On The Street, 19th July 2014
The above images are of the enemies of the Jews. The first are Students at the Al Quds University of Jerusalem, the second is of Hezbollah troops in Southern Lebanon, third is Hamas troops and fourth is the PLO youth. Do you notice anything familiar with their hand salute? Why do they use it?
To understand this we must go back into the history of the region itself.
In 1914 the First World War broke out across Europe. Britain and her allies fought against Germany and her allies. The Middle East, at the time, was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire and had been since 1516. In the town of Nablus an Arab by the name of Khassam Lakhama called for a revolt against the Ottomans who were led by Muhhammad Ali. This revolt was successful and pushed the Ottoman’s back as far as Jerusalem. During their push against the Ottomans, Arabs attacked Christians and Jews resulting in the raping, pillaging and death of many Christians and Jews. The worst of these took place in 1834 in the town of Safed where the violence against both Christians and Jews continued unabated for 33 days. (In 1929 Arabs again rioted in Safed massacring 20 Jews).
In 1918 WW1 came to an end with the defeat of both Germany and the Turkish Ottomans. A peace treaty was drawn up between the allies and the Ottomans in the French town of Sèvres in 1920. The Balfour Declaration of 1917 set out the British Government’s plan for the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. This Declaration was incorporated into the treaty:
The High Contracting Parties agree to entrust, by application of the provisions of Article 22, the administration of Palestine, within such boundaries as may be determined by the Principal Allied Powers, to a Mandatory to be selected by the said Powers. The Mandatory will be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2, 1917, by the British Government, and adopted by the other Allied Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
With the Nationalist Revolution in Turkey led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk a new treaty had to be enacted. This treaty was signed in Lausanne in 1923. The Sèvres treaty was superseded and the future of Palestine was now left to a vague reference in the Lausanne Treaty:
Turkey hereby renounces all rights and title whatsoever over or respecting the territories situated outside the frontiers laid down in the present Treaty and the islands other than those over which her sovereignty is recognised by the said Treaty, the future of these territories and islands being settled or to be settled by the parties concerned.
The provisions of the present Article do not prejudice any special arrangements arising from neighbourly relations which have been or may be concluded between Turkey and any limitrophe countries.
There had been a long history of hatred towards the Jews throughout the Middle East. Successive pogroms had been raised against indigenous Jewish populations for many years, the 20th century would be no different.
The League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations) mandated that the British should be given charge over the territory of Palestine in 1920. The British had the intention of dividing the region of Palestine into two area; The West of the Jordan River would be set up as a National Home for Jews, and the area to the East of the Jordan (which they named Transjordania) should be for the establishment of a Palestinian Arab State. This was fiercely rejected by the Arabs.
Jews had been emigrating to Palestine as a direct result of the Balfour Declaration with the hope, finally, of a return to the ancient home of the people of Israel. Haj Amin was determined to resist any more growth in the Jewish Population and set about organising riots and the persecution of Jews.
During the 1920’s attacks on Jews were carried out by Haj Amin’s followers leaving hundreds injured and scores of men, woman and children dead.
The town of Hebron once had a Jewish population dating back centuries. It is where the tombs of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are. In 1929 a riot was instigated by Haj Amin who started a rumour that Jews in Jerusalem were killing Arabs. Hebron’s Jewish population was targetted leaving scores of men, women and children injured and 67 murdered. Many of the 435 survivors were sheltered by their Arab neighbours. Even though many sought to return to their homes in Hebron it became impossible because of the threat posed by the Arab Nationalists of Haj Amin.
The World Islamic Conference (Motamar Al Alam Al Islami)
In January 1931 the World Islamic Conference (Motamar Al Alam Al Islami) was conducted under a new name General Islamic conference in Baitul Maqdis (Aka Jerusalem). Haj Amin presided over this congress which included; Sir Dr. Muhammed Iqbal (Vice President and from Punjab), Shakri Al-Qawatli (Syria), Sheikh Izzat Darveza (Palestine), Rauf Pasha (Sri Lanka), Sheikh Muhammed Adjani (Palestine), Mujtahid Ziauddin Tabatibai (Secretary General), Sadge Muhammed Zabara (Yemen), Muhammed Ali Aluba Pasha (Egypt), Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Muzaffar (Palestine), Ibrahim Al-Waiz (Iraq), Raiz Al-Salah (Lebanon):
Later, in 1946 (after the end of WW2), delegates from the original 1931 meeting organised to revive Motamar Al Alam Al Islami organization in Cairo (1946). Yet again Haj Amin was the president. This time the delegates were: Assayed Idris Ansanusi (late king of Libya), Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah, Mustaga Abdul Razzaq (Sheikh of Al-Azhar), Abdul Rahman Azzam (Secretary General of Arab League), Makram Ubaid (Finance Minister of Eqypt and Secretary General of Egypt Wafd party), Hassan Al-Banna (leader of Ikhwan-ul-Muslimoon, aka Muslim Brotherhood), Fawzi Al-Mulqi (Jordanian Ambassador to Egypt), Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan (First Prime Minister of Pakistan), Abdul Majeed Ibrahim Saleh (Communication Minister of Egypt), Ibrahim Abdul Hadee (Prime Minister of Egypt), Sheikh Yusuf Yaseen (Advisor to Saudi Royal Family), Haji Muhammed Saleh (Egyptian Industrialist), Jamal Al-Husseini (Advisor to Saudi Royal Family):
Links to Nazi Germany
Between 1936-37 Haj Amin organised what became known as the Great Arab Revolt. The aim was to protest Bristish rule and, thus, prevent the presence of Jews in Palestine.
