Schlimm genug, dass man so etwas extra betonen muss, aber manche rechte und rechtsextreme Publikationen lassen einem ja kaum eine Wahl. Vor allem wird zu gerne mit dem berüchtigten Hitler-Photo hausieren gegangen, das ihn mit Amin Al-Husseini zeigt, der dann noch fälschlicher Weise als Mufti bezeichnet wird, um den Eindruck zu erwecken, er sei damals so etwas wie ein Vertreter der Muslime gewesen und habe als solcher mit den Nazis paktiert.
Leider ist sich selbst der israelische Minister Liebermann nicht zu fein, dieses Photo zu benutzen, um Kritik an Siedlungsplänen für Ost-Jerusalem in die Nazi-Ecke zu rücken. Ausgerechnet Haaretz beschreibt das nun:
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ordered diplomats to use an old photograph of a former Palestinian religious leader meeting Adolf Hitler to counter world criticism of a Jewish building plan for East Jerusalem.
Israeli officials said on Wednesday that Lieberman told Israeli ambassadors to circulate the 1941 shot in Berlin of the Nazi leader seated next to Haj Amin al-Husseini, the late mufti or top Muslim religious leader in Jerusalem.
One official said Lieberman, an ultranationalist, hoped the photo would „embarrass“ Western countries into ceasing to demand that Israel halt the project on land owned by the mufti’s family in a predominantly Arab neighbourhood in East Jerusalem.
Ehrlich gesagt, hätte ich das in einer anderen Publikation gelesen, hätte ich das hier nicht veröffentlicht – ich hätte es einfach nicht glauben wollen.
Ein anderer blogger hat dann dankenswerter Weise auch im Hintergrund gegraben:
Haj Amin al-Husseini was sentenced to ten years in prison by the British for inciting riots in 1920, he was given amnesty by the high commissioner of Palestine, one Herbert Samuel, who then appointed him as Mufti of Jerusalem, 1921. Samuel was also responsible for creating the Supreme Muslim Council, which al-Husseini was appointed to lead in the following year. Ironically Herbert Samuel was Jewish.
The Palestinians of the time had no say in his appointment as Mufti of Jerusalem. His appointment was opposed by the Muslim High Council, regarding him as a thug. The Palestinians had no say in his appointment to the Supreme Muslim Council. They had no say in his appointment to the Arab Higher Committee. He murdered Jews and Arabs who would not comply.
The Mufti opposed increased Jewish immigration to Palestine and was responsible for the 1929 / 1936 riots against Jewish settlement. The British declared the Arab Higher Committee illegal, al-Husseini lost his Presidency of the Supreme Muslim Council and even his membership on the Waqf committee and went into exile in Syria. He never returned to Palestine.
In 1941, when he met Hitler he was no longer the Mufti of Jerusalem and no longer an official representative of the Palestinian people. The volunteer Muslim forces he controlled were not Palestinian. They didn’t operate in Palestine. // In 1945, Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti (*?) as a war criminal for his role in recruiting 20,000 Muslim volunteers for the SS, who participated in the killing of Jews in Croatia and Hungary. He escaped from French detention in 1946, however, and continued his fight against the Jews from Cairo and later Beirut. He died in 1974// (* he was not actually the Mufti at that time) …. by the time he returned to the M East Hitler was dead, any support tied to Hitler’s promises, was non-existent. He was refused entry into Jerusalem by King Abdullah, King Tallal and King Hussein of Jordan. He died in exile in 1974.
Ich denke, das spricht für sich. Niemals war er Vertreter von Muslimen, auch nicht von Palästinensern. In der Diskussion uns diese Person vorzuhalten, ist eine Unehrlichkeit sondersgleichen. Was Liebermann angeht, fehlen mir echt die Worte.