When The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Met Hitler

It is important to look at a historical perspective when we are seeking to develop our understanding of people groups. For instance, the Arab community has a history of considering the Western world and the Jews to be their enemies. In fact, in 1941 the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, considered it a great honor to have a private meeting with Adolf Hitler to discuss the Fuhrer possibly announcing an alliance between the Arab community and his regime. During the meeting he stated, “The Arabs could be more useful to Germany as allies than might be apparent at first glance, both for geographical reasons and because of the suffering inflicted upon them by the English and the Jews.” He went on to share that they were willing to do whatever the Germans needed—including committing sabotage, instigating revolutions and raising up an Arab Legion to fight alongside the Nazis.

To learn more about this conversation read https://www.timesofisrael.com/full-official-record-what-the-mufti-said-to-hitler/.