In 1939 Britain declared war on Germany after Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Haj Amin had grown to admire Hitler because of Hitler’s policies towards the Jews. Haj Amin saw in Hitler a kindred spirit and believed that he could work with Hitler to solve the situation with the Jews in the Middle East.
Already in 1933 the German Pro-Consul in Palestine sent a telegram to Berlin reporting al-Husseini’s belief that Palestinian Muslims were enthusiastic about the new regime and looked forward to the spread of Fascism throughout the region; so when Haj Amin fled Palestine to Iraq he began to work with German representatives in garnering support for Hitler amongst the Arabs as well as attempting to unite the Arabs in his vision for a Pan-Arab Movement.
During this period Haj Amin raised a pogrom against the Jewish population of Iraq which was called the Farhud. For 2,000 years the Jews of Iraq had lived peacefully with their neighbours. Then on 1st June 1941 thousands of Arab supporters of Haj Amin took to the streets armed with knives and long swords and began two days of rioting culminating in the deaths of several hundred Iraqi Jews.
Many of the Jews were sheltered by their Arab neighbours who did not share the same hatred for Jews as Haj Amin and his pro-Nazi allies in Iraq (including pro-Nazi lawyer Rashid Ali al-Gilani who had fomented instability in Iraq after the untimely death of the King in a motor cycle accident just weeks before.
With the fall from power of Rashid Ali Haj Amin was again under threat. This time he escaped to Persia with Rashid Ali. Soon Persia was invaded by British forces so Haj Amin was given asylum by the Italians and brought to Italy.
With the support of Mussolini he was able to visit Germany where, on 20th November 1941 he was introduced to German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and eight days later was officially received by Adolf Hitler himself.
During his time with Hitler Haj Amin worked to recruit Europe’s Muslims to the Nazi cause. He visited Bosnia where he would help to found the SS Khanjar Division made up almost entirely of Bosnian Moslems.
In his memoirs Haj Amin writes:
It is the duty of Muhammadans in general and Arabs in particular to … drive all Jews from Arab and Muhammadan countries….Germany is also struggling against the common foe who oppressed Arabs and Muhammadans in their different countries. It has very clearly recognized the Jews for what they are and resolved to find a definitive solution [endgültige Lösung] for the Jewish danger that will eliminate the scourge that Jews represent in the world. ….
In September 1943, intense negotiations to rescue 500 Jewish children from the Arbe concentration camp collapsed due to the objection of al-Husseini who blocked the children’s departure to Turkey because they would end up in Palestine.
The PLO and Palestinian Terrorism
Haj Amin died in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4th July 1974. His funeral was attended by one of his close relatives who was visibly grieving at his uncle’s funeral, Yasser Arafat, who can be seen on the far right of the following photograph taken at the funeral.
It is through Haj Amin’s influence and links with the Nazi’s we can see why Israel’s main enemies use the fascist salute so closely linked with Nazi ideology.
The flag of Nazi Germany has been flown in the West Bank.
Haj Amin’s pathological hatred for the Jews is being inculcated in the minds and hearts of Arab children in Southern Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank.
Manchester, 19th July 2014.
On two separate occasions Miguel was mobbed by a group of Anti-Israel fanatics who were demonstrating against Israel’s recent incursions into Gaza. Miguel had been speaking out against the links between Hamas and Nazism as the angry mob was marching past. They accused him of being a terrorist and a racist for defending the Jews. He countered by asking them why they would not denounce groups such as ISIS and the recent kidnap and murder of the three Israeli youths.
The attacks drew a crowd who watched as Miguel was threatened with violence and even struck, at one point, with a flag pole. John and Amélia attempted to defend Miguel, as did several other people. Eventually the group’s marshals had to restrain the hot heads. The police also came in order to restore order.
This same group invaded the main branch of Barclays Bank:
They also invaded the large Marks and Spencer store in the city centre.
We fully support the right of people to Free Speech and the freedom to protest, even picket. We have stood firm against the attempts made to silence street preachers through legislation, intimidation, threats of violence and even arrest. Though we might not agree with what is being said we fully back people’s right to express their views, as long as it is done peacefully and without engaging in intimidation and threats such as was the case of these Muslim fanatics and their anarchist supporters.
Christ’s own teaching encourages us to treat others in the way we would want to be treated ourselves. (Luke 6:31)
We are also entreated not to react against others with violence, threats and intimidation when we are also threatened (Luke 6:27-36)
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