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10 Sha'ban, 1438 A.H.- May 7, 2017 Issue # 19, Newsletter #1705

Hadith of the Week

Whom do you Really Love?

"A loud mouthed villager arrived and said: O Muhammad, what if a person loves his people but is not wth them? The messenger of Allah, peace be on him, said: On the Day of Judgement, a person will be with the one he loves." Sunan of Tirmidhi, #35036, Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal # 18261.

Comment by Kaukab Siddique: Love should begin with the love of Allah and His Prophet, pbuh, and the believers. Then we have a good chance of choosing the person to love who will help us to go to al-Jannah. Basing love on tribalism, race, physical qualities or wealth or desire for enterainment and corruption can only lead to jahannum.

The ummah concept is also implied in this hadith. Muslims of America should love those who are striving for the victory of Islam all over the world. Then we can hope for felicity with the Ummah of Truth in the Hereafter.

 Upcoming Events

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Islamic Shoora Coming up.

The process of mobilizing the planning committee of Jamaat al-Muslimeen has started. We hope to have a date and a place very soon.

We request readers to advise us about the issues they consider important which need to be discussed and implemented.

The main thrust of Jamaat al-Muslimeen can be formulated in these points:

  1. The development lof an independent Islamic movement using peaceful means to express the viewpoint of the silent majority of America's Muslims.

  2. Organize support for and awareness of the suffering of women, particularly Muslim women.

  3. Focus on prisoners, particularly Muslim political prisoners, and encourage groups which are helping prisoners.

  4. Oppose the bombing, invasion and ocupation of Muslim countries.

  5. Endorse and mobilize work in support of poverty stricken families in African countries.

  6. Teach against racism and police brutality.

  7. Oppose Israel and the occupation of Palestine though boycotts and social mobilization.

  8. Seek Guidance from the Qur'an and authentic hadith in all matters.

Political Prisoners :

 Breaking News


82 Kidnaped Girls Exchanged with Islamic Prisoners.

On May 6, Boko Haram released 82 girls it had kidnaped from the village of Chibok were released in excchange for Islamic prisoners released by the Nigerian military. The exchange was brought about through the International Committeee of the Red Cross. It's not clear yet that how many of the Islamic prisoners were released.

Human rights organizations have pointed out the terrible conditions of Boko Haram prisoners in Nigerian military jails. Many hundreds have died there, including women and children. However, the regime only focuses on the girls whom Boko Haram kidnaped to exchange with their prisoners. The girls have come out in good health. No pictures have been issued of those whom the army has been holding.



May 4. An American soldier, an elite Navy Seal, was killed and 2 wounded in a clash with al-Shabab near Barii 40 miles west of Mogadishu. They were supporting regime troops. [BBC]

April 29: An American soldier from the elite 82nd Airborne was killed fighting Islamic State near Dohuk, north of Mosul, in support of Kurdish Peshmarga. [UPI]


Petition Urges Famous Boston Band (Aerosmith) to Not Perform in "Israel"

✔We signed the petition and Encourage Our Readers to

We, citizens of the world, are asking Aerosmith to heed the Palestinian civil society's call for boycott, divestments and sanctions (BDS) in Israel until it complies with international law and ends its Apartheid regime and occupation, and respects the refugees' right of return.


IPNOT Global

16 Year Old Fatima Gives her Life armed only with a Knife.
[May 7]

Israeli paramilitary police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian teenage girl who tried to attack them at an entrance to Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday, a police spokeswoman said.

The incident was the latest in a 19-month-long period of sporadic street attacks by Palestinians against Israelis, and the bustling Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem's walled Old City where it occurred has seen many attacks.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said a knife was recovered from the scene together with a farewell letter from the teenager to her family quoting a verse from the Koran that signed off with the word "shahida" - Arabic for martyr.

The Palestinian health ministry said the dead girl was 16-year-old Fatima Hjeiji from a town near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

He Violated Probation by Watching IS on CNN!

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A young man convicted of trying to join the Islamic State group will remain in custody until a judge decides whether he violated probation by watching a documentary on terrorism.

Abdullahi Yusuf is one of nine men from Minnesota who were convicted and sentenced last year for trying to join the militant group in Syria.

The Star Tribune reports that Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Davis found probable cause on Tuesday to keep the 21-year-old Yusuf in custody until a hearing next week.

Davis is expected to decide during that hearing whether Yusuf's supervised release should be revoked.
Yusuf was living in a halfway house when a probation officer recently informed the judge that Yusuf had admitted watching the documentary on CNN.



