There are often claims made in editorials and historic allegories when attempting to explain the appearance of a similarity between the animosity and murderous intents against the Jewish People by many in Islam by comparing these effects to those from Nazism and their execution of the Final Solution and the concentration death camps. The ongoing supposition appears to lay the origins of the Islamic animosity towards the Jews as having its origins in Nazi Germany despite the verses in the Quran which dictate genocidal animosity against the Jewish People. Such a supposition crediting the Nazi hatred and attempted annihilation of all Jews within their borders ignore some of the earliest writings in Islam which demand treatment of the Jews which can only be described as genocidal. A pair of such writings can be found in the writings of Bukhari who wrote the Hadiths during the mid to late ninth century which included the verses which are of interest in Hadiths Volume 4 (52:176-7) which read as follows:
Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’”
Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
These relatively well-known verses dictate an obvious animosity against the Jewish People and are not the only references from earliest Islam which impart a genocidal series of references regarding the Jewish People. These particular Hadiths are accepted completely by Hamas as they have incorporated a version of them within their charter as the concluding paragraph of Article Seven which reads:
The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (the Boxthorn tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.
The above quotes depict the early and the consistent overriding and driving impetus for hatred of the Jewish People as well as how these exact phraseologies were retained and carried virtually word for word to the present as they appear in the Hamas Charter echoing the Hadiths from the ninth century.
The fact is that Islam held a particularly viscous hatred against the Jewish populations around Medina which resulted in Muhammad making war against the two main tribal elements of Jews living around the areas of Medina. In the year 628 Muhammad attacked the Banu Qaynuqa tribe of Jews defeating them and sent them into exile northward out of the Arabian Peninsula. They were rumored to have eventually settled in the lands of Syria. The Banu Nadir battled with Muhammad’s forces and lost their claim to the oasis later in 628 forcing them to resettle with the neighboring tribe of Jews, the Banu Qurayza. The Banu Nadir and the Banu Qurayza were allied before becoming involved in the battle of Khaybar resulting in their final defeat in 629 leaving none of the males of fighting age and all the older Jews while taking the younger women and children who were young enough to be raised as Muslims without the threat of their revolting. The Islamic animosities towards the Jewish tribes surrounding Medina are evidence that such hatred was evident in early Islam.
Moving forward to the years leading to and including World War II we can trace some of the events and influences which shine some revealing light on the Nazi-Islam influences. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini fled from Jerusalem and the lands under the British Mandate journeying to Berlin in 1941. During the war, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Husseini repeatedly made requests to “the German government to bomb Tel Aviv.” Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Husseini was involved in the organization and recruitment of Bosnian Muslims into several divisions of the Waffen SS and other units and also blessed sabotage teams trained by Germans before they were dispatched to Palestine, Iraq, and Transjordan to fight the British which the Grand Mufti held a hatred almost equal to his despising of the Jewish People. The most well remembered unit formed and virtually commanded by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Husseini was the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar, formed mostly of Muslims in 1943 and was the first non-Germanic Waffen SS division. The Grand Mufti was known to have had meetings with Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler (also held Waffen-SS, Nazi Minister of the Interior and Commander over the Gestapo), Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop and other Nazi leaders. Most of the Grand Mufti’s efforts were expended towards persuading them to extend the Nazis’ anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.
The Grand Mufti pressed the Nazi leadership to declare their objections to the formation of a Jewish state within the British Mandate lands and that they would negate all treaties which were being used to bring such into reality as well as to form an alliance with the Arab populations throughout the Middle East offering that they would gladly rise up and fight the British and French occupiers. There is one fact which damns the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini more than any other action he took and stands above all else he may have attempted in his lifetime, that he was instrumental in the proceedings at the Wannsee Conference in January 1942. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem had met previously with Adolf Eichmann and Heinrich Himmler to discuss the Jewish problem stating that it was most unacceptable for the Jews to be exiled to the areas under the British Mandate and they could not be simply put in camps and quarantined just to have them eventually make their way after the war to the Middle East. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini pressed for the extermination of the European Jews and demanded that the Nazis dedicate themselves and declare their intent to also exterminate the Jews across the Middle East after they defeated the Allies and took possession of the lands of the Middle East and beyond. This went hand in hand with his discussions with the Fuhrer Adolf Hitler about the Islamic concept of Jihad, of an all-out holy war which was all encompassing and how such was the dream of all Muslims which the Reich could use to their advantage by forming Muslim divisions and utilizing them to hunt down and exterminate undesirable groups such as Jews, Roma, homosexuals and other enemies of the Reich. There are those who claim that it was the persuasive arguments made by the Grand Mufti which pressed the Nazi decision to exterminate the Jews of Europe. Further evidence shows that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem toured Auschwitz concentration camp with Eichmann as well as later testimony at the Nuremburg Trials where top Adolph Eichmann aide SS-Hauptsturmführer Dieter Wisliceny stated under oath during questioning that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Husseini constantly urged greater haste in the Nazi’s rate of the killing of the Jews.
The Muslims did not take a page from the Nazis genocidal mania against the Jewish People and the slaughter of six-million or more Jews along with the totals of approaching fourteen-million undesirables which also included homosexuals, Roma (Gypsies), Christian ministers, Catholic Priests, Polish citizens and prisoners of war, Russian prisoners of war, Serbs and various others who were denoted as inferior or a threat to the purity of the master race. Another item of interest is it was during World War II and as a result of the claims by the German Nazis that they were members of a master race that the leadership of Persia changed their names to Iran, the Farsi pronunciation for Aryan, the so-called master race. This was likely the greatest influence the Nazis held over the Islamic peoples, both the peoples and their leaders. Such an effect pales when compared to the influence which Islam played in the Nazi actions during World War II as it was the input and persuasion coming from the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini with Adolph Hitler, Adolf Eichmann, Heinrich Himmler and speaking before the high ranking decision makers attending the Wannsee Conference both during meetings and potentially even more-so in private speaking between sessions and at the end or beginning of every day. There have been claims which have credited the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini with almost singlehandedly bending the direction of the Wannsee Conference into taking the genocidal elimination of the Jews of Europe. That summation alone quantifies the direction and degree of influence from the history of Jew hatred in Islam flowing into the Nazi camp and debunking the mainstream media myth that Islam has been corrupted by the Nazis and their implementation of the Final Solution. The mainstream media’s choice to whitewash the entirety of the history of Islam and the facts which prove beyond any doubt that the Holocaust and everything right down to the yellow Star of David Jews were required to wear having originated with the second Caliph of Iraq, Umar bin al-Khat’tab, who demanded not only that Jews wear the yellow star but the Jews were required to walk down the street on the opposite side of the Muslims. When all is taken into account and we have said all there is to say, it becomes obvious and beyond doubt that the Muslims have not learned very much about hatred of the Jews from the Nazis but rather the Nazis were schooled by Islam and took virtually everything they used against the Jews in the Holocaust and simply modernized the methods and introduced to the world industrialized slaughter of human beings simply because they were different, be it they were Jews, Roma, homosexuals, mentally challenged, physically handicapped, political prisoners, the wrong nationality or anything which caused one to catch a hateful glance from one of the politically correct in the society. The similarity between the Nazi persecuted classes and the historically persecuted under Islam have a frightening similarity, the Nazis were simply the first to use the assembly line as a means of murdering millions efficiently and speedily. Perhaps this was the one lesson the Islamic radicals may prove to have learned, and if they have, then G0d help us all.
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