Ex-mufti Brought Van Leers to Egypt, German Authorities Believe

Haj Amin el Husseini, the former Mufti of Jersalem, is believed in government circles here to have arranged for the hiring by the Egyptian government of the notorious anti-Semitic propagandist, Dr. Johannes von Leers. Von Leers was revealed this week to be working for Cairo’s Ministry of National Guidance, President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s propaganda department.

The ex-Mufti had sent a greeting to Von Leers when the latter was editing “Der Weg,” a German-language monthly dedicated to perpetuation of the Nazi brand of anti-Semitism which Von Leers issued in Buenos Aires during the Peron regime.

In his message to Von Leers, the ex-Mufti thanked the unreconstructed Nazi “for venturing to take up the battle against the power of darkness that has become incarnate in world Jewry.”

When Beron was overthrown in Argentina, Von Leers wrote to friends here that he had been “invited by Egyptian authorities to deliver some lectures” in Cairo.

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