Shias have Built their own religion in opposition to Islam.
Facts from Kaukab Siddique

The Shias and Agha Khanis [a branch of Shia] openly and blatantly oppose the Qur'an.

For instance, the Qur'an refers to the DAUGHTERS of the Prophet, pbuh. Shias insist he had only one daughter. In this naked opposition to the Qur'an, they exclude the daughters of the Prophet, pbuh.

The Qur'an refers to the WIVES of the Prophet, pbuh, as AHLUL BAYT. [See Sura Ahzab].

The Shias insist that Ali and Fatima, r.a., are ahlul bayt. The Qur'an does not even mention Ali and Fatima, r.a.

The Qur'an says Muslims should carry out SHOORA in all their affairs [see Sura Shoora]. The shias again oppose the Qur'an and claim that Allah appointed their imams! [nauzoobillah e min zalik.] The idea of such appointment is from the Jew Ibn Saba, Mukhtar and Bayan, all three of whom taught the stories which are now called Shiaism.

Latest Khutba

 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Why did Allah reveal the Qur'an and send the last Prophet, pbuh?

On May 5, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma' khutba and led prayers at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore.

It had rained for 5 hours straight but it stopped an hour before the prayers and the gathering was good.

The outline of this important khutba is given here for distribution on line.

وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَ› فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولا¡ أَنِ اعْبُدُو›ْ اللّهَ وَاجْتَن¦بُواْ الطَّاغُ¨تَ فَمِنْهُ¥ مَّنْ هَدَى اللّهُ وَمِنْهُ¥ مَّنْ حَقَّتْ عَلَيْهِ الضَّلال¤ةُ فَسِيرُو›ْ فِي الأَرْضِ فَانظُرُ¨اْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَة¥ الْمُكَذ§ِبِينَ

And verily We have raised in every nation a messenger, (proclaiming): Serve Allah and shun taghoot. Then some of them (there were) whom Allah guided, and some of them (there were) upon whom error had just hold. Do but travel in the land and see the nature of the consequence for the deniers! [The Qur'an 16:36]

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed: Verily Allah forgave my people the evil promptings which arise within their hearts as long as they did not speak about them and did not act upon them. (Sahih Muslim. Book #001, Hadith #0230)

  1. As compared to other religions, the acceptance of the ONE God, Allah, has to be coupled with rejection of evil forces. The kalima of Islam is "there is NO god except Allah."

  2. Taghoot according to hadith and research of the Qur'an by scholars, such as Maudoodi and Syed Qutb, are all those powers from whom people seek guidance and leadership other than Allah..

  3. I used to wonder what Maudoodi meant by saying that Islam is a revolution. After translating some of his writings, I realized what he meant.

  4. Islam is not a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You must accept TAWHEED [that Allah is only ONE] and not associate the authority of others with that of Allah [which is shirk, a deadly sin].

  5. We can't decide to pray without ablution or wudu, or pray without standing in straight lines or without facing the qibla [except in certain exceptional situations]. So, WE DONT REFORM ISLAM. WE ACCEPT IT COMPLETELY AS IS.

  6. We believe that Abraham, Moses and Jesus [peace be on them] brought the Truth from Allah, but their is no Sunnah or Sharia coming down to us from them. Whatever Allah wanted us to know about them is in the Qur'an.

  7. Jesus was given great miracles but that does not give any Christian preacher the right to claim miracles. Moses was given this huge miracle of the drowning of the Pharoah and his army. But Jesus [p] got only 12 disciples. The people of Moses [p] did not want to stand with him in battle. Muhammad, pbuh, led a revolutionary movement of the entire people.

  8. Liquor, gambling, pork, smoking, eating food without Allah's name, are not allowed in Islam. We are not allowed a little bit of this and little bit of that.

  9. If we are weak, don't try to interpret Islam according to our weaknesses. Non-Muslims should know that we don't drink and don't eat pork because we are Muslims, not that I only drink juice or I am a vegetarian.

Part 2.

  1. The most important examples of taghoot which we must reject are tyrants, dictators, kings, imperialists and Zionists who try to impose their power and authority on others.

  2. The Qur'an gives great importance to the rejection of the tyranny of the Pharoah of Egypt. We must oppose such rulers. There is absolutely no scope for cooperation with them.

  3. We have FIVE prayers, one in each segment of our 24 hours. The satanic elements try to incite us to do wrong but the prayers help us to reject the incitement.

