]. the Mufti also took action:

“When he learned that there was a possibility of several thousand Bulgarian children being allowed out of Bulgaria and into Palestine, he intervened successfully in Berlin to prevent this.” (([95 Martin Gilbert, Descent into Barbarism. A History of the 20th Century 1934-1951 [London: Harper Collins Publishers, 1999], p. 423.

96. [95 Martin Gilbert, Descent into Barbarism. A History of the 20th Century 1934-1951 [London: Harper Collins Publishers, 1999], p. 423.

[1942] At the end of 1942, Himmler permitted 10,000 Jewish children to be transferred from Poland to Theresienstadt. The plan was to send them eventually to Palestine, via Rumania. “It was planned,” Wisliceny said after the war, “to exchange these children for German civilian prisoners, though the services of the International Red Cross.” But suddenly Wisliceni was summoned to Berlin by his boss Eichmann who disclosed to him “that the idea of the planned operation had become known to the Grand Mufti, by means of his intelligence service in Palestine. As a result he protested vigorously to Himmler, using the argument that these Jewish children would, within a few years become adults and would strengthen the Jewish element in Palestine. Following this advice Himmler forbade the whole operation and even issued a prohibition in respect of cases in the future, that no Jew should be permitted to emigrate to Palestine from territories under German control.”(([96 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, op. cit., Vol. I. p. 244.

97. [96 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, op. cit., Vol. I. p. 244.

[1943] In 1943, the Mufti also succeeded in preventing the emigration of 4000 Jewish children and 500 accompanying adults to Palestine by sending two angry letters to Reich Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. In his first letter of May 13, 1943, the Mufti protested against a plan by Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary to send 4000 Jewish children to Palestine:

“I request Your Excellency to do everything possible to dissuade Bulgaria, Rumania and Hungary, from implementing the Jewish-Anglo-American plan, and to give special attention to this question; by so doing, you would be rendering an unforgettable service to the friendly Arab people.”(([97Ibid., Vol. III, p. 1138.

98. [97Ibid., Vol. III, p. 1138.

[1943] In his second letter of June 10, 1943, the Mufti wrote that he had learned that seventy-five Jews, among them also important personalities, left Bucharest and arrived in Palestine at the end of the month. Other groups of Jews from Rumania and Hungary have also arrived or are ready to depart, and seven hundred Jews from Poland, who have parents in Palestine, are also ready to leave; five thousand refugees from Bulgaria, Rumania, Hungary and Slovakia have immigration certificates in their possession.”

“It seems to me that I should bring to the knowledge of Your Excellency the fact that the Arabs, loyal friends of the Axis, feel themselves hurt when they notice that their friends of the Axis powers facilitate the Judeo-English objective of the transfer of Jews, who are agents of the British and the communists, enemies of the Arabs and enemies of Europe, to Palestine.”(([98 Ibid., p. 1139.

99. [98 Ibid., p. 1139.

Al-Husseini asked Ribbentrop “to adopt the necessary measures with the governments of Bulgaria, Rumania and Hungary,” to prevent and frustrate the departure of these Jews.

One month before, Eichmann had told the Foreign Office that Jewish children should not be allowed to emigrate. The Reich Chief Security Office (RSHA) was only prepared to let 5000 children go if they would be exchanged for 20,000 Germans who were not yet forty years old. But in view of “the execution of measures against the Jews,” this exchange must take place straight away (“sofort”), otherwise the transfer of 5000 children from the Eastern territories can no longer be realized.(([99Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 107.

100. [99Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 107. In other words, it would be to late, because all these children would have been gassed.

Not only did the Mufti send angry letters to Ribbentrop, he also talked to several Foreign Office officials and to the SS. This kind of unusual pressurizing was not appreciated by everyone in the Foreign Office. The Mufti’s repeated meddling into foreign policy issues and his excessive zeal (“Übereifer”) in handling the Jewish question caused irritation and adversely affected the relations with allied governments. This is also clear from the notes of a high level Foreign Office official: “The Mufti is an outspoken enemy of the Jews, and does not hide his view that he would like to see all of them killed.”(([100 Ibid., p. 106-108 [“Durch die Sonderstellung Bulgariens und die dadurch für Deutschland entstandenen Probleme kam die wiederholte Einmischung des Mufti in die ‘Judenfrage’ den Deutschen recht ungelegen.”]

101. [100 Ibid., p. 106-108 [“Durch die Sonderstellung Bulgariens und die dadurch für Deutschland entstandenen Probleme kam die wiederholte Einmischung des Mufti in die ‘Judenfrage’ den Deutschen recht ungelegen.”]

Himmler and Eichmann fully supported the Mufti and also put pressure on Ribbentrop. When the British government wanted the Germans to clarify their proposal, Ribbentrop’s Foreign Office lamely regarded this as a negative response. “This is how the combined forces of Eichmann, Himmler, Ribbentrop and the Mufti prevented the rescue of Jewish children,” says Klaus Gensicke in his thorough study on the Mufti.

[1944] The Mufti, a real troublemaker, would not mind even to clash with his best Nazi friend Heinrich Himmler. He wrote Himmler a letter on July 27, 1944, expressing his concern about Jews under German control who had been allowed to leave for Palestine. They had been exchanged for Germans who had been interned by the British in Palestine. The Mufti reminded Himmler that the destruction of the Jewish national home in Palestine and the “war against world Jewry” was an essential part of the German Reich’s policy. He asked the Reichsführer stop any additional emigration of Jews to Palestine in order to show his friendship to his German allies.(([101 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 216; Joseph B. Schechtman, The Mufti and the Führer. The Rise and Fall of Haj Amin el-Husseini [New York/London: 1965], appendix 4.

102. [101 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 216; Joseph B. Schechtman, The Mufti and the Führer. The Rise and Fall of Haj Amin el-Husseini [New York/London: 1965], appendix 4.

[1944] By the summer of 1944, Himmler realized that the war was lost and he wanted to whitewash himself somehow and pave the way for a new role as an acceptable negotiator on behalf of Germany.(([102 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 147.

103. [102 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 147. In the last stages of the war Himmler even issued a“Stoppbefehl” (order to halt the killings of Jews), but Eichmann did everything to sabotage the order.(([103 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, op. cit., Vol V, p. 2030; Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 101 [“At the end even Himmler, whom he adored, found it difficult to curb him when a halt was called to the killings.”]
104. [103 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Record of the Proceedings in the District Court of Jerusalem, op. cit., Vol V, p. 2030; Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 101 [“At the end even Himmler, whom he adored, found it difficult to curb him when a halt was called to the killings.”] He reasoned: “I know the war is lost, but I am still going to win my own war.”(([104]Hitlers Helfer, ZDF [German TV], April 7, 1998. [“Ich weiss der Krieg ist verloren, aber ich werde meinen Krieg noch gewinnen.”]
105. [104]Hitlers Helfer, ZDF [German TV], April 7, 1998. [“Ich weiss der Krieg ist verloren, aber ich werde meinen Krieg noch gewinnen.”]

