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Hamas And Iran - A Serious Threat To Peace And Security

August 4, 2014


August 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – - "From the rostrum of the Reichstag I prophesied to Jewry that, in the event of war's proving inevitable, the Jew would disappear from Europe. That race of criminals has on its conscience the two million dead of the First World War, and now already hundreds of thousands more. Let nobody tell me that all the same we can't park them in the marshy parts of Russia! Who's worrying about our troops. It's not a bad idea, by the way, that public rumor attributes to us a plan to exterminate the Jews. Terror is a salutary thing. The attempt to create a Jewish state will be a failure."

This is what Nazi leader Adolf Hitler said on October 25, 1941, in the presence of "Reichsführer SS" Heinrich Himmler and SS General Reinhard Heydrich. Both Himmler and Heydrich were the architects of the Nazi project to kill six million Jews in Europe – the so-called "Holocaust."

Hitler and Himmler sided with the Palestinians and the Arabs. Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was on very close terms with Hitler, Himmler and Adolf Eichmann. They shared their common hatred for the Jews – all the Jews. Hitler wanted to conquer the Middle East, "liberate" Palestine – a British mandate at the time. He wanted to reinstate the grand mufti who was in exile in Germany between November 1941 and April 1945. "When we shall have arrived in the Southern Caucasus, then the time of the liberation of the Arabs will have arrived," Hitler told the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at their meeting in Berlin on November 28, 1941. "The hour will strike when you will be the lord of the supreme word and not only the conveyer of our declarations."

On July 4, 1943, Haj Amin al-Husseini had an important and friendly meeting with Himmler. Himmler confided to him: "Thus, up to now we have liquidated three million of them," Jews, that is. This is what al-Husseini wrote in his 1999 memoirs. This quote can be found in the recent study "Nazis, Islamists and the Making of the Modern Middle East" written by Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz.

Al-Husseini was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a friend of Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Not only did he kill many Jews, he also targetted lots of moderate Muslims who opposed him. Thus, he was directly involved in a plot to assassinate the fairly moderate Jordanian king Abdullah back in 1951. Al-Husseini is the spiritual father of today's radical Muslims and jihadists – Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, ISIS, etc. All these movements want to exterminate the Jews – that is what they have in common with Hitler, Himmler and Eichmann.

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden said that all the Jews and so-called "crusaders" must be killed. Supporters of ISIS, or the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", recently posted a Twitter. "The real Zionist Holocaust is predicted in the Hadiths. The Hour (resurrection) will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, and the tree shall say: "Oh Muslim servant of God, there is a Jew behind me, kill him. The promised Holocaust." This anti-Semitic quote from the Hadiths or Islamic tradition can also be found in the official charter of Hamas. Hamas does not distinguish between Israelis and Jews.

That is why it is impossible to make a peace deal, or conclude ceasefire agreements, with Hamas and other militant Muslims. This is a serious misjudgment on the part of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry who still thinks that fanatical and suicidal Muslims are susceptible to our rational arguments. Well, they are not. War weary Israel will usually abide by cease fire agreements, but Hamas will invariably break the cease fire. For example, under strong American pressure Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72 hour ceasefire on August 1, but it took just 90 minutes before twenty well armed Muslim terrorists from Hamas came out of one of their many tunnels and killed three Israeli soldiers. One of the terrorists was a suicide bomber.

Hamas chose to escalate and fired 20 rockets into Israel on that day alone. One day later, on Saturday, August 2, Hamas and other Muslim militants fired 65 rockets into Israel. And on Sunday, August 3, at least 80 rockets were fired by Hamas. Hamas does not care at all about civilian casualties among Palestinian civilians, they use civilians as human shields. They are like Hitler in his bunker back in April 1945. Once defeat was inevitable, Hitler said he wanted to sacrifice all the Germans, come what may. The Germans and Germany itself would have to perish.