  4. Within us, the satanic tendencies are always there. That is one reason why we
    must not miss our prayers.

  5. Maudoodi summed up the idea of revolution in the Islam by teaching that ISLAM IS A COMPLETE WAY OF LIFE. The Guidance for us is in the Qur'an, firstly, and then in the authentic hadith.

  6. After that come scientific research, technological advancement, travelling for globalism and seeking the oneness of humanity through travel and discovery within the sacred norms of Islam.

  7. Finally, remember that we cannot succeed as Muslims if we do not choose spouses on the basis of Islamic awareness and piety.

Make du'a for compassion, generosity, Islamic spouses, unity and opposition to oppression.

Invitation to Think from Br.Robert Solano

 Br Robert Solano

My 23rd Ramadan.
Confessions of an Adult Convert to Islam:
How Hadith Helped me to Understand much.

Assalamus Alaikum.

This month I will share with others my 23rd Ramadan as a Muslim and the third one where I will have difficulty fasting due to my diabetes and other complications. This is very difficult for me emotionally although I know that in cases like mine it is permitted to break the fast. Three Ramadan ago I had to be rushed to the Emergency Room of our local hospital and a brother who is a Muslim doctor at the ER after some blood work determined that for my safety I should not try to continue the fast. I learned of all the other ways I can comply with the spirit of Ramadan and maintain the fellowship with those at the Mosque. Without a Hadith I feel I would had been lost in determining what action to take. The same applies to my daily prayers. I now pray more than five times a day although I cannot do it as prescribed by Hadith since I also suffer from chronic arthritis of both knees and legs. It might have to do with the fact that I'm now 77 years old Alhamdallah.

The reason I'm publishing these facts this week is because we should all appreciate the importance of Hadiths and their correct function in Islam. Some people who I still consider Muslims do not believe in Hadiths. They say it is not part of Islam and they follow (so they say) only what they read in the Qur'an. Others say "to each his own." I don't know of any way to dispute the matter. It would be nice if some person more knowledgeable than me would come up with convincing arguments either to support my belief in Hadith or why I shouldn't follow them at all.

A problem that some of us adult converts to Islam in the USA is getting proper guidance and teachings. I spent most of my free time as a child at the Public Library. There were literally thousands of books. And I would read several pages and then go to the next one. I never came across an English translation of the Quran in a Library or anywhere else. Or in any other language for that matter. I still suspect that I was purposely kept from learning about Islam for at least thirty years. Islam has been spread to the whole world and it is the duty of every Muslim even visitors or immigrants from other countries to spread the teachings of Islam. We should let our coworkers, and those we go to school with, know about Ramadan and the importance of it. Every human should be introduced to at least the five pillars of Islam.

- Br. Robert Solano lives in Texas and is a member of the Jamaat al-Muslimeen leadership team. He's conducted da'wa over the past several decades to the Hispanic community and given the Spanish translation of the Qur'an to more than 500 people.



Corruption Leaks in Pakistan have uncovered Secularist Ruling Class. No religious leaders involved.
by Ameer al-Azeem & Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE, May 7; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said the status quo was the product of corruption and as long as it persisted, Zardaris, Nawaz Sharif and Mushrrafs would continue to be born. He was addressing a grand Ulema Convention at Tehmas Stadium, Peshawar on Sunday.

Sirajul Haq noted that the Panama leaks, London leaks and Dubai leaks did not include the name of any single religious scholar and only the kith and kin of the past and the resent rulers of the country were named in these scandals.

However, he said that the future of the country was linked with Islam and not secularism or liberalism. The next elections would be a fight between the slaves of the US and the slaves of Muhammad and he was sure that the Ulema would be in the vanguard of this fight and fully support the JI.

JI provincial chief Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, Maulana Abdul Ma'lik, Maulana Abdul Jalil Naqshbandi, also addressed the gathering.

Sirajul Haq said the unity of the religious forces was essential fort the enforcement of the Shariah and added that the JI was trying its best to bring the religious forces on one platform.

He said the country was facing serious threats and added that along with the armed forces, the Ulema could also play an important role for national defense.

Sirajul Haq recalled that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had promised to him at the Rouza e Rasool in Madina to abolish interest but later his government stood in support of interest in the Federal Shariat Court. He said that interest was a war against Allah and His Prophet and announced that the JI would be at war against all those who supported interest.

The JI chief said that it was due to the insensitivity of the rulers that the country's borders were being attacked every day by the enemy and the rulers were even afraid of naming the enemy.