Eichmann was not just a bureaucrat who obeyed orders. (When necessary he even disobeyed a direct order from Himmler himself.) It seemed as if satanic or diabolical powers drove him to destroy as many lives as possible, even when everybody knew Germany was losing the war. (It was in 1944 that Eichmann sent the bulk of the Hungarian Jews to the death camps, countless others perished in “death marches” in the Winter of 1944/45.) Just like the Mufti, Adolf Eichmann was a fanatic who knew time was running out.(([105 Hans Safrian, Eichmann und seine Gehilfen [Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1995], p. 304. [“Mit welcher Verbissenheit Eichmann und seine Männer bestrebt waren, noch mehr Juden ihrem Verderben auszuliefern, zeigte sich bereits im Juli 1944.”]

106. [105 Hans Safrian, Eichmann und seine Gehilfen [Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1995], p. 304. [“Mit welcher Verbissenheit Eichmann und seine Männer bestrebt waren, noch mehr Juden ihrem Verderben auszuliefern, zeigte sich bereits im Juli 1944.”] Dr. Bernhard Lösener, a senior official in the Nazi Ministry of the Interior, wrote in 1961: “Of all the people I knew, Eichmann was the strongest personification of satanic principals.” And chief prosecutor Gideon Hausner described Eichmann as “a cunning, flint hearted plotter, with a demonic personality which certainly was completely indifferent to the suffering he inflicted.”(([106 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 6 [“demonic personality”], 13 [“satanic principles”].
107. [106 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 6 [“demonic personality”], 13 [“satanic principles”].

It reminds me of what had been predicted in the Apocalypse, the last book of the Bible:“But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, knowing that his time is short.” (The Revelation of St. John, chapter 12 verse 12, New English Bible). And there is another verse which could equally apply to Eichmann: “And there, as I looked, was another horse, sickly pale; and its rider’s name was Death, and Hades (=hell) came close behind.” (The Revelation of St. John chapter 6 verse 8.) Remember, the very symbol of the SS was the death’s head, or, as Heinz Höhne describes the SS in a brilliant study, they were “the Order of the Death’s Head.”(([107 Heinz Höhne, Der Orden unter dem Totenkopf. Die Geschichte der SS [Essen/Munich: Magnus Verlag/Bertelsmann, 1976].

108. [107 Heinz Höhne, Der Orden unter dem Totenkopf. Die Geschichte der SS [Essen/Munich: Magnus Verlag/Bertelsmann, 1976].

The Mufti regularly appeared on German radio, particularly on its Arab section, inciting his followers to kill Jews:

“Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion.” Or:

“Take decisive and powerful action to expel all the Jews from the Arab and Islamic countries. Don’t spare any effort, not one Jew or colonialist should be left behind in these countries.”(([108 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 103; Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 311; Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 211.

109. [108 Klaus Gensicke, op. cit., p. 103; Lukasz Hirszowicz, op. cit., p. 311; Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 211.

He also often spoke about the link between Jews and “capitalism” (“Jews and capitalists dragged the United States into war and expansion.”(([109 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 114 [speech on the radio, November 25, 1942].

110. [109 Gerhard Höpp, op. cit., p. 114 [speech on the radio, November 25, 1942].. Today, too, this kind of conspiracy theories are a popular theme among radical Muslims and extreme leftists.

The Mufti’s possible attempt to exterminate the Jews of Yemen

[1936] There is a rare document about a possible visit by Haj Amin Al-Husseini to Yemen in 1936. There is no hard evidence that this document is based on facts, and I do not know if the year 1936 or the document as such is correct. The document refers to Al-Husseini as “an envoy of Hitler.” Al-Husseini certainly admired Hitler in the 1930s, but he had not yet met the Führer personally. Maybe the visit took place somewhere between 1939 and 1941 when the Mufti was in Iraq and he was already on the Axis’s payroll. I will summarize this document below, partly using the document’s own language (a translation from Hebrew into English).(([110 Megilat Hajeshuah [Book of the Salvation of the Jews of Yemen in the year 1936], document provided to the author by Dr. Perry Pierik, historian, and W. Roosenblatt. All the information on the Mufti’s [possible] visit to Yemen is from this document.

111. [110 Megilat Hajeshuah [Book of the Salvation of the Jews of Yemen in the year 1936], document provided to the author by Dr. Perry Pierik, historian, and W. Roosenblatt. All the information on the Mufti’s [possible] visit to Yemen is from this document.

The Mufti and thirty-four other men arrived by boat at the harbor of Al-Haduydah, Yemen. On board were also deadly chemicals for killing. The Mufti demanded to see the king. He wanted to exterminate completely all Jews of Yemen. King Yahya Hamid Al-Din, discussed this with his advisor Shalom ben Saadya Gamliel, a bearded Jew with long side-locks, telling him to sit in the seat of the head of government when the Mufti would arrive.

When the Mufti arrived, he was terribly displaced at seeing a Jew sitting near the king, and said: “Peace be with you, leader of the faithful. What a pity, a sanctified hall and in it sits the highest source of impurity.”

The king said: “About whom are you speaking?” Amin Al-Husseini answered: “About this scum, which one is forbidden to look at.”

The king said: “You expressed the view that it is forbidden to look at this Jew, but I see him daily. Justify the prohibition from a legal point of view.” Al-Husseini quoted from the Koran and said: “Jews are now killing our Muslim brethren in the holy land. The Lord has inspired Hitler to eliminate soon this nation completely.” He advised the king to include all the Jews who are in Yemen in camps until they die.

Shalom said the Jews of Yemen accept the rule of Islam and the Muslims, and they are protected by the king. “Justice demands that we be treated with compassion.” Al-Husseini said it was a duty to hang this Jew, to cut off his head and to do so right away, for “he has touched the holy Koran.” (Sura 56 verse 79: “None shall touch it, save the purified ones.”) The king said to Shalom: “What is your answer? Shalom said: “The Koran which I studied has notes in its margins, thus its holiness had been diminished.” (This was not true but Shalom had to say something to save his skin.) The king was happy and said: “The Jew’s answer is acceptable. All the Jews who live in Yemen honor the Koran, and Shalom studied an annotated Koran.” The king then told Al-Huseini to leave Yemen within two days. Now, the Mufti was even more upset and told important people in government: “Your king is bewitched by the Jew who sits to his right.”

The Mufti as a role model for today’s Islamist’s and the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”

The Mufti is a role model for today’s Islamist’s. He was the first to introduce suicide squads in Palestine. He was also a Wahhabi Muslim of the kind known as “Salafi Jihadists” today. Not only did he hate the Jews, he also called on his followers to kill them indiscriminately and played an active role in the Holocaust by encouraging top Nazis to kill even more Jews. He didn’t care about women and children. Due to his personal intervention thousands of Jewish children were sent to the death camps. “Kill the Jews wherever you find them,” this is what he told his followers to do.

Today, Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda also call on Muslims to kill the Jews (and they do not distinguish between men, women and children either):

“The hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them… Whoever claims that there is permanent peace between us and the Jews has disbelieved what has been sent down through Mohammed.”(([111 Bruce Lawrence [Ed.], Messages to the World. The Statements by Osama bin Laden [London/New York, Verso, 2005], p. 125.

112. [111 Bruce Lawrence [Ed.], Messages to the World. The Statements by Osama bin Laden [London/New York, Verso, 2005], p. 125.

Just like Goebbels, Hitler and Al-Husseini, bin Laden refers to the Jews as “masters of usury and leaders in treachery.”(([112 Ibid., p. 190.

113. [112 Ibid., p. 190.

