|The Mufti with the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood|
Amid the new spotlight on the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husayni, few are looking to see how his fellow Muslims besides Palestinians view him.
The answer? The Mufti was a pioneer of modern jihad.
A biography written about him by Hosni Adham Jarrar in 1987 was entitled "Haj Amin al-Husseini / Pioneer and Champion of the cause of Jihad."
A book review from 2004, when a new edition was published, says "The Mujahid was one of the few in Palestine and the Arab and Islamic countries who knew the Jews for what they are." It also emphasizes that the Mufti's speeches were always using the terminology of Jihad against the Jews and later the British.
The Muslim Brotherhood Wiki also has an entry for the Mufti as a seminal modern jihadist. It says that "carried the banner of holy jihad against the Jewish usurpers." It details his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, especially when he fled to Cairo in 1946.
Another online biography emphasizes the jihadist nature of the Mufti, saying that he was explicit in using Jihadist terminology when raising funds to fight the Jews, creating "an extensive campaign across Egypt to collect donations for the Mujahideen of Palestine under the name "Push Pounds to Palestine."
The Mufti was the one person to integrate Nazism with modern Jihadism, the effects of which we are all witnessing today.
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