Sirajul Haq said that the JI on coming to power, would frame such foreign and internal policies as would be in line with our national interests and not advance the agenda of the international establishment.

He was confident that the JI drive against corruption would reach its logical end and the general public would bring the plunderers to accountability in the next elections and Pakistan would emerge as an Islamic, prosperous Pakistan according to the vision of its founding fathers.

Native American Folk Tale
with Thanks to Sis.Kristi

 Native American Folk Tale

A Native American grandfather talking to his young grandson tells the boy there are two wolves inside of him fighting one another. The first wolf is the wolf of peace, love, and kindness. The other wolf is fear, greed, and hatred. " Which wolf will win, grandfather?" asks the young boy. The grandfather answered: " The one you feed".

War News

 War News

Heavy Artillery used in Kabul-Pak Army clash

On May 5, near Chaman on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, troops from Kabul used artillery on two Pakistani villages where a census was going on. Pakistan responded with artillery. 9 were killed on the Pakistani side [mostly civilians] and 6 troops on the Kabul regime side. [Kabul says the villages are disputed areas].

On May 1, the pakistani army clashed with mujahedeen in the Mohmand area of Pak-Afghan border. A Pakistan trooper was killed and a captain wounded.

Pope's Visit to Support Sissi Shameful. Police Attacked by IS.

On May 5, gunmen purportedly supporting IS attacked Egyptian police in a upper scale area of Cairo. Egypt says 9 officers were killed in the attack and 3 wounded.

The Pope's visit to Egypt has evoked much criticism among Muslims. He did not condemn the crimes of General Sissi in which several thousand Muslim demonstrators were killed in pro-Morsi protests, thousands were injured and more thousands arrested and still in prison after two years.

Instead the Pope was sad about the attacks on Coptic Christians who have been actively supporting the regime of General Sissi which most Muslims see as fascist and linked to Israel.

May 1 to 5.

It has been a week of US air strikes against al-Qaida fighters in various parts of southern and southeastern Yemen. The total number of people killed in these attacks is not known but the US has claimed that at least 5 al-Qaida leaders were killed.

The Saudi-Houthi fighting has died down but during the last one year several hundred civilians were killed in Saudi air strikes on suspected opposition areas.

[The Saudi actions are tantamount to war crimes against helpless civilians.]

US-backed Kurd attack on Al-Tabaqa stalled. Heavy fighting at three fronts of Damascus. Russian plan to unite all against ISIS.

May 1-7. Kurdish Communist SDF forces backed by the US special forces and air force entered al-Tabaqa, a key town on the way to al-Raqqa and the Islamic State evacuated it. However, 4 days later IS fighters returned and bitter fighting is continuing in the town

May 5-7. FSA and al-Nusra fighters are trying to enter Damascus. Heavy fighting is going on as the Assad regime is hitting the advancing fighters with missiles and Russian air strikes. Both sides have made minor advances on 3 fronts.

The fighting between pro-Saudi fighters and pro-al Qaida fighters has died down after heavy losses on both sides.

Russian jets and Iranian artillery are trying to stop Islamic State advances around Palmyra in the oil producing area. Also in the Deir ez Zor area, IS fighters are attacking Assad regime forces which are in dire straits.
Al-Raqqa was bombed again by the US air force.

In northeastern Syria, in the al-Hasakeh area, which is divided between Islamic State and Kurdish Communists, IS fighters sneaked behind Kurdish lines and caused heavy casualties.

Turkish jets have again bombed Kurdish Communist supply lines coming into Syria. These are allies of USA as is Turkey.

Russia is working with Iran and Turkey to create a no war zone in western Syria with the intentuion of a united front to attack ISIS.

However bombing and shelling is going on near Hama which is supposed to be in the no war zone. The FSA fighters are responding to the bombing by attacking Assad garrisons.
Similar is the situation around Aleppo with the complicatin that ISIS is trying to re-enter eastern Aleppo and FSA is mortaring western Aleppo.

Fighting is also continung in Deraa province between FSA which controls most of the province and isolated Assad garrisons.


Mosul Week 29. Trump Week 15

Surprise Attack by Baghdad Regime Foiled.
Heavy Civilian Losses.
ISIS attacks US base. Iraqi Commander killed in Baghdad.

May 5. A fast moving Baghdad regime tank column attacked West Mosul from the northwest. After initial success, the force bogged down as it was hit by ISIS martyrdom operatots.

Reuters reports that heavy fighting is going on in the area. The assault force was not able to enter West Mosul.

