“During the October 7th attack on Israel,” Dawn Perlmutter explains,
“Hamas terrorists raped, gang-raped, beheaded, burned, mutilated, disfigured, and tortured men, women, children, the elderly and the disabled. Hamas terrorists chopped off fingers, arms and feet, gouged out eyes, obliterated faces and tied up dozens of people – including children before burning them alive. They cut an unborn baby out of a pregnant woman, stabbed the baby with a knife and shot the mother in the head.”
Perlmutter shows how these and other atrocities flow from an “honor-shame” culture, but they also confirm another reality. Andrew Roberts (Churchill: Walking with Destiny) contends that Hamas terrorists are “worse than the Nazis,” and he makes a strong case.
The extermination of the Jewish people, Heinrich Himmler said in 1943, was “a page of glory in our history that has never been written and is never to be written.” By contrast, notes Roberts, “the Hamas killers 80 years later attached GoPro cameras to their helmets so they could live-stream their atrocities over social media.” During their retreat in 1945, the Nazis burned Jews alive in barns, but “they did not film themselves doing it.”
The Nazis marched thousands out of Auschwitz because “they did not want evidence of their crimes to be uncovered.” The Nazis attempted to destroy the gas chambers and all traces of the camp’s murderous activities. The gas chambers were invented, Roberts explains, because “the Nazis did not enjoy the actual process of killing Jews as much as Himmler hoped they might.” The gas chambers distanced the killers from emotional trauma, but “no such trauma is evident in Hamas’ team of killers, who phoned up their parents on October 7 to boast about the number of Jews they killed.”
Roberts notes “the sheer glee with which Hamas killed parents in front of their children and of children in front of their parents was broadcast to the world.” By contrast, “Nazi sadism was routine and widespread, but it wasn’t built into their actual operational plans in the way that Hamas’ sadism had been.”
The Nazis “went to great lengths to hide their crimes from the world because they knew they were crimes. Hamas has done the exact opposite, because they do not consider them to be so.” When they raped, tortured, kidnapped and killed Jews, the Hamas killers shouted “Allahu akbar.” That is why, as Roberts shows, Hamas’ first love is “killing Jews.”
“The elimination of Jews is openly promised in the Hamas constitution, as it tacitly is in the ‘From the river to the sea’ chant so beloved of today’s demonstrators in the West. Gazans voted for Hamas in 2005 in far greater proportions than Germans voted for the Nazis in 1932, and a good proportion of them celebrated wildly when Hamas paraded its hostages through the streets of Gaza on the afternoon of October 7.
And so on, but there’s more to it.
“Hamas is—while taking into account the wild disparity in the sheer geographical and numerical extent of their crimes—qualitatively even more anti-Semitic than the Nazis were. One thing in which they are exactly equal, however, is that Nazi barbarism had to be utterly extirpated, and that goes for Hamas too.”
Here we have a problem. Obama, not Biden, is running America’s 10/7 response, and after the massacre, he issued no clear and outright condemnation of Hamas. Their attack was “horrific,” he said, but “what is happening to the Palestinians is unbearable.” Americans might imagine a president saying that the Nazis’ Einsatzgruppen was “horrific” and that an Allied strategy to wipe them out would be unbearable and “could ultimately backfire.” The Allies utterly extirpated the Nazi death squads, and the strategy did not backfire.
If Hamas is worse than the Nazis, it follows that supporters of Hamas are worse than Nazi sympathizers of the 1930s and 1940s. Many found a home in the German-American Bund and with call for the annihilation of an entire people, the Ivy League anti-Semites become the Hamas-American Bund. With her endorsement of a post claiming that “genocide” is happening in Gaza, Greta Thunberg transitions to Mildred Gillars, better known as Axis Sally.
Meanwhile, Delaware Democrat Joe Biden apologized to American Muslim groups for questioning death-toll statistics from Hamas, which at this writing still holds American hostages. Biden continues to appease the Iranian Islamic regime, which backs Hamas and still chants “Death to Israel! Death to America!”
As the people might recall, in 1979 that regime took 52 Americans hostage and held them for 444 days. The struggle against Islamic terrorists, who are worse than Nazis, is the struggle of memory against forgetting.