Sunday, November 04, 2012

by: Schvach Yid

 In my workplace, KI is known as Potassium iodide, but those initials bring up another association, at least for me at this time of year – the association of Kristallnacht and Islam.

 So there I was, back in 2009, at work, waiting for the elevator, when the doors opened and there in the elevator stood a man with reddish-brown hair, light-colored eyes, and an ID badge that announced the name Husseini.  Next to him stood a hijabi, a co-employee of mine whom I had seen in the past, but with whom I was not yet acquainted.  She looked noble; he reminded me of death.

The former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during the period leading up to the Second World War was an ungentleman named Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini, better known as Haj Amin al-Husseini. You can read his bio here: He is said to have had reddish hair and light-colored eyes. Where we Jews are concerned, he is not to have been counted among the finest of gentlemen.

Having read a bit about the founding, and of the early years, of Islam, and especially the accounts of the slaughter of the Banu Quraisa following the Battle of the Trench, I have not been able to avoid linking photos of the slaughter of Jews in the Ukraine, lined up along a ditch and shot in the back of their heads  by Nazi ‘Special Action’ squads, with the tale of the slaughter of the Banu Quraisa by Mohammad, in which he lined up along a trench something like 700 Jewish men of the Arabian-Jewish tribe of Banu Quraisa, and summarily had his followers chop off the heads of their Jewish prisoners. The association between these two historical accounts is impelling. I’m also left wondering if Islam teaches that a Moslem who emulates the ‘deeds’ of Islam’s Prophet brings honor to himself in the esteem of his religious community, and if this was the motivating drive for Haj Amin al-Husseini in his meeting with Hitler in 1941.

 ‘According to testimony by Nazi war criminals, the Mufti's influence was critical to the German decision to annihilate the Jews of Europe.  At the Nuremberg Trials in July 1946, Dieter Wisliceny testified:

"The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan... He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chambers of Auschwitz."’ (

The 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht occurs this Friday night, November 9th. As we all know, Kristallnacht is considered the initiating event of the Holocaust.  Was the Nazis’ ‘Final Solution’ dreamed up by a Moslem cleric, and was the Holocaust invented by Islam’s hatred of the Jews?