Special to WorldTribune.com
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.
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.”