Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Nazis and Moslems

All Muslims are fascists. It's not a secret, and it's easy to understand that Islam is a fascist poligion if one has read at least some of the archived posts here. In coming posts we'll continue to examine the nature of fascism as an ideology, and we'll continue to show Islam as fascism, obviously so by intelligent and responsible definition. If Islam is a fascsim, then all Moslems are fascists.

Hitler was a fascist. Mussolini wasn't a Nazi. Haj Amin was a fascist Muslim. He was also a Nazi. Not all Muslims are Nazis, though some are. haj amin, Mufti of Jerusalem was a full-blown Nazi in the 1930s and 40s, going so far as Germany to support his own and the Nazi cause. Haj Amin, Yassir Arafat's uncle, was a Nazi, and many of his fellow war-time Muslim leaders were Nazi collaborators and sympathizers. Not all were Nazis but all were fascists, some above and beyond the call of primitive fascist Islam, Nasser and Sadat of Egypt, for example.

Below we'll visit the first of many works on the Nazi/Islamic alliance, one that lives to this day between Muslims and Right-wing neo-Nazis in the West. Many people dismiss the idea of Islam being a fascist poligion, refusing to read the evidence, relying on prejudice and public opion to guide them, claiming to have moderate and decent Muslim friends, hearkening to President Geo. W. Bush's contention that Islam is a religion of peace hijacked by ta small minority of terrorists. Sorry, folks, fascism is more than an insult: it's a meaningful term and we've defined it and are defining it and backing up our definitions with documents one simply cannot refute. Not all Muslims are Nazis. Haj Amin is.

If we look at the leadership of the Palestinians, so-called, and see their behaviour, nevermind the nonsense they speak in English but the acts of the men, we'll see they do not differ from Haj Amin in any great detail. And the Leadership of the entirety of islma is fascist and often Naziesque. Some of the accompanying graphics do not appear in this reprint. We'll do our best to fix that as time allows. The question remaining now is whether what happened in World war Two is relvant today. Our argument is obviouslyy yes, that little or nothing has changed in the Islamic world's view of reality; that there is no social or philosophical progress in the moribund poligion of Islam; and that the Nazi inclinations of 60 years ago are unchanged today. One is free to disagree with that premise--here. The truth is to be seen in the practice of the modern-day muslims and one will see that it differs very little at all from the behaviours of 628, 1939 or 2001. This is some of the history.

If we look at the leadership of the Palestinians, so-called, and see their behaviour, nevermind the nonsense they speak in English but the acts of the men, we'll see they do not differ from Haj Amin in any great detail. And the Leadership of the entirety of islma is fascist and often Naziesque.

Some of the accompanying graphics do not appear in this reprint. We'll do our best to fix that as time allows.

The question remaining now is whether what happened in World war Two is relevant today. Our argument is obviously yes, that little or nothing has changed in the Islamic world's view of reality; that there is no social or philosophical progress in the moribund poligion of Islam; and that the Nazi inclinations of 60 years ago are unchanged today. One is free to disagree with that premise--here. The truth is to be seen in the practice of the modern-day muslims and one will see that it differs very little at all from the behaviours of 628, 1939 or 2001. This is some of the history:

[I apologize for the computer errors below that I missed. Will correct them asap.]

Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:25
Islamonazism!!!!!!!!!
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Islamonazism and Islamofascism are terms used to describe the use of Nazi and/or fascist terminology, beliefs and propaganda by Islamic religious and political leaders, generally manifesting itself in calls for the destruction of the state of Israel and the genocide of its citizens and "infidels" (non-Muslims) in general.

Historical Background

Pre- and during WWII Grand Mufti Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini with Hitler

Islamonazism began to develop during the time of the German Third Reich, as evidenced by the close relationship between Adolf Hitler-led Nazis and a number of Arab leaders, most notably, the Jerusalem Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini who was known as the "Arab Führer".

Dr. Serge Trifkovic documents the similarities between Al Husseini's brand of radical Islam and Nazism in his book The Sword of the Prophet. He noted parallels in both ideologies: anti-Semitism, quest for world dominance, demand for the total subordination of the free will of the individual, belief in the abolishment of the nation-state in favor of a "higher" community (in Islam, the ummah or community of all believers; in Nazism, the herrenvolk or master race), and belief in undemocratic governance by a "divine" leader (an Islamic caliph, or Nazi Führer).

