August 16, 2006
Hitler And The Grand Mufti Of Jerusalem: Origins Of Modern Islamic Anti-SemitismTopics: Islam And The War On Terror
The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser 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, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz. (Source)You've heard President Bush, experts like Robert Spencer and Daniel Pipes, and most of the right-side of the blogosphere refer to radical Islamists as Islamic fascists (Islamofascists). If you think that modern Islamist anti-Semitism and fascism is without historical basis, think again. All threads of modern Islamic anti-Semitism and the fascism of fundamentalist Islamic ideology can be traced back to Hitler.
Fascism: A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator (Islamist ideology and the Mullahs), stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.In his 2005 article in First Things, David G. Dalin quoted Gabriel Schoenfeld's 2004 book, "The Return of Anti-Semitism," writing:
It is possible to trace modern Islamic anti-Semitism back along a number of different historical and intellectual threads, but, no matter which one you choose, they all seem to pass, at one point or another, through the hands of one figure - Hajj Amin al-Husseini, Hitler's mufti, the viciously anti-Semitic grand mufti of Jerusalem and the leader of Muslim fundamentalists in Palestine, who resided in Berlin as a welcome guest of the Nazis throughout the years of the Holocaust (the one that Iran and Islamists all over the world claim never happened)The following video provides a cursory review of the relationship of Adolph Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusale (Hat tip - In The Bullpen):
From "The Mufti and the Führer," we have:
In 1941, Haj Amin al-Husseini fled to Germany and met with Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joachim Von Ribbentrop and other Nazi leaders. He wanted to persuade them to extend the Nazis' anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.
The Mufti sent Hitler 15 drafts of declarations he wanted Germany and Italy to make concerning the Middle East. One called on the two countries to declare the illegality of the Jewish home in Palestine. Furthermore, "they accord to Palestine and to other Arab countries the right to solve the problem of the Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries, in accordance with the interest of the Arabs and, by the same method, that the question is now being settled in the Axis countries."
In November 1941, the Mufti met with Hitler, who told him the Jews were his foremost enemy. The Nazi dictator rebuffed the Mufti's requests for a declaration in support of the Arabs, however, telling him the time was not right. The Mufti offered Hitler his "thanks for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches....The Arabs were Germany's natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely....the Jews...."Your take home message here is that there is a historical and factual basis for radical Islamists to be referred to as Islamic fascists, and they are indeed - anti-Semetic. Islamic fascists seek a world dominated and controlled by Islam (a global Islamic caliphate), the establishment of stringent socioeconomic controls (Sharia), suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship (infidels that fail to submit to Islam are to be killed), and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism (the ummah - the Muslim nation) and racism (anti-Semitism and, as stated by Iran's Ahmadinejad - "End Anglo-Saxon civilization").
Ergo - radical Islam is fascist and anti-Semetic!
Hitler's Mufti. blockquote> It is possible to trace modern Islamic anti-Semitism back along a number of different historical and intellectual threads, but, no matter which one you choose, they all seem to pass, at one point or another, through the hands of one figure--Hitler's mufti, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the viciously anti-Semitic grand mufti of Jerusalem and the leader of Muslim fundamentalists in Palestine, who resided in Berlin as a welcome guest of the Nazis throughout the years of the Holocaust.Who was the Grand Mufti, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini?
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