For years, the west has been told that the Palestinian Authority is much preferable to Hamas, that the former is the lesser of two Islamic movements. The political party that gave rise to the Palestinian Authority – Fatah – recently celebrated its 48th anniversary in Gaza City.
Mahmoud Abbas, essentially the successor to Yasser Arafat as the face of the Palestinian leadership, was on-hand and praised the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who allied with Hitler during WWII.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas paid tribute to World War II era Hitler-supporting Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini as well as several known terror leaders responsible for the deaths of Israelis at a rally in Gaza City Friday that marked the 48th anniversary of the political party Fatah.
During the televised speech, made to a crowd of hundreds of thousands, Abbas made mention of, among others, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, Sheik Ahmed Yassin–both former leaders of Hamas assassinated by Israel for their role in terrorizing the Jewish state-and Marwan Bargouti, who is currently serving time in an Israeli prison for his role in the deaths of five Israelis.
Hundreds of thousands cheered Hitler’s closest Arab ally and it’s barely mentioned?!
Had hundreds of thousands of skinheads gathered together in Berlin to celebrate Nazi leaders from WWII, not only would there be countless arrests due to crimes related to holocaust denial and Nazi symbols but the western media would be ALL.OVER.IT. Taken further, the hundreds of thousands of skinheads would likely be painted as right-wing extremists.
The article went on to say that Abbas called for unity between the PA and Hamas:
This was Fatah’s first such rally in the territory since a 2007 coup by Hamas ousted the party from power. In his speech Abbas addressed the division, saying that reunification was near. “Soon we will regain our unity,” he said of the two sides, which have drawn closer since the end of the eight-day November conflict, Operation Pillar of Defense, that pitted Israel against Hamas.
“The success of the rally is a success for Fatah, and for Hamas too,” said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. “The positive atmosphere is a step on the way to regain national unity.”
Abbas, who is not allowed to enter Gaza, but who was given permission by Hamas to stage the rally and address the crowd, said he would soon return to Gaza and that unification with Hamas would be “a step on the way to ending the (Israeli) occupation.”
Hamas and the Palestinian Authority both showing reverence for Hitler’s Muslim ally. Yet, those of us who express concerns about these groups are Islamophobic?!
In reality, the so-called ‘right-wing extremists’ are the ones sounding the loudest of alarm bells relative to Islamic, Nazi sympathizers.
In 1946, one year after the conclusion of WWII, Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini became the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.