"Suffering, submission or suicide is the antithesis of positive aims of living," Erich Fromm writes in his excellent book "Fear of Freedom." "The attraction to what is harmful in life is the phenomenon which more than any other deserves the name of pathological perversion." Not only did this apply to Hitler and the Nazis during World War II, also does it apply to Hamas today.

If Hamas or Islamic Jihad were to have an atomic bomb, they would not hesitate to throw it on Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, even if tens of thousands of Arab Muslims would be killed as well. Hamas did not hesitate to fire a rocket at the Dimona nuclear reactor last July. Fortunately, the rocket was intercepted by Israel's superb Iron Dome system.

On July 14, a drone from Hamas entered Israeli airspace. It was shot down by the Israeli airforce. A Hezbollah drone also entered Israeli air space two years ago. It was on its way to the Dimona nuclear plant and shot down just 30 kilometers away from it. Iran supplied drone ("Abadil") technology to both Hezbollah and Hamas. Iran does pose a very serious threat to peace and security in the Middle East. The Iranians and their Russian backers cannot be trusted.

Last year, Israel's airforce successfully targeted new Russian "SA-17" anti-aircraft missiles which were to be passed on to Hezbollah. The bombarded convoy was still in Syria. Imagine that Hamas would somehow succeed in obtaining Russian Bug or SA-11 missiles – the same kind of missile that downed Malysian Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Hamas training manual: use hospitals as terrorist bases

Hamas stored more than 10,000 rockets, spent tens of millions of dollars on 1.3 km long tunnels, smuggled sophisticated arms from Iran and lawless Libya into Gaza. (Yet, they can't pay the salaries of those who are employed by them.) The concrete for all those tunnels was supplied by Israel, CNN's Wolf Blitzer reported. The Israelis apparently assumed that it would used for the rebuilding of destroyed homes. This mistake should not be made again.

These tunnels pose a direct security threat to both Israel and Egypt. Terrorists from ISIS are reportedly also operating in Gaza. The Egyptian newspaper "Al-Masry al-Youm" reported that "Egyptian security forces arrested 15 ISIS terrorists who tried to enter Sinai from the Gaza strip." "Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip facilitated the infiltration of the ISIS terrorists into Egypt so that they could carry out terrorist attacks against Egyptians." Hamas was quick to deny the allegations.

Lots of rockets have been stored in U.N. schools as part of Hamas' "strategy of using civilian areas as a base of operations for rocket fire and other terrorism." The Israeli army found a Hamas training manual last July, IPS News reported. It "features step-by-step instructions on building homemade bombs," and "includes detailed techniques concerning the concealing and detonation of various types of explosives. The video shows one example of Israeli forces encountering a Gaza civilian home rigged with explosives located near a United Nations school." The video also shows how Hamas "is using ambulances to move its terrorist fighters." "The Wafa hospital in the Shejaia neighborhood was converted into a command center, rocket-launch pad, sniper's position and weapon storage depot. The hospital now serves as a cover for Hamas' underground tunnel system and a base for terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and troops."

Killing Jews, all the Jews, that is, is openly encouraged by Hamas' TV channel "Al-Aqsa." Obnoxious anti-Semitic Hamas propaganda is also aired to many Muslim immigrants in Europe where Hamas is winning the battle for public opinion. The German weekly "Der Spiegel" recently reported that the Al-Aqsa TV Channel is being watched by many Muslims in Germany. Even children are encouraged to kill Jews in a special program for children: "(Host:) And shoots Jews. Right? (Girl:) Yes. (Host:) Allah willing, when you grow up. (Girl) So that I can shoot Jews. (Host:) All of them? (Girl:) Yes."

Hamas leaders said that they will not rest until Israel has been utterly destroyed and all the Jews driven out or killed.