According to documentation from the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, the Nazi Germany SS helped finance al-Husseini's efforts in the 1936-1939 revolt in Palestine. Adolf Eichmann actually visited Palestine and met with al-Husseini at that time and subsequently maintained regular contact with him later in Berlin.

In 1940, al-Husseini requested the Axis powers to acknowledge the Arab right "... to settle the question of Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries in accordance with the national and racial interests of the Arabs and along the lines similar to those used to solve the Jewish question in Germany and Italy.
Islamonazism and Islamofascism are terms used to describe the use of Nazi and/or fascist terminology, beliefs and propaganda by Islamic religious and political leaders, generally manifesting itself in calls for the destruction of the state of Israel and the genocide of its citizens and "infidels" (non-Muslims) in general.

Historical Background

Pre- and during WWII

Grand Mufti Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini with Hitler Islamonazism began to develop during the time of the German Third Reich, as evidenced by the close relationship between Adolf Hitler-led Nazis and a number of Arab leaders, most notably, the Jerusalem Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini who was known as the "Arab Führer". Dr. Serge Trifkovic documents the similarities between Al Husseini's brand of radical Islam and Nazism in his book The Sword of the Prophet. He noted parallels in both ideologies: anti-Semitism, quest for world dominance, demand for the total subordination of the free will of the individual, belief in the abolishment of the nation-state in favor of a "higher" community (in Islam, the ummah or community of all believers; in Nazism, the herrenvolk or master race), and belief in undemocratic governance by a "divine" leader (an Islamic caliph, or Nazi Führer). According to documentation from the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, the Nazi Germany SS helped finance al-Husseini's efforts in the 1936-1939 revolt in Palestine. Adolf Eichmann actually visited Palestine and met with al-Husseini at that time and subsequently maintained regular contact with him later in Berlin. In 1940, al-Husseini requested the Axis powers to acknowledge the Arab right "... to settle the question of Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries in accordance with the national and racial interests of the Arabs and along the lines similar to those used to solve the Jewish question in Germany and Italy.

"Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini reviewing Bosnian-Muslim troops - a unit of the Handschar (Saber) division of the Waffen SS which he personally recruited for Hitler, 1943

Muslim Croats from the Handschar SS divisionWhile in Baghdad, Syria, al-Husseini aided the pro-Nazi revolt of 1941. He then spent the rest of World War II as Hitler's special guest in Berlin, advocating the extermination of Jews in radio broadcasts back to the Middle East and recruiting Balkan Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina (the Handschar Division) and Albania (Skanderbeg Division) and smaller units from throughout the Muslim world from Chechnya to Uzbekistan as the German army SS units that tried to wipe out Jewish communities throughout the region. His Arab Legions later participated in the massacres of thousands of partisan Serbs, Jews and Gypsies. This was only taking the first step in Heinrich Himmler's planned grand alliance between Nazi Germany and the Islamic world. One of his closest aides, Obergruppenführer Gottlob Berger, boasted that "a link is created between Islam and National Socialism on an open, honest basis. It will be directed in terms of blood and race from the North, and in the ideological-spiritual sphere from the East."The Nazis provided Al Husseini with luxurious accommodations in Berlin and a monthly stipend in excess of $10,000. In return, he regularly appeared on German radio touting the Jews as the "most fierce enemies of Muslims," and implored an adoption of the Nazi "final solution" by Arabs. After the Nazi defeat at El Alamein in 1942, al-Husseini broadcast radio messages on Radio Berlin calling for continued Arabic resistance to Allied forces. In time, he came to be known as the "Führer\'s Mufti" and the "Arab Führer".

"Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini reviewing Bosnian-Muslim troops - a unit of the Handschar (Saber) division of the Waffen SS which he personally recruited for Hitler, 1943 Muslim Croats from the Handschar SS division

