Minister of Education Reports
The Grand Mufti of
During World War II
Second Cousin to Yasser Arafat
The Heritage of Evil
man appointed the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem by the British in 1921, Haj Amin Al Husseini,
hated both the British and the Jews. Curiously, the man responsible for his
appointment was Sir Herbert Samuel, a Jew.
Husseini had been sentenced to ten years in prison by
the British in 1920 for inciting riots. Beginning a tradition of allowing
Palestinian people to not only escape the consequences of their crimes but
receive reward, Samuel had even amnestied Husseini, who had fled to
Perhaps it was because Husseini had appeared to quiet the disturbances in 1921 that Samuels was cuckolded into the appointment. But Husseini was organizing small groups of suicide squads that we know by an all too familiar term, Fedayeen. Clearly the tactics we have seen employed by Yasser Arafat over the years demonstrate nothing new.
was not a united front in British policy during the years of the Mandate by no
means. This writer has long been aware that many British officials were busily
involved in pursuing their own agendas. Not the least of these were those
officials located in
According to Meinertzhagen, Col. Waters Taylor (financial adviser to the Military Administration in Palestine 1919-23) met with Haj Amin a few days before Easter, in 1920, and told him “he had a great opportunity at Easter to show the world...that Zionism was unpopular not only with the Palestine Administration but in Whitehall and if disturbances of sufficient violence occurred in Jerusalem at Easter, both General Bols [Chief Administrator in Palestine, 1919-20] and General Allenby [Commander of Egyptian Force, 1917-19, then High Commissioner of Egypt] would advocate the abandonment of the Jewish Home. Waters-Taylor explained that freedom could only be attained through violence.”
We can see from the study of history how the
foundations of current policies and attitudes were actually founded in the
machinations of people from another generation. It is small wonder to the
person who believes the promises of the Bible that God has allowed the
Grand Mufti would reward Sir Samuel's misplaced confidence in him with the
great riots of 1929 and 1936 that targeted Jewish settlements. But evidence of
the man's perfidy would not be that long in appearing. Just three weeks after
the meeting between the two, where the Mufti assured “that the influences of
his family and himself would be devoted to tranquility,” riots in
of the illusions of these current days that has been perpetrated is that the
Palestinians cause has been always directed toward the establishment of
something that has never existed, a
Yasser Arafat has followed the lead of his cousin in
another area as well. Haj Amin
consolidated his power by assassinating those rival clans who considered
cooperating with the Jews. Not only this, he took control of all Muslim
religious funds in
As the Grand Mufti used his
authority to gain control over mosques, schools, and courts, so has Yasser Arafat. No Arab could reach an influential position
without being loyal to the Mufti in his day and Arafat has a similar hold upon
the land today. As it was then so it is now no Muslim in
Though the Mufti was officially dismissed from his position following the riots of 1936, this was not the position taken concerning him by those who were supportive of him.
During the war the Mufti was involved in mobilization of support for Hitler. Though he continued to be politically active, the Mufti's influence declined after the defeat of the Arab armies by the Jews in 1948.
The information concerning the kinship of Arafat and the Mufti came from Marvin Byers author of the book Yasser Arafat- An Apacalyptic Character?
Herbert Samuel, the first High Commissioner for
 There is
some evidence that Husseini, had hoped to emulate the
deeds of Kemal Attaturk in
 Article - The Mufti's Mayhem by Mitchell Bard. This information can be collaborated in many places.
 If you follow the sequences of information being presented, you can see that the riots that earned Husseini his ten year sentence were actually encouraged by the British. They did in fact withdraw troops in order to leave the Jews at the mercy of the rioters.
 God did promise to bless those who blessed the Jew and curse those who cursed him.