Sunday, February 19, 2006

Hajj Mohammed Amin al-Husseini

People are understandably wary when one likens a political opponent to a Nazi. Personally, I think the comparisons are way overdone. On the other hand, what if your political opponent really does openly idolize Hitler and other Nazi leaders? What if he reads and cites Mein Kampf as a positive source of philosophy? What if he openly hates Jews and wants them all dead? What if he actually hung out with Hitler during WWII? What if he recruited and organized soldiers to fight for the Third Reich?
Certainly, at some point, it's fair to call a Nazi a Nazi, even if the Nazi in question doesn't call himself a Nazi. The link above is to a page honoring Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and his role in supporting the Nazis during World War II, largely due to the fact that they shared a common interest--namely, ridding the world of Jews.

Fortunately for the world, the Grand Mufti died in 1974. Unfortunately for the world, his nephew Rahman Abdul Rauf el-Qudwa al-Husseini carried on the fight against the Jews. Rahman Abdul Rauf el-Qudwa al-Husseini, who often described his Nazi uncle as his "Hero," was more popularly known as Yasser Arafat.


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