"Islamic Facists?" Call Them "Islamic Nazis"
Do you recall the furor that erupted on August 10, after President George W. Bush described the Islamic terrorists who tried to blow up 10 airliners as "Islamic facists." (Here is our post defending the President during the controversy.) The fact is that President Bush might have just as accurately described Islamic, anti-American and anti-Jewish extremists as "Islamic Nazis."
There is a very direct link between Adolf Hitler's National Socialist Party and current Islamic anti-Jewish hatred. That link is in the person of Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini (1893-1974), the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. After fomenting deadly anti-Jewish riots in British Mandatory Palestine in the 1920's and 1930's, he openly sided with the Axis powers at the outbreak of World War II. Having aided a pro-Nazi revolt in Bagdad in 1941, he spent the rest of World War II in Germany, as Hitler's guest. A photo of Der Fuhrer and the Grand Mufti appears at the left. Hitler made the Mufti the commander of the Hanza Unit of the SS, composed of Bosnian Moslems. They were thoroughly indoctrinated in the Mufti's synthesis of National Socialism and Islam, based on the share doctrine that the Jews are engaged in a secret attempt to dominate the world, as recounted in the Czarist fraud, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
After Germany's defeat, the Mufti was inexplicably allowed to flee to Cairo, where he continue his anti-Jewish activities. You know his nephew and philosphical heir, Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Hussaeini, by his nomme de guerre, Yasser Arafat, may his name be erased. One may follow the thread of his Islamic Nazism directly to Hezbollah, Hamas and Ahmadinejad today. This is well illustrated by a German video documentary, available for viewing here at Little Green Footballs.
The irony is that the defaming of Israel as a Nazi regime is a favorite theme of anti-Israel propaganda not only in the Arab world, but also in the American and European far left. They need not look far, however, to find the real Nazis. This is just one example of a trend in Arab anti-Israel propaganda about which I hope to write more in the future: The accusations that that they level at Israel are often the despicable acts of which the Arabs themselves are guilty.