Ex-Perlis mufti posts Hitler video, accuses US of manipulating history


(Malay Mail Online) – In a post that is likely to spark controversy, popular Islamic religious scholar Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has accused the US of having manipulated history by omitting some parts of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s 1941 speech declaring war against the world superpower.

The former Perlis mufti posted a 26-minute long video on his DrMAZA.com Facebook account last night that purportedly carried the full audio of Hitler’s speech made on December 11, 1941 when the Nazi leader declared war on the US.

“A lot of history on Hitler has been manipulated…there is a lot of ambiguity surrounding the real facts…however based on the content in this speech of Hitler’s, a lot has been proven about the USA that we can see until today,” Mohd Asri posted in Malay, above the video.

The video starts with texts claiming that an “inaccurate and misleading translation of portions of the declaration appeared in the New York Times”.

It also claimed that the complete text was never made available in English.

In his speech, Hitler had accused the American president then for getting in the way of any peace efforts in Europe, according to the subtitles provided.

Mohd Asri’s Facebook post of the video has pulled over 700 shares since he posted it last night, with over 3,000 people who clicked “like” on it.

In 2009, Mohd Asri wrote that Hitler “might have been right” in exterminating the Jews.

Despite admitting that not all Jews are bad, the Universiti Sains Malaysia lecturer insisted that Jews in general have a bad record, as proven by their many trickeries and betrayals, including against Prophet Muhammad.

The post was published again by Astro Awani in July this year.

Just a week before the post was republished, another Malay figure, Barisan Nasional lawmaker Datuk Bung Moktar Radin made waves in the international media for tweeting a salute to Hitler following a win by Germany in a World Cup semi-final match.

The Kinabatangan MP later apologised after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak ordered him to retract the tweet.

Both Najib and German Ambassador Holger Michael had declared the remark “unacceptable”.

Austrian-born Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany between 1934 and 1945, and was at the centre of World War II.

Historians have blamed Hitler as the man behind the Holocaust, the mass extermination and execution of millions of European Jews in concentration camps.