It is difficult to imagine a group worse than the former inhabitants, and supporters, of Nazi Germany. In the annals of history, few peoples have ever banded together en masse to blindly adopt the murderous designs of a madman in quite the same way so many seemingly educated, civilized Germans did when they unquestioningly deferred to Hitler as he carried out his "Final Solution." The inhabitants of Nazi Germany ended up absorbing and miming Hitler's ideology, in effect becoming extensions of the fuehrer himself.
But as new history is written every day, there may in fact be a culture whose anti-Semitism and blood-lust is far more egregious than the world's previously most infamous villain's.
According to a survey conduced by pollster Stanley Greenberg, 73 percent of Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza say they believe Jews should be killed "wherever they hide" -- be it behind stones, or trees -- per their Islamic Hadith.
80 percent of Palestinians also agree with yet another passage from the Hadith also contained in the Hamas Charter about the need to enlist Arab and Islamic battalions to stamp out the Jews.
For reference, the Hadith is a collection of narrations ascribed to Muhammad, concerning the prophet's sayings and practices. The Hadith, to believers, is considered to be authoritative and "perfect" and form the basis of Sharia law. Along with the Quran, the Hadith allegedly serves as the major source of guidance for religious Muslims.
The Hadith quoted in the Hamas charter translates:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
It comes as no surprise then that 61 percent of Palestinians refuse to accept any possible two-state solution with the Israelis and that an overwhelming majority of Palestinians believe Jerusalem belongs to them and them alone.
According to the poll, when presented with a question about the fate of Jerusalem, 92 percent of Palestinians believe Judaism's holiest site should be the capital of Palestine. Only 1 percent said it should be the capital of Israel, with the remaining 7 percent saying it should be a shared, or "neutral" city.
And while perhaps not shocking, it actually gets worse.
Apparently 72 percent of Palestinians endorse their current practice of denying millennia worth of Jewish history in Jerusalem, 62 percent support kidnapping and taking IDF soldiers hostage, and 53 percent are in favor of anti-Semitic school curriculum, including songs, for children.
David Horowitz, publisher of FrontPage draws the distinction between Nazi Germans and the Palestinians:
I have long said that Palestinians are more genocidal than the inhabitants of Nazi Germany because Hitler hid his plans for the Final Solution as he calculated that Germans were too civilized to embrace the evil he intended. Muslim leaders shout it from the rooftops — and now we have concrete evidence that they do so because they know their followers support it. Anyone who finds this hard to believe can view this YouTube video of my encounter with a member of the Muslim Students Association at UC San Diego, or read the article linked above by Andrew Bostom. And this makes progressive supporters of the Palestinian cause enablers of the genocidal wishes of their Palestinian friends.
This video shows David Horowitz responding to a Muslim UCSD student and Hamas supporter at the university's "Israel Apartheid Week" debate:
Now according to JPost, Greenberg, along with The Israel Project president Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, presented the survey's findings to Israeli President Shimon Peres, opposition leader Tzipi Livni, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Vice Premier Moshe Ya’alon and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s senior adviser, Ron Dermer.
In addition, the two reportedly also have meetings scheduled with the White House and Pentagon, presumably to discuss the findings.
But do we need a survey to tell us the Palestinians by and large seek the destruction of the Jewish State and people? And will discussing the findings of this survey with the Obama Administration or members of Israel's Knesset make any difference at all? Especially if the Palestinians do not even have the same sense of "civility" Nazi Germans supposedly had?