Albawaba news reports that 9 Baghdad security forces were killed and 3 wounded in an ISIS attack on the outskirts of West Mosul.

Newsnow and Reuters report that Iraqi regime jets bombed a warehouse in West Mosul where civilians had taken refuge killing 68 civilians including 47 women and children. The regime claims that it thought the warehouse contained explosives storage.

US bombing is terrifying the population and people are fleeing the city at the rate of more than a hundred a day. A Libyan ISIS comander has been killed in a US air strike.

The fleeing civilians are now sneaking out on boats because the pontoon bridges set up for them have been swept away owing to heavy rain and flooding.

On May 6, ISIS fighters raided a base for US "advisers" west of Kirkuk. The regime is not revealing the full extent of the losses.

The regime has sent reinforcements to the Jordanian and Syrian borders from where Islamic fighters are coming in to defend Tal Afar and other towns in IS control.

IS raids in Baghdad have killed a regime commander.



Josef Mengele - the Creation of a Myth
by Germar Rudolf

May I ask my dear reader whether he or she recognizes any of the following names:

Fritz Klein, Heinz Thilo, Bruno Kitt, Erwin von Helmersen, Werner Rohde, Hellmuth Vetter, Horst Schumann, Carl Clauberg, Hans Wilhelm König, Franz Lucas, Alfred Trzebinski, Oskar Dienstbach, Siegfried Schwela, Franz von Bodmann, Kurt Uhlenbroock, Eduard Wirths, Hans Münch, Johann Paul Kremer, Horst Fischer, Friedrich Entress?

Unless you're an expert in the field, you probably have no clue who these people are. The only name I would recognize, if I were to turn off my expert knowledge, is Clauberg, and that only because that was the name of my high-school art teacher (first name unknown).

All the men listed above were at some point or other SS physicians at the infamous Auschwitz Camp.[1] I omitted one name from the list, and that for a good reason, because that name would give it all away: Joseph Mengele

 Auschwitz SS

Photo: SS officers at Auschwitz. From left to right: Richard Baer, Josef Mengele, Josef Kramer, Rudolf Höss (From the so-called Höcker Album, USHMM Archive)

Why is it that we all recognize this one name, but have no idea about all the others? And with all, I am not just referring to any of us. This all also includes Auschwitz survivors. If we read or listen to the many testimonies of the thousands of Auschwitz survivors, there seems to have been only one evil person in that entire huge camp: Josef Mengele. Almost every survivor mentions him as an evil SS doctor sending people either to the gas chambers or subjecting them to some cruel, senseless, torturous experiments. Just as Auschwitz has become the symbol for the Holocaust in general, so does Mengele symbolize the evil of Auschwitz. They are synonymous. Why is that so?

Mengele Hysteria
Most of the above-listed individuals were arrested after the war at some point and either committed suicide while incarcerated or were sentenced to death or to extended prison terms. Mengele escaped. He was never caught. In 1985, years after his death in 1979 in his South-American exile, however, his former whereabouts were revealed, his remains eventually exhumed and identified.[2] Mengele wasn't the only Auschwitz physician who managed to escape, though. Hans Wilhelm König was even better than Mengele. König disappeared without leaving a trace. But no one has ever heard that name, or have you?

We get an idea what the basis of the "Mengele Myth" is if we listen to one of the most-determined Nazi hunters of the world, the Israeli Efraim Zuroff. While hunting for Josef Mengele during the 1980s, he stumbled upon the remarkable fact that survivors immediately after the war did not describe Mengele as the same evil criminal as he was portrayed in the 1980s or even later. Sifting through newsletters published right after the war by and for "survivors," he came across the (false) news that Mengele had been arrested in early 1947. On that occasion, survivor newsletters asked their readers for incriminating testimonies against Mengele, and such testimonies were then even published. But, as Zuroff summarizes:[3]

"The content of these articles proved quite surprising because they clearly indicated that the Mengele of 1985, who had become a symbol of evil and the personification of the perversion of science, did not enjoy the same notoriety in 1947. [...Zuroff noted] that Mengele was not considered a very high-ranking criminal [in 1947], nor was his supposed arrest regarded as an event of exceptional significance. [...] This notice was, in effect, the first indication that the status of the infamous 'Angel of Death' had grown by leaps and bounds over the years. [...Mengele was], in a certain sense, not the same person who was simultaneously hunted for in South America."

Of course, memories are more accurate a short time after an alleged event than decades later, so the image survivors had of Mengele in 1947 was most certainly more accurate as well.

