Militant extremist Islam is showing its carefully hidden Nazism.
Just before the Hamas attack that killed 1,400 Israelis and started the current Hamas War, Mahmoud Abbas the president of the Palestinian Authority, went before the United Nations and gave a speech justifying Adolf Hitler. “These people [Jews] were fought because of…usury,” Abbas said repeating an old anti-Semitic slander. “From Hitler’s point of view, they were sabotaging, and therefore he hated them.”
Then came the Hamas attack of October 7th, the Israeli counter-attack against Hamas’ 311 miles of concrete military tunnels underneath Gaza City in which Hamas used the civilian population as human shields, and the outbreak of anti-Israeli demonstrations all over the world.
In at least one of these demonstrations, a demonstration in Sydney, Australia, on October 9th, protestors showed up calling for the gassing of the Jews and one Sheikh speaking at the event declared the day of slaughter in Israel “a day of victory.”
Are these Palestinian hints of Nazism aberrations? Or are they revealing something deeper? For the answer, here’s an excerpt from my book The Muhammad Code: How a Desert Prophet Brought you ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram (Feral House):
In 2006, two admitted Islamic “terrorists” appeared on the Philadelphia-based TV show Your Morning on CN8 and gave a potent sense of the global unity of today’s militant Islam. The first, Walid Shoebat, a Palestinian from a prominent family who had successfully bombed an Israeli bank, was asked why the privileged son of Arab aristocrats would turn to violence. Said Shoebat, “My grandfather was good friends with Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. He was called the Fuehrer of the Muslim world.”
Why was the Grand Mufti called “the Fuehrer?” The Grand Mufti met with Adolf Hitler, corresponded with him frequently, lived for four years in Berlin as a guest of the Nazi government, was given seven luxurious Berlin residences, a chauffeured Mercedes, a weekly stipend of $10,000 [$176,000 in today’s dollars], and a lavish food allowance so he could woo other Muslim leaders to the Nazi cause. He was also named an honorary Aryan. Topping it all off, the mufti toured Germany’s Oranienburg concentration camp, met with SS head, Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler, and helped the SS recruit between 24,000 and 27,000 Muslim Bosnians to the SS ranks. A key SS task was killing Jews. Most important, the grand mufti shared Hitler’s vision of exterminating the Jews utterly, the vision of “killing Jews wherever Arabs found them.” On top of all that, the mufti was a man who Palestinian founding father Yasser Arafat met when he was seventeen and whom Arafat “came to adore and emulate.”
It was Arafat who helped create the sense of Palestinian identity we know today. And at the heart of that Palestinian identity is a simple creed. Drive Jews out of Israel. Then kill the Jews in the rest of the world.
As Mohammed himself, the one true prophet of God demanded:
“Whoever of the Jews falls into your hands, kill him.”
And, the Day of Judgement “will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.’”’
During WWII, Adolf Hitler’s faithful allies included the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, a group that has working offshoots in America, plus Islamist leaders in countries like Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya. To what extent is that Nazi legacy alive in militant Muslim groups like Hamas today?
Sahih Bukhari. Translator: M. Muhsin Khan. MSA-USC Hadith Database, USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts. University of Southern California.
English translation : Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall. The Holy Quran. Islamabad :Shalimar Recording Co.
Associated Press, Palestinian leader’s comments on Holocaust draw accusations of antisemitism from US and Europe, September 7, 2023, https://apnews.com/article/palestinians-israel-holocaust-abbas-antisemitism-1d84b3a82f0d8ff3fd8601f06bc1176e
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