The Grand Mufti, Hitler and Islam
From the German news piece:
Yasser Arafat’s mother Hamida Khalifa al-Husseini was a cousin to the very same Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.
So Arafat was his nephew or grand-nephew and his full name was Muhammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Husseini. To avoid negative impression this might have on the Western media, Amin al-Husseini’s nephew simply shortened his name.
The trick worked.
From Wikipedia – (How reliable Wikipedia information is, is anyone’s guess. ):
Arafat’s original full name was Mohammed Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini.
Mohammed Abdel Rahman was his first name; Abdel Raouf was his father’s name and Arafat his grandfather’s. Al-Qudwa was the name of his family and al-Husseini was that of the clan to which the al-Qudwas belonged.
It should be noted that Arafat’s clan, al-Husseini was based in Gaza and should not be confused with the well-known, but unrelated, al-Husayni clan of Jerusalem.
However, since the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husayni and the Palestinian nationalist fighter Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni belonged to this clan, he at times claimed to be related for the purpose of entwining his heritage with Palestinian political lore.
Since Arafat was raised in Cairo, the tradition of dropping the Mohammed or Ahmad portion of one’s first name was common; notable Egyptians such as Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak did so.
However, Arafat also dropped the Abdel Rahman and Abdel Raouf parts of his name as well.
During the early 1950s, Arafat adopted the name Yasser, and in the early years of Arafat’s guerrilla career, he assumed the nom de guerre of Abu Ammar. Both names are related to Ammar ibn Yasir, one Muhammad’s early followers.
He dropped most of his other names but kept Arafat due to its significance in Islam.
4. Aburish, Said K. (1998). From Defender to Dictator. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.7–32. ISBN 1-58234-049-8.
In German but subtitled: 5min 41sec.
The ODESSA Connection and the Yellow Star
But did you know that the yellow star that Nazis forced Jews to wear originated in the Islamic world, where Muslims forced Jews to wear it? And did you know that Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner – the most senior aide to Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann – lives the good life, sheltered from justice in Islamic terror-host state Syria?