In 1986, shortly after the hunt for Mengele had been over, the Czech-German historian Zdenek Zofka wrote these memorable lines about how Mengele had become the center of attention of the Holocaust Industry:[4]

"After the fortieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and after the 'Mengele Tribunal' had been staged on occasion of that anniversary in Jerusalem, the search for Mengele was intensified drastically. The reward leading to his capture was increased by the government of the German state of Hesse from 40,000 to one million deutschmarks, and the reward finally reached the staggering height of ten million deutschmarks due to private donations. Along with the intensified search for Mengele, the media's interest in the case escalated as well. The 'Angel of Death of Auschwitz' offered perfect opportunities for an incessant flood of sensational news, and increasingly cruel and shocking crimes committed by Mengele were revealed with reference to witnesses. The mass murderer Mengele turned into the evil incarnate as such, the outright superhuman demon, as Robert Lifton writes."

Zofka's aim with his paper was an attempt to "correct the image of Josef Mengele, which has been distorted and exorbitantly exaggerated by the sensational media." He admits that, when trying to assess the crimes allegedly committed by Mengele, there is basically no documentary evidence to rely on, and that relying on witness accounts in such an atmosphere of hysteria is problematic, to say the least. He continuous by stating: "All too often, it is impossible to be sure that their [the witnesses'] recollections really refer to Mengele at all. It is all too often possible to show that Mengele has been confused with other SS physicians. Almost all the inmates state that they were selected by Mengele on the ramp [to be sent to the gas chamber]. But camp physicians performed the selections in shifts; Mengele performed no more selections than any of the others." (ibid., p. 246) This underscores the point I made earlier. When assessing Mengele's purported crimes, we have to distinguish three different sets:

Let's discuss all three of them here briefly, with reference to further reading for those who want to learn more. Let's start with the last one first, because it can be dealt with rather swiftly.

Random Medical Experiments
There is "eyewitness" testimony galore about utterly senseless, cruel experiments allegedly performed by Mengele, like changing eye colors by injecting dye into an eye, transplanting limbs and organs to random places in the body, and other nonsense. While studying hundreds of "survivor" testimonies, I've come across a good share of these insults to the intellect, so insulting, indeed, that I will not waste my time listing them here. Google the net, and you'll stumble across these Halloweenish horror stories all over the place. People evidently like to gawk at guts and gore, so the survivors, protected from scrutiny by their aura of sainthood, cater to that need. Interestingly, the alleged victims of these experiments, quite frequently the very witnesses telling these tales, show no signs whatsoever of these cruel procedures. And it goes without saying that there is not the slightest proof for any of it: no documents, no autopsies, no medical examination on survivors proving it. Nothing. It's all a pack of lies, sweet and simple.

The alleged cruel experiments Mengele is said to have performed with twins deported to Auschwitz were so lethal that most of the twins he had enrolled in his research not only survived the war, but were even able to form an association in 1984, toward the peak of the Mengele hysteria, which was meant to lobby for their and their descendants' interests: Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiment Survivors (CANDLES). Read and rethink the association's name: How can deadly lab experiments have any survivors?

In fact, as Italian historian Carlo Mattogno has shown in his paper on Mengele's twin research,[5] there are three facts which clearly prove that Mengele did not commit any crimes on those twins:

All the surviving paperwork clearly shows that his research was limited to anthropological and behavioral studies, but did not include any surgical or other intrusive procedures.

All the twins enlisted for his research were enrolled in that program for months on end, with none of them ever dying. Most of those involved - the twins as well as Mengele's inmate assistants - survived Auschwitz and the war. Separately, think of that: Children are not supposed to have gotten beyond the camp's railway ramp. Since they were obviously unfit for labor, the Holocaust orthodoxy has it that they were sent to the gas chamber straight away, but that's evidently not what happened, not just with Mengele's twin children, but in general. For the long list of twins and children at Auschwitz who survived the camp, see Mattogno's paper.

Gas-Chamber Selections
Which brings me to the final point: The selections at the railway ramps near the Auschwitz Camp and (later) inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp. There can be no doubt that these selections took place. They happened at Auschwitz, and they happened at other German wartime camps as well. They were usually performed by physicians, and it is safe to say that Mengele, as one of the many Auschwitz physicians, was ordered to do them as well.

But what were they about? Did those in charge, Mengele among them, decide who got to live and who was to die in the gas?

