Why Saudi Arabia supports Holocaust?

Alwaght– The views of a majority of the Muslim world’s scholars have never been supportive of Israeli regime-supported Holocaust story, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa the head of the Muslim World League, an NGO based in Mecca, in unusual comments said on Saturday that the Holocaust was the Nazis’ crime that shocked the humanity. He added that it brought aftermaths, and no fair man in his right mind and can deny it.

The Saudi Arabia Muslim leader noted that he made these remarks from a humanitarian point of view because Islam supports the innocent and if someone killed an innocent person, he as if killed all of mankind, referring to a Quranic verse.

The MWL is the largest Muslim center and has been active for over 50 years, and played a big role in the promotion of the Salafism across the world. At the present time, the organization is led by Saudi Wahhabi scholars. This is the first-ever stance of a Saudi figure supporting the Holocaust claims. It is absolutely banned in the West to question the claim of even investigate it.

Before that, in 2008, the former Saudi ambassador to the US Adel Al-Jubeir commented on the case, saying that as long as it concerned Saudi Arabia, Holocaust was a historical incident and that the kingdom could not deny it.

Why is Riyadh supporting Holocaust now?

At the time being, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is increasingly gaining power in the Persian Gulf Arab monarchy, is staging a set of reforms at home based on a roadmap dubbed Saudi Vision 2030, unveiled last year. What is so eye-catching is his grip on the Wahhabism-related institutions or the religious apparatus in the country as a whole. This turns all of the kingdom’s religious body, which is so powerful, into a complex serving Prince Mohammed’s reformist agenda and regional goals.

After all, bin Salman is struggling to make some reform in the country, which is requested by the Americans. As he moves on and makes his way to the leadership, he increasingly needs the backing of the Israelis and the West. The king in waiting is apparently relying on President Donald Trump. He wants to seize the moment and secure his leadership while he has a supportive backer in the US. For bin Salman, the best shortcut to power is closeness to Tel Aviv. Trump’s support for the Israelis, who felt neglected while Barack Obama was the president of the US, emboldened the Saudi prince to seek the same help.

Bin Salman took several steps to win the American president’s favor. He clandestinely supported the Trump recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem)  as the capital of the Israeli regime in early December 2017, signaling the American administration that it could count on the Saudi Arabian accompanying to US approach to the Palestinian cause. This is why the MWL, which is under influence and pressure of bin Salman, has expressed standings supportive of the Holocaust..

The Holocaust has provided the main political and moral excuses for the global Zionism to occupy Palestine. Decades after the occupation of the Palestinian territories, the Israelis continue their seizure of land using the same old ruse. So, recognition of the Holocaust by such a large Muslim organization will prepare the ground to burnish Tel Aviv image and eliminate the anti-Israeli views among the Muslim world’s scholars, an arrangement helping the Saudi rulers minimize the costs of Arab-Israeli diplomatic normalization once it is publicized. Until now, relations with Tel Aviv remain a red line for the public and the religious scholars in many Arab states.

Arab Holocaust

While Saudi Arabia recognizes the Holocaust and rejects any denial of the case, it is committing a real, modern-day holocaust next door in Yemen, a country under heavy Saudi-led bombing campaign and three-year blockade. The war, waged against neighboring Yemen in March 2015, so far killed 14,000 Yemeni civilians, many barbarously killed by cluster bombs fired at residential areas. The global experts deem the Saudi anti-Yemeni atrocities as the genuine instances of genocide. Even more substantial holocaust has been underway since the 1940s in Palestine. An example of the Israeli barbarity is the Gaza Strip siege where Palestinians have been imprisoned for over a decade. During the time, Tel Aviv denied Palestinians access to their most basic needs, including medical ones. Other examples of Arab holocaust are the Sabra and Shatila and Qana massacres, all committed by the Israeli armed forces.

But Saudi Arabia has declined to blast the more evident Israeli criminality against the Palestinians; rather supports them. During the December visit of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, to Riyadh, bin Salman suggested that the Palestinian leader back down on the right of a potential Palestinian state to have al-Quds as its capital. He proposed that the Palestinians pick Abu Dis, a Palestinian village in the al-Quds outskirts, as their capital.

Bin Salman’s policies make sense based on closeness or distance of Saudi Arabia from the Israeli regime. In fact, any Riyadh decision should be weighed up in relation to the Washington and Tel Aviv variables. The pro-Holocaust comments signal an effort to garner the US and Israeli regime’s backing and serve the Prince Mohammed’s road to the Saudi throne.