Grand Mufti Hajj Amin al-Husseini with Muslim volunteers in Hitler’s Army (Photo: Dispatch International)
Andrew Bostom, M.D. recently published an excellent essay on the WWII era alliance between Islam and Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Bostom dispels the notion, still embraced by some rather prominent political leaders, that Hajj Amin al-Husseini’s motivation to assist Germany in exterminating the world’s Jews was some sort of a belief in the Nazi ideology. Rather, the alliance was formed as a result of el-Husseini’s belief in Islam. The entire column is now available at Lars Hedegaard’s Dispatch International. Here’s an excerpt:
…On June 30, 1922, a joint resolution of both Houses of Congress of the United States unanimously endorsed the “Mandate for Palestine,” confirming the irrevocable right of Jews to settle in the area of Palestin – anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. The Congressional record contains a statement of support from New York Rep. Walter Chandler which includes an observation, about “Turkish and Arab agitators . . . preaching a kind of holy war [jihad] against . . . the Jews” of Palestine. During this same era within Palestine, a strong Arab Muslim irredentist current – epitomized by Hajj Amin al-Husseini –promulgated the forcible restoration of sharia-mandated dhimmitude for Jews via jihad.
Indeed, two years before he orchestrated the murderous anti-Jewish riots of 1920, that is, in 1918, Hajj Amin al-Husseini stated plainly to a Jewish coworker (at the Jerusalem Governorate), I. A. Abbady, “This was and will remain an Arab land . . . the Zionists will be massacred to the last man. . . . Nothing but the sword will decide the future of this country.”
Read the entire essay.