Hamas Mouthpiece Denies Arab Guilt in Holocaust
Denial of Arab Holocaust guilt has been around since the late 1940s, at least. Both Arabs and their Western sympathizers, as well as Communists of various stripes, propagate this big lie. Arab spokesmen repeat the lie in a very touching and extremely hypocritical manner that poorly matches their usual brutal cynicism and lies. Why should we pay for Europe's sins against the Jews of Europe?? they whine. But the Arab nationalist movement as a whole was pro-Nazi and pro-fascist. The chief leader of the palestinian Arabs, Haj Amin el-Husseini [al-Husayni], British-appointed mufti of Jerusalem, took an active part in the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany's war effort. He urged the Germans to murder more Jews, including Jewish children. Although during WW2 itself, the Nazis gave much publicity to Husseini's collaboration with them, and it was never a secret, the pro-Arab nationalist lie machines in Europe, the Communist bloc, and the West [including the USA] have worked to have this history forgotten. Several links below go to articles and sites that document Arab collaboration in the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis.
This pseudo-innocent whining and self-justification by Arab spokesmen also comprises the remarks of Hamas spokesmen. Azzam Tamimi, director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London had the following to say recently on an Iranian TV station:
Are we, the Palestinians, made to pay for the crimes of the Nazis? If the Nazis killed the Jews in Europe, why should the Jews come and live in my mother's house, on my father's land? Is that extremism? If that is extremism, then I am an extremist. If that is terrorism, then I am a terrorist. We are freedom fighters, we are not extremists," he added. [quoted in Jerusalem Post, 3 February 2008].Not only did Arabs collaborate in the mass murder of Jews in Europe, but they oppressed, persecuted, exploited and humiliated Jews in Arab/Muslim-ruled countries for more than a thousand years --including in Israel. Jews were "tolerated" in the subjugated state of dhimmis. And when the Arab/Muslim fancy turned to thoughts of plunder and persecution, then they did not tolerate the Jews who were subject to them. Nor did they always tolerate Christians who were subject to the dhimmi status too. Naturally, several massacres of Jews took place at the hands of Arab nationalists in Arab-ruled lands in harmony with the Holocaust. Most notable was the Farhud in Baghdad in the Spring of 1941 on the Jewish holiday of Shavu`ot [Pentecost], in which estimates of Jews murdered range from 179 to 600.
Tamimi also said:
Zionists from Europe, helped by the leaders of this country in order to rape my country and turn them into refugees," he said.It also seems that Tamimi has had very good coaching in psywar and propaganda. However, it is not certain whether this coaching was provided by British experts or by experts who were fellow Arabs. The very claim or imposture that the Hamas fights for freedom is so absurd that only someone schooled in psywar and propaganda techniques could utter it. The Hamas charter makes it clear that it fights for Islam, that it fights a jihad, that it believes in imposing Islam and Muslim law [shari`ah] on non-Muslims worldwide, who will perforce become dhimmis. The Hamas Charter, in its Article 7, includes the medieval Muslim fable that at the End of Days, the Muslims will fight the Jews. The Jews will hide behind rocks and trees. The rocks and trees will cry out: O Muslim, a Jew is hiding me. Come kill him. This demonstrates that Muslim Judeophobia goes way back to the early days of Islam. And Hamas identifies with that medieval Judeophobia, which is indeed genocidal Judeophobia. Earlier posts on this blog report on the Muslim traditions [hadiths] about Muhammad himself massacring Jews.
Here are links on Arab-Nazi collaboration:
Bibliotheque Proche-Orientale (contemporary photos & documents in French & English concerning the Mufti Husseini)
Haj Amin el-Husseini and other Arab nationalists as Nazi collaborators -- an overview
Arab Chemical warfare against Israel -- in 1944
Husseini gets political asylum in France after the Nazi collapse
Arab forces used German-Nazi mercenaries against Israel in 1948
Syria shelters Holocaust criminals
Post-World War 2 Arab-Nazi collaboration
Nazi ideology & Arab/Islamist ideology
Arab attitudes towards the Holocaust
Arab intellectuals smear Israel as "Nazi"
New book about the Mufti [link added 7-24-2008]
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