BS”D Parashat Emor 5771
Written on the the 28th of Nisan, the day designated in Eretz Yisrael as Yom HaShoah – Holocaust day – and the day US Navy Seals killed Osama Bin Ladin.
Akeida of Yitzchak NOT Al-Qaida of Yishmael
If the marriage between deception and sycophantic hypocrisy produced politics, what is the offspring of Esav’s Christian viciousness bonded with Yishmael’s Moslem savagery (pereh adam)?
The answer is the unspeakable “Ustasha” as detailed in the book by Edwin Black, entitled “The Farhud, Roots of the Arab-Nazi Alliance During the Holocaust“. The following are excerpts from the book:
THE MOST HEINOUS KILLERS OF THE HOLOCAUST: THE MUSLIM-CATHOLIC USTASHA
In the hierarchy of Hell that created the Holocaust, one group of killers stands out as more vicious, murderous, and bloodcurdling than all others. Who were they? Where did they plow their killing fields? How and why did they come together to sear a chronicle of atrocities a magnitude worse than Auschwitz?
The answer: None were more savage than the Ustasha of Yugoslavia, a Muslim-Catholic alliance of Nazi killers so gruesome and beastly that even Berlin shrank in horror at the slaughter. This berserk army of ghastly murderers, the Ustasha, and three related crack divisions of Arab-Nazi Waffen SS comprised of tens of thousands of Muslim volunteers, terrorized people of all faiths in Yugoslavia. In large measure, these murder machines emerged through the efforts of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. The Grand Mufti was on a mission to accelerate the extermination of all Jews everywhere. His partner was Adolf Hitler — personally.
The epic story of this alliance of horror and hate is one that begins in Jerusalem, travels to Baghdad, culminates in the killing fields of the Balkans, and ultimately spread across all Europe.
In many ways, the scene was set centuries ago by the Medina Extermination of 627. Medina was a largely Jewish city. When its 600 or so Jews refused to convert to the new Muslim religion, the Prophet Muhammad mass-murdered them in a protracted ceremony, beheading the Jewish faithful one by one. This massacre became a glorious iconic event in Islamic history…
The leader of the Palestinians was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, al-Husseini. The Nazi-Arab alliance had been aggressively sought by the Arabs of Palestine since the Third Reich’s first moments in 1933…
…From Iran, the Mufti and his cohorts escaped to Berlin to meet Hitler personally…
In Berlin, a pact was sealed to provide Arab oil and battlefield military assistance sufficient to help the Nazi push into Russia in exchange for recognizing an Arab national state and exterminating the Jews. Arab military units formed from Paris to Palestine. Arabs and Muslims worldwide, on the radio and in newspapers, incessantly and openly called for the extermination of the Jews. The rallying cry was: “In Heaven, Allah is your master. On Earth is Adolf Hitler.”
When Heinrich Himmler needed to fight the partisans of Yugoslavia to protect German supply lines, the Mufti visited the region and helped organize tens of thousands of Muslims and Arabs into three Waffen SS divisions…
Concomitantly, a Nazi murder militia, known as Ustasha, was created from a legion of Catholic and Muslim killers.
The Diet legislature, which passed a sequence of genocidal decrees… outlawing Serbian and Jewish existence in Croatia, the looting of Serbian and Jewish property, and the systematic regimentation of Serbian and Jewish citizens into death camps and merciless killing fields. Catholic priests commonly operated the concentration camps, enforcing the most degrading of slaughter rituals.
President Paveli declared early on, “This is now the Ustasha and Independent State of Croatia. It must be cleansed of all Serbs and Jews. There is no room for any of them here. Not a stone upon a stone will remain of what once belonged to them.” He later assured, “The Jews will be liquidated within a very short time.” To this end, more than 20 Ustasha concentration camps were established for the killing process, manned by combined Catholic and Muslim forces. The most notorious of these camps was the hellish complex known as Jasenovac, considered by many to be more sadistic than Auschwitz by an immeasurable magnitude. Gas chambers were not needed. All death was personally inflicted. The Ustasha’s barbaric methods for exterminating Jews and Serbs included sadistic group killing by cracking heads open with hammers until the cranial cavity was exposed. That was for adults. Children were commonly marched into the forest, where their heads were crushed with long mallets. Sometimes children were thrown live into flaming furnaces. Decapitation or dismemberment with giant lumber saws was frequent… these Ustasha atrocities were not committed in fits of mad rage, but for sport, with the gleeful perpetrators smiling for the camera over the helpless victim waiting to be brutalized. Mass throat-slittings at great velocity were achieved with a small hand blade wrapped tight to the wrist and dubbed the “Serbcutter.” They were specially designed and manufactured for the purpose. One night, guards at Jasenovac wagered amongst themselves to see who could cut the most throats with their Serbcutters. Guard Petar Brzica, a Franciscan priest, was determined to prove his skill, which he did by slicing the throats of an estimated 1,360 defenseless inmates…
German General Edmund Glaise von Horstenau, the commanding officer of the region headquartered in Zagreb, reported back to Berlin, “According to reliable reports from countless German military and civil observers during the last few weeks, the Ustasha have gone raging mad.” He added, “The Ustasha camps … are the ‘epitome of horror!'” In revulsion, Glaise von Horstenau wrote, “The most wicked [concentration camp] of all must be Jasenovac, where no ordinary mortal is allowed to peer in.”
Hermann Naubacher, Hitler’s personal assistant for the Balkans, called the Ustasha exterminations “a crusade that belongs among the most brutal mass-murder undertakings in the entire history of the world.”
