Hitler and the Arabs
By Jan Willem van der Hoeven,
How Can They Have Missed It?
Director International Christian Zionist
How Can They Have Missed It?
"Hitler, Goebbels, Goering and the rest
of the Nazis, inadequate to a man, were both pathological and pragmatic
liars. They lied so convincingly and so hugely that most statesmen
from other countries could not believe that what they were hearing was
a lie "One of Hitler's biggest lies was constantly to assure the world
of peaceful intentions while obviously planning war by building up massively
strong armed forces." [John Laffin, "Hitler warned us."]
When Saddam Hussein grew up, he did in
the shadow of a giant portrait that hung on the wall of his father's house,
a portrait of the face of a man his father adored above every other political
leader. It was the face of Adolph Hitler!
Writing in Inside Asia, Joseph Gunther
said: "The greatest contemporary hero (in the Arab) world is Hitler."?
Even Anwar Sadat, a man deemed by many
in the West to be a moderate Arab
leader, as a young man wrote the following
words to the leader of the Third Reich, (whom he assumed was still alive
and in hiding after the war):
My dear Hitler,
Anis Mansour, editor of the Egyptian paper
October and a Sadat confidant who accompanied the Egyptian leader to Jerusalem
wrote: "The World is now
I congratulate you from the bottom of my
heart. Even if you appear to have been defeated, in reality you are
the victor. You succeeded in creating dissensions between Churchill,
the old man, and his allies, the Sons of Satan. Germany will win
because her existence is necessary to preserve the world balance.
Germany will be reborn in spite of the Western and Eastern powers.
There will be no peace unless Germany once again becomes what she was.1
aware of the fact that Hitler was right,
and that the cremation ovens were the appropriate means of punishing [the
Hitler's book, Mein Kampf, is still required
reading in various Arab capitals and universities, and is widely distributed
Samuel Katz writes in The Hollow Peace:
The Arab attitude is pointedly
and incisively expressed in modern Arabic literature, which is chock-full
of unbridled hatred of Israel, of Zionism and of the Jewish people. The
idea of the destruction of Israel is expressed in hundreds of books published
on the subject of the "dispute" itself, and anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist
teaching has even been incorporated in school text-books, even, improbably
enough, in arithmetic books.
The only reason that the Arabs have not yet
done to the Israeli Jews what Hitler did to their forefathers in Europe
is that they have thus far lacked the military means and weapons of mass
destruction which were at Hitler's disposal, to do so.
Had there not been an Israeli Defense Force
to defend the remnant of European Jewry that immigrated to Israel, the
Arabs would have gladly fulfilled Hitler's dream a long time ago by finishing
off those of the Jews the Nazi megalomaniac had left alive.
That the Arabs have not done so to date
has not been due to any reluctance on their part, but because, this time,
there has been this difference: The Jews in Europe had no army to defend
them. Thank G-d, the Jews in Israel have!
This deeply entrenched hatred of the Jews
and love for Hitler and the Nazis surfaced during the time of one of the
first Palestinian leaders, the Grand
Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini, during the
It is evident in what the Mufti said on
Berlin radio while he was Hitler's guest in Germany. His words prove
that there was total agreement between the Palestinian leader and this
murderer of G-d's people:
Kill the Jews - kill them with
your hands, kill them with your teeth - this is well pleasing to Allah!
No, the crux of the Middle East problem has
never been as has generally been held the Palestinian Arab problem.
It has been and still is the Palestinian Jewish problem. It was this
problem that had to be solved by the Arabs, even as has been well documented
in cooperation with the Nazis. They have used the Palestinian Arabs
as their front and excuse to achieve their Hitler-like goal: The extinction
of a sovereign Jewish nation in their Muslim midst!
Maybe it is because many Israelis have
themselves swallowed the lie that they are unable to formulate a convincing
line of defense. As Joan Peters writes so perceptively in her wonderful
book From Time Immemorial:
Goebbels, Nazi exponent of Hitler's
"Big Lie" averred that if a lie were repeated often enough and long enough,
it would come to be perceived as truth. What he did not add was that
the victim of the lie may also grow to believe it.
Many young Israeli "Palestinian" Jews react
with anxiety, empathy, and concern about their alleged culpability, in
response to widespread perceptions about the Israeli "occupation" of the
West Bank, and the myth of the "three-or-four million Arab Palestinians
excluded from their homeland inhabited by them since time immemorial"
For so long the propaganda has reiterated that "Jews displaced Arab natives"
in "Palestine" without even any factual framework for evaluating sick allegations,
that many Jews feel they must bear that guilt.
