Omar al-Rawi SP-councillor and in charge of questions of integration of the Austrian Islamic faith community, propagandizes in an article:
“Die Welt feiert Israel – uns sei es gestattet, der „Nakba“ zu gedenken / The world is celebrating Israel, and we should be allowed to commemorate “Naqba”
Ben Gurion himself once expressed its concern that the Arabs would never recognize Israel. Biblical legitimacy is unilateral, which may apply for the Jews, but this cannot obligate others, especially not the Arabs, the immediate adversaries in the conflict. The horrors of the Holocaust constitutes the convincing argument in this discussion, since none other than Abba Eban called the 1967 borders the borders of Auschwitz.
But this legitimacy is only partly universal, because the Holocaust has committed the Western world to its dark pages of history and because the Palestinians have nothing to do with the Holocaust. Still fresh in our memory is the refusal of the then Foreign Minister of Egypt, Amr Musa, who in the 1990’s refused the otherwise obligatory visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, saying that the Arabs could not be committed to the Holocaust.
But the man is lying through his teeth. The Arabs were very much involved with the Third Reich’s plan to mass murder European Jews, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini became a fond allie of Adolph Hitler, and helped recruit Balkan Muslims for the SS “mountain divisions. Take a look how badly the Egyptians were in love with Nazi ideology:
Palestine Facts: The most influential party that emulated the Nazis was “Young Egypt,” which was founded in October 1933. They had storm troopers, torch processions, and literal translations of Nazi slogans – like “One folk, One party, One leader.” Nazi anti-Semitism was replicated, with calls to boycott Jewish businesses and physical attacks on Jews. Britain had a bitter experience with this pro-German mood in Egypt, when the official Egyptian government failed to declare war on the Wehrmacht as German troops were about to conquer Alexandria.
After the war, a member of Young Egypt named Gamal Abdul Nasser was among the officers who led the July 1952 revolution in Egypt. Their first act – following in Hitler’s footsteps – was to outlaw all other parties. Nasser’s Egypt became a safe haven for Nazi war criminals, among them the SS General in charge of the murder of Ukrainian Jewry; he became Nasser’s bodyguard and close comrade. Alois Brunner, another senior Nazi war criminal, found shelter in Damascus, where he served for many years as senior adviser to the Syrian general staff and still resides today.
The widening of the “Final Solution” to include the Levant should the Germans win the war, was all but certain. Omar al-Rawi is both propagandizing and disseminating the Palestinian myth that they had nothing to do with the Final Solution, while all the evidence indicates that they did. *L* KGS
NOTE: More on the Naqba myth here.