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Mufti and The Führer:(The Nazi/Islam Connection)
jewishvirtuallibrary ^ | By Mitchell Bard

Posted on 08/01/2006 7:31:11 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

In 1941, Haj Amin al-Husseini,(Appointed Mufti of Jerusalem by the British in 1921, Haj Amin al-Husseini was the most prominent Arab figure in Palestine during the Mandatory period. Al-Husseini() was born in Jerusalem in 1893, and went on to serve in the Ottoman Army during World War I. Anti-British and anti-Jewish, the mufti was the key nationalist figure among Muslims in Palestine. Fearful that increased Jewish immigration to Palestine would damage Arab standing in the area, the mufti engineered the bloody riots against Jewish settlement in 1929 and 1936.

Al-Husseini's appointment as mufti was itself the subject of much controversy. The decision to grant al-Husseini the position was made by Herbert Samuel, the first high commissioner of Palestine. It was odd that Samuel, a British Jew, would appoint a man who would be responsible for so much unrest within the Mandatory area. Al-Husseini in fact had been sentenced to ten years in prison by the British for inciting riots in 1920. None of that sentence was served, as al-Husseini had fled to Transjordan, and was soon after amnestied by Samuel himself.

For his part, al-Husseini had used his influence to quiet additional disturbances in 1921. He assured Samuel that he would continue to maintain order, and it was with this understanding that the high commissioner granted him the position of mufti. In the following year, he was also appointed to lead the Supreme Muslim Council, expanding his already significant powers. Known later as the Grand Mufti, al-Husseini was able to establish himself as the preeminent Arab power in Palestine.

One of the mufti's most successful projects was the restoration of the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa mosque. With funds collected from India and various Arab states, the Dome was plated in gold. The impressive looks of the Dome greatly enhanced the status of Jerusalem in the eyes of Muslims throughout the world. Similarly, al-Husseini's own status as Mufti of Jerusalem increased his standing as an influential Arab leader.

The mufti was dismissed from his position following the riots of 1936. No longer able to stay in Palestine, he continued his extremist activities from abroad. During World War II, the mufti was involved in the mobilization of support for Germany among Muslims. In November 1941 the Mufti met with Hitler. Although he continued to be involved in politics, al-Husseini's influence gradually declined after the defeat of the Arab armies in 1948.

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.”1

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....” Hitler replied:

Germany stood for uncompromising war against the Jews.

That naturally included active opposition to the Jewish national home in Palestine....Germany would furnish positive and practical aid to the Arabs involved in the same struggle....Germany's objective [is]...solely the destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere....In that hour the Mufti would be the most authoritative spokesman for the Arab world. The Mufti thanked Hitler profusely.2

In 1945, Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti as a war criminal for his role in recruiting 20,000 Muslim volunteers for the SS, who participated in the killing of Jews in Croatia and Hungary. He escaped from French detention in 1946, however, and continued his fight against the Jews from Cairo and later Beirut. He died in 1974.

The Husseini family continued to play a role in Palestinian affairs, with Faisal Husseini, whose father was the Mufti's nephew, regarded until his death in 2001 as one of their leading spokesmen in the territories.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alhusseini; nazi; redjihad; wwii
Sean
1 posted on 08/01/2006 7:31:12 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Salem; SJackson

Interesting read.


2 posted on 08/01/2006 7:32:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Bbbut isn't islam a religion of peace?


3 posted on 08/01/2006 7:33:15 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

History


4 posted on 08/01/2006 7:33:18 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Today, God smiled on the United States)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Important ties. Never discussed.


5 posted on 08/01/2006 7:37:03 PM PDT by jd777
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To: sheik yerbouty

Jihad = My Struggle
Mein Kamph = My Struggle

hmmmmm that sounds like a connection.


6 posted on 08/01/2006 7:48:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Oppression = Oppression.


7 posted on 08/01/2006 7:48:51 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Bad~Rodeo

There is actual footage of them meeting in the film

http://www.obsessionthemovie.com/

I saw this at the Houston Film Festival earlier this year and it looks like they are gearing up for a DVD release.


8 posted on 08/01/2006 7:59:00 PM PDT by weegee (Remember the Baby Milk Factory)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
The Husseini family continued to play a role in Palestinian affairs, with Faisal Husseini, whose father was the Mufti's nephew, regarded until his death in 2001 as one of their leading spokesmen in the territories.

Faisal is more commonly known as yassir arafat

9 posted on 08/01/2006 8:03:48 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Bad~Rodeo; All

The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0595289444/sr=1-1/qid=1154488105/ref=sr_1_1/103-5427856-7224661?ie=UTF8&s=books


10 posted on 08/01/2006 8:09:53 PM PDT by Marius3188 (Happy Resurrection Weekend)
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To: All
Yes, but also interesting is that Khairallah Talfah, a Ba-ath Party Official AND Saddam Hussein's Uncle wrote in the 1940's a 10 page pamphlet entitled:

Three Whom God Should Not Have Created: Persians, Jews, and Flies

11 posted on 08/01/2006 8:17:18 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Today, God smiled on the United States)
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To: weegee
Here is a link to google video of the entire movie.
12 posted on 08/01/2006 8:27:07 PM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Pictures of the Waffen SS Muslim troops with their fezes and mountain boots make them look like the Shriners from Hell.


13 posted on 08/01/2006 8:28:31 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Should be more articles connecting Islam to Nazism.


14 posted on 08/01/2006 8:39:25 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: lilylangtree

S~...thank you mam, ~tipping hat~,just posted another'n


15 posted on 08/01/2006 8:43:50 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Today, God smiled on the United States)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Thank you, kind one! I just read on the Syrian-Nazism article you posted. Quite informative! You're A #1 just like the steak sauce. ;)


16 posted on 08/01/2006 8:48:25 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Nomorjer Kinov

But that is bootleg. Request it from Netflix or Blockbuster.

I recommend (A) supporting the filmmakers for their effort and (B) seeing what sort of supplements they added to the DVD (and they did say there would be bonus things on the DVD)


17 posted on 08/01/2006 9:34:21 PM PDT by weegee (Remember the Baby Milk Factory)
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To: lilylangtree

A1 Steak Sauce?????.....Ohh my, I bleed barbecue sauce....LOL~, thank you....L~


18 posted on 08/01/2006 9:43:34 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Today, God smiled on the United States)
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