The Führer confirmed that the “struggle against a Jewish homeland in Palestine would be part of the struggle against the Jews.”
~Grand Mufti, German Newsreel, Nov. 28, 1941
This essay will conclusively chronical the historical facts and details that the modern incantation of devout Islam—from the early 1900s-9/11, up to the early twenty first century—has had direct and continuing connections with the most diabolical man of the twentieth century, Adolph Hitler and the Nazis including tactical, strategic, political, and historical collaborations that were forged together by the grandfather of all Muslim terrorists groups—the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s most legendary leader, Haj al-Husseini, aka the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
As British security forces and made their progressions into fascist Italy, Amin al-Husseini arrived in Germany in November 1941, a personal invitee of Joseph Goebbels and Adolph Hitler where upon arrival in Berlin, al-Husseini was shown the royal treatment and given the respect and solicitude of a visiting head of state in exile. The Nazi Party provided him with a number of lavish homes staffed with domestics, a chauffeured Mercedes limousine, a monthly income equal to $10,000, and suites in two of Berlin’s most-luxurious hotels. Hitler’s man was also given a substantial entertainment budget, intended for propaganda and recruitment efforts to use in inducing the large Arab expatriate population then living in Berlin to join the Nazi cause célèbre—killing all the Jews in Europe.
Al-Husseini’s treasonous pact with Hitler and with key members of the Nazi regime dates back as early as 1933 immediately after Hitler first came to power on January 30. This was the period when this Hitler’s would-be collaborator was pursuing financial help for Arab pan-nationalism and Muslim causes from Nazi Germany. Al-Husseini presented a draft treaty to the Nazi leadership outlining a formal pact of mutual German-Muslim collaboration and support, by which Germany would recognize the legality of a Muslim/Arab state incorporating Palestine, Syria, Trans-Jordan and Iraq, in return of Muslim support of the Axis Powers in the Middle East against the Allied Powers headed by America. These Nazi/Muslim policies found approval in the top echelons of the Nazi Party leadership. These successful initial entrees allowed him meetings with Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, and he was granted an audience with Führer Adolf Hitler on November 28, 1941.
In Hitler, al-Husseini became a useful idiot and devoted collaborator in furthering the madness of Aryan supremacy and anti-Semitism throughout the Muslim world before and during World War II. Despite the irony that Hitler in his biography Mein Kampf (1925) wrote of the “racial inferiority” of Muslims, the Führer’s worldview had changed to a significant degree by 1941 and his meeting with the Imam. In fact Goebbels did a genealogy of al-Husseini, and to the Nazi’s pleasure found a fellow Aryan of Hitler—a blond-haired, blue-eyed and light-skinned Arab, thus giving superficial cover to the Nazi mythology that Arab Muslims were “Aryan” also. Hitler and the Mufti both possessed a venal hatred of the Jews, the Christians, and the British. Therefore they collaborated during the entirety of the Nazi era forming critical strategic, tactical, political, and military partnerships. In Nov. 1941, al-Husseini continued making a number of significant associations with high Nazi leadership, including critical partnerships with Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel (SS), Hitler’s elite body guard and the chief paramilitary force of the Reich; and SS- Obersturmbann-führer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann. The Grand Mufti remained particularly close with Reichsminister von Ribbentrop. This important relationships solidified the Hitler/al-Husseini intent work hand-in-glove on the detail of the infamous “Final Solution” against the Jews which of course led directly to the Holocaust, the gas chambers, firing squads, the creation of tens of thousands of concentration camps, and the resulting deaths of between 60 to 85 million people during World War II.
At the insistence of al-Husseini, Von Ribbentrop decreed that all Jews within German-controlled zones be prohibited from leaving Europe to immigrate to Palestine. The Mufti created Anti-Jewish Action Abroad, a special bureau within the German Foreign Ministry entrusted with the specific purpose of execution of Jews not only in Nazi and Muslim controlled countries, but all over the world. And as early as December, 1941 with the support of Nazi Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels, al-Husseini began a pro-Nazi Arabic-language radio broadcasts from Berlin to the Middle East. The purpose of these broadcasts was to convince his Muslim comrades to commit acts of sabotage to British holdings and to kill Jews and other infidels (including Christians and other Westerners) whenever possible. Together with Iraqi fellow exile Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, the Mufti issued a global fatwa ordering all Muslims to commit holy war (jihad) against the Allied Powers. Quoting from the Koran in a broadcast on March 1, 1944, al-Husseini admonished his listeners, “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion.”
