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Posted on 02/05/2015 6:44:50 AM PST by Reverend Saltine
Daniel Greenfield's article: The Ghosts of Auschwitz in the Middle East Posted: 04 Feb 2015 08:35 AM PST
In exile in Argentina, the worlds most wanted man was writing a defense of the indefensible.
He rejected so-called Western culture whose bible expressly established that everything sacred came from the Jews. Instead he looked to the large circle of friends, many millions of people whose good opinion of his crimes he wanted.
These millions of people were not in Germany. They werent even in Argentina.
His fellow Nazis had abandoned him after deciding that the murder of millions of Jews was indefensible and had to be denied instead of defended. But he did not want to be denied. He wanted to be admired.
You 360 million Mohammedans to whom I have had a strong inner connection since the days of my association with your Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Holocaust wrote. You, who have a greater truth in the surahs of your Koran, I call upon you to pass judgment on me.
Eichmann knew he could expect a good verdict from a religion whose prophet had ordered the ethnic cleansing of Jews and which believes the end will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. When a Jew hides behind a rock or a tree, it will say, O Muslim, O servant of Allah! There is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!
There was Eichmanns Hadith Holocaust with even the rocks and trees finding Jews for the Islamic SS.
A more literal judgment came Eichmanns way five years later in Jerusalem when Israeli agents used extraordinary rendition to seize him and bring him to trial. But the Muslim world had issued its own verdict long ago when the Mufti of Jerusalem had come to Europe urging the extermination of the Jews.
This is your best opportunity to get rid of this dirty race Kill the Jews, the Mufti had ranted to fellow Muslims.
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the ghosts of Eichmann and the Mufti of Jerusalem, who had visited its gas chambers while the Holocaust was underway, still linger there.
A Holocaust survivor in Auschwitz recalled being told that the Muftis arrival was a working visit.
When we have won the war he will return to Palestine to build gas chambers and kill the Jews who are living over there, an SS officer told him.
Eichmanns Nazis lost, but the Muftis Islamists continue their genocidal agenda. Mein Kampf may be banned in Germany, but its a bestseller in the Muslim world.
The edition is often the translation of Louis Heiden aka Luis al-Haj, a Nazi convert to Islam whose introduction proclaims, National Socialism did not die with the death of its herald. Rather, its seeds multiplied under each star. The reference was meant literarily. The old Egyptian flag had carried a crescent and three stars on a green field. The new flag of the Arab Republic had two green stars.
Haj worked under Johann von Leers aka Omar Amin, another Muslim convert in the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda, who praised the persecution of the Jews under Islam as an eternal service to the world.
An earlier edition had been published by the brother of future dictator, Gamal Abdel Nasser.
In two years in Egypt, Mein Kampf had sold 911,000 copies, an extraordinary accomplishment in a country with a working age population of 13 million suggesting that as many as one in fourteen adults might have bought a copy. By American equivalent bestseller standards it had outsold the Da Vinci Code.
During those same years the vast majority of Egyptian Jews had been ethnically cleansed by Nasser.
At the beginning of the decade, Muslim Brotherhood godfather Sayyid Qutb had written his own Mein Kampf titled, Our Struggle against the Jews in which he claimed that Allah had sent Hitler. The claim has more recently been repeated by the Muslim Brotherhoods Yusuf al-Qaradawi on Al Jazeera in 09.
The last punishment was carried out by Hitler Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers, he said. Today everyone agrees that the Nazis were evil. By the fifties, even Eichmanns fellow Nazis were looking to jettison the Holocaust and improve their brand. But the Nazis back then were often treated the way that Muslims are today.
Media coverage emphasized distinctions between the radical and moderate Nazis. (Hitler was, of course, a moderate.) Nazi grievances were treated as legitimate. Their crimes were lied about and covered up.
In 1933, the Associated Press wire report claimed that the persecution of Jews had already ended. Another wire story headlined Jew Persecution Over Says Envoy cited Secretary of State Hulls relief that the Hitler regime was doing its best to curb further persecution of the Jews.
