By EMERSON VERMAAT
November 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Just recently, I paid a two-day visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp where more than one million Jews were killed by the Nazis. Most of the victims were gassed in the so-called gas chambers and their bodies were subsequently burned in huge crematoria. Deportation trains packed with Jewish children, women and men entered Birkenau through its "gate of death." Most of the deportees were murdered on the very day of arrival. But on October 23, 1943, a young Jewish woman named Franceska Mann refused to enter the gas chamber, grabbed the pistol of a notoriously cruel SS-guard and killed him. There are other examples of courageous women who lashed out against the SS-guards, telling them they were murderers and shameless criminals who would sooner or later face death themselves.
When I walked past the infamous unloading ramp inside Birkenau I saw a small number young people waving the Israeli flag. It was cold outside, but seeing the Star of David in this hellish place did give me a warm feeling inside. It showed that Hitler's diabolical plans to annihilate the Jews and to achieve an Arab victory in Palestine – a British mandate at the time – eventually came to nothing.
If Hitler would have won the war, he would indeed have killed all the Jews of Europe. He did kill six million of them and by 1945 there were still some four million left. After the Holocaust the founders of the State of Israel realized that the Jews were entitled to a place of refuge, where they would not be persecuted by anti-Semitic maniacs and conquerors such as Hitler whose notorious book "Mein Kampf" was also translated into Arabic. As Golda Meir, whom I admire so much for her courage, told the United Nations General Assembly in December 1956: "The concept of annihilating Israel is a legacy of Hitler's war against the Jewish people, and it is no coincidence that Nasser's soldiers had an Arab translation of Mein Kampf in their knapsacks." Gamal Abdel Nasser was the Egyptian president at the time. Nasser's "holy mission" was the liquidation of the State of Israel, "driving all the Jews into the sea."
When SS-officer Adolf Eichmann visited Egypt in the Autumn of 1937 he discovered that many Arabs sympathized with the Nazis. "They are very elated when they hear the name of Hitler," he reported after he returned to Berlin. The Muslim Brotherhood also sided with the Nazis. During the Second World War, Hitler in turn praised "the Arab liberation movement" and said he would do everything to prevent "a Jewish National Home" (a Jewish state) to be established in "Palestine." He even planned to conquer the Middle East and Palestine. By the summer of 1942 his armies were not far from the Egyptian port city of Alexandria and had penetrated deep into the Caucasus. The Nazi plan was to "liberate" Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Palestine.
During the war Eichmann was responsible for the killing of millions of Jews. He traveled to the Hungarian capital of Budapest in March 1944 to personally oversee the deportation of 438,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz within a period of just two months. Less than ten percent of the deported Hungarian Jews were still alive in 1945. The figure of 438,000 was derived from official Nazi documents written by Edmund Veesenmayer, Hitler's personal representative in Hungary at the time.
Hamas: "Kill all the brothers of apes and pigs, the Jews!"
Today, Hamas and Iran not only seek to destroy the Jewish State of Israel and replace it by their own Taliban-like dictatorship, also do they plan another Holocaust. Like Hitler and the Nazis they seek to kill all the Jews. In March 2008, Sheikh Yunus Al-Astal, a Hamas legislator and imam, discussed a Koranic verse suggesting that "suffering by fire is the Jews' destiny in this world and the next." "The reason for the punishment of burning is that it is fitting retribution for what they have done," Astal wrote. "But the urgent question is, is it possible that they will have the punishment of burning in this world, before the great punishment of hell?" Many religious leaders believe so, he said adding: "Therefore, we are sure that the Holocaust is still to come upon the Jews."
In their crematoria in Auschwitz and other death camps, the Nazis burned the corpses of millions of Jews. Bodies were also thrown into pits outside these crematoria and put on fire. And now militant Hamas leaders announce another Holocaust for the Jews. They want to "finish the job" that Hitler and Eichmann did not finish, killing all the Jews, that is.
Article 7 of the official Charter of Hamas quotes the Muslim prophet Mohammed: "The Final Hour will not come until Muslims fight against the Jews and the Muslims kill them, and until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, and a stone or tree would say: O Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!" "The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) looks forward to implementing Allah's promise no matter how long it takes," the same Charter says.
When I visited Gaza and the West Bank in 1996 and 2002, I was struck by the fact that militant Muslim clerics never referred to "Israeli citizens" or "Israelis" when they addressed their followers in their sermons of hate. Instead, they invariably lashed out against the Jews, all the Jews, that is. The influential Hamas cleric Yousif Al-Zahar refers to the Jews as "the brothers of apes and pigs." So does the hysterical Hamas MP and cleric Yunis Al-Astal who predicted that Muslims will conquer Rome: "Very soon, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was… Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine…" (Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden could not have said it better.)
