The Best of Friends

If Dymphna and I are Nazis, we must be on the best of terms with Islam.

The Mufti of Jerusalem and HimmlerCommenter Yorkshireminer sends this instructive photo of Hitler’s right-hand man, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, shaking hands with the Mufti of Jerusalem.

During World War Two, Muhammed Amin al-Husseini gave his wholehearted support to Hitler’s genocidal program against the Jews. On this issue, at least, the Mufti and the Nazis found themselves in complete agreement.

It is unlikely that Hitler was granting honorary membership in the Herrenvolk to the Mufti and the Arabs; the alliance reflected a concordance of interests. Once the Jews were eliminated, no doubt the Germans would have found it necessary to fully subjugate the Arabs, who were, after all, racial cousins of the Jews.

But first there was the Final Solution to attend to…

5 thoughts on “The Best of Friends

  1. Just to show you how Europe and the Arabs never change, when it comes to the Jews, think of how many European leaders (and our liberal Democratic ones in the USA) warmly embraced the Mufti’s nephew, Yasir Arafat.

    And how some of the EU leaders embrace the Mufti’s Shiite heir apparent — Sheik Nasrallah.

  2. quetzal:

    You know, Baron, Nazis and Commies were frightfully close in their approach; and Islam isn’t faring any better.

    I absolutely agree — all are in fact, similar in many ways — totalitarian, genocidal, obsessed with a murderous, psychotic hatred of Jews, opposition to capitalism, hatred of America, and the absolute need of the individual to scarifice his identity to the greater group for its own good. They only differ on how the classes of good and evil are defined — the Nazis did it by race, the Communists by class, the Islamonazis by religion.

    Is it any wonder that many prominent Nazis were formerly Communists, and Westerners who convert to Islam are primarily from the far-left?

  3. Track back:

    The Nazis of the Middle East

    Baron Bodissey at the Gates of Vienna reminds me of an important part of Middle East history that does not get near the attention it deserves. (although I covered some aspects of it here: The Palestinian Role in the Holocaust where I link the Mufti to Yasser Arafat through family connections) The Baron starts with:


    I have a bit of history about Nazi efforts to recruit the Arabic world against Brits, Americans, and Jews.

    I also discuss the history of “Mein Kampf” in the Arab world.

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