[1928 | 1936-1939] Haj Amin Al-Husseini was a prominent member of the anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood founded by his friend Hassan Al-Banna in 1928. The Muslim Brotherhood gave moral and material support to the Palestinian revolt which broke out in 1936 and lasted until 1939. The Mufti wrote Al-Banna a letter saying how grateful he was for the “blessed actions in aid” and “your wise decisions and noble efforts.” And after the 1948 war an embittered Al-Husseini blamed the Arab nations, but not the Brotherhood, for losing that war.(([113 Khaled Hroub, Hamas. Political Thought and Practice [Washington, DC: Institute for Palestine Studies], p. 13, 14.

114. [113 Khaled Hroub, Hamas. Political Thought and Practice [Washington, DC: Institute for Palestine Studies], p. 13, 14.

[1929] The Muslim Brotherhood believed and still believes that the so-called “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a virulent anti-Jewish book highly popular in the Arab world, are true. Haj Amin Husseini took this obscure book with him when he appeared before the “Palestine Commission on the Disturbances of August 1929.”(([114 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mohammad_amin_+al_Husayni#_note-11; Palestine Commission on the Disturbances of August 1929, Minutes of Evidence [London: 1930], Vol. 2, p. 527, 537.

115. [114 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mohammad_amin_+al_Husayni#_note-11; Palestine Commission on the Disturbances of August 1929, Minutes of Evidence [London: 1930], Vol. 2, p. 527, 537.

These so-called “Protocols” describe how Jewish “Wise Men” or “Elders” took part in secret meetings to devise a secret conspiracy to achieve world domination. This strange document originated in the 19th century. It was partly the result of a forged document written or rewritten by the Russian Okhrana, the notorious Czarist secret police.

[1903, 1920, 1933] “It was circulated widely, and in 1903 gave the signal for the Kishinev pogrom, in which several thousand Jews were massacred,” writes Konrad Heiden.(([115 Konrad Heiden, Der Fuehrer. Hitler’s Rise to Power [Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944], p. 11.

116. [115 Konrad Heiden, Der Fuehrer. Hitler’s Rise to Power [Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944], p. 11. Heiden was a German journalist who witnessed the rise of the Nazi Party, but left Germany in 1933 because his mother was Jewish and because he was bitterly opposed to Nazism. He had been at many party meetings, even one of the first in 1920, which gave him a unique insight into Nazi affairs and ideology.

[1917] Heiden describes how the obscure Protocols became the cornerstone of Nazi ideology. In the year of the communist revolution in Russia, 1917, Alfred Rosenberg, an Estonian of German descent, was studying architecture in Moscow. An unknown man “suddenly stepped into his room, laid down the book and silently departed,” Rosenberg later claimed. To Rosenberg it was a sign of heaven.”(([116 Ibid., p. 4, 31.

117. [116 Ibid., p. 4, 31.

[1923] Rosenberg left Russia two years after the revolution and settled in Germany. He began to move in extreme right-wing circles. In 1923, he published the bestseller “Die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion und die jüdische Weltpolitik” (“The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and World Politics”). “Each month you see the same Jewish forces at work in all the states,” Rosenberg wrote in the preface to the third edition (1924). “Right now Germany is a victim of unconditional slavery.”(([117 Alfred Rosenberg, Die Protokollen der Weisen von Zion und die jüdische Weltpolitik [Reprint: Deutscher Volksverlag Dr. Boepple, Munich; first published in July 1923, third editon in October 1924], p. 2, 3.

118. [117 Alfred Rosenberg, Die Protokollen der Weisen von Zion und die jüdische Weltpolitik [Reprint: Deutscher Volksverlag Dr. Boepple, Munich; first published in July 1923, third editon in October 1924], p. 2, 3.

[1934] Four years earlier, Rosenberg had joined the newly formed Nazi party (NSDAP) and met its leader Adolf Hitler. Hitler was so fascinated by the Protocols that they served as framework for his own book “Mein Kampf. Rosenberg was rewarded by Hitler in 1934 when he became the official party philosopher and chief racial theorist. Rosenberg’s unreadable “Myth of the Twentieth Century” was also partly based on the Protocols. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to state that the venomous anti-Semitic propaganda of the Protocols played a decisive role in the biggest pogrom in history – the Holocaust.

Today, the very same Protocols play a highly destructive role in the world of the Islamists (Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.).

A 21-year old Palestinian suicide bomber named Hisham Ismail Hamad killed himself and three Israeli soldiers on November 11, 1994. Just six days before, he had taken part in a meeting of an Islamic Jihad terror cell where the “Jewish plan to master the world,” as laid down in the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” was being discussed. “They want to destroy the whole world. We Islamists could never accept such a state. These (= the Protocols) are not empty words…”

Six days later Hisham Ismail took his bicycle and went to an Israeli checkpoint where he blew himself up.(([118]Hadassa Ben-Itto, op. cit., p. 398, 399. See also Kenneth Timmerman’s article in The Jerusalem Post, 25 November 1994.

119. [118]Hadassa Ben-Itto, op. cit., p. 398, 399. See also Kenneth Timmerman’s article in The Jerusalem Post, 25 November 1994. Another so-called martyr for the Islamic cause in the name of the Protocols. (In de final months of the war the Nazi’s, too, used “suicide bombers”: teenage boys from the fanatical “Hitler Youth” armed with grenades or “Panzerfausts” who threw themselves before Russian tanks.)

Article 32 of the Charter of the “Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas” (founded in 1988) says:

“Their (the Zionists’) plan is embodied in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and their present conduct is the best proof of what they are saying.”(([119 The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas], 18 August 1988 [www.mideastweb.org/hamas.htm].

120. [119 The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas], 18 August 1988 [www.mideastweb.org/hamas.htm].

The Charter refers to “World Zionism, together with imperialistic movements,” which is a kind of Jewish conspiracy for world domination:

“After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on.”(([120 Ibid.

121. [120 Ibid.

[1923] We noted already that Alfred Rosenberg wrote the same thing in his 1923 book on Zionism. Hamas later sided with Saddam Hussein, the secular Baathist dictator of Iraq who strongly admired both Hitler and Stalin.(([121 Emerson Vermaat, Dossier Irak Eenvandaag [Dutch TV], 19 January 2003 [an illustrated research paper on the history of Iraq available on the Internet, Google: www.eenvandaag.nl + dossier irak + emerson vermaat]. See also: Con Coughlin, Saddam. The Secret Life [London: Macmillan, 2002], p. 6, 121 [“Having drawn on Stalins’ example to create a totalitarian regime, Saddam was now looking to Hitler for clues on how to improve his popularity.”]

122. [121 Emerson Vermaat, Dossier Irak Eenvandaag [Dutch TV], 19 January 2003 [an illustrated research paper on the history of Iraq available on the Internet, Google: www.eenvandaag.nl + dossier irak + emerson vermaat]. See also: Con Coughlin, Saddam. The Secret Life [London: Macmillan, 2002], p. 6, 121 [“Having drawn on Stalins’ example to create a totalitarian regime, Saddam was now looking to Hitler for clues on how to improve his popularity.”]

[1941] Saddam read and felt inspired by Hitler’s Mein Kampf, a book which, for some reason, is still remarkable popular in the Arab world. Saddam’s uncle Khairallah Tulfa supported the pro-Nazi coup plotters in 1941. He was described as “a very tough man, a Nazi and a Fascist.” “Young Saddam was in awe of his uncle’s exploits in the 1941 revolt,” writes Con Coughlin in his biography of Saddam.(([122 Con Coughlin, op. cit., p.13.

