"Arabs! Rise as one and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion. This saves your honour."
- Amin al-Husseini, Berlin, 1 March 1944
|Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini|
During World War II, Arab Nazi parties were founded throughout the Middle East. The most influential one was "Young Egypt" which was established in 1933. Young Egypt imitated the Nazi party in their ideology, slogans, processionals, and anti-Semitic actions.
Amin al-Husseini at the creation of the Arab League in 1944
Amin al-Husseini is guest of honor as President of World Islamic Congress, Karachi, Pakistan, 1951
When the war was over, a member of Young Egypt named Gamal Abdul Nasser led the coup in 1952 that overthrew the Egyptian government. He made Egypt a safe haven for Nazi war criminals and, in 1964, he established the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO).
This haven, of course, was open to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who may have been jetsetting around the world and being feted as a Muslim leader, but his "greatest achievements" were certainly not the creation of the Arab League or his presence in the World Islamic Congress. Perhaps, the Mufti's "greatest achievement" was the recruitment of tens of thousands of Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania to the Waffen-Schutzstaffel. His Arab Legions later participated in the massacres of thousands of Serbs, Jews and Gypsies.
The Arab Führer visited numerous death camps and encouraged Hitler to extend the "Final Solution" to the Jews of North Africa and Palestinian Mandate. In fact, his only condition for recruiting the Arab Legions in the Balkans was a promise from Hitler to wipe out the Jews of the Middle East after the war.
In 1945, Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti as a war criminal for his role in the massacres. He escaped from French detention in 1946 and then traveled to Egypt where he lived until 1974.
Continue in Part II.