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Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin Al Husseini and Nazism

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), May 6, 2007 at 18:15

Pete Farmer wrote :

> After the war, the Haj became a respected elder and figurehead in the Pan-Arabist movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He consulted with Egyptian President and leading Pan-Arabist Nasser, and later became a young Yassir Arafat's hero and idol.

He was more than that to Arafat . Arafat's mother Hamida Khalifa al-Husseini was a cousin to the very same Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini . So Arafat was his nephew or grand-newphew and his full name was Muhammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Husseini.

To avoid negative impression this might have on the Western media, Amin al-Husseini's nephew simply shortened his name. The trick worked .


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