123. [122 Con Coughlin, op. cit., p.13.

For many years did Saddam’s Nazi-like regime pay 10,000 dollars to family members of Palestinian suicide bombers many of whom belonged to Hamas or Islamic Jihad.

Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and still reveres Haj Amin Al-Husseini and his Syrian associate and friend Sheikh Izz e-Din (or “Ezzedine”) Al-Qassam (an extremely fanatical Wahhabi jihadist who was killed in November 1935) depicting them as national heroes. (The “Qassam” rockets and the “Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades” – the armed wing of Hamas – are named after Al-Qassam.)

Hamas wants to establish an Islamic state ruled by Sharia law and espouses “nationalism” as part of the Islamic creed (Hamas Charter, articles 11 and 12).

Article 15 says: “Jihad for the liberation of Palestine is an individual duty.”

The Protocols are still highly popular in the Arab world and not just among the Islamist’s. They are incorporated into the teaching material of many Palestinian schools. There was a popular TV series on the Protocols in Egypt in November/December 2002. Seventeen other Arab TV stations bought the rights for the series known as “Horseman without a Horse.”Egyptian Information Minister Safwat Al-Sharif said that airing the series is proper and does not injure other religions. Copies of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” readily and openly available in the country’s markets, were swiftly brought by viewers immediately following the airing of the series.(([123 Ha’aretz, 10 November 2002 [“Galloping Anti-Semitism”]; NRC Handelsblad, 18 December 2002, p. 3 [“Ambassadeur Egypte berispt over tv-serie”], 20 December 2002, p. 4 [“Antisemiet heeft geen soap nodig”]; Associated Press, 23 October 2002 [“Egyptian Television to air series based on Anti-Semitic book”].

124. [123 Ha’aretz, 10 November 2002 [“Galloping Anti-Semitism”]; NRC Handelsblad, 18 December 2002, p. 3 [“Ambassadeur Egypte berispt over tv-serie”], 20 December 2002, p. 4 [“Antisemiet heeft geen soap nodig”]; Associated Press, 23 October 2002 [“Egyptian Television to air series based on Anti-Semitic book”].

Not only many Sunni Muslims believe that the Protocols are based on facts. Many Shia Muslims also do. The Protocols are propagated by Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian publishers and state organizations. Hisham Jaber, President of the “Middle East Center for Studies and Public Relations,” invoked the Protocols in a TV broadcast on Hezbollah’s “Al-Manar TV”(July 11, 2005).(([124] Jewish World Review. September 8, 2005 [“HBO’s ‘Protocols of Zion'”]. Also several quotes from Arab media.

125. [124] Jewish World Review. September 8, 2005 [“HBO’s ‘Protocols of Zion'”]. Also several quotes from Arab media. A new edition of the Protocols was published in Iran in 1985 and has been widely distributed by the “Islamic Propagation Organization,” International Relations Department, Tehran.(([125 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Protocols_of_the_Elders_of_Zion; http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protokolle_der_Weisen_von_Zion; Bernard Lewis, op. cit., p. 211.
126. [125 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Protocols_of_the_Elders_of_Zion; http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protokolle_der_Weisen_von_Zion; Bernard Lewis, op. cit., p. 211.

The Iranians even distribute this kind of venomous anti-Semitic propaganda at book fairs in Europe. Matthias Küntzel, a German expert on anti-Semitism, visited the Iranian Publishers stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2005 and discovered an English translation of the Protocols published by the Islamic Propagation Organization, a state body:

The first page of the tract makes clear that Israel is the target of this new edition. It shows a snake made of triangles, enclosing an area labeled ‘Greater Israel’ that includes large parts of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, parts of Turkey and northern Saudi Arabia. Each triangle, according to the annotation, symbolizes the ‘Freemason’s Eye,’ supposedly a ‘symbol of Jewry…’

‘We present this book,’ reads the Iranian foreword, ‘to expose the real visage of this satanic enemy,’ to ‘burn and wholly destroy this deadly, cancerous tumor.’”(([126 Matthias Küntzel, The Booksellers of Tehran, in: Wall Street Journal Online, 28 October 2005.

127. [126 Matthias Küntzel, The Booksellers of Tehran, in: Wall Street Journal Online, 28 October 2005.

It has already been pointed out above that prominent Nazis (Hitler, Rosenberg and Goebbels) also associated the Jews with “Satan” or “the devil.”

Another anti-Semitic book was also on display in Frankfurt: Henry Ford’s “The International Jew,” in a 200-page abbreviated version published by the Iranian “Department of Translation and Publication, Islamic Culture and Relations Organization.” Küntzel was deeply shocked that such notorious anti-Semitic bestsellers are on display at the most important book fair in Germany, of all places. Although the distribution of such texts is prohibited by German law, the police and the authorities failed to take action.

In December 2006, Iran hosted an “International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust.” Neo-Nazi Holocaust deniers explained that the Holocaust did not really occur, or they claimed that the number of those killed has been grossly exaggerated. (They probably never saw a document signed by Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler himself and dated December 29, 1942, in which the Reichsführer stated that 363,211 Jews had been executed in a period of just three months.(([127 Der Reichsführer SS, Feld-Kommandostelle, 29 December 1942, Betr.: Meldungen an den Führer über Bandenbekämpfung, Meldung Nr. 61: Russland Süd, Ukraine, Bialystok, Bandenbekämpfungserfolge von 1.9 bis 1.12.1942, 2c: Juden exekutiert: 363211 [copy in author’s files on Nazi Germany]. The deployment of SS Einsatzgruppen who were largely responsible for these mass killings, marked only the beginning – the first phase – of the Holocaust which culminated in the death camps.

128. [127 Der Reichsführer SS, Feld-Kommandostelle, 29 December 1942, Betr.: Meldungen an den Führer über Bandenbekämpfung, Meldung Nr. 61: Russland Süd, Ukraine, Bialystok, Bandenbekämpfungserfolge von 1.9 bis 1.12.1942, 2c: Juden exekutiert: 363211 [copy in author’s files on Nazi Germany]. The deployment of SS Einsatzgruppen who were largely responsible for these mass killings, marked only the beginning – the first phase – of the Holocaust which culminated in the death camps. Among those who attended the controversial Tehran conference was Ahmed Rami, a Swedish-Moroccan Holocaust denier who was imprisoned in Sweden for inciting racial hatred.(([128 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_conference.
129. [128 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_conference. Earlier, the Iranians had granted political asylum to Jürgen Graf, a Swiss Holocaust denier who fled to Iran after he had been convicted in Switzerland.

Denying the Holocaust is very popular among the Palestinians, too. Palestinian historian Issam Sissalem said on Palestinian Television in November 2000: “No Dachau, no Auschwitz, they were disinfecting sites!” An important article on the “Fable of the Holocaust”appeared in the official Palestinian Authority daily “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida” of April 13, 2001: “The 6 million figure is a lie as the ‘vaults in the camp could not have held even one percent of that number.’” “The Palestinians are the true Holocaust victims.”(([129 Palestinian Media Watch, PA Holocaust Denial [www.pmw.org.il/new/holocaust.htm#holo7].

