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'Arabic Voice of a Hitler' - Younis Bahri with Quran texts

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"Berlin Arab Radio" .. When Hitler addressed the Arab peoples with the voice of the Iraqi Younis Bahri

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Posted: 08/18/2022


Motivating songs and sermons in Arabic and verses from the H... Quran from the heart of Berlin

Younes Bahri settled in Berlin, and because of his previous relations, he was able to approach the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, "Goebbels" and meet the Nazi leader Hitler, until Younes attended Nazi rallies and celebrations while wearing a military uniform and a Nazi insignia in his arm.

And only 3 days after he left Baghdad, the Arabs heard for the first time the voice of Yunus Bahri saying: "Here is Berlin, the neighborhood of the Arabs" on April 7, 1939. As for the reason for choosing this particular phrase, Yunus Bahri says in his memoirs that he wanted To greet the Arabs in the manner of the Nazi salute, but in Arabic.

According to Younis Bahri's memoirs, he asked Goebbels to agree to broadcast the Holy Qur'an on "Berlin Arab Radio", in order to attract Arab listeners, so that he would start sending the radio. Goebbels hesitated at first and conveyed the proposal to Hitler, who approved it.

After Yunus Bahri explained to him that broadcasting the Noble Qur'an would attract the attention of Arab listeners, and push them to refrain from listening to the BBC, which was not broadcasting the Qur'an, the result was that the "Berlin Arab Radio" became the favorite among Arabs to hear news of war and battles. Germany against the Allies.

The radio station received the support of many Arab personalities, such as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, and the Moroccan preacher, Taqi al-Din al-Hilali, who used to review speeches and proofread them linguistically.
Many of those personalities supported the radio, because for them it was a lifeline to get rid of British and French colonialism in the Arab countries.

Amin al-Husseini was sending appeals to the Palestinians via the "Arab Berlin" radio, and inciting them to resist the British, but there was no one as famous as Younis Bahri on that radio, and soon Younis Bahri became the semi-official spokesman for Hitler and his Nazi forces, and he delivered speeches signed by Hitler and addressed to the people Arabic.
But Yunus often deviated from the approach of the station by cursing the kings of Egypt and Iraq and accusing them of employment and slavery, and the guardian of the throne in Iraq, Prince "Abdul-Ilah", was the largest part of his insults, as well as the Iraqi Prime Minister at the time, "Nuri al-Saeed" and King "Abdullah" in Jordan .

After he was the main factor in the success of the radio, and captured the ears of Arab listeners everywhere, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini, who had a relationship with the Nazi regime, decided to remove Younis Bahri from the radio.

Because he did not abide by the texts of the statements and comments that the Arab Bureau in Jerusalem prepared and sent to the radio, Yunus Bahri was agitated and added harsh phrases that were not written in the text.

With the fall of Germany in the hands of the Allied forces, that broadcast ended forever, but there are still many clips published on the Internet, recorded in the voice of Younis Bahri and his speeches from the "Arab Berlin Radio", as Younis Bahri documented all of them in his book "Here Berlin is the Arab neighborhood" which was published in thw year 1956 with eight parts.


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