MEMRI has translated two articles from Hamas media questioning the Holocaust and claiming that Jews exploit the memory of the Holocaust. The MEMRI translation opens:
On January 19, 2011, the website Palestine-info.info, which is associated with Hamas, published an antisemitic article by columnist ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Kahil. The following day, the Gaza-based Hamas publication Falastin published another antisemitic article by Huda Baroud. The articles, which question the scope of the Holocaust and the existence of the gas chambers, claim that Jews cynically exploit the story of the Holocaust to sow guilt in the West, as a way to achieve their national and economic goals. Following are excerpts from both articles:
Kahil: “The Holocaust Is One of the Widest Doorways Through Which Jews Entered the Western World” ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Kahil wrote: “The Holocaust is one of the widest doorways through which Jews entered the Western world. Thanks to it, they have enjoyed support, triggered emotions, shaped ideas, prevented [people]from using their brains, and accumulated a massive fortune. In its name, they committed and still commit [various]forms of mental/ideological terror and political and media takeover. They have transformed the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis – regardless of its veracity, scope, and secrets – into a sin that the entire world carries on its back… [presenting it not as]a historical event but more as a scientific truth that can never be reassessed… but only confirmed and reinforced – so much so that in Western Europe, examining it has become a shameful crime, which causes [doubters]to be placed on trial, even if they rely on official documents, living testimony, journalistic research, or academic writing. “In this way, the Jews have created a serious, ugly accusation that they called ‘antisemitism,’ and they use it to smear anyone who dares criticize the Zionist entity, or any Jewish organization or body for any reason, regardless of whether or not they are right and whether or nor their evidence is conclusive. “Thus, the Jews have succeeded in creating a dangerous [mechanism], whereby the hangman takes on the identity of the victim and allows himself to commit every ugly transgression and crime – since the media never allows the face of the despicable hangman to be shown, but rather shows the image of an victim under attack who is constantly defending himself, and is even tolerant and forbearing toward the Arab and Muslim hangmen…
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The Hamas charter states that it is ” is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine” and an early media report indicated that shortly after Hamas took over the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood representatives were present to review Hamas military formations. In 2007, a Hamas journalist acknowledged the role that the “international Muslim Brotherhood” has played in providing funds for the purchase of weapons and in 2008, an Israeli TV station reported that Muslim Brotherhood “representatives” had traveled to Gaza from Egypt through the open border to meet with Hamas. Hamas is supported financially and politically by the global Muslim Brotherhood and a NEFA Foundation report has documented the Hamas fund-raising activities of the Union of Good, a coalition of Islamic charities linked to the Brotherhood that provides financial support to both the Hamas “social” infrastructure, as well as its terrorist activities. Previous posts have also discussed the worldwide campaign orchestrated by the global Brotherhood against Israeli actions in Gaza during the 2008-2009 conflict with Israel.