Fatah, the political party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by comparing Trump to Hitler, and the United States to ISIS.
The Times of Israel caught one badly-spelled tweet from Fatah that said “USA=ISIS=Terror” and implied President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and U.S. presidential envoy Jason Greenblatt are racists:
— حركة فتح (@fatehorg) December 12, 2017
Another Fatah tweet visually compared Trump to Adolf Hitler, using two photos that do not even slightly resemble each other in any way:
— حركة فتح (@fatehorg) December 15, 2017
If Fatah had a sense of humor, one might suspect they went out of their way to find pictures that lack even the most superficial similarity to make a sarcastic joke about violating Godwin’s Law with dopey Hitler comparisons.
Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Magazine finds it odd that Fatah would toss around Hitler comparisons as an insult, given Mahmoud Abbas’ history as a Holocaust denier and the fact that Fatah actually does boast a political candidate who looks like Hitler, and considers the resemblance flattering.
Last January, Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi said during a TV interview that Hitler (the German one, not the Palestinian candidate) was “daring,” rather than “morally corrupt.” Palestinian Authority sources have often written and spoken in admiration of Hitler.