Islamic terror is killing people worldwide, from the truck attack in Nice, France, to the “gay” nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the world has seen it all before.
Just with different names.
“Nazism and Communism threatened free societies in the 20th century,” he said, according to a report from Israel National News, “and radical Islam is threatening them in the 21st century.”
His comments came at a Knesset event marking the 76th anniversary of the death of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, a key proponent of Zionism. He passed away in 1940 after spending his last years warning Jews in Europe of the looming Nazi menace and telling them to move to what soon would become Israel.
“Jabotinsky was vehemently against turning a blind eye to the existential threat of Nazism, and for this he sustained enormous criticism, but he stuck to his just position,” Netanyahu said.
“Self-denial won’t help these days either. The threat of radical Islam is an existential threat. The choice is clear: We can either witness the intensification of this threat, or the freedom camp can wake up and stand at a broad and effective international front. Our policy is based on nurturing strength. The weak does not survive,” he said, INN reported.
The report said Netanyahu also cited Jabotinsky’s economic policies and tied them to current efforts to privatize Israel’s Broadcasting Authority.
“One of the things Jabotinsky believed in is the idea of a free market and the choice of the citizen. While applying Jabotinsky’s doctrine, we implemented it in all fields. There is a determined struggle to prevent competition in the media market. All over the world there is competition, with some newspapers supporting one side and other newspapers supporting another, and no one says anything. In Israel there was an outlook different from Jabotinsky’s; there was immense concentration in the economy, media, and all other aspects of life. We are trying very hard to open these monopolies to competition, and this is the basic principle of democracy.”
Netanyahu, only two months ago, had blasted Iran for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of millions of Jews during World War II.
“It denies the Holocaust, it mocks the Holocaust and it is also preparing another Holocaust,” Netanyahu said at the time. “I think that every country in the world must stand up and fully condemn this.”
And only last year, Netanyahu said during a speech at the United Nations that a seminal leader of today’s Palestinian Arab terrorists was a big supporter of the Nazis.
In a speech to the World Zionist Congress at the time, Netanyahu debunked various lies and myths used to justify Palestinian murder of Jews.
“As we’ve experienced in our history, the physical assaults on the Jews [are] always preceded and accompanied by an assault on the truth, a campaign of defamation and slander,” he said.
There was a wave of terror attacks by Arabs wielding knives, meat cleavers and guns at the time, incited by Palestinian leaders peddling the lie that Israel is going to ban Muslims from the Temple Mount, former site of King Solomon’s temple and current site of Al-Aqsa mosque. They have also accused Israel of plotting to destroy the mosque.
Netanyahu pointed out that this false charge is nearly a hundred years old, and was first made by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini in 1920.
Netanyahu said “attacks on the Jewish community in 1920, 1921, 1929, were instigated by a call of the Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was later sought for war crimes in the Nuremberg trials because he had a central role in fomenting the final solution. He flew to Berlin. Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here.’ ‘So what should I do with them?’ he asked. He said, ‘Burn them.'”
It is a matter of historical record, presented in the WND book “The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism,” that the grand mufti of Jerusalem was an ally of Nazi Germany.
The mufti forged a pact with Hitler in November 1941, a month before the Wannassee conference at which the terms of the final solution were adopted. Details of the Hitler-mufti pact, presented against the mufti in the Nuremberg war crimes trials, state that Hitler would exterminate the Jews in Europe, while the mufti would enlist Nazi aid to exterminate Jews in Palestine.
Al-Husseini recruited Bosnian Muslims to an Islamic unit of the SS which engaged in mass murder of Jews, and issued Arabic language broadcasts on Nazi radio. He escaped judgment at Nuremberg when he was given asylum in Cairo.