Hitler was sent by Allah to punish the Jews - PA TV sermon
PA TV sermon: Hitler was sent by Allah to punish the Jews
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
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 Masoud Rayyaan, a lecturer on Islamic Shari'a at Al-Quds Open University, taught in Friday's sermon that in spite of all these punishments the Jews "have not learned from the events of history," and continue their evil ways.
The Jews deserve their punishment, he assured his listeners. Their mentality is 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 did not learn their lesson:
"They didn't learn from what Hitler did to them, and the kings of Europe, and Spain - they didn't learn."
[Official PA TV, Oct. 19, 2018]
Seven times in this short excerpt (see below) Rayyaan repeated and emphasized his antisemitic message that Jews refuse to learn from Allah's punishments:
"They didn't learn. They have continued to behave the same way... Those [Jews] have not learned from the events of history."
Rayyaan opened his condemnation of the Jews citing a verse from the Quran to prove his point that the Jews' suffering is not coincidental but is a punishment from Allah because of their bad behavior. He quoted a Quran 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 which is slated for destruction. The preacher was filmed from behind and his face was not visible. Palestinian Media Watch reported on a similar message in a PLO children'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 three 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 would all know that they are a nation which spreads destruction all over the world." [Zayzafuna, February 2011]
PMW reported on another antisemitic preacher on PA TV this month who also demonized Jews, claiming they "dance and live on the body parts of others" and that "there is no global corruption that they are not behind."
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The following is an excerpt of the unidentified preacher's sermon, teaching that Hitler was sent by Allah to punish the Jews, and that they refuse to learn from history: