Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Muslim saviour Sardari is exception to the rule

Jewish, Muslim and Christian clergymen participate in the blessing of an ecumenical chapel at Poland's new national stadium in Warsaw. (Photo: Getty Images)

He saved about 1,000 Jews in France during WW2, by issuing them with Iranian passports: without doubt, Abdol-Hossein Sardari - dubbed the Muslim 'Schindler' - was a brave and remarkable man. But he was terrorised by the postwar Mossadeq regime in Iran for having helped Jews, and stripped of his diplomatic immunity. These stories of Muslim 'saviours', as described below by Mehdi Hasan in the New Statesman, are the exception that prove the rule: the Palestinian Arabs were united behind Nazi collaborator Haj Amin al-Husseini who spent the war years in Berlin. Al-Husseini established the SS Handschar Division which slaughtered 90% of Bosnia's Jewry. Iraqis supported the pro-Nazi regime of Rashid Ali. To this day, the Hamas charter betrays a virulent antisemitism in the Nazi mould. (With thanks: Lily)

Have you heard of the “Muslim Schindler” who risked his life to save Iranian Jews in Paris during the Second World War? No? Neither had I, until a few months ago. Read article in full

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1 comment:

Niran said...

An amazing and moving story. Thank you.