The Jews are the ones who must disappear from the face of the earth. This is the same agenda that the equally hysterical Hitler and the Nazis once pursued. (Ideological and religious hysterics can be extremely dangerous once they are in power.) For Hamas the so-called Israeli occupation is just a pretext to justify outright hatred of the Jews – a widespread phenomenon in the Muslim world and among too many Muslim immigrants in the West who are often angry and frustrated young males and veiled women. These Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers usually benefit from the welfare system and are causing serious problems in Europe's main cities. You will find them in anti-Western and pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris or London. Some of them even joined the so-called jihad or "holy war" and are now dangerous terrorists.
Hamas, Turkey, Egypt, Iran and the neo-Nazis
Hamas is a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood which is also rapidly gaining ground in Syria and Turkey. On November 17, Turkey's outspokenly pro-Muslim Brotherhood Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a solidarity visit to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, and also lashed out against "Israel's attack on Gaza." Talks with Israel were not deemed necessary. "Turkish-Israeli relations are at zero level," Erdogan lamely explained. He also called Israel "a terrorist state." (Did Turkey not retaliate and invade Northern Iraq after the Kurdish PKK staged attacks on Turkish territory?) Erdogan did not say anything about the fact that it was Hamas that provoked these attacks by firing numerous missiles on Israeli territory. New Iranian missiles have been smuggled into Gaza via Egypt and have a longer range. Last October Israel bombed an Iranian ammunition factory in Sudan because the weapons from that factory were smuggled into Gaza – also via Egypt.
"If Israel has peace and quiet, so will Gaza," IDF Spokeswoman Avital Leibovich told CNN on Sunday November 18. What she meant to say was that Hamas was the first to attack Israeli civilians by launching quite a lot of missiles. The very moment Hamas stops doing so, Israel will cease to retaliate. But Hamas is not as rational as many liberal journalists and politicians in the West assume. There is a wide gap between Western rationality and Arab or Muslim irrationality. Muslims can be easily set on the boil, regardless of the fatal economic consequences of their behavior. Moreover, Hamas has powerful friends in Iran and Egypt who supply them with deadly weapons. (Egypt allowed massive illegal weapons transfers into Gaza.)
Like Hamas, Iran seeks to kill all the Jews in Israel. They are developing an atomic bomb. A recent IAEA report notes "a sharp increase in Iran's supply of a more purified form of enriched uranium that can be more easily converted to weapon's grade fissile material." Iran's Islamo-Fascist president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that "the zionist entity" must be wiped off the face of the earth. In other words, drive all the Jews into the sea – an echo of Nasser's policy in the 1950s and 60s. Ahmadinejad is also a despicable Holocaust denier. His best allies are notorious neo-Nazis and radical socialists and communists such as Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.
Last October, Egyptian president Morsi joined a preacher in prayer for the dispersal of the Jews. Just like Ahmadinejad, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and most neo-Nazis in Europe and the USA, Morsi, too, believes that "the Jews" were behind the 9/11 attacks – an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, by the way.
Anti-Semitic neo-Nazis in Europe and the United States are siding with militant Palestinians and Iran. Thus, Hamas co-founder Abdel Aziz Rantisi gave an interview to the German neo-Nazi outlet "Junge Freiheit." Iran's president Ahmadinejad invited European, Australian and American neo-Nazis to Tehran, meeting their travel expenses. Ahmadinejad's view of the Holocaust was hailed by neo-Nazi publications in Europe.
There are now serious tensions between Iran and Egypt over the civil war in Syria. Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan belatedly realized that Iran does pose a threat to the region. Initially, he naively sought to court the Iranian and Syrian leaders. Citizens from Iran, Syria, Iraq and Jordan no longer need a visa for Turkey, but Israeli citizens are not welcome. This led to another unwelcome influx of Muslim asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in Greece, all of whom want to travel to Western Europe.
Iran and Hamas as the originators of today's suicide bombing frenzy
9/11 was the first major suicide attack in the United States. Al-Qaeda proudly referred to this successful attack as "a martyrdom operation." Suicide bombing attacks have really proliferated since then. They occurred in Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, Russia, Chechnya, Spain, Italy, France and Britain. This list is not exhaustive. Suicide bombing is a virtually incurable cancer. One can only pray that the suicide attackers or those who sponsor them won't be capable of developing a nuclear bomb. These fanatics don't care about death and destruction. "Allahu Akhbar" is their holy slogan. It is rather, just like "Heil Hitler," a curse on those who die.
The first major suicide bombing attack occurred in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on April 18, 1983. A car bomb destroyed the U.S. embassy. On October 23, another car bomb destroyed the U.S. Marine barracks in the same city. Responsible for both attacks was an Iranian sponsored terrorist group called Hezbollah. Numerous suicide attacks would follow. Hezbollah leaders were the first to call their suicide attacks "martyrdom operations." They claimed that those who carried out these attacks would go straight to "paradise."
Hamas was founded in 1987 and they wanted to copy Hezbollah's successful "martyrdom operations." The first Hamas sponsored suicide attack occurred in Tel Aviv on October 19, 1994. It was a so-called ‘belt bomb." Numerous terrorist attacks would follow involving belt bombs, car bombs, truck bombs and suitcase bombs. The successful suicide attacks carried out by Hamas and its even more militant rival "Islamic Jihad" were soon copied by Al-Qaeda and other very dangerous terrorist groups. One can, therefore, conclude that both Hezbollah and Hamas were, in a way, the inventors or originators of today's Islamist suicide attacks – a real frenzy now.
