Two earlier signs (1938, 1941 articles) of the Mufti called then the ‘Hitler of the Near East’ And that he was the one and only ONE who ‘founded’ the conflict.
1.) Appeasement didn’t work.
2.) Mufti’s dream of creating a Caliphate under him as ‘king’ of all Muslims.
One Man Plots Arabs’ Bloody Fight On Jews – Highest Mufti, In Exile, Guides Whole Prograp; Hopes To Be King
By H. R. KNICKERBROCKER
Portsmouth Times – Sep 25, 1938
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 24— High upon a mountain crest in the Lebanon sits serenely His Eminence, the chief of all the Arabs in Palestine, the paramount public enemy of the Jews in Zion, the Hitler of the near east. He greeted me with all the simple dignity of an Arab fuhrer.
Haj Amin al-Husseini, grand mufti of Jerusalem, mufti of all the muftis of Palestine, is in exile. Over the mere shooting of a British district commissioner, he had to leave Jerusalem a year ago. The incident has paled beside the daily toll of terror in the Holy Land today. It cost him his title of president of the Higher Arab committee. British took that away, but they could not take away his power. Not could they even take his title of president of the Moslem supreme council. Much less deprive him of ambition, too dazzling to be mentioned, one day to have the title “caliph” and rule the Moslem world.
Rapidly Attaining Goal
That title requires its bearer to be sovereign of an independent Moslem state. Hence the mufti’s unquenchable desire to become king of Palestine.
It requires a prestige which he does not yet posssess but rapidly is aquiring. For he is the one Arab who challenges the British and therewith wins respect in every disaffected Moslen heart from India to Egypt.
Many Jews claim that 90 percent of the fiercely violent Arab opposition to the British mandate, to the Balfour declaration to Zion and the Jewish National Home from this one man. Most Jews and many British admit that His Eminence provides the leadership and through him flows the money from Arab, German, and Italian sources to inspire and feed the Arab terror in palestine.
His Eminence claims direct descent from Mohammed through the prophet’s daughter, Fatimah, and the caliph Ali. His enemies contest this, charging his real name should be Aswad, and that his his forefathers only married into the family of Husseini, descendants of the prophet.
Be that as it may, his family is incontestably old, and well to do. He was born in Jerusalem, addtended the government school there, and then the school of Sheik Rashid Rida in Cairo, which he quit at 20 to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. About this time his father, the mufti of Jerusalem, Sheik Taher al-Husseini, died and his elder brother, Kamel al-Husseini, succeeded to the title.
At the outbreak of the war Amin joined the Turkish army,..
In British Side Jailed Once as Foe, Now He’s Hitler’s Aid
Youngstown Vindicator – May 12, 1941
By Lemuel .F. Parton (Consolidated News Features Writer) New York
May 12.— The British their present effort to keep the Moslem world in their orbit, are embarrassed by their mistake in salvaging and placating a possibly dangerous enemy, in an earlier Munich. In 1920, the loud and bellicose Amin Al-Husseini of Jerusalem stirred up a pogrom and sundry killings. He was senteneced to 10 years in prison, and fled to Trans-jordania.
Sir Herbert Samuel, high commissioner of Jerusalem, was concerned about alienating Arabs. So he amnestied Amin, brought him back and had him appointed grand mufti of Jerusalem.
He thought he had “peace in our time,” but the grand mufti became as the hitler of the Near East,” fomented murderous assaults on Jews and in 1937 unleashed a terror which got out of bounds and made him again a fugitive.
Here he is agin, a Nazi ace trouble-maker, stirring in with the boys in the back room at Baghdad. Plotting to deal misery to the British. On fire with ambition to become king of the Moslem world, second in power only to king Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, he is a shrewd and resourceful conspirator, credited by some observers with having rendered important aid to the Nazis in the disaffection of Iraq.
The French also muffed the mufti and his schemes. They gave him haven in Lebanon, when he was exiled in 1937, an there, in a palace which looked like a fortress built on concrete blocks, he held a sort of Pan-Islamic court, in a silver-painted room, wearing the ancestral robes of his family of six generations of muftis..