While in Baghdad, Syria, al-Husseini aided the pro-Nazi revolt of 1941. He then spent the rest of World War II as Hitler's special guest in Berlin, advocating the extermination of Jews in radio broadcasts back to the Middle East and recruiting Balkan Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina (the Handschar Division) and Albania (Skanderbeg Division) and smaller units from throughout the Muslim world from Chechnya to Uzbekistan as the German army SS units that tried to wipe out Jewish communities throughout the region. His Arab Legions later participated in the massacres of thousands of partisan Serbs, Jews and Gypsies. This was only taking the first step in Heinrich Himmler's planned grand alliance between Nazi Germany and the Islamic world. One of his closest aides, Obergruppenführer Gottlob Berger, boasted that " a link is created between Islam and National Socialism on an open, honest basis. It will be directed in terms of blood and race from the North, and in the ideological-spiritual sphere from the East."The Nazis provided Al Husseini with luxurious accommodations in Berlin and a monthly stipend in excess of $10,000. In return, he regularly appeared on German radio touting the Jews as the "most fierce enemies of Muslims," and implored an adoption of the Nazi "final solution" by Arabs. After the Nazi defeat at El Alamein in 1942, al-Husseini broadcast radio messages on Radio Berlin calling for continued Arabic resistance to Allied forces. In time, he came to be known as the "Führer's Mufti" and the "Arab Führer".
In the annual protest against the Balfour Declaration held in 1943 at the Luftwaffe hall in Berlin, the Mufti praised the Germans because they "know how to get rid of the Jews, and that brings us close to the Germans and sets us in their camp is that, up to today.

"Echoing Muhammad after the battle of Badr, on March 1, 1944 the Mufti called in a broadcast from Berlin: "Arabs! Rise as one and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion. This saves your honor."

At the Nuremberg Trials, Eichmann's deputy Dieter Wisliceny (subsequently executed as a war criminal) testified:"The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan. ... He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz.

"With the collapse of Nazi Germany in 1945, the Mufti moved to Egypt where he was received as a national hero. After the war al-Husseini was indicted by Yugoslavia for war crimes, but escaped prosecution. The Mufti was never tried because the Allies were afraid of the storm in the Arab world if the hero of Arab nationalism was treated as a war criminal.

Post-WWIIDuring the war, Arab Nazi parties were founded throughout the Middle East. The most influential one was Young Egypt which was established in 1933. Young Egypt imitated the German Nazi party in their ideology, slogans, processionals, and anti-Semitic actions. When the war was over, a member of Young Egypt named Gamal Abdul Nasser led the coup in 1952 that overthrew the Egyptian government. He made Egypt a safe haven for Nazi war criminals and, in 1964, he established the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

In the annual protest against the Balfour Declaration held in 1943 at the Luftwaffe hall in Berlin, the Mufti praised the Germans because they "know how to get rid of the Jews, and that brings us close to the Germans and sets us in their camp is that, up to today. "Echoing Muhammad after the battle of Badr, on March 1, 1944 the Mufti called in a broadcast from Berlin: "Arabs! Rise as one and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion. This saves your honor." At the Nuremberg Trials, Eichmann's deputy Dieter Wisliceny (subsequently executed as a war criminal) testified:"The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan. ... He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz. "With the collapse of Nazi Germany in 1945, the Mufti moved to Egypt where he was received as a national hero. After the war al-Husseini was indicted by Yugoslavia for war crimes, but escaped prosecution. The Mufti was never tried because the Allies were afraid of the storm in the Arab world if the hero of Arab nationalism was treated as a war criminal. Post-WWII During the war, Arab Nazi parties were founded throughout the Middle East. The most influential one was Young Egypt which was established in 1933. Young Egypt imitated the German Nazi party in their ideology, slogans, processionals, and anti-Semitic actions. When the war was over, a member of Young Egypt named Gamal Abdul Nasser led the coup in 1952 that overthrew the Egyptian government. He made Egypt a safe haven for Nazi war criminals and, in 1964, he established the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

Quote: "This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacare which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacares and the crusades." Arab League Secretary General Azam Pasha, May 15, 1948

It is no accident that a number of Nazi war criminals found refuge in Muslim nations. Take the notorious Otto Skorzeny, an SS officer who led the rescue of Benito Mussolini from captivity, was described by the OSS, predecessor to the CIA, as "the most dangerous man in Europe," and later found service under General Nasser in Egypt.

Major Nazi sympathizers of this era also include Ahmad Shukeiri, the first chairman of the PLO; Anwar Sadat, future president of Egypt; and the founders of the Pan-Arab socialist Ba'ath party, currently ruling Syria and until recently Iraq. One of the Ba'ath founders, Sami al Jundi, has since recalled of this time: "

We were racists, admiring Nazism, reading their books and sources of their thought... We were the first who thought of translating Mein Kampf."Many of the Nazi sympathizers of this era have never repudiated their beliefs; some still openly parade them.

