John Rothmann’s Book Referenced Amongst Backlash Towards Rep. Tlaib Holocaust Comments

Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib is facing criticism after comments she made regarding Palestine’s involvement in the Holocaust on Skullduggery podcastThe Michigan congresswoman stated that she experiences a “calming feeling” when she tells others that her ancestors lost their land, livelihood and existence in order to “create a safe haven for Jews, post-Holocaust”. Tlaib went on to finish the comment by stating, “I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away, and it was forced on them,”

In an interview with Jewish News Syndicate, a Brandeis University professor of American Jewish History, Jonathan Sarna, fact-checked her immediately and suggested KGO host John Rothmann‘s 2008 book as a reference for people to learn the truth:

“Congresswoman Tlaib’s ignorance is exceeded only by her gall. Had she read no further than Wikipedia, she would know that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini, collaborated with both Italy and Germany by making propagandistic radio broadcasts and by helping the Nazis recruit Bosnian Muslims for the Waffen-SS… Those interested in facts, rather than distortions and propaganda, should consult Klaus Gensicke and Alexander Fraser Gunn’s The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Nazis: The Berlin Years, or the very readable book by David Dalin and John Rothmann, Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam,” he continued.

Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam” is a biography of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, during the British Mandate period.

Read the full JNS article here. You can read the introduction of Rothmann’s book, as well as purchase the e-book using this link.


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