Thursday, October 25, 2018

Palestinian Authority TV sermon: “Hitler was sent by Allah to punish the Jews”

"PA TV sermon: Hitler was sent by Allah to punish the Jews," by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, October 22, 2018:
A preacher on official PA TV taught that Hitler was one of a series of people sent by Allah throughout history to punish the Jews because of their evil behavior and to teach them a lesson. However, the preacher taught in Friday’s sermon, in spite of all these punishments the Jews "haven't learned from the events of history," and continue their evil ways.
The Jews deserve their punishment, he assured his listeners. Their mentality's one of "arrogance… superiority over other people… seclusion." Jews are "planning and systematically working to incite wars and strife in the entire world." Because of this behavior the Jews have been punished. First Allah sent the Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar to destroy the First Temple, then he sent the Roman Titus to destroy the Second Temple and then Hitler and the kings of Europe and still the Jews didn't learn their lesson:
7 times in this short excerpt (see below) the unidentified preacher repeated and emphasized his antisemitic message that Jews refuse to learn from Allah’s punishments:
"They didn’t learn. They've continued to behave the same way… Those [Jews] haven't learned from the events of history."
The preacher opened his condemnation of the Jews citing a verse from the Quran to prove his point that the Jews’ suffering isn't coincidental but is a punishment from Allah because of their bad behavior. He quoted a verse saying that Allah’s punishment can be seen "throughout the earth":
"Proceed throughout the earth and observe how was the end of those who denied." [Quran 3:137, Sahih International]
The sermon was preached at Khan Al-Ahmar, a site where Palestinian Bedouins have illegally erected dwellings and a school and that's slated for destruction. The preacher was filmed from behind and his face wasn't visible.
Palestinian Media Watch reported on a similar message in a PLO kid’s magazine. Hitler was presented as one who performed a positive service to humanity by killing the Jews because they "spread destruction all over the world." In the essay by a young girl published in the PLO youth magazine Zayzafuna funded by the PA, the girl wrote about a meeting and conversation with Hitler in a dream. Hitler, who was presented along with 3 Muslim role models, was depicted as someone to be admired because he murdered the Jews:
In her dream, the girl asks Hitler: "You’re the one who killed the Jews?" Hitler responds: "Yes. I killed them so you'd all know that they're a nation that spreads destruction all over the world." [Zayzafuna, February 2011]

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