To answer this question comprehensively would require the analysis of tens of thousands of documents that survived the war. I'm not going to do this here, most importantly because there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Others have done that already, and I'll point the reader to them.

The issue boils down to two questions: Are there any documents indicating that homicidal gas chambers existed at Auschwitz?

What do the documents reveal about the purpose of selection(s) made?

Regarding a., let me quote from an article published in late 2016 in the conservative mainstream periodical Taki's Magazine. It was written by Jewish activist David Cole, who in the 1990s was dabbling for a while in Auschwitz research. In this Taki article, Cole, who believes in all other aspects of the orthodox Holocaust narrative, explains why he has problems with Auschwitz:[6] "Ah, Auschwitz. Yes, here's where we still have a problem. [...] there are genuine problems with what is commonly claimed to be part 3 [of the Holocaust]—that in 1943 Auschwitz-Birkenau was 'renovated' to become an ultra-super be-all end-all extermination facility. To me, the evidence just isn't there, and the evidence that does exist calls that claim into question. [...Orthodox historians] backed themselves into a corner by putting Auschwitz, with its phony, postwar tourist-attraction 'gas chamber' and its complete lack of documentary evidence supporting a killing program, front and center as the heart of the Holocaust. They're in so deep at this point that they can't back off.

It's surprisingly easy to get the leading lights of anti-denial to admit as much one-on-one. Rick Eaton has been the senior researcher at the Simon Wiesenthal Center for thirty years. He's as major a player in the fight against Holocaust denial as anyone on earth. Two years ago, I corresponded with him (under a pseudonym, of course... he'd never speak directly with the likes of me!) regarding the Auschwitz problem. I explained my thesis to him, that Auschwitz, having various 'issues' that call the credibility of extermination claims into question, should not be used to represent the Holocaust. He agreed [...].

Keep in mind that even though I was using a pseudonym, I was not falsely claiming to be anyone of note. In other words, Eaton made that admission to a complete nobody, a total stranger. One gets the feeling that many of these experts are secretly longing for the day when they can be open about the 'Auschwitz problem' and move past it [...]."

Fact is that challenging the orthodox Auschwitz - and Mengele - narrative is a crime in many countries, and in those countries where it is not, doing so will still turn challengers into social pariahs. Hence, you won't hear a word from any mainstream scholar about the fact that "the evidence just isn't there." When scientists have to act under the threat of legal or professional penalty, we can neither trust them nor their research results.
All that remains are the studies of those who don't bend to the pressure; who literally risk loss of life, limb and liberty when publishing their iconoclastic research results. I may point out two of those studies which can give the reader a good overview as to why we have an "Auschwitz problem":

  1. The Real Case of Auschwitz by the already-mentioned Carlo Mattogno.[7] This thick volume of some 750 pages thoroughly discusses all the relevant documentary evidence on those buildings which are said to have contained homicidal gas chambers. This is the main foundation upon which Cole based his conclusion that the evidence for the existence of homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz "just isn't there," and that "the evidence that does exist calls that claim into question."

  2. The Chemistry of Auschwitz, by, well, myself.[8] This 440-page book summarizes the documentary situation succinctly (which saves you having to read the 750 pages of the first book mentioned) and forensically evaluates various kinds of material evidence of the purported crime scene.
    There are many more studies that could be listed, but the interested reader can learn about them when perusing the two works just mentioned.

    The upshot of all these studies is quite simply that there cannot have been any homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz. The forensic and documentary evidence positively refutes even the possibility of their existence.

This brings us to Point b. If the selections where not designed to send people to the gas chambers, what purpose did they serve? Well, if a camp received hundreds of inmates in one swoop, what was the SS supposed to do? Just let those deportees walk in and do whatever they pleased? Some kind of admission procedure had to be in place where it was figured out which deportee was to be lodged in which building in which part of the camp, or who of them will even be sent to another camp. Such an admission procedure happens in every prison and camp in every country. That wasn't any different at Auschwitz. Having physicians involved to assess the health of incoming deportees makes sense, too. A detailed analysis of the surviving documentation clearly shows in this regard as well that there was nothing sinister or unusual about those selections at Auschwitz.[9]

 Auschwitz Book

But what about all those witnesses? Well, if we look into witnesses who testified about their experiences with Dr. Mengele right at the end of the war, before memories got corrupted by the Mengele hysteria starting at the late 1970s/early 1980s, there is really only one witness saying anything of substance: the Jewish physician Miklos Nyiszli from Hungary, who for several months of his incarceration at Auschwitz was the assistant of Dr. Mengele, if we are to believe him.