When interviewed recently by a woman for
a Dutch programme I was asked, after I had related the terrible violence
and murders the Israeli people have to live with, whether it was not also
true that the Israelis are sometimes guilty of using excessive force.
My answer was, that though the Allied forces bombed whole cities in Germany
as a response to Nazi violence and aggression, I had never heard this kind
of criticism about them using excessive force by the Allies. Right
or wrong people did not criticize the West or Allied armies for using too
much force to free Europe from the scourge of Nazidom.
Why, then, does Israel subject herself
again and again to this worldly wise criticism by nations who, when it
came to the defense of their own best interest used far more force and
destruction that Israel has ever allowed herself to use against those who,
like Hitler, threaten her with extinction through gas and other weapons
of mass destruction that will soon be in their hands!
Has Israel bombed and obliterated whole
cities as the Allied forces did to Dresden, Darmstadt, Berlin and others?
Or has Israel done as the U.S. did to bring Japan to her knees by - flattening
Hiroshima and Nagasaki thus killing (as a Christian Western nation) 250,000
Japanese civilians! Has Israel ever done such a thing to rid herself
of the enemies that wish and dream to one day do to them as the Nazis did?
And yet it is Israel, who does not thus defend herself as the West has
done, is blamed, scolded and censured by the governments of these very
same Western nations!
It is truly amazing how hypocritical nations
can be when it comes to Israel. There is a word for this double standard:
For those in and outside Israel who would
still scorn the accuracy of these related facts it may be good to end this
article with a quote from Dr. Yahya al-Rakhaw, an Egyption in the issue
of Al-Ahrar the organ of the Liberal Party! (July 19, 1982). He writes:
When the State of Israel was established
and won the good-will of the world and was recognised by many in both East
and West, one of the reasons for this recognition was the desire of the
people in the East and West to get rid of as many as possible of the representatives
of that human error known as "the Jews." Behind this motive there
was an additional, secret purpose; to concentrate them in one place, so
that it would be easier to strike them at the right moment. There
can be no doubt that such hopes occupy the thoughts of politicians more
intelligent than Hitler but at the same time more cowardly than he was.
May Israel be wiser in relation to this death
wish of her neighbours, than the Jews in Europe were. They belittled
the writings and speeches of Hitler and the Nazis and were massacred as
a result. May it not happen again!
And for us, we must remember, among both
bombardments and negotiations, both speeches and landmines, that we are
all - once again - face to face with the Jewish problem, not just the Zionist
problem; and we must reassess all those studies which made a distinction
between "the Jew" and "the Israeli" and we must redefine the meaning of
the word "Jew" so that we do not imagine that we are speaking of a divinely
revealed religion, or a minority persecuted by mankind. Every word
has an origin, a development and a history, and it seems that the word
"Jew" today has changed its content and meaning.
We thus find ourselves face to face with
the essence of a problem which has recently donned the gown of religion
and concentrated itself on a piece of land. In this confrontation
we cannot help but see before us the figure of that great man Hitler, may
Allah have mercy on him, who was the wisest of those who confronted this
problem, and who, out of compassion for humanity, tried to exterminate
every Jew, but despaired of curing this cancerous growth on the body of
mankind. And now they virtually confirm the accuracy of his intuition.
letter, Al Musawwar, No. 1510, September 18,1953, cited in D.F.
Green, ed., Arab Theologians on Jews and Israel (Geneva, 1976 ed.), p.
87. Quoted also by Gideon Hausner, November 16, 1971, at New York. Also
see Harkabi, Arab Attitudes, pp. 276-277, for other examples.
Willem van der Hoeven,
Director International Christian Zionist
MEMRI: Special Dispatch - Egypt, April
27, 2001, No. 212
"Thanks to Hitler" Again!
Al-Akhbar (Egypt), April 25, 2001.
In his short daily column in the Egyptian
government daily Al-Akhbar, entitled "Half a Word," columnist Ahmad Ragab
reiterates his thanks to Hitler. MEMRI first reported this sentiment
in Special Dispatch No. 208, "Thanks to Hitler,"
April 20, 2001. Now, in a defiant
manner, Al-Akhbar publishes:
"[Insistently] for the second time, thanks
to Hitler, of blessed memory, who on behalf of the Palestinians, revenged
in advance, against the most vile criminals on the face of the earth.
Although we do have a complaint against him for
his revenge on them was not enough."
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