Nazism and Islamic Fascism -- Evil Brothers
Yes, there is a connection -- made obvious in Caroline Glick's new column, The Beginning of the Reckoning in the Jerusalem Post. Not only that, she makes a great point that while most are making analogies between the 7/7 bombings and the Nazi bombing war against Britain, with the connection being the infamous British "stiff upper lip" -- she sees a different one. The parallel she sees is the one between the nature of the vicious perpetrators.
On Tuesday The Wall Street Journal published an investigative report into the establishment and growth of the Islamic Center in Munich. As Stefan Meining, a German historian who studies the mosque, told the paper, "If you want to understand the structure of political Islam, you have to look at what happened in Munich."
According to the report, the Munich mosque was founded by Muslim Nazis who had settled in West Germany after the war. These men, who were among more than one million citizens of the Soviet republics who joined the Nazis while they were under German occupation, were transferred by their Nazi commander to the Western front in the closing stages of the war to protect them from the advancing Red Army.
Can't say I find this all that surprising. The article discusses the first leader of the mosque was Nurredin Nakibhidscha Namangani, a native of Uzbekistan.
Namangani served as an imam in the SS and participated in the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto and the putting down of the Jewish uprising in 1943.
According to the article, the exiled head of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Said Ramadan, participated in a 1958 conference organized by Namangani and his fellow Muslim Nazis to raise money to build the mosque.
The Muslim Brotherhood took over the mosque in the 1960s, transformed by Saudi and Syrian funding into the headquarters for spreading Islamic-fascist ideology and their plan for world domination. Sounds pretty similar to where we're at today. Remember, the Muslim Brotherhood spawned the PLO's Fatah, Al Qaida, Hamas and Islamic Jihad -- and their roots can be found in Nazism.
In the 1930s, the mufti of Jerusalem, Amin el-Husseini, rigorously courted the Nazis. When, in 1936, he launched his terror war against the Jewish Yishuv in the British controlled Palestine Mandate, he repeatedly asked the Nazis for financial backing, which began arriving in 1937. From 1936-39 Husseini's terror army murdered 415 Jews. In later years, Husseini noted that were it not for Nazi money, his onslaught would have been defeated in 1937.
Glick goes on to document the membership growth, from 800 in 1936 to 200,000 in just three short years. One surprising thing is when the notion of jihad came into prominence.
As Kuentzel argues, the notion of a violent holy war or jihad against non-Muslims was not a part of any active Islamic doctrine until the 1930s and, as he notes, "its concurrence with the arrival of a newly virulent anti-Semitism is verified in no uncertain terms." Husseini's gangs in the Palestine Mandate were joyously praised by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which held mass demonstrations with slogans like "Jews get out of Egypt and Palestine," and "Down with the Jews!"
For the Nazis, the Jews were seen as the principal force preventing them from achieving their goal of world domination. As Hitler put it, "You will see how little time we shall need in order to upset the ideas and the criteria for the whole world, simply and purely by attacking Judaism." In his view, once he destroyed the Jews, the rest of the world would lay before him for the taking. "The struggle for world domination will be fought entirely between Germans and Jews. All else is facade and illusion," he said.
Hitler's influence on the Arab continues to this day.
Hitler's obsession with the Jews as the source of all the evils in the world became so ingrained in both the Arab nationalist and Islamic psyche that it has become second nature.
And we see that today, especially in the terror groups' dealings with Israel. Their hatred for the Jews has never subsided.
In light of the wealth of historical documentation of the Nazi roots of Islamic fascism, it is absolutely apparent that the collaboration between Nazis and the Muslim Brotherhood in the building and developing of the Islamic Center in Munich was anything but coincidental or unique.
It is also hardly surprising that PA chieftain Mahmoud Abbas, whose predecessor, Yasser Arafat, was Husseini's follower, devoted his doctoral dissertation to a denial of the Holocaust and a justification of Nazism.
Aren't you glad we're counting on this guy to help make peace in the Middle East? I'm sure he'll do his best. But it isn't just Israel that needs to worry.
The thing of it is, just as with the Nazis, it is impossible to separate the Islamist ideological and military quest for world
domination from its genocidal anti-Semitism. As with the Nazis, they are two sides of the same coin. And, just as was the case from the Nazi ascent to power in 1933 through the end of World War II, the British and, to a lesser though increasing degree, the Americans refuse to acknowledge that the war against the Jews and Israel is the same as the war against them.
And until that realization is absorbed, we're going to be behind the 8-ball. But perhaps there's hope as countries begin to realize that they have their own homegrown terrorists in their midst.
One of the most difficult challenges for a democratic society is facing up to the presence of an enemy fifth column in its midst. Aside from this, the fact of the matter is that the global economy is fueled by oil, which is controlled by the same forces that stand at the foundations of the current war against the Jews and Western civilization.
Much easier than contending with these realities is to engage in the politics of denial. As the British and French blamed German anti-Semitism and warmongering in the 1930s on their impoverishment and humiliation by the Treaty of Versailles, so too, the British, like their European allies and large swathes of American society, today blame Arab and Islamic anti-Semitism and aspirations for global domination on poverty and perceived humiliation at the hands of Western imperialists and by the establishment and continued viability of the State of Israel.
Those of us along the Blogway know that is baloney, but that doesn't mean most people don't seem to believe it. We need to continue beating the drum. We need to make people understand that what they've been taught, what they hear in the press, isn't the truth. Glick says it perfectly.
... it is the duty and responsibility of all who treasure freedom and the right to live without fear to accept this reality in spite of its inconvenience. Refusing to do so is not simply a matter of cowardice. It is a recipe for suicide.
She's got that right.