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Opinion: Hamas take lead from Hitler

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler

By Gerry Gregg

"Hitler was right" is now a globally trending hashtag on Twitter. To "the militants of Hamas", as the BBC calls them, the Fuhrer is a hero. That's understandable. The movement they belong to is an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brothers, like the IRA, were allies of the Nazis. The demonic dream of all brainwashed Hamas fighters is to finish the job begun in Berlin in 1933.

It is estimated that 17 million printed copies of Mein Kampf are in circulation. The Arabic paperback version is a bestseller in areas where the Brothers and likeminded jihadis hold sway. It's not hard to see why Adolf Hitler exerts such an appeal to those who ultimately seek to bring about a second Holocaust. Holed up in his bunker in April 1945 as Germany lay in ruins, Hitler called on his followers to ceaselessly fight "the eternal poisoners of the world", the Jews. After this "final testament", the author of the Final Solution committed suicide.

Arguably he had won the war that mattered most to him – the annihilation of European Jewry. The fact that 50 million others perished was of no significance to the despot so admired by the fanatics of fascist Islam. They were just collateral damage.

Hamas, like Hitler, relish death. In their quest to drive the survivors of the Holocaust and their descendants into the sea, Hamas make no bones about their objectives. "The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."

The movement that is daily hurling rockets into Israel regardless of the consequences for its followers is actively seeking to create martyrs in its midst. They see the attachment citizens in democracies like Israel have to life as a weakness they can exploit.

To defend itself Israel must neutralise the missile sites or face death by a thousand cuts. Hamas knows civilian casualties are inevitable. They also know the harrowing images of dead infants is good propaganda. This is why women and children in Gaza are put in harm's way.

Nearly 70 years ago, Europe was liberated from a death cult. German civilian losses were over 10 times that of Britain's. Disproportionate? Yes. But Hitler didn't care. Neither do Hamas.

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Gerry Gregg is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker

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