130. [129 Palestinian Media Watch, PA Holocaust Denial [www.pmw.org.il/new/holocaust.htm#holo7].

Nazi leaders who were on Trial in Nuremberg also denied they knew anything about the Holocaust. They claimed they could not imagine it had taken place, indeed, they had been opposed to killing Jews. (Julius Streicher, the man who once said that the Jews were cannibals who should be killed, now suddenly claimed he had always been opposed to these killings.).

[1941] On July 31, 1941, Field Marshall Herman Göring wrote and signed a letter to SD and SS Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich commissioning the latter “to submit to him an overall-plan concerning the organizational, substantive and financial measures for the execution of the desired Final Solution of the Jewish Question.”(([130 Der Reichsmarschall des Grossdeutschen Reiches, Beauftragter für den Vierjahresplan, Vorsitzender des Ministerrats für die Reichsverteidigung [Göring], an den Chef des Sicherheitspolizei und des SD, SS-Gruppenführer Heydrich, Berlin, 31 July 1941 [copy in author’s files on Nazi Germany] Ich beauftrage Sie weiter, mir in Bälde einen Gesamtentwurf über die organisatorischen, sachlichen und materiellen Vorausmassnahmen zur Durchführung der angestrebten Endlösung der Judenfrage vorzulegen.

131. [130 Der Reichsmarschall des Grossdeutschen Reiches, Beauftragter für den Vierjahresplan, Vorsitzender des Ministerrats für die Reichsverteidigung [Göring], an den Chef des Sicherheitspolizei und des SD, SS-Gruppenführer Heydrich, Berlin, 31 July 1941 [copy in author’s files on Nazi Germany] Ich beauftrage Sie weiter, mir in Bälde einen Gesamtentwurf über die organisatorischen, sachlichen und materiellen Vorausmassnahmen zur Durchführung der angestrebten Endlösung der Judenfrage vorzulegen.

 (This letter had been drafted by Eichmann who was a master in deception or “Tarnung”; never did the Nazis write down that they planned to “liquidate” millions of Jews, they usually used words like “Final Solution”, “evacuations” – “Umsiedlung” –, etc.)

But when he appeared before the War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg, Göring simply denied he had ever issued such a directive, denying even it was his own signature at the end of the document and claiming he had no knowledge of what happened to the Jews. (It was the usual Nazi excuse: “Wir haben es nicht gewusst.” “We didn’t know it.”) Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Heydrich’s successor and Eichmann’s boss, also denied his complicity in mass murder.(([131 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 85, 86 [Görings signature, but denying complicity in mass murder], p. 87 [“It was Eichmann who drafted Göring’s historical directive.”]

132. [131 Gideon Hausner, op. cit., p. 85, 86 [Görings signature, but denying complicity in mass murder], p. 87 [“It was Eichmann who drafted Göring’s historical directive.”]

The Holocaust was a state secret, the outside world was not supposed to know about it and those responsible for mass murder played down their own role or denied they had personally signed incriminating documents. Similarly, neo-Nazis and their Iranian friends today deny the Holocaust ever occurred.

Anti-Semitism is on the march in Europe, and there are remarkable alliances between neo-Nazis, anti-globalist leftists and Islamists. In Britain, for example, synagogues have been desecrated and Jews have been assaulted by Muslims or Palestinian sympathizers. (The same happened in France, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia; in France a rabbi was stabbed just outside the synagogue and his car was torched in January 2003.) “This indicates a change of direction from which anti-Semitism comes, which is closely connected to the tensions in the Middle East,” a 2003 report on “Manifestations of Anti-Semitism in the European Union”says.(([132 Werner Bergmann and Juliane Wetzel, Manifestations of Anti-Semitism in the European Union. Synthesis Report on behalf of the EUMC [Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Technische Universität Berlin, 2003], p. 96.

133. [132 Werner Bergmann and Juliane Wetzel, Manifestations of Anti-Semitism in the European Union. Synthesis Report on behalf of the EUMC [Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Technische Universität Berlin, 2003], p. 96.

The same report quotes French philosopher Pierre-André Taguieff who speaks of a “new planetary judeophobia.” This explains “all world problems by the existence of Israel.” “This ‘new judeophobia,’ which he sees as initially brought about by radical Islamic activists, by the heirs of ‘third-worldism’ and by far-left anti-globalization activists, accuse the Jews of being themselves racist.”(([133 Ibid., p. 67.

134. [133 Ibid., p. 67.

In Germany, there was also a dramatic increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2000. This was “due in large part to the Al-Aqsa Intifada which inspired radical Islamists to anti-Semitic incidents and served as a catalyst for extreme right-wing anti-Semites.”(([134 Ibid., p. 47.

135. [134 Ibid., p. 47. For fear of reprisals by radical Muslims, the “European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia” prohibited the publication of this report. European Parliament member Daniel Cohn-Bendit then published the report on Internet.(([135 Tageschau [German TV], 4 December 2003 [“Strittige Studie zu Antisemitismus in EU veröffentlicht”]. World Jewish Congres Vice President Elan Steinberg commented as follows: “Ich denke, der EU ist nicht bereit sich mit dem heiklen Problem des Antisemitismus unter Muslims auseinanderzustetzen die in Europa die grösste Minderheit bilden.” See also: NRC Handelsblad, 28 November 2003, p. 4 [“Tussen Islamofobie en Antisemitisme”].
136. [135 Tageschau [German TV], 4 December 2003 [“Strittige Studie zu Antisemitismus in EU veröffentlicht”]. World Jewish Congres Vice President Elan Steinberg commented as follows: “Ich denke, der EU ist nicht bereit sich mit dem heiklen Problem des Antisemitismus unter Muslims auseinanderzustetzen die in Europa die grösste Minderheit bilden.” See also: NRC Handelsblad, 28 November 2003, p. 4 [“Tussen Islamofobie en Antisemitisme”].

Prof. Dr. Hans Jansen, one of the best Dutch experts on anti-Semitism, published a 1047-page study showing in detail how Nazi anti-Semitism infected the Muslim world. He gave me a CD-rom containing more than 3000 anti-Semitic cartoons from the Arab world and Iran. The Iranian anti-Semitic television series “Blue Eyes” (2005) claims there is a mysterious ship where Jewish doctors perform medical experiments on Muslim children.(([136 Hans Jansen, op. cit., p. 931.

137. [136 Hans Jansen, op. cit., p. 931. (Just like Mengele did in Auschwitz.)

Censuring a Dutch University Professor of Judaic Studies

The more than 2000-year old myth of “Jewish cannibalism” is also popular in the Arab world. It claims that Jews drink the blood and eat the flesh of non-Jews. This myth led to many pogroms against Jews in the Middle Ages and after. The Nazi’s, too, propagated it, especially a primitive mind like Julius Streicher in his scandalous periodical “Der Stürmer.”“Jews collect the blood of slaughtered non-Jewish children in bowls,” “Der Stürmer”suggested in May 1934.(([137 Pieter W. van der Horst, De Mythe van het Joodse Kannibalisme [Soesterberg: Uitgeverij Aspekt, 2006], p. 36.

138. [137 Pieter W. van der Horst, De Mythe van het Joodse Kannibalisme [Soesterberg: Uitgeverij Aspekt, 2006], p. 36.