Eventually, the Nazis fell. Their allies in the Ustasha, and the threeWaffen SS divisions faced post-war justice in many cases. But too many melted into the turbulent history of the Cold War. The Mufti escaped to become a revered icon of the Palestinian people. The legacy of Islamic and Arab hate that spurred the Farhud burned broad enough to help Hitler get ever closer to his goal of exterminating all Jews. But the Third Reich fell. And those in the Arab-Nazi movement went on to form the post-war geopolitical Middle East that prevails in the current century”.
The Torah relates the spiritual rejection of Yishmael and Esav.
Prior to the Akeida, HaShem informs Avraham that He has terminated all spiritual connection between Avraham and Yishmael.
“And He (HaShem) said: ‘Please take your son, your only son, the one you love – Yitzchak – and go to the the Land of Moriah and offer him for a burnt offering on one of the hills which I will direct you’.”
The Gemara (Sanhedrin 89:b) explains the redundancies in the verse: “your son, your only son, the one you love – Yitzchak”
HaShem: Please take your son.
Avraham: I have two sons, Yitzchak and Yishmael.
HaShem: The one who is an only son to his mother.
Avraham: Yitzchak and Yishmael are only sons to their mothers.
HaShem: The son whom you love.
Avraham: I love both sons.
At this point, HaShem calls Yitzchak by name , for Yishmael is no longer a spiritual son to Avraham.
HaShem is telling Avraham that He despises Al-Qaida and sends Yitzchak to the Akaida.
The deeper meaning of Esav’s sale of his birthright to his brother Ya’akov is the forfeiture of all his next-world spiritual rewards in return for physical dominance in this world.
The spiritual disenfranchisement of Yishmael and Esav created their everlasting hatred towards the Jewish nation that we call anti-Semitism.
Yishmael and Esav both acknowledged the fact that each one alone could not destroy the Jewish people, but together they could inflict everlasting pain and eventually eliminate God’s chosen people.
The Torah relates how the Esav-Yishmael connection was formed (Beraishiet chapter 36):
Esav took his wives from the women of Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite
Also Basemath daughter of Yishmael and sister of Nebaioth.
So Esav (Edom) settled in the hill country of Seir.
In modern times, whenever the descendants of Esav bonded with the descendants of Yishmael, the Jewish people paid the price.
The Balfour declaration guaranteed the Jewish people a national homeland on both sides of the Jordan River, as stated in the Torah as the boundaries of the Holy Land. However, Sir Windson Churchill, as he writes in his memoirs while sitting on the porch of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, drew a line down the Jordan Valley and dismembered the eastern side of the River from the western giving 75% of the Holy Land to the Heshamite Bedouins.
The Christian allies of Europe and the United States obligingly acquiesced to the demands of the Moslem King Saud of Arabia to prevent Jewish immigration to Eretz Yisrael. Towards this end, the United States and Britain – the leading western democracies – embarked on a policy of minimizing the number of Jews who would be left alive after the war.
Every day that the US Air Force passed over the extermination camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau without bombing the camp or the rail line leading to it, 10,000 Jews went to their death. And never once did they drop a bomb on this camp, the rails or on any other camp.
In 1939, His Majesty’s government in London issued its infamous “White Paper” limiting Jewish immigration to Eretz Yisrael to 5,000 a year for 5 years, at which point no Jew would be permitted to enter the land. This single act of Christian England sealed the fate of hundreds of thousands of European Jews who could have been saved.
The United States, on whose entrance to the Statue of Liberty is engraved the words of the Jewess Emma Lazarus, “… Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” closed its gates to Jewish immigration during the war. And the-then Prime Minister of Canada, when asked how many Jewish immigrants he would be willing to accept replied, “None is too many”.
When the Arabs were perpetrating their unspeakable atrocities in Hevron and other places in 1929, the British looked away and even aided and abetted the effort. This was the case also when my aunt was murdered in 1938 on her way back from a wedding in Haifa to Tzfat. But the British were very quick to hang Shlomo ben Yosef, the young man who attacked an Arab bus in Rosh Pina to avenge my aunt’s murder.
So, the Christian-Moslem alliance incarcerated the Jews in the hell of Europe in order to enable other Christians and Moslems to fill their lust to kill.
History has shown that after evil runs its course, God’s retribution sets in. And just as Yitro learned that Hashem “arranged” that the evil of Egypt would be their own demise, we too are in a period where the Christian-Moslem axis is metastasizing because of its own evils, leading to their eventual extinction from the platform of history. Today, Christian Europe and the US have killed and are killing Moslems in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen, not to mention the torture chambers of Quantanimo and the secret prisons of the CIA around the world, and in return, Moslems are killing Christians on the battle fields, in subways and in skyscrapers.
This is what HaShem is telling us by bringing about the assassination of the arch-Moslem terrorist Bin Ladin on Yom HaShoah.
Bin Ladin is more than another terrorist. In the warped but dangerous minds of millions of Moslems he is the symbol of their hopes for the future, when the world will become a Moslem Caliphate; a world where there is no room for live infidels.
Bin Ladin’s assassination will breathe new impetus into the hatred between Moslems and Christians, until they mutually destruct for what they individually did to HaShem’s chosen people throughout history, and particularly what they did together in the Shoah.
Moslem Iran is building “the bomb”, together with ICBMs (inter-continental ballistic missiles) not for use against Israel (we are too close), but for Christian Europe and the United States.
There are no secrets here. It is all out in the open for all to see.
But all that is happening will pass over our heads and we in Eretz Yisrael will go unscathed. Something I unfortunately cannot say regarding our brothers and sisters in the galut.
Copyright © 5771/2011 Nachman Kahana