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‘Why did Hitler kill the Jews?’: Article in Ontario Arabic newspaper blames Holocaust on victims


Police in London, Ont., are investigating a possible hate crime after an article appeared in an Arabic-language community newspaper that said Jews inflated the number of Holocaust victims from between “100,000 and 600,000” to six million.

Beneath the headline “The Question Which Everyone Ignores: Why Did Hitler Kill the Jews?”, the article in the June/July edition of Al Saraha also blames the Jews for Germany’s “economic collapse” in the 1920s and for promoting “promiscuity … homosexuality … every type of sexual deviance.”

Postmedia NewsB’Nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn has denounced the article as “hateful rhetoric.”

“This Jewish propaganda succeeded,” the article says, “until it became prevalent throughout the media that six million Jews were victims of Hitler, even though the total number of Jews in Germany was less than a quarter of this figure that they say Hitler burned!”

The article was reprinted from al-Masry al-Youm, an Egyptian daily newspaper operating in a notoriously anti-Semitic media landscape.

Al Saraha is distributed in Middle Eastern restaurants and grocery stores throughout the Greater London area. It is recommended as a source for immigrant news by the London and


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