Pieter van der Horst was Professor of Judaic Studies at the State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. On the occasion of his retirement in June 2006, Dr. Van der Horst planned to give a final lecture to members of the Utrecht academic community. However, his lecture on “The Myth of Jewish Cannibalism” was unexpectedly censured by University Rector W.H. Gispen.

In the second part of his lecture, Van der Horst wanted to show that this myth was not only very popular among anti-Semites in the past two millennia, but that it also surfaces in the Islamic world of today. Indeed, it is as popular as ever. In the Winter of 2005/2006 Syrian state television aired a program depicting rabbis as cannibals. In 1983, Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass wrote a doctoral dissertation on “The Matza of Zion,” a book which is still a bestseller today and has been translated in many languages. This book makes similar claims, Van der Horst says in the censured part of his lecture.(([138 Ibid., p. 37, 38.

139. [138 Ibid., p. 37, 38.

Professor Van der Horst further points to the nefarious role of “Islamo-fascist and Nazi war criminal” Haj Amin Al-Husseini who planned “to establish a death camp near Nablous after his return to Palestine” and who “was immensely popular in the Islamic world.”(([139 Ibid., p. 42, 43.

140. [139 Ibid., p. 42, 43.

University Rector Gispen decided that this part of the final lecture could not be delivered because it might be offensive to “well organized Muslim students,” and, consequently, Gispen could not guarantee Van der Horst’s “security.” Van der Horst was flabbergasted and considered the Rector’s decision censorship and an attack on academic freedom, yet he decided to deliver his final lecture in abridged form. Afterwards he gave the unabridged text to the Dutch newspaper “Trouw” which published the censured part of the text.(([140 Trouw/Letter & Geest, 24 June 2006, p. 1-3 [“De Verboden Tekst”].

141. [140 Trouw/Letter & Geest, 24 June 2006, p. 1-3 [“De Verboden Tekst”]. But it did not take long before the editor who published this text, Chris Rutenfrans, was forced to leave his newspaper. His friend Jaffé Vink had already left “Trouw” following a decision by the editor-in-chief that articles in the newspaper should be “less critical of Islam.”(([141HP De Tijd, 7 July 2006, p. 22 [“Jaffé Vink: ‘Haar naam heeft een fascinerende klank, vind je niet?'”]
142. [141HP De Tijd, 7 July 2006, p. 22 [“Jaffé Vink: ‘Haar naam heeft een fascinerende klank, vind je niet?'”]

Concluding comments

Himmler, Heydrich, Eichmann, Al-Husseini and their Nazi SS, also described as “the Order of the Death’s Head,” were diabolical merchants of death, just like today’s Al-Qaeda and the suicide bombers. Indeed, it is this kind of diabolical fanaticism, this deliberate drive toward destructiveness, that Adolf Eichmann shares with Al-Husseini, and shares today with the terrorists from Al-Qaeda and all those suicide bombers who claim to act in Allah’s name. They are the ones who talk about paradise but create hell on earth. They worship death, not life.

It is ironic that both Nazis and Iranian extremists associate the Jews with “Satan.” This is a deflection manoeuvre because the very ones who worshipped evil and death were leading Nazis themselves (Hitler, Rosenberg, Himmler, Heydrich, Goebbels, etc.), and those who preach doom and gloom today are Muslim extremists like Osama bin Laden and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Their example is Haj Amin Al-Husseini, an evil genius and a fanatic like Eichmann: “Kill the Jews wherever you find them…”

[1940] Writing in the early 1940s, Erich Fromm says that the “ideals” of the Fascists are “definitely directed against life.” “Fascism,” says Fromm, “proclaims self-sacrifice as the highest virtue and impresses many people with its idealistic character.” “A Fascist , who is driven by the desire to subordinate himself to a higher power and at the same time to overpower other people, has an ideal.” But “we must recognize the difference between genuine and fictitious ideals.”(([142 Erich Fromm, Fear of Freedom [London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1960; first published in England in 1942], p. 229, 231.

143. [142 Erich Fromm, Fear of Freedom [London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1960; first published in England in 1942], p. 229, 231.

Exactly the same applies to today’s suicide bombers, Hamas and Al-Qaeda. Their paradise is pure imagination, fiction. (They talk going to paradise and the “72 beautiful virgins” waiting for the one who blows himself up killing as many others as possible.) Fromm: “This attraction to what is harmful in life is the phenomenon which more than any other deserves the name of pathological subversion.”(([143 Erich Fromm, Ibid., p. 230.

Saudi Arabia Has 100,000 Empty Tents with AC for 3 Million People – They’ve Taken Zero Refugees – Living Off The Grid

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While European countries are being lectured about their failure to take in enough refugees, Saudi Arabia – which has taken in precisely zero migrants – has 100,000 air conditioned tents that can house over 3 million people sitting empty.

The sprawling network of high quality tents are located in the city of Mina, spreading across a 20 square km valley, and are only used for 5 days of the year by Hajj pilgrims.

As the website Amusing Planet reports, “For the rest of the year, Mina remains pretty much deserted.”

The tents, which measure 8 meters by 8 meters, were permanently constructed by the Saudi government in the 1990’s and were upgraded in 1997 to be fire proof. They are divided into camps which include kitchen and bathroom facilities.

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The tents could provide shelter for almost all of the 4 million Syrian refugees that have been displaced by the country’s civil war, which was partly exacerbated by Saudi Arabia’s role in funding and arming jihadist groups.

However, as the Washington Post reports,  wealthy Gulf Arab nations like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and others have taken in precisely zero Syrian refugees. 

Although Saudi Arabia claims it has taken in 500,000 Syrians since 2011, rights groups point out that these people are not allowed to register as migrants. Facts-thumb-08

Many of them are also legal immigrants who moved there for work.

In comparison, Lebanon has accepted 1.3 million refugees – more than a quarter of its population.

While it refuses to take in any more refugees, Saudi Arabia has offered to build 200 mosques for the 500,000 migrants a year expected to pour into Germany.

 

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Saudis argue that the tents in Mina are needed to host the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, but given that the Arabic concept of Ummah is supposed to offer protection to all Muslims under one brotherhood, surely an alternative location could be found so that Mina can be repurposed to house desperate families fleeing war and ISIS persecution?

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While Europe is being burdened by potentially millions of people who don’t share the same culture or religion as the host population, Gulf Arab states refuse to pull their weight, resolving only to throw money at the problem.

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The likelihood of the Saudis inviting Syrian refugees to stay in Mina is virtually zero, but the thousands of empty tents serve as a physical representation of the hypocrisy shared by wealthy Gulf Arab states when it comes to helping with the crisis.

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Photos: Akram Abahre. via: Infowars

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November 20, 2015 | david | Source:  offgridquest.us "Saudi Arabia Has 100,000 Empty Tents with AC for 3 Million People – They’ve Taken Zero Refugees"

Hamas and the Nexus of Global Jihad

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Today Israel’s closest ally is Egypt; under Obama, the US is a force to be worked around, not worked with. On Wednesday, Hamas leader in Gaza Mahmoud Zahar called on Hamas terrorists in Lebanon and Syria to attack Israel “to help us liberate Palestine.”

Caroline_Glickby Caroline Glick, 8 Feb 2015
At the same time, Zahar denied that Hamas has been involved in the terrorist insurgency in Egypt. As he put it, “Our guns are always trained on the enemy,” that is, Israel.

