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World Muslim Congress: M. Dawalibi; Issa Nakhleh (1980s)

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Frim: The American Spectator, Volume 19, 1986


Condider for a moment Ma'aruf-al- Dawalibi, president of the World Muslim0 Congress. The congress participated in the U.N. North American Regional NGO [ Non-Governmental Organization] Symposium on the Question of Palestine last July.
In 1984, Dawalibi spoke at a U.N. seminar at Geneva entitled, "The Encouragement of Understanding and Respect in Matters Relating to Freedom of Religion and Belief." He told the seminar he had read at least sixteen French books when he studied in Paris during World War II which proved that the Ta..., the ... religious book of law, teaches that "if a ... does not drink every year the blood of a non-Jewish man, then he will be damned for eternity.
Dawalibi explained that each year ... kidnap and slaughter a non- Jewish boy. He told a little tale about a barber whom the Jews ordered to kill a priest and the priest's servant and to gather their blood.
The barber "admitted to have killed him and gathered his blood. . . . House's Freedom at Issue, promptly protested Dawalibi's remarks at the time. He told me, "The whole thing was astounding. At the end Dawalibi said we have to ask why Hitler killed the Jews. As if that were a perfectly sensible question .

"The publication you say you're representing is one of the least respectable journals, one of the smeariest sheets that is ...
In 1985 the World Muslim Congress joined with forty-two other NGOs at the U.N. to plan their annual anti-Israel campaign in the United States and Canada. The three-day symposium at U.N. headquarters in New York was sponsored by the U.N. Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
A decision taken by the Committee in 1982 initiated the formation of a pro-PLO body of NGOs. The Committee, which was formed at the time the 1975 "Zionism is Racism" resolution was adopted, sought collaboration with organizations representing a broad spectrum of interests to gain access to the local populations represented by the NGOs and shape their thinking on the Middle East. Savitri Kunadi, India's permanent representative to the U.N., and a member of the Committee, said at the 1985 symposium that the NGOs have been regarded from their inception "as a valuable asset in [the Committee's] struggle for Palestinian rights.
Throughout the symposium, discussions
Throughout the symposium, discussion focused on American public opinion, the U.S. media, and the role to be played by the NGOs in reshaping both toward a pro-Palestinian position.
Zehdi Labib Terzi, the PLO's U.N. observer, expressing alarm at the "ignorance" of the American public on the Palestinian issue, urged "consciousness raising" techniques such as polls and surveys specifically designed to promote American identification with the Palestinian cause.
One of the World Muslim Congress's representatives at the symposium was Issa Nakhleh, an attorney who has served as U.N. Observer of the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine, and who, during the 1960s and early 1970s, was associated with the late Gerald L.K. Smith (writing for Smith's publication, The Cross and the Flag), and with the racist West Coast group, Western Front.
In 1981 Nakhleh spoke at the Third Annual Convention of the Institute for Historical Review, a group that maintains that the Holocaust is a myth concocted by Jews.

Nakhleh's address was called "Palestinians and Zionist Genocide." "Those remarks are crazy, " Ellen Siegel of the Washington Area Jews for Israeli- Palestinian Peace (a participant in the symposium) said in response to the Dawalibi quotes.
'We're opposed to that stuff. It's not something we like to hear or want to hear or approve of. What do you want me to do? What should I do ?...

The Six Million Reconsidered attempts to prove that the Holocaust never occurred;
Antizion, a compendium of anti-Semitic writing, includes a description of Hitler as a "twentieth century statesman" and the assertion, "There were no Jews killed in 'gas chambers.' " The edition of Antizion sent to the senators is a reproduction of one published by the Noontide Press of Torrance, California, which purveys racist and anti-Semitic books.

Noontide is controlled by Willis Carto, head of the Liberty Lobby, which is widely regarded as anti-Semitic and which has recently been involved in litigation against National Review and William F. Buckley, Jr. Grimstad also served as editor of White Power, the official publication of the neo-Nazi National Socialist White People's Party headed by George Lincoln Rockwell.
In 1977 Grimstad registered with the Department of Justice as a Saudi agent. His registration form reported that the Saudi Embassy paid him $20,000 in June 1977 as a "gift or honorarium apparently in appreciation for my book, Antizion."
He sent the embassy a receipt for the money.
An investigation by the Anti- Defamation League revealed that the books were mailed to the senators by the World Muslim Congress...
Following the Mufti's death in 1974, Ma'aruf-al-Dawalibi took over as president of the congress.
Dawalibi lives in the Saudi capital and is an adviser to King Khaled . Financial support for the congress is provided through the World Muslim League. Based in the holy city of Mecca, the World Muslim League was created in 1962 through a Saudi government grant as a principal instrument of its policy to put all Islamic institutions, including those outside the country, under its own auspices.
1981, Dawalibi had an audience with Pope John Paul II, during which they reportedly spoke about advancing the Christian-Muslim dialogue. Later that year, Dawalibi said in Paris that such dialogues were necessary because " international .

Jewry is undoubtedly behind the persistence of misunderstanding between Muslim ... It is an indisputable fact that the Jews have succeeded in penetrating the highest offices in the Church...

In 1983 the Anti- Defamation League unearthed four documents from the archives of the German Foreign Ministry that verify that Dawalibi served as the Paris agent of the Nazi party official in charge of Arab affairs, SS Obergruppenfuhrer Erwin Ettel. The documents also disclose his close collaboration (as personal secretary ) with the Grand Mufti in the latter's efforts in support of Hitler and the Axis powers.... is pro-nazi


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