Haj al-Husseini actively and aggressively collaborated with top Nazi commanders like Himmler and Eichmann to put into place Hitler’s “Final Solution” to murder all the Jews of Europe. He visited Auschwitz concentration camp with Eichmann, and relentlessly demanded more effective methods in the exterminating of the Jews, based on subsequent testimony at the Nuremburg Trials by Dieter Wisliceny, senior Eichmann aide and SS-Hauptsturmführer. In 1943, Himmler used al-Husseini’s support in recruiting Muslims into the SS for Special Forces deployed in the Balkans; under the Mufti’s zealous leadership, the infamous 13th Mountain Division “Handschar” of the Waffen-SS was created with over 20,000 Croatian Muslim volunteers. This division also witnessed fighting against Yugoslav communist forces under Marshall Tito, and joined in ethnic cleansing massacres against Jews and other “undesirables” in the region. The result: Over 800,000 Yugoslav Serbs, Jews and Romains (gypsies) were killed, most at the hands of the savage forces of the Handschar division.
After the defeat of Hitler and the Nazis at the end of WWII, al-Husseini was forced to flee Germany barely escaping to neutral Switzerland. Beause the Swiss refused him political asylum there, he fled to France where he lived under house arrest in a suburb of Paris. Possibly for politically expedient reasons and cowardice, the British, French and Yugoslav governments refused to file war crimes charges or approve any of the extradition requests for this Hitler collaborator. Furthermore, al-Husseini succeeded in escaping the bar of justice at the Nuremburg Trials despite being one of the rare plotters and planners of the Nazi inner-circle to have had absolute knowledge of the “Final Solution,” as chronicled in testimony by Wisliceny and other arrested SS soldiers and officers testifying of the Mufti’s key part in the Holocaust.
Of the period immediately after WWII Farmer writes the following about al-Husseini’s travels:
When a series of investigative reports on his wartime activities – authored by New York Post reporter Edgar A. Mowrer – appeared in print in 1946, pressure mounted on al-Husseini to leave France. Using a false identity and posing as a member of the Syrian diplomatic delegation, the mufti slipped out of France aboard a midnight flight bound for Cairo, where he received political asylum and a hero’s welcome from Egyptian King Farouk. Over the coming weeks and months, al-Husseini met with many friends and associates as he renewed old ties to such figures as Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, and influential commentator and theorist Sayyid Qutb. During this time, he also made the acquaintance of young firebrand and Cairo native Yasser Arafat. Arafat, the future leader of the notorious Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), was in fact a distant cousin to al-Husseini. The mufti quickly became the younger man’s mentor, a role al-Husseini welcomed and was to hold until the end of his life. Aware of his advancing years and the taint of the numerous intrigues in which he had been involved, al-Husseini sought to pass his vision to the next generation, even as he sought to re-establish his power in the region by reactivating the Muslim Supreme Council and Arab High Committee.
With the creation of the state of Israel in May 1948 and its succeeding diplomatic recognition by the United States and other powers, al-Husseini and his supporters worked feverishly to establish an all-Palestinian Arab government seated in Gaza, Palestine, yet because Jordan’s king Abdullah, who controlled Palestine at that time, didn’t like nor trust al-Husseini he refused to give his vote of confidence, therefore, Al-Husseini’s aspirations of national leadership were ruined and he became a man without power or a country and was forced to leave Gaza and return to Cairo, Egypt in May 1949, the birth place of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization 21 years earlier.