The late German mainstream historian and expert of Third Reich history Prof. Dr. Werner Maser said about Nyiszli simply that he "lied excessively."[10] He didn't justify this harsh assessment, however, because that would have required citing the writings of heretics, which Maser didn't want to do to prevent getting himself in trouble (so he admitted to me). In his above-quoted paper on Mengele, Mattogno gave a brief summary of the main reasons why Nyiszli was indeed an imposter and excessive liar. The reader interested in a thorough, 300-page critique of Nyiszli's various tall tales in English will have to wait until later this year, though, when a study dedicated to this key witness is slated to appear.[11]

The Legacy
A drawing of a prisoner showing Dr. Wirths, garrison physician at Auschwitz between September 1942 and early 1945, as a knight in shining uniform battling against lice infestation and thus typhus. Mengele is special, so special, indeed, that this is the only uncommon German last name my English spell checker doesn't complain about. Like blitzkrieg and Auschwitz, this term has become a fixed part of the English language. What a proud legacy of a reviled concentration-camp physician!

In Mengele's case, however, it is safe to say that this isn't his fault. As Wikipedia writes correctly, quoting the one book that was most influential in cementing the Mengele hysteria:[12]

"Rolf [Mengele, Josef's son], who had not seen his father since the ski holiday in 1956, visited him there [in São Paulo, Brazil] in 1977 and found an unrepentant Nazi who claimed he had never personally harmed anyone and had only done his duty." Mengele was a deputy of the Auschwitz garrison physician Dr. Eduard Wirths. Wirths, in turn, was celebrated by hundreds of Auschwitz inmates as a hero, as the "Angel of Auschwitz" saving the lives of tens of thousands of them with his selfless efforts to improve their lot and to battle the epidemics reaping a gruesome harvest at Auschwitz.[13] Mengele was Wirths's right-hand man - in the battle to save as many lives as possible of those whom the authorities of the Third Reich had recklessly and irresponsibly deported to Auschwitz.
Mengele was not just innocent of the crimes he is accused of. Together with Eduard Wirths and the other physicians at Auschwitz, his tireless efforts saved the lives of ten thousands of inmates.

  1. See the list of all known Auschwitz SS personnel at

  2. For the orthodoxy's story, see

  3. E. Zuroff, Occupation Nazi-Hunter: The Continuing Search for the Perpetrators of the Holocaust, KTAV, Hoboken, N.J., 1994, pp. 127f.

  4. Zdenek Zofka, "Der KZ-Arzt Mengele zur Typologie eines NS-Verbrechers," in: Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, Vol. 34, No. 2 (1986) pp. 245-267, here p. 245f.;

  5. Carlo Mattogno, "Dr. Mengele's 'Medical Experiments' on Twins in the Birkenau Gypsy Camp," Inconvenient History, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2013);

  6. David Cole, "OY VEY! Denial Is Dead," Taki's Magazine, Sept. 29, 2016;

  7. Carlo Mattogno: The Real Case for Auschwitz: Robert van Pelt's Evidence from the Irving Trial Critically Reviewed, 2nd ed., Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield, 2015;

  8. Germar Rudolf, The Chemistry of Auschwitz: The Technology and Toxicology of Zyklon B and the Gas Chambers. A Crime-Scene Investigation, Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield 2017;

  9. See C. Mattogno, Healthcare in Auschwitz: Medical Care and Special Treatment of Registered Inmates, Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield 2016;

  10. Werner Maser, Fälschung, Dichtung Wahrheit über Hitler und Stalin, Olzog, Munich 2004, p. 348.

  11. Carlo Mattogno, Miklos Nyiszli, An Auschwitz Doctor's Eyewitness Account: The Tall Tales of Dr. Mengele's Assistant Analyzed, Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield, in translation;; an older, shorter study is available only in Italian: C. Mattogno, "Medico ad Auschwitz": Anatomia di un falso, Edizioni La Sfinge, Parma 1988.

  12. Gerald L. Posner, John Ware, Mengele: The Complete Story, McGraw-Hill, NY 1986, pp 2, 279.

  13. See Christoph M. Wieland, "Eduard Wirths, M.D., Garrison physician of Auschwitz - a Key Witness to the Holocaust!?," in: C. Mattogno, Healthcare in Auschwitz, op. cit. (Note 9), pp. 219-269.

Author(s): Germar Rudolf Title: Josef Mengele - the Creation of a Myth Sources: Inconvenient History, 9(2) (2017)

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