Hitler and the
26 December 2002
Pro Palestinian spokespeople play
bait-and-switch on the
Jew-hatred as the motivating factor behind suicide bombings with
stock lectures on Christian complicity in the Nazi Holocaust against
Jews. They blame Israel for "occupation" without explaining why
where they maintain substantial populations, seem incapable of living
peacefully in countries they don´t control, such as, besides
Cyprus and elsewhere. These premises are false on three counts. Nazism
not Christian but neo-Pagan, Moslem imperialism today echoes Nazi
and Arabs share a historic complicity in the Nazi Holocaust. In fact,
understanding Arab support for Nazism places the present Israel-Arab
conflict in its proper context.
Britain was so concerned with Nazi inroads into the Arab world in 1938,
the eve of World War II, that they issued the infamous White Paper
limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine, contributing to locking Jews
into a Europe that was being overrun by Hitler. Former British Prime
Minister Lloyd George, in a 1939 address, called the White Paper, "An
act of national perfidy
that will dishonor the name of Britain." The White Paper violated
international law as established by the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and
the Faisal-Weizmann agreement of 1919. These agreements, recognized by
the world community, supported the creation of a Palestinian Jewish
State and encouraged Jewish immigration. Emir Faisal, heading the Arab
delegation to the 1919 Paris
Peace Conference, had formally recognized the future Jewish state in a
document that explicitly called for Jewish immigration to Palestine.
Nevertheless, the British gave in to pressure from the anti-Jewish
faction led by the
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was a
major participant in the Holocaust. On July 1, 1937, the
British-appointed Mufti asked the German Consul-General of Palestine
"to what extent the Third Reich was prepared to support the Arab
movement against the Jews." Following this meeting, the Mufti was
visited in Palestine by Adolf Eichmann, who was getting "acquainted
with the country and the life and to establish contact with people."
Around the time of Eichmann´s visit, a prolonged and organized
campaign of atrocities against the Jews of Palestine was launched.
Also around that time, the Mufti became a paid agent of the Nazi Abwehr
and was put in charge of counterintelligence and sabotage. When the
British stopped an Abwher shipment of arms to the Mufti in Palestine,
through Saudi Arabia and Iraq, the Mufti re-located to Baghdad, where
he directed Arab and Nazi finance, diplomacy and propaganda. In 1941,
the Mufti inspired a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq led by General Rashid Ali.
Collaborating with his masters in Berlin, he would declare a Jihad
which he called "the greatest foe of Islam." The British backed a
counter-coup and the Mufti proceeded on to Berlin, where he was
by the Nazis as titular head of a Nazi pan-Arab government-in-exile.
On November 21,
1941, the Mufti met with Adolph Hitler and
following in his diary:
The Mufti said : "The Arabs are Germany´s natural friends...
They are therefore prepared to cooperate with Germany with all their
hearts and stood ready to participate in a war, not only negatively by
the commission of acts of sabotage and the instigation of revolutions,
but also positively by the formation of an Arab Legion. In this
struggle, the Arabs were striving for the independence and the unity of
Palestine, Syria and Iraq."
Hitler: "Germany was resolved, step by step, to ask one European nation
after the other to solve its Jewish problem, and at the proper time
direct a similar appeal to non-European nations as
well....Germany´s objective would then be solely the destruction
of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere under the
protection of British power. The moment that Germany´s tank
divisions and air squadrons had made their appearance south of
Caucasus, the public appeal requested by the Grand Mufti could go out
to the Arab world."
Hitler and the Mufti were planning to first exterminate the Jews of
Europe and then the Jews of the Middle East. The Mufti, who visited
Nazi death camps several times, organized support for the Nazis from
in Russia, the Balkans, and the Middle East. He headed the "Arab
in Berlin, where he directed a massive network of Arab-Nazi
collaborators. He organized tens of thousands of Bosnian and Albanian
Muslims into military units known as Handschar divisions, which carried
out atrocities against
Yugoslav Jews, Serbs and Gypsies, and he attempted to organize an
Legion. Handschar fighters would be discovered battling against
independence in 1948.
In 1943, in a speech in Berlin, the Mufti stated: "The Treaty of
Versailles was a disaster for the Germans as well as for the Arabs. But
the Germans know how to get rid of the Jews. It is that which brings us
close to the Germans and sets us in their camp... up to today."
On March 1, 1944, in a radio broadcast to the
Berlin, the Mufti stated: "Arabs! Rise as one and fight for your sacred
rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God,
history, and religion. This saves your honor." The Mufti initiated some
of the most virulently pro-Nazi and Jew-hating broadcasts in history.
a war criminal at Nuremberg, he would spend the
rest of his
life living in opulence in Cairo. His broadcasts, pamphlets,
intelligence network and sabotage against Israel would continue after
his death in
1974. In his memoirs, he wrote, "Our fundamental condition for
with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine
and the Arab world. I asked Hitler for an explicit undertaking to allow
us to solve the Jewish problem in a manner befitting our national and
aspirations, and according to the scientific methods innovated by
in the handling of its Jews.
The answer I got was: ´The Jews are yours.´"