Hitler’s ‘Jolly Elf’ and The New York Times

Haj Amin al-Husseini was one of the seminal figures of the 20th century. He was a founding father of Palestinian nationalism and a Nazi collaborator, whose support for terror and rejection of social and political equality for Jews in their ancestral homeland are imprinted on today’s Middle East.

Despite — or perhaps because of — his crimes, al-Husseini was often celebrated in life and whitewashed in death. And an obituary from The New York Times offers some clues as to why.

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  • tom_billesley

    Hey, you’re not allowed to say “whitewashed” any more – it’s racist and supremacist. You have to say “blankwashed”.

  • andycanuck

    I wonder how much the NYT’s opinion changed about nine days after that photo ran?

  • Gary

    Muslims can go crazy when you point out how Hitler had a Muslim SS Division. It’s now the norm for me to view every muslim is a lair until THEY earn my trust and prove islam means peace .
    This explains why Imams hate Remembrance day and Poppies in Canada while my old High School has cut back on that Service because Muslim refugees from crap-Holes don’t want their children exposed to the Crusaders victory in WW2 .