The Palestinians, who reacted with outrage and violence when President Trump allowed a U.S. law recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to take effect, now are declaring there is no difference between the U.S. president and Adolf Hitler.
The Fatah movement, run by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, tweeted a statement with Trump’s image above a photo of the German dictator who ordered the deaths of millions in the Holocaust.
“I dont (sic) see any different, do you?” the tweet said. “#HandsOffAlQuds.”
Al Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem.
The tweet was spotlighted by Palestinian Media Watch, which called it “another demonization of U.S. President Trump because of his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”
PMW also pointed out that Fatah tweeted an image with the message “Trump is an irrelevant clown” and showed an image of Trump with “Veto” stamped in red over his mouth.
A third insult was an image of Jerusalem with the text: “To Trump and Pence and their puppets, Beware! Jerusalem is not one of your Casinos. Jerusalem is the most sacred city to Muslims and Christians, Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine.”
Also on the tweet were images of Trump and Pence with shoes on their faces.
PMW explained that in Arab culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of great disrespect.
The irony of Palestinian radicals labeling Trump as Hitler is that the Islamic grand mufti of Jerusalem in the World War II era was an ardent supporter of Hitler.
Anti-Shariah campaigner Pamela Geller wrote a few years ago that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted Hitler originally didn’t want to kill Jews, he just wanted to expel them from Germany.
Netanyahu pointed out that Hitler asked the grand mufti what to do with the Jews, and the mufti responded, “Burn them.”
Explained Geller: “The mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, lived in Berlin from 1941 to 1945 and recruited a Muslim SS division for Hitler. And Netanyahu was correct: The Nazis originally pursued a policy of exiling Jews to Eastern Europe, and even to Palestine – until the mufti protested that they must not be sent there. The decision to exterminate the Jews came soon after that.”
Geller continued, “Al-Husseini lived in Berlin during World War II on Hitler’s dime and made weekly radio addresses from Berlin to the Axis power nations and the Muslim world. In one, he screamed: ‘Arabs, rise and fight as one for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases Allah, history and religion. This saves your honor, Allah is with you.'”
Further, she reported: “The mufti made similar appeals, always pointing to the Quran, time and time again in his radio addresses during the war. He organized propaganda services to the Muslims of the world from Berlin. He used Axis radio stations calling Muslims to arms in a holy war against the Allies. He aided the Nazi espionage service. He raised Muslim parachute groups for sabotage in the Middle East. He raised Muslim formations to fight the allies. He helped in the Nazi plan to exterminate nearly 6 million Jews.”
Abbas also wrote a doctoral thesis contending Hitler did not kill anywhere near 6 million Jews.
The Jerusalem Post reported Abbas spent part of Christmas Eve “with a former senior commander of the al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades,” which is the military component of the Fatah organization.
It was Rafat Jawabra, who was sentenced to prison for planning a suicide bombing attack against Israel about the time of 9/11, who recently was released from prison.
The Post said Jawabra was received in the PA president’s office on Sunday evening.
“Photos of the meeting were posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page and in the post, Jawabra is referred to as the commander of the al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, a known terrorist organization,” the paper said.
The report explained Jawabra was the head of a terrorist cell in the Bethlehem area and helped plan a suicide bombing. The bomber tried detonating a suicide belt at a supermarket in Efrat but failed and was shot.
A leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-funding case, tweeted an image of Hitler expressing love for “kosher'”food and “the Jews.”
It was a parody of Donald Trump’s Cinco de Mayo tweet declaring his love for Hispanics.
“While CAIR likes to shout ‘Islamophobia’ at every instance of real or imagined prejudice against Muslims, how will the group react to an obvious case of bigotry promoted by one of its own?” said Joe Kaufman, a 2014 Republican nominee for the U.S. House from Florida.
The Hitler theme has become common among American critics of Trump.
WND reported when Trump delivered his inauguration speech, critics immediately labeled his words “Hitlerian.”
But the overreach wasn’t even a new attack back then, as WND Managing Editor David Kupelian pointed out weeks earlier that multiple Washington Post writers had adopted the description.
The Daily Beast reported MSNBC host Chris Matthews said after the speech: “It was not just the racial – I shouldn’t say racial, I should say Hitlerian – background to it. The message I keep thinking is: What does [U.K. prime minister] Theresa May think of this when she picks up the paper and says, ‘Oh my God, what did he just say? He said America first. What happened to the special relationship?’ What if you’re Putin? You’re probably pounding the table, saying, ‘That’s what I’ve been saying! Russia first!'”
Kupelian reported at least five writers from the Washington Post already have evoked Hitler.
It started last February when Post columnist Danielle Allen threw down the gauntlet with a widely cited article dramatically headlined, “The moment of truth: We must stop Trump.”
Naturally, she went directly to the Hitler comparison.
“Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century,” Allen wrote, “I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany. Watching Donald Trump’s rise, I now understand. Leave aside whether a direct comparison of Trump to Hitler is accurate. That is not my point. My point rather is about how a demagogic opportunist can exploit a divided country.”
Then followed a June 14 headline, “Donald Trump’s new favorite slogan was invented for Nazi sympathizers.”
The writer snarked, “He wasn’t quite promising ‘America über alles,’ but it comes close. ‘America First’ was the motto of Nazi-friendly Americans in the 1930s, and Trump has more than just a catchphrase in common with them.”
A few weeks later, the Post published a piece by Peter Ross Range, a longtime mainstream newsmagazine writer, titled “The theory of political leadership that Donald Trump shares with Adolf Hitler.”
The report continued: “Then there was author and essayist Shalom Auslander, whose Sept. 13 Washington Post column was headlined: “Don’t compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. It belittles Hitler.” His subtitle: “One was a psychopath who believed his raving rants. The other is a con man.”
And a week later, on Sept. 19, the Post published a controversial article by Richard Cohen, a weekly political columnist who has been with the paper since 1968. It bore the chilling headline “Trump’s Hitlerian disregard for the truth.”
Best-selling author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, however, said the comparisons are off target for many reasons besides the obvious.
“Since Trump’s election, we’ve heard ad nauseam that Trump is a fascist, the Republicans are neo-Nazis party. The underlying idea here is that fascism and Nazism are a phenomenon of the right, that they’re somehow right wing. This goes way beyond Trump. This has been argued by progressives ever since World War II. I’m showing that this is actually the big lie,” D’Souza said.
“It isn’t just that Trump is not a fascist. It’s much deeper than that. Fascism and Nazism have always been on the left,” he said.
Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Dinesh D’Souza:
WND reported Christmas Day that following Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a number of other nations indicated they will follow his lead, including Guatemala and the Czech Republic.
Ynet News reported Honduras and Paraguay are “expected to join” the move to place embassies in Jerusalem.
And the Times of Israel said Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely believes at least 10 nations are discussing the move.
Turkey, meanwhile, said it hopes to open an embassy “to a Palestinian state” in East Jerusalem.
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