Hull would later apologize when the Republican Mayor of New York City referred to the Fuhrer as a man without honor. Mayor LaGuardia might have been suffering from Fuhrerphobia.
Jewish protests were treated as shrill and baseless alarmism.
U.S. Investigation Shows No Cause for Protest, the AP headlined its coverage.
Notwithstanding assurances given by German government leaders and by Hull that the Nazi excesses against the Jewish race had ceased in Germany, Jewish leaders went ahead with plans for mass protest meetings, another wire story read. All requests that these meetings be canceled fell on deaf ears.
A week before the story, the first official Nazi concentration camp of Dachau had opened.
The media coverage should sound familiar. Its how Irans nuclear buildup is being covered. Its how Muslim violence against Jews is covered. Its discussed reluctantly and immediately dismissed. Jews are written off as pests who refuse to listen when Kerry, like Hull, tells them theres nothing to worry about.
That is how the Holocaust really happened.
Auschwitz just shows us the final stage. It doesnt show us the sympathy for the Nazis, the willingness of some on the left to see them as allies in overturning the existing system and the anger at the selfishness of the Jews in putting their own desire not to be killed ahead of world peace.
Auschwitz requires more context than just Hitler. It requires that we understand why so many countries and so many world leaders enabled him. And it is not a difficult thing to understand. All we need to do is look at the response to Muslim attempts to kill Jews before and after the Holocaust.
It was easier to appease the Nazis. It is easier to appease the Muslim world. The Jews were not seen as a canary in the coalmine; instead, like the Czechs and then the Poles and then everyone else, they were an obstacle to making a deal with the devil. Today its the Nigerian Christians, the Burmese Buddhists and a long list of others around the world including the Jews of Israel who stand in the way of peace.
The Holocaust and the entire war happened because everyone wanted peace with Nazi Germany and refused to accept that Nazism was innately aggressive.
Eichmann envisioned Nazis and Muslims as victims.
Who are the aggressors here? Who are the war criminals? The victims are Egyptians, Arabs, Mohammedans. Amon and Allah, Eichmann wrote of the 1956 war.
On the Egyptian side was a long list of Nazis. They, like Eichmann, saw Islam as carrying on their agenda, not only toward the Jews, but toward the West.
The Nazis were not merely anti-Semites. They wanted to tear down civilization and replace it with their own flavor of barbarism.
At war, they had a great deal in common with ISIS, brutally wiping out entire populations, resettling areas and enslaving those they did not kill. Having no contemporary barbarians in Europe to model themselves on, they willingly modeled themselves on the armies of Islam.
The ghosts of Auschwitz are still haunting Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Gaza, Iraq, Iran and a hundred other places. The victims are Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Yazidis and numberless others. The Nazis began with the Jews. The Muslim saying is, First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.
Auschwitz is what happens when we fail to take threats like that seriously because we want peace at any price. The price of peace was Auschwitz, it was millions dead, countries carved to pieces, peoples enslaved for years and others for generations. The price of peace was ignorance, apathy and then war.
Eichmann found support for Auschwitz in the surahs of your Koran. So did the Jihadis who murdered Jews in Paris. If we forget that, then we forget the real lesson of Auschwitz.
Daniel Greenfield is a New York City based writer and blogger and a Shillman Journalism Fellow of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Hitler is still admired in the Middle East by the peaceful worshippers of Baal. It is not commonly known that the Nazis and the Muslims had one thing in common: they both hated western culture and western-style democracy. The Muslims still do, and they’re joined by their friendly compatriots that call themselves modern-day liberals.
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It's not, actually. It's just that the copyright lies with the state of Bavaria and they're not publishing the book. When the copyright expires - should be later this year IIRC - anyone would be free to print and sell. We'll see.
Anyway, a bit of a strange article from Greenfield this one. Then "when" and "where" is often not clear and he seems to jump back and forth in time. But the general message is clear, of course.
Thank you for posting. My link was not updating and I missed this article.
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