It was in the beginning of 1996 that I was making a television report on "The making of a suicide bomber." I had to travel to the Westbank and Gaza to interview family members of Yahya Ayyash, a notorious Hamas bomb maker who was killed in a successful Mossad operation. I saw posters everywhere glorifying Ayyash as a martyr who was in paradise now. I also heard stories about the promises that radical Muslim clerics made to those who wanted to die in a "martyrdom operation," killing as many Jews as possible. There would those "72 very pretty black-eyed virgins" awaiting them in paradise. Wow! The suicide bombers death is even portrayed as "a wedding." The so-called "martyrs" are marrying beautiful virgins in paradise.
Most suicide bombers, also those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, were sexually frustrated young males, although women are also lured into "martyrdom operations" by hysterical hate preachers. The first female suicide bomber was a Palestinian woman named Wafa Idris. Hamas commemorated her as a martyr and so did the so-called secular Palestinian president Yassir Arafat. (Double-tongued Arafat also praised Yahyah Ayyash, in Arab, of course, not in English.)
Before they die, suicide bombers write their "last will" and also appear on propaganda videos which are distributed after the "operations" are over. For example, Hamas published the last will of Said Al-Hutari, who carried out the June 1, 2001, suicide bombing outside the disco near the Dolphinarium in Tel Aviv, that killed 23, mostly teenage girls. "I will turn my body into bombs that will hunt the sons of Zion, blast them, and burn their remains," Al-Hutari wrote. "Call out in joy, oh my mother; distribute sweets, oh my father; a wedding with the ‘black-eyed' awaits your son in paradise."
"The death announcements of martyrs in the Palestinian press often take the form of wedding, not funeral, announcements," MEMRI comments. "Blessings will be accepted immediately after the burial until 10 p.m…. at the home of the martyr's uncle," read one suicide bomber's death notice."
All suicide bombers do not go to their imagined "paradise," but straight to hell they go instead. They are psychopathic and fanatical little Hitlers bent on death and destruction, despicable worshippers of evil inspired by a satanic ideology. The same applies to all those Islamo-Fascist hate preachers who inspired and still inspire the suicide bombers. These Muslim preachers and clerics are not on the side of peace, justice and freedom, but on the side of diabolical and destructive evil – just like the Nazis between 1933 and 1945.
Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands. He recently published a Dutch study on Adolf Eichmann. He is currently writing a book on Auschwitz. Website: emersonvermaat.com.
Golda Meir, My Life (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1975), p. 304.
Emerson Vermaat, Adolf Eichmann. Technocraat van de Holocaust (Soesterberg, Netherlands: 2012), p. 186 (Eichmann's visit to Egypt in 1937), p. 195-200 (Hitler's plan to conquer the Middle East and "Palestine").
International Herald Tribune, April 1, 2008, p. 8 ("Hamas ratchets up anti-Jewish rhetoric"). Quotes from Sheikh Yunus Al-Astal.
Khaled Hroub, Hamas. Political Thought and Practice (Washington: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2000), p. 271, 272 (Hamas Charter).
Memri Clip No 1739, April 11, 2008, Hamas MP and Cleric Yunis Al-Astal in a Friday Sermon: "We will Conquer Rome, and from There Continue to Conquer the Two Americas and Eastern Europe." (Jews referred to as "the brothers of apes and pigs.")
Morsi and Erdogan to Hold Talks on Israeli Attack on Gaza, Bahrein News Agency (BNA), November 16, 2012.
Iran's Enhanced Nuclear Capabilities, IPT News, November 16, 2012 (IAEA report).
Egyptian President Morsi Joins Preacher in Prayer for Dispersal of the Jews, MEMRI TV, Videoclip 3614, Channel 1 (Egypt), October 19, 2012.
Robert Sattloff, Getting Egypt's Morsi to give up his 9/11 "truther" talk, in: The Washington Post, September 11, 2012.
Khaldoun Al-Chihabi, De Turks-Israëlische Betrekkingen: Een onherstelbare breuk of tijdelijke wrok? (Gent, Belgium: University of Gent, 2012).
Anton Maegerle, Die Unheilige Allianz Zwischen Hakenkreuz und Halbmond. Neonazis und fundamentalistische Islamisten, Informationsdienst gegen Rechtsextremismus (IDGR), 2001. (Rantisi).
Christoph Reuter, Mein Leben ist eine Waffe. Selbstmordattentäter – Psychogramm eines Phänomens (Munich: C. Bertelsmann, 2002), p. 88, 89, 110 (Hezbollah's "Martyrdom operations")
MEMRI, Inquiry and Analysis Series, No. 74, October 30, 2001, "72 Black-Eyed Virgins": A Muslim Debate on the Rewards of Martyrs." (Said Al-Hutari).
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