Palestinian official: Hitler had his good points

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Adolf Hitler “was not morally corrupt,” but “daring” for the extermination of six million Jews, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Fatah leader and Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi made the comments on the “Ma’an” television program on Jan. 16, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.

Tawfiq Tirawi. /AFP
Tawfiq Tirawi. /AFP

The PMW report said the TV program’s host immediately cut Tirawi off, preferring not “to be put in jail” over the interview.

The full text of the conversation:

Tirawi: “There is a difference between an officer’s discipline and loyalty to a leader. The leader could be morally corrupt.”

Ma’an host: “And how would you know?”

Tirawi: “You have to know. Is there anyone who does not know his leader?”

Ma’an host: “The German people did not know that Hitler was morally corrupt.”

Tirawi: “He was not morally corrupt.”

Ma’an host: “The French think that de Gaulle was half a prophet. Churchill, I don’t know what his story was, but people see him as one of the most important statesmen.”

Tirawi: “Let us talk logically. Hitler was not morally corrupt. He was daring.”

Ma’an host: “Is that the way to talk? I say: Let’s drink some tea and take a break. It would be a pity to be put in jail because of this interview. We will drink tea and take a break. Let’s leave Hitler.”