Monday, January 31, 2011

Holocaust Memorial Day

"Eighteen governments have legislated January 27 as an annual Holocaust Memorial Day."

This Memorial  is particularly important in light of what is happening in Egypt and other Arab countries this last week.

I can't say I heard that much about it this year, perhaps because I came home from work with a bad cold and was barely thinking right.

But I came on it today though that wonderful website Yad Vashem
As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations.  
"And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a "yad vashem")... that shall not be cut off." (Isaiah, chapter 56, verse 5)
I came across this website back in 2009 when I heard about Righteous Among the Nations, researching for Anti-Semitism in Egypt and Israel is not the enemy of PalestiniansThis led to reading about the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, a virulent Jew-hater who partnered with Hitler and was instrumental in forming regiments of Bosnian Muslim Waffen SS, as well as others from the Arab world; he aided Hitler & Eichmann to further his evil  aim of eliminating the Jewish people. (I posted a picture of the Bosnian Muslim Waffen in their SS uniforms here).

I wanted to know more about those who protected Jews at great risk to themselves. I found that there were some Bosnian Muslims who had helped, and they are honoured as Righteous Among the Nations.

From Yad Veshem:
On January 27, 1945, soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, discovering the largest Nazi killing center in Europe. Auschwitz has become a symbol of the holocaust, representing the depths of man's inhumanity to man. Eighteen governments have legislated January 27 as an annual holocaust memorial day. In November 2005, the United Nations passed a resolution to mark January 27 as an international day of commemoration to honour the victims of the holocaust, and urged member states to develop educational programs to impart the memory of this tragedy to future generations. 
We live at a time when Iran seeks to destroy Israel, and their proxies Hamas and Hezbollah likewise, and the Muslim Brotherhood will surely unleash Egypt's armed forces against Israel if they can take power there and impose their Islamist ideology on that country.

If that isn't bad enough, the mindless leftists in the UK & US refuse to see the reality: "it's all about the West Bank" they whine, when a look at the facts will clearly show that the anti-semitism and hatred was whipped up a long time before 1948 (the War of Independence).

But I find that these western apologists for terrorism are not interested in the facts of a matter - only their ideologies.

There is a connection - I call Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the Father of Islamic Terrorism, there may be other claimants but as far as I know he takes the title:
The terrorist extremist organisation known as the Muslim Brotherhood" was established in Egypt in 1928, and Amin Al-Husseini becomes a central figure and ideological inspiration for the group, which spawned the terrorist groups "Egyptian Islamic Jihad" and Hamas The Muslim Brotherhood preaches Wahhabi Islam, which justifies violent means to rid the ‘Muslim world’ of its non-Islamic element. It envisions a Pan-Islamic Empire, where strict Islamic law rules over all.
In 1933 Arab Nazi political groups spring up throughout Middle East. Mohammad Amin al-Husayni became a favoured ally of Hitler, and was appointed direct responsibility for forming divisions of Waffen-SS, consisting of hundreds of thousands of Muslims, who fought for Nazi Germany. [1]

I've put January 27 in my calendar; I will honour the day.

[1] Israel is not the enemy of Palestinians.

Gurth Whitaker
Calgary, Alberta
Lux et Veritas