Palestinian Fatah Party Compares Trump to Hitler, America to Islamic State

PALESTINIAN-POLITICS Palestinian Authority President and head of the Fatah movement, Mahmud Abbas attends a Fatah 'Revolutionary Council' meeting in the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah on September 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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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:

Another Fatah tweet visually compared Trump to Adolf Hitler, using two photos that do not even slightly resemble each other in any way:

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.

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