Throughout the post-War years through the 1950s despite his failure to secure a foothold in Gaza, al-Husseini continued to be a dominant king maker within the Arab Muslim world. In 1951, the Mufti achieved a degree of revenge against King Abdullah of Jordan, when the latter was assassinated by a member of the Husseini’s terrorist group while visiting the al-Aqsa Mosque. Regardless of his obvious complicity in the murder the always-cunning al-Husseini was able to evade consequences of the murder due to his venerated status he heled within the Muslim Brotherhood. As a king maker, the mufti used his expanding influence he held over his disciple Yasser Arafat within the Muslim High Council, and with future Middle East leaders, including future Egyptian President and fellow Muslim Brotherhood member Anwar al-Sadat with whom Al-Husseini and Sadat had worked with during WWII when Sadat served the mufti and the Nazis as a spy against the British. The mufti also encouraged a young Iraqi named Saddam Hussein, the future president and genocidal dictator of Iraq. Saddam’s uncle, Khairallah Talfah, was one of al-Husseni’s most loyal assistants during the failed pro-Nazi coup in Iraq during WWII.
In 1959, due to the growing terrorist tactics of the Muslim Brotherhood, Amin al-Husseini once again had to flee Egypt and was forced to move to Lebanon. In May, 1961, Mossad agents from Israel successfully captured the notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina and returned him to Jerusalem to stand trial. Recall that it was the evil Eichmann who was the mastermind of the “Final Solution” and Holocaust policy that led to over 6 million Jews being murdered in Hitler’s death camps. Notwithstanding determinations by Israeli interrogators to discover the truth, Eichmann stanchly denied his connection with Haj al-Husseini, and lied about the numerous alliances with Nazi war efforts to cover up the mufti’s complicity in the Holocaust. Once Eichmann was executed, virtually every newspapers throughout the Middle East and Arab world published effusive accolades by al-Husseini and other associates of the Muslim Brotherhood. Even later in his memoirs, the Mufti generously praised and expressed great gratitude to Eichmann for hiding his Nazi collaboration, human rights violations and treachery.
Husseini’s diabolical legacy as the greatest leader of Islam in modern times was proved by his steadfast hatred of Jews and Christians and treasonous historical collaboration with Hitler and the Nazi regime made him a legendary character of devout Arab/Muslim Islam where Husseini was revered as a head-of-state of every Muslim/Arab capital in the world from the late 1920s until his death in 1974. Nevertheless, historical revisionism by the Leftist press both in Europe and America ignored the Mufti’s role in the death of his own grandfather, King Hussein of Jordan. By the early 1970s Hitler’s Imam would live to witness his sphere of disciples and followers achieve substantial power inside the Middle East. For example, with al-Husseini’s blessing, Yasser Arafat headed the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and seized de facto leadership of the Palestinian-controlled West Bank, East Jerusalem and in 2005 Gaza, where since that time these Arab Muslims have been a biblical curse against the Jews and against the Nation of Israel.
When Hitler’s Imam, Haj Amin al-Husseini died in Beirut, Lebanon in 1974, a grieving Yasser Arafat was among the tens of thousands of mourners at his funeral. Notwithstanding Haj Mufti’s treacherous savage strategic, political and military collaborations with Adolph Hitler and the Nazis it this enduring historical fact that the Muslim Brotherhood was as the spiritual and philosophical grandfather of every devout Muslim terrorist organization existing in the world today—from the Taliban, al-Qaeda, Hamas, PLO-Fatah, Boko Haram, to ISIS, ISIL, Islamic Jihad, and the Ayatollahs in Iran.
In a recent outstanding interview on the folly of compromising with ISIS or Hamas by Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, stated “No democratic nation can accept its own destruction. We cannot compromise — come halfway — with terrorists who demand the deaths of all who stand in the way of their demand for a Sunni caliphate, whether these terrorists call themselves ISIS or Hamas.”80 years ago during WWII the Allied Powers put their blood, lives and treasure to destroy the Axis Powers of Hitler’s Nazi Germany, Hirohito’s emperor-cult Japan and Mussolini’s fascist Italy, why then is Obama and the European powers in our modern times seeking to appease, compromise and be diplomatic with Islamo-fascism today? Have we not learned anything from history?
*N.B.: This essay is based in part on ideas from Peter Farmer’s, A Brief History of the Muslim Brotherhood (Aug. 27, 2012). See generally, Ellis Washington, Social Darwinism in Nazi Family and Inheritance Law, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion (2011); Ellis Washington, The Nuremberg Trials: Last Tragedy of the Holocaust (Hamilton Books, 2008).