The Egyptian regime was not impressed by Zahar’s protestations.

Last Saturday, an Egyptian court upheld an October 2014 decision by the Egyptian government to outlaw Hamas’s terrorist shock forces Izzadin Kassam, and designate it a terrorist organization.

Both the government’s initial designation and the court’s decision were in some sense, watershed events. They represent the first time an Arab regime ever defined any Palestinian terrorist organization as a terrorist group.

But in truth, Egypt had no choice.
Despite its insistent protestations that the Jews are its only enemies, Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been a major player, indeed, arguably the key player in the jihadist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula that threatens to destroy the political, economic and military viability of the Egyptian state. The declared purpose of the insurgency is to overthrow the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and integrate Egypt into Islamic State’s “caliphate.

Last week saw yet another devastating terror assault against Egyptian security forces and civilians in Sinai and in cities around Egypt.
Thirty- two people, mainly soldiers, were killed in a coordinated, multifaceted attack that included Hamas’s three signature modes of operation – mortars, rockets and suicide bombings.

Last week’s assault, like almost all previous ones, was credited to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a jihadist group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and declared Sinai a province of its “caliphate.

According to a report by Yoram Schweitzer from the Institute for National Security Studies, Hamas members were among the original founders of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. The Egyptian government views Hamas-controlled Gaza as the rear headquarters of the group. In founding the group, Hamas cooperated with local Salafist Beduin and with al-Qaida terrorists who escaped Egyptian prisons during the January 2011 uprising against then-president Hosni Mubarak.

From the outset, Egyptian security forces alleged that Hamas terrorists conducted the prison breaches. Among the other Islamists released during the jail breaks was Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi reportedly used Hamas terrorists as his regime’s Praetorian guard. They were charged with protecting the Muslim Brotherhood regime from protesters who opposed his moves to rapidly transform Egypt into an Islamist state and the spearhead of the Brotherhood’s sought-for global caliphate.

From an ideological perspective, there is no distinction between the Brotherhood and Hamas.

From an organizational perspective, the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood branch has no difficulty integrating its forces seamlessly into the wider Muslim Brotherhood operational structure to serve what it views as their common ends.

And this brings us back to the insurgency in Sinai. In addition to claiming that Hamas enables Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Cairo accuses Hamas of having directly carried out several mass casualty terror attacks against its security forces. The most recent one, carried out in late October 2014, killed 31 soldiers. It precipitated Cairo’s decision to expand its security zone between Gaza and Sinai from 1 to 2 kilometers and begin emptying the Egyptian side of the border-straddling city of Rafah. It was also the catalyst for the government’s decision to label Izzadin Kassam a terrorist group.

The timing of last week’s attack indicates the close coordination between Hamas-Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and the Muslim Brotherhood. As The Washington Free Beacon reported, two days before the attacks the Muslim Brotherhood issued a call for “a long, uncompromising jihad” in Egypt.

Hamas’s intimate relationship with what has now become the Islamic State affiliate in Sinai may well have facilitated the seeding of Islamic State cells in Gaza and Judea and Samaria, where Hamas terrorists are increasingly declaring their allegiance to Islamic State. Following last month’s massacre of the French journalists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, several hundred protesters in Gaza waved Islamic State flags while burning the French flag in support of the massacre.

In recent weeks, Israeli security forces have arrested several cells of Israeli Arabs and Palestinians from Judea and Samaria that sought to establish Islamic State cells.

Beyond its role in both leading and enabling the insurgency in Sinai in concert with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas serves as a bridge between Iran and Sunni jihadists. In the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge last summer, Hamas began rebuilding its ties to Iran. Until the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, when Hamas felt obliged to support the Muslim Brotherhood that was fighting the Iranian-backed regime of President Bashar Assad, Iran had served as Hamas’s primary state sponsor since 2005. Iran never entirely cut off its support for Hamas. But after last summer’s war, it reinstated its formal alliance with Hamas.

On Saturday, in an interview with Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television, Hamas’s Zahar called on Iran to increase its aid to the terror group.

He also called on Hezbollah to increase its cooperation with Hamas and send terrorist reinforcements to Gaza, Judea and Samaria.

Two days later, Iranian Brig.-Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace division, answered Zahar’s call. In an interview with Iran’s Fars news agency on Monday, Hajizadeh said that Iran is “exporting the technology of manufacturing missiles and other equipment,” to “Syria, Iran and Palestine as well as Lebanon’s Hezbollah to stand up to and ground the Zionist regime, ISIL and other Takfiri [i.e. fake Islamic] groups.

Hamas’s bridging role between the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic State on the one hand, and between Iran and Hezbollah on the other, shows two things. First, that the Palestinian jihadist group, which the European Union is now trying to decide whether or not to label a terrorist organization, after the previous designation was struck down by an EU court, is about much more than destroying Israel. It poses a threat to people far beyond Israel. And its role in the terror nexus is not that of a bit player, but of a linchpin and a unifying force.

It also shows the unity of the threat of Sunni and Shi’ite Islamic totalitarianism. Egypt recognizes this unity.

According to the Arabic Al-Ahram daily, on Wednesday the head of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority, Lt.-Gen. Mohab Mamish, said that Egypt will defend the freedom of maritime traffic along the Bab el-Mandab that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. Last month, Iranian- backed Houthi militia overthrew the US-backed Yemeni government. They now exert effective control over the country, and with it, the Bab el-Mandab.

Mamish said that Egypt “will not accept” closure of the waterway which “directly affects the Suez canal and national security.

In other words, Egypt sees a unity of the terror forces along the Sunni-Shi’ite continuum and believes its national survival is dependent on defeating both.

Israel has been doing everything it can to assist Egypt’s efforts in Sinai.

Egyptian commanders have taken the extraordinary step of publicly thanking Israel for its help.

Yet, Israel is in a bind. Even as it seeks to assist Egypt in fighting Hamas and its allies in Sinai, due to US and European pressure, Israel is coerced into enabling Hamas to rebuild its terror infrastructure in Gaza. As the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Research Center revealed in a recent report, even as civilians in Gaza suffer through mass shortages and lack of shelter, Hamas has invested huge sums of money to rebuild its rocket arsenal through domestic production. It has restored much of its tunnel network. And it has used vast resources to train and indoctrinate some 17,000 teenagers in Gaza, and to train thousands of new forces. A new people’s militia has 2,500 recruits. Two Hamas officer courses with 1,060 cadets graduated in December 2014.

As the center’s director Dr. Reuven Erlich told The Jerusalem Post, “Israel will encounter these [forces and installations] in the next round of fighting.

In other words, Israel’s ability to take effective action against Hamas in concert with Egypt is hampered by the Obama administration that is insisting that Israel facilitate the Hamas’s rearmament – a development that threatens Israel and Egypt alike.

And Israel isn’t alone in its plight. Egypt is also being pressured by President Barack Obama and his administration.

In its war against Sunni and Shi’ite jihadist forces that threaten to destroy Egypt, and among other things, cause mass harm to the global economy by imperiling maritime traffic, Egypt finds itself betrayed by the Obama administration.