Hamas popular among anti-Semitic Muslim immigrants in Europe

Muslim immigrants in Germany organized pro-Hamas demonstrations in Berlin, Leipzig, Aachen, Stuttgart, Essen, Frankfurt and other cities. Some of them shouted slogans such as, "Kill the Jews!" "Hamas, Hamas! Jews to the gas!" "Gas the Jews!" "Slaughter the Jews!" This is exactly what Hitler, Himmler and Eichmann wanted to achieve during World War II – they wanted to "exterminate the Jewish race in Europe." No wonder many Nazi war criminals found refuge in Muslim countries such as Syria and Egypt after 1945.

Muslims in Holland also staged pro-Hamas demonstrations, for example in The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. In The Hague a demonstration of sympathizers of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) was held. Black ISIS banners were displayed by despicable Muslim fanatics who shouted: "Kill the Jews!" "Know that the cursed Jews will return to their lands, will return to the sewer drains!"

Jews are attacked and intimated by radical Muslim youths, by Islamo-Fascists. Many Jews now want to leave the Netherlands. They don't feel safe anymore. This is how it started in Germany in the 1930s after Hitler's rise to power. Jews were first beaten up and intimitated, store windows were smashed, then the Jews were encouraged to emigrate and finally they were gassed in the gas chambers between 1941 and 1945.

Amersfoort is a peaceful city in the center of the Netherlands. There is a strong Christian community, still. But in the last five years ever more immigrants from Africa, North Africa and the Middle East have settled in Amersfoort. Most of them are dependent on welfare. There are more and veiled women in the streets, even in suburbs where you did not see them before.

Orthodox rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, a peaceful, modest and quiet man, does not feel safe anymore. Muslim youths smashed the windows of his home in Amersfoort. When he meets them in the streets, they shout "Hitler! Hitler!" and make hissing noises meant to imitate the sound of the Nazi gas chambers. This never happened before. Rabbi Jacobs is not afraid of his anti-Semitic enemies. He does not want to leave the Netherlands, but he says that many other Jews are afraid, not only in Holland but also in Brussels, Paris and Rome. A woman in Amsterdam no longer wants to wear her star of David of David necklace. A Jewish man no longer wears a kippa but a hat when he leaves his home. "Is it still safe for me in Holland?" Rabbi Jacobs asked a Dutch TV reporter last week. He blames the parents of these Muslim youths. They watch anti-Semitic propaganda on foreign Islamic TV channels having a very adverse influence on children as well. This how it started in Nazi Germany. The Holocaust was proceeded by anti-Semitic propaganda.

Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands. Website:


H.R. Trevor-Roper, Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944 (New York: Enigma Books, 2008), p. 69.

David G. Dalin and John F. Rothmann, Icon of Evil. Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam (New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2009), p. 164. (The Mufti's diary on his meeting with Hitler).

Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, Nazis, Islamists and the Making of the Modern Middle East (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014), p. 185. (The quoted text is shown both in Arab and English.)

John Rossomando, ISIS Threatens Holocaust Against Jews, IPT, July 4, 2014.

Erich Fromm, Fear of Freedom (London: Routledge, 1960, first published in 1942), p. 230.

Ynetnews, July 9, 2014 ("Hamas fires at Dimona Nuclear Reactor; Iron Dome Intercepts").

De Volkskrant (Amsterdam), July 15, 2014, p. 10 ("Hamas dringt met drone Israël binnen").

CNN, August 2, 2014 (Wolf Blitzer reporting from Jerusalem on Hamas' sophisticated tunnel system).

Khaled Abu Toameh, ISIS Already in Gaza Strip, Gatestone Institute, July 4, 2014.

IPT News, July 23, 2014 ("Hamas Rockets Found in UN school Again").

IPT News, July 29, 2014 ("IDF Finds Hamas Training Manual; Hospitals Used as Terrorist Bases").

Der Spiegel (Germany), July 28, 2014, p. 24 ("Wir löschen das Feuer");

Eenvandaag (Channel One, Dutch TV). August 1, 2014; Algemeen Dagblad/Amersfoortse Courant, July 19, 2014, p. 31 ("Rabbijn wil beveiliging").

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