IS and SS

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Sami Al-Nisf

There are many opin­ions why Daesh, the Ara­bic ab­bre­vi­a­tion for the or­ga­ni­za­tion known as the Is­lamic State, be­came known by the ab­bre­vi­a­tion ‘IS.’ The truth is that name is so close to the one used for the ter­ri­ble Gestapo headed by Himm­ler, who was be­hind an­ni­hi­lat­ing mil­lions in pris­ons they su­per­vised. In ad­di­tion, Gestapo para­mil­i­tary troops as­sisted Nazi reg­u­lar army in com­mit­ting ter­ri­ble hor­ri­fy­ing crimes. So, the name IS brings world peo­ples hate to the Gestapo back to minds.

What makes things worse, is that IS and its leader Abu Baker Al-Bagh­dadi are not any less bru­tal or crim­i­nal than the Gestapo. Both or­ga­ni­za­tions’ mot­tos re­flect their founders’ ideas in terms of ha­tred to­wards all of mankind, mas­tery in slaugh­ter­ing and dec­i­mat­ing peo­ple, strong be­lief in killing merely for the sake of killing and de­stroy­ing hu­man her­itage in the lands they oc­cupy.

Fol­low­ing Hitler’s sui­cide in 1945, Hein­rich Himm­ler did the same, tak­ing away so many of the se­crets and ideas of that dark pe­riod of mankind his­tory along with them. We just hope that we do not some­day hear that Al-Bagh­dadi dis­ap­peared or com­mit­ted sui­cide as well!

There­fore, it was not strange that in re­sponse to the world’s com­pas­sion with Pales­tini­ans, the Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Benjamin Ne­tanyahu tries to mix every­thing by re­mind­ing the world of a meet­ing be­tween Hitler and the Pales­tinian Mufti, Amin Al-Hus­seini and claim­ing that it was the lat­ter who con­vinced Nazi mon­sters to com­mit the Holo­caust crimes, which are con­demned by the en­tire hu­man­ity ex­cept for some stupid mon­sters, against the Jews.

The sad thing is that by com­mit­ting such bru­tal crimes and putting them on tape, IS lead­ers are the ones who cre­ate hu­man­i­tar­ian and civ­i­lized an­i­mos­ity to the peo­ples in this re­gion giv­ing world armies ex­cuses to throw all their de­struc­tive weapons stor­age at Arabs and Mus­lims af­ter IS prac­tices con­trib­uted to killing in­ter­na­tional com­pas­sion with our peo­ples. If we only ex­clude IS from the re­gional equa­tion, all the ex­cuses used to jus­tify the atroc­i­ties against the in­hab­ited of IS­plagued re­gions, who once get killed and de­stroyed by IS and once by its en­e­mies, would be void.

Fi­nally, how can we ex­plain the in­for­ma­tion show­ing that IS could only ex­pand in Mo­sul and Ra­madi thanks to former Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Nouri Al-Ma­liki troops’ le­niency, as well as ex­pand in Palmyra and Deir Ez-Zor thanks to the le­niency of Syr­ian Pres­i­dent Bashar Al-As­sad’s troops, though both are IS en­e­mies?

It seems that Al-Hus­seini in­sisted on do­ing the Pales­tinian cause more harm even af­ter his death as in his diaries pub­lished in 1999, 25 years af­ter his death, he men­tioned how he asked Himm­ler to pre­vent the Jews from mi­grat­ing out of Ger­many and the coun­tries it oc­cu­pied. He also refers to Amer­i­can and French press ac­cu­sa­tions to him of pre­cip­i­tat­ing in Jews’ an­ni­hi­la­tion. The funny thing is that his diary also refers to ar­rest­ing all his com­pan­ions while he was sent to live in a lux­u­ri­ous heav­ily guarded Parisian man­sion to pro­tect him from the French re­sis­tance’s mem­bers. The diaries also men­tioned that Bri­tain did not ask France to hand him over to be tried, but rather al­lowed him to head to Egypt, which was un­der the Bri­tish man­date, and where King Farouk re­ceived him and granted him a palace to live in. Well, nowa­days, many such Muftis are liv­ing amongst us.

—Trans­lated by Kuwait Times

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