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Re: The truth about Jerusalem's grand mufti, Hitler and the Holocaust

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Oct 23, 2015 at 14:33

Re: The truth about Jerusalem's grand mufti, Hitler and the Holocaust

The article states:

But Netanyahu was right on when he emphasized the Mufti's Holocaust complicity and activities before, during, and after the war when the Mufti lied about alleged Jewish intentions to expel Muslim and Islam from Jerusalem's Temple Mount—the same lie that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas repeats today in support of the current "knife Intifada."

Netanyahu said: "Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. "And Haj Amin al-Husseinei went to Hitler and said, 'If you expel them, they'll all come here.' 'So what should I do with them?' he asked. He said, 'Burn them'."

Netanyahu's quotation of the Grand Mufti is word-for-word accurate, but it is not true that the Fuhrer needed the advice of Islam's leading anti-Jewish fanatic to implement the Final Solution. That was his dream as far back as 1919 as a letter that he authored and signed now on display at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance documents.

If the quote is word for word accurate, the attempt to modify it or to be politically correct with the interpretation is disingenuous. It is also one of the reasons that Israel and the Jewish people have a real fear of being wiped from the face of the earth. If Jews do not respect themselves and vigorously oppose their enemies (including those who consort with their enemies) survival is not a probability.

This does not mean that not putting a foot in the mouth is eliminated as an option - but, it means that trying to denigrate Netanyahu. Extermination of any people even in 1936 was only an option when the criminal advocating such action knew that he had support for his mischief. Roosevelt in not opening the doors of America to the people threatened by genocide and the Mufti's assurance that the Muslim world was behind the anticipated genocide certainly were strong factors in the holocaust.

It would have been nice if Netanyahu had kept his interpretation to himself - but he was damn 'right on!'

YJ Draiman

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