Germany didn’t take too kindly to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scapegoating of Muslims, who he blames as being the architects behind the one of the worst acts of genocide in modern history.
After Netanyahu accused Palestinian rule of influencing Adolf Hitler to kill — not just expel — Jews during the Holocaust, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert commented, putting the war-hawk leader in his rightful place for his sheer offensive stupidity:
All Germans know the history of the murderous race mania of the Nazis that led to the break with civilization that was the Holocaust. This is taught in German schools for good reason, it must never be forgotten. And I see no reason to change our view of history in any way. We know that responsibility for this crime against humanity is German and very much our own.
Germany takes responsibility for its past indiscretions. Much like the Republicans here in America, Netanyahu is trying to rewrite history in order to fulfil a radical, hate-filled vision.
Netanyahu claimed in his speech to the World Zionist Congress that Haj Amin al-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem in the 1920s and 1930s, “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. ‘Burn them!'”
Although that never happened because A) there is no record of this meeting ever happening, and B) Hitler met with al-Husseini once in November 1941 only after the Final Solution seeds had been sown. The only known records are that of al-Husseini’s refuge he sought in Nazi-Germany and his letters urging Romania and Germany not to allow Jews into Palestinian territory.
Bibi Netanyahu’s crusade against Muslims is reaching a boiling point ever since the success of President Obama’s deal with Iran. But his revisionist history will not go unchecked.
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