Last month, just a few days before the Muslim Brotherhood called for “a long and uncompromising jihad” against Egypt, leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood met with senior US officials at the State Department. In response to a reporter’s question about the meeting, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki insisted that despite the Brotherhood’s call for holy war against the US’s closest Arab ally, the administration has no regrets about meeting, and so conferring legitimacy and implying US support for the Brotherhood in its war against the Sisi government.

Opposition leaders Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni have based their electoral campaign against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on blaming him for the crisis in Israel’s relations with the White House. It is hard to think of a more cynical, destructive allegation.

As the administration’s continued embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood despite its full membership in the terrorist nexus that threatens the US and all of its closest allies, along with its desperate courtship of the Iranian mullahs, makes clear, the Obama administration has chosen to appease rather than combat America’s worst enemies.

Perhaps the most sympathetic interpretation of Livni’s and Herzog’s unwarranted and harmful assaults against Netanyahu is that they simply cannot accept that the world has changed.

But the trends are clear. The only responsible thing that Israel can do is to act accordingly.

Today Israel’s closest ally is Egypt. Under Obama, the US is a force to be worked around, not worked with.

by Caroline Glick February 8, 2015 | via: breakingisraelnews.com

What happened at anti-IS coalition meeting?

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First published Al-Monitor December 9, 2014  AUTHOR: Jean Aziz is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Lebanon Pulse. TRANSLATOR: Sahar Ghoussoub

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (L), Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (CL) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (CR) attend a meeting of the global coalition to counter the Islamic State militant group at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, Dec. 3, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Eric Vidal)

A Lebanese diplomatic source told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that two main issues emerged during the meeting of the international coalition against the Islamic State group (IS) and other groups at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 3. First, there was a split between the United States and Turkey over the Syrian situation, and second, Washington was keen to focus its efforts on fighting IS and avoid the complexities of the thorny Syrian crisis and the stances of other parties on it.

These two issues become clear when comparing the draft statement set forth before the conference and the final text released after it was over.

According to the source, who participated in the meetings in Brussels, the preliminary draft had been prepared with a focus on the Syrian crisis, trying to present the war on IS as a war against the Syrian regime as well.

paragrapgh11In the first draft of the text, Paragraph 11 focused on the UN reports regarding IS crimes of war and against humanity and civilians in Syria, reading, “Participants have pondered with great concern the suffering of the Syrian people, who live under the brutality of IS and the shelling of the [President Bashar] al-Assad regime. Participants have stressed their commitment to support the Syrian people in their efforts to confront IS, and to a transitional period based on the full implementation of the Geneva Communiqué, including increased support to the moderate opposition.

The paragraph concluded, “Participants support the work of the moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting against IS inside Syria.

The source said that upon receipt of this preliminary version, the participating countries expressed reservations. Some of these countries conditioned their attendance at the conference on the modification of certain expressions and terms, especially with regard to the Syrian issue.

The source said that the United States was first to respond to these reservations and expressed its readiness to work on finding an alternative final formulation, and the text was modified shortly before the conference opened.

paragrapgh11Paragraph 11 was reformulated as follows:Participants have pondered with great concern the suffering of the Syrian people. They urge the parties to the Syrian conflict to respect the international humanitarian law and to facilitate humanitarian access to those who need it, as per the Security Council Resolutions No. 2139 and 2165.

The new text went on, “A number of participants [which avoids implying a consensus] stressed the need for effective forces on the ground to fully defeat IS.

In this context, the participants are supporting the works of the moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting IS inside Syria. They also called for “increasing support for the moderate opposition forces that are fighting on several fronts, against IS, Jabhat al-Nusra and the Syrian regime.” Again, no consensus is implied.

The diplomatic source added that during the conference, Turkey tried to restore the first draft of the statement, but there was a firm objection on the part of the Lebanese delegation.

The intervention of Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil was decisive. He asked, “How could you request us to support armed groups, which — as I have been just informed — carried out an attack against the Lebanese army on Lebanese territories, causing the death of seven soldiers?” Bassil was referring to the ambush by an armed Syrian opposition group against the Lebanese army patrol in Baalbek, in eastern Lebanon’s central Bekaa on Dec. 3, during the Brussels conference.

Surprisingly, the US delegation did not comment on Turkey’s requests, neither with regard to the reformulation of the preliminary draft nor the sudden demand to establish a no-fly zone in northern Syria.

Furthermore, according to the diplomatic source, US Secretary of State John Kerry thanked Saudi Arabia for its stance and support in his speech. His words were taken as an evasion of the Turkish demands, according to the source. Kerry also shook hands with Bassil and thanked him for his speech and comments.

why-02-Lft-handWhy did the United States stick to this balanced position?
The source said, “There are many plausible reasons for that. One ought to consider the relations with Iran and the participation of Tehran in the airstrikes [on IS], which came at a time when the Brussels conference was being held,” and added, “There is also the critical competition in the relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which the US is trying not to get involved in. Moreover, Washington is keen on Iraq’s stance in its war on terror.

Most importantly it seemed that the United States intends to focus the efforts of the war against IS without getting caught up in other issues.

It was clear during the conference, according to the source, that the European Union was also committed to the fight against IS, given the great concern of the European delegations over “European jihadists,” their growth in European countries and most seriously, their return from Syria and Iraq to Europe.

It was clear in Brussels that the West wants to eradicate terrorism, while Turkey sought to achieve political gains against its regional rivals. Eventually, the West’s views and priorities to eliminate terrorism had the upper hand in the conference,” the source concluded.

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Just in case these guys can't figure it out.

Just in case these guys can’t figure it out.

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10 Arab Countries Join US in Fight ISIS

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ISIS Fighters ‘Three Times as Many’ as CIA Feared; 10 Arab Countries Join US in Fight

Following a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia, ministers representing all said that they will provide both military support and humanitarian aid.

  1. Bahrain
  2. Egypt
  3. Iraq
  4. Jordan
  5. Kuwait
  6. Lebanon
  7. Oman
  8. Qatar
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. United Arab Emirates 

The Arab countries said in a joint statement that they “shared commitment to stand united against the threat posed by all terrorism” and said that they had discussed a strategy to “destroy” the terror group wherever it operates.

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Sydney mum Mahassen Issa, accused of adultery in Lebanon

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Family hate: I would put a bullet between her eyes, says brother of Sydney mum Mahassen Issa, accused of adultery in Lebanon

POLICE have condemned violent threats made by the family of a Sydney mother who is facing jail in Lebanon over adultery charges. 

Mahassen Issa was due to face court in Tripoli last night amid angry threats from her family in Sydney, who say they have “disowned her’’ and want her jailed. Ms Issa yesterday made an 11th-hour plea for the federal government to intervene, saying she now “fears the worst”. 

The 29-year-old Greenacre woman is facing a six-month jail term under Islamic law after she separated from her husband and met a man in Lebanon. Full Story: Here

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Originally published as: ‘I would put a bullet between her eyes’, says brother {here}

Note from 4cm: my opinion “Time to take the Gloves off…”

Clearly we have a family of Islamic Muslims whom have not integrated into the way of life of Australia and have brought the Fundamental Practices of Islam to Australia and continue to practice these ways. 

Our Government should sit these people down and make it clear cease and desist from this activity and withdraw this charge of adultery from an Australian Citizen who has integrated into the way of Life in Australia. Making it clear failure to do so will bring the revoking of visas and or citizenships and deportation back to the countries of origin.