Holocaust – yes, Ahmadinejad, it really happened
I think the contents of these slides speak for themselves. May we never forget the horror.
Even more, may we never be guilty of this again, or permit this to happen.
Why do Muslims really deny the Holocaust, and find it offensive?
They say they want “equal time” with the Jews for sympathy. Jews should not be given special treatment. But it is more to hide their guilt.
The Role of the SS Handschar division in Yugoslavia’s Holocaust
by Seán Mac Mathúna
The Mufti** of Jerusalem salutes the Bosnian SS division
From the Encyclopedia of Holocaust, Edition 1990, Vol. 2, page 704. The caption under the photograph reads: Hajj Amin al-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem, inspecting troops in Bosnia (1943).
**Palestinians involved in Holocaust
During the Second World War in Yugoslavia, as with the Catholic Church in Croatia, many Muslim clerics in Bosnia and Kosovo were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nations Serbian, Jewish and Roma population.
From 1941 until 1945, the Nazi-installed regime of Ante Pavelic in Croatia carried out some of the most horrific crimes of the Holocaust (known as the Porajmos by the Roma), killing over 800,000 Yugoslav citizens – 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 26,000 Roma.
In these crimes, they were helped by Muslim fundamentalists in Bosnia and Kosovo who were openly supported by the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini.
A notorious anti-Semite, he openly encouraged Muslims to join Nazi units that would be later implicated in genocide and crimes against humanity – the infamous Hanjar (or Handschar) 13th Waffen SS division.
***So Palestinian Muslims were active in the holocaust of millions of Jews.
One of these crimes was the The Massacre at Koritska Jama Gorge, in Bosnia during 1941. The Nazi’s also established a puppet state in Serbia under General Milan Nedic, who along with the Cetniks also particapated in the Holocaust in wartime Croatia (which included Bosnia) and Serbia.
What united al-Husseini and the Third Reich was a common hatred of the Jewish people. The Nazis had taken al-Husseini under their protection following the wartime invasion of Iraq. He was to spend most of the war living in a luxurious suite at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin.
Hitler had enjoyed quite a following among the nationalist youth of Egypt during the war, after Nassiri Nasser, the brother of the future president of Egypt, had published an Arab edition of Mein Kampf in 1939, describing its author as the “strongest man of Europe”. Not surprisingly, Egypt became like Argentina after the war – a safe haven for SS war criminals who fled there after the war. Many were keen to help President Nasser in his attempts to destroy the State of Israel. There is evidence that the shadowy ODESSA network helped many of them to Egypt. Apart from Syria – who still host the wanted SS war criminal Alois Brunner, it was in Egypt that the Post-war Arab links to the ODESSA network were strongest.
Many of the victims of the Holocaust/Porajmos were murdered in the Second World War’s third largest death camp – Jasenovac, where over 200,000 people – mainly Orthodox Serbs met their deaths. Some 240,000 were “rebaptized” into the Catholic faith by fundamentalist Clerics in “the Catholic Kingdom of Croatia” as part of the policy to “kill a third, deport a third, convert a third” of Yugoslavia’s Serbs, Jews and Roma in wartime Bosnia and Croatia (The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican, Vladimar Dedijer, Anriman-Verlag, Freiburg, Germany, 1988).
The most senior Muslim cleric to be involved in the Holocaust/Porajmos was Hajj Amin al-Husseini, who according to the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (Edition 1990, Volume 2, Pages 706 and 707), made a substantial contribution to the Axis war effort by organizing “in record time” recruitment to Muslim SS units in Croatia that would be involved in some of the worse atrocities of the Second World War.
Altogether, it is estimated that some 20,000 Muslims fought in the Hanjar (Sword) SS Division, which fought against Yugoslav partisans led by General Tito, and carried out police and security details in fascist Hungary. The Nazi’s recruited two SS divisions from Yugoslavia’s Muslim population: the infamous Bosnian 13th Waffen Hanjar (or Handschar) SS division, and the Albanian Skanderbeg 21st Waffen SS division. SS conscription in Yugoslavia during the war produced 42,000 Waffen SS and police troops
Albanian Muslims’ Role in the Holocaust
Albanians murdered 7% of the Jews in Albania proper and 40% of the Jews in Kosovo.
Today they make false claims that they “rescued” the Jews instead. Here the persecutors pretend to be the heros. And people are gullible enough to accept this:
Countering Holocaust Denial in Arab and Muslim Societies: A New Approach
In all of this, Arabs played a central role.
Indeed, Arabs’ actions were not too different from those of Europeans. With war waging around them, most were indifferent.
A percentage collaborated, including Arab officials in royal courts, Arab guards in labor camps, and those who went house to house pointing out where Jews lived.
Without the help of local Arabs, at all levels, the persecution of Jews would have been virtually impossible.
Whether someone is directly involved in the persecution, serves as “paid help,” or just points the way to locate the victims, or just stands by, and does nothing – the person is still guilty of murder and genocide.
Many learned from this evil the first time, and repented.
Others just deny it, or minimize it, to cover their own guilt.
Those guilty want to play victims too, to take the the focus off their hatred, and to deny compassion for those truly persecuted.
Others are cowardly, and allow the denial. This makes them liars, collaborating with the deniers.
Some people actually helped, and tried to stop it.
There is truth, and there is the lie.
Denying the truth makes one a liar.
If this horror were to reoccur, what kind of role would you play?