I find it interesting that the Grand Mufti, Amin al-Husseini (also spelled al-Husayni) participated – either activily or passively – in the Armenian genocide of 1915 to 1916.
Based on when/where/what he was at the time, there was justÂ no way that he couldn’t have playedÂ an activeÂ role in the murder of 1.5 million Orthodox Christians by the Muslim army in Turkey. What I need is more evidence to complete the picture. All that I can say right now is that circumstantial evidence is damning.
But, however active he was, after the end of the Amenian genocide, he returned to JerusalemÂ a convert.Â The father of PalestinianÂ nationalism, had ‘seen the light’.Â To Husseini, the only true way to deal with unwanted ethnic/religious groups was to killÂ them, which is precisely why he was one of the first to pressure Hitler to kill the Jews of Europe – as early as the 1930s.
Here is just one example from the ’40s. Husseini implored Hitler to make the following statement in 1941:
Germany and Italy recognize the right of the Arab countries to solve the question of the Jewish elements, which exist in Palestine and in the other Arab countries, as required by the national and ethnic (vÃ¶lkisch) interests of the Arabs, and as the Jewish question was solved in Germany and Italy. (Wikipedia)
The amazing thing is that Hitler refused. I guess that, in 1941, that was just one level of genocide too far for even Hitler. (Of course, Hitler’s evilÂ would eventually bring him in line with Husseini, but it is interesting to see who led the way.)
In 1941, Husseini had achieved that rare distinction of being more genocidal than even Hitler.
ItÂ therefore should not surprise you to see himÂ organizeÂ the extermination ofÂ Jews and non-Muslims in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 1941 to 1945. ItÂ should not surprise you when his child, the Palestinian national movement is so completely murderous.Â And it should also not surprise you when Al Qaeda, inspired by the above,Â is so completely murderous.
Let me emphasize this because it is important: THIS man, Amin al-Husseini,Â wasÂ THE father of PalestinianÂ nationalism. More than that, he was both the uncle and mentor to the OTHER father of PalestinianÂ nationalism, Yasser Arafat.
Does this tell you anything about Palestinian nationalism?