Leading Historian Wolfgang Schwanitz Backs Netanyahu Over Mufti’s Holocaust Role

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Dr. Wolfgang SchwanitzMiddle East Forum scholar Dr. Wolfgang Schwanitz has backed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday night, after the premier was heavily criticized for stating that Mufti Hajj Amin Al Husseini convinced Adolf Hitler to annihilate the Jews during World War II, Arutz Sheva reports.

“It is a historical fact that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Hajj Amin al-Husaini was an accomplice whose collaboration with Adolf Hitler played an important role in the Holocaust,” Schwanitz stated. “He was the foremost extra-European adviser in the process to destroy the Jews of Europe.”

Schwanitz noted the Mufti’s role in his book, Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, in which he contended that Hitler’s orders to prepare for the Holocaust directly followed a meeting between the two.

Husseini additionally noted that “since any European Jews let out of Europe might later go to Palestine, al-Husaini made it clear that if Hitler wanted Muslims and Arabs as allies he must close Europe’s exits to Jews.”

“At the same time, al-Husaini and Arab rulers also told Britain that if it wanted to keep Arabs and Muslims from being enemies, it must close entrance to Palestine to all Jews. By succeeding on both fronts, al-Husaini contributed to the Holocaust doubly, directly, and from the start.” Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com}

3 COMMENTS

  1. “It is a historical fact that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Hajj Amin al-Husaini was an accomplice whose collaboration with Adolf Hitler played an important role in the Holocaust”

    That is an opinion, not fact, and it is not backed up either by the chronology or by the way that the Nazis treated al-Husseini.

    Look, Netanyahu messed up. Big time. Don’t try to defend this. The result of this brouhaha is that al-Husseini is looking less like a totally evil character. Just because he played little if any role in the Shoah does not make him one iota less evil; his lack of participation was from lack of means and competence, not lack of desire.

  2. This tipesh has officially validated the historical narrative of the Neturei Karta. He is saying that Zionism caused the Holocaust. What a stupid, stupid, thing to say. It is a lesson to all of us to think before talking, publicly and even privately, even if you’re trying to do good, and even if you’re brilliant and important.

  3. and all agree had hashem not stopped rommel in el almain ,the mufti with the local arabs would have helped no different than the ukrainian butchers that killed my great grandparents and the grand parents of many of my brothers ,yehi ratzon shetaavir memsheles zadon min haaretz should come speedily,and i hope instead of needing political negotiations mashiach will come and redeem us from ol hagalios

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