#IslamicTerror 75 years later on, the motives behind the pogroms on Baghdad’s Jews are the same as the Tel Aviv and Orlando attacks: Murderous Hatred

Zionism didn’t cause the Farhud, Israel didn’t cause Sarona
by Ben-Dror Yemini
June 13, 2016

It happens again and again. Last week at Sarona Market, Saturday in Orlando, and exactly 75 years ago, June 1941, during the Shavuot holiday, in Baghdad, Iraq, when a mob set out on a pogrom against the Jews. Some 180 Jews were murdered in the “Farhud,” the Iraqi version of Kristallnacht. That isn’t a mistake. It was a night of bloodshed preceded by Nazi propaganda directed by the German ambassador in Baghdad, Dr. Fritz Grobba…Iraq was in those days an independent country. Grobba’s influence on the local elite was large. Inter alia, he sent delegations to Berlin, bought a newspaper and took pains to publish therein Hitler’s Mein Kampf in installments. The hatred of Jews was not because of Zionism. The majority of Iraq’s Jews were not then Zionists. READ MORE

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