Eventually the leadership of the PLO was taken over by a man named Rahman Abdul Rauf al-Qudwa al-Husseini. Al-Husseini was a nephew and great admirer of Haj Amin al-Husseini. He was born in Cairo in 1929 and grew up in the Gaza strip. His mother, Hamida, was a cousin of the Grand Mufti. Due to internal Arab strife, his father Abdul Rauf al-Qudwa was forced to flee Gaza where the family took refuge in Egypt. Al-Husseini's cousin was Faisal al-Husseini who was the grandson of Haj Amin al-Husseini and the PLO representative in Jerusalem who has directed attacks on the Jews praying at the Western Wall.",1]


Quote:
"This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacare which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacares and the crusades." Arab League Secretary General Azam Pasha, May 15, 1948

It is no accident that a number of Nazi war criminals found refuge in Muslim nations. Take the notorious Otto Skorzeny, an SS officer who led the rescue of Benito Mussolini from captivity, was described by the OSS, predecessor to the CIA, as "the most dangerous man in Europe," and later found service under General Nasser in Egypt. Major Nazi sympathizers of this era also include Ahmad Shukeiri, the first chairman of the PLO; Anwar Sadat, future president of Egypt; and the founders of the Pan-Arab socialist Ba'ath party, currently ruling Syria and until recently Iraq. One of the Ba'ath founders, Sami al Jundi, has since recalled of this time: " We were racists, admiring Nazism, reading their books and sources of their thought... We were the first who thought of translating Mein Kampf."Many of the Nazi sympathizers of this era have never repudiated their beliefs; some still openly parade them. Palestinians holding a handmade Nazi flagEventually the leadership of the PLO was taken over by a man named Rahman Abdul Rauf al-Qudwa al-Husseini. Al-Husseini was a nephew and great admirer of Haj Amin al-Husseini. He was born in Cairo in 1929 and grew up in the Gaza strip. His mother, Hamida, was a cousin of the Grand Mufti. Due to internal Arab strife, his father Abdul Rauf al-Qudwa was forced to flee Gaza where the family took refuge in Egypt. Al-Husseini's cousin was Faisal al-Husseini who was the grandson of Haj Amin al-Husseini and the PLO representative in Jerusalem who has directed attacks on the Jews praying at the Western Wall.

When Rahman Abdul Rauf al-Qudwa al-Husseini enrolled at the University of Cairo in 1951, he decided to conceal his true identity and registered under the name Yasser Arafat. He would carry on the Mufti's legacy in his goal of annihilating Israel. \r\nSaddam Hussein was also a protégé of the Mufti through his uncle and father-in-law Khairallah Tulfah, who, along with Gen. Rashid Ali and the so-called "golden square" cabal of pro-Nazi officers, participated in the Mufti-inspired failed coup against the pro-British government of Iraq in 1941.

Modern Islamonazism1995 Arabic edition of Mein Kampf Today, it can be evidenced in the proliferation of Nazi or Judeophobic literature (Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion remain best-sellers in many Arab nations), propaganda (blaming the Jewish community for events it has no connection to such as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks) and calls for genocide against the Jewish citizens of Israel and "infidels" (non-Muslims) in general.

Furthermore, many prominent Muslim leaders, whether officially in power or merely influential, have expounded Nazi ideology and used similar tactics to rouse their adherents in their pronouncements that Islam should be the world standard and strict lines of authority with heavy penalties for disobedience remain common. The brightest examples of employing these tactics and belief system is the deposed in the early 2002 Taliban regime in Afghanistan; genocide of non-Muslims in Darfur, Sudan by Janjaweed Islamic militias with the silent approval of the Sudanese Government; genocide of Christians in then Indonesian East Timor in the 1970s-1990s. \r\nQuest for world domination

Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime is hailed by many in the Arab world, largely because of its genocidal approach to the Jewish community. Palestinians, locked in a decades-long battle with Israel, have even adopted Nazi paraphernalia. The association between today's Palestinians and the Nazi movement dates back to the early days of Hitler's Third Reich, when the Mufti of Jersualem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, forged close and lasting ties with the German Nazis, as described above.

When Rahman Abdul Rauf al-Qudwa al-Husseini enrolled at the University of Cairo in 1951, he decided to conceal his true identity and registered under the name Yasser Arafat. He would carry on the Mufti's legacy in his goal of annihilating Israel. Saddam Hussein was also a protégé of the Mufti through his uncle and father-in-law Khairallah Tulfah, who, along with Gen. Rashid Ali and the so-called "golden square" cabal of pro-Nazi officers, participated in the Mufti-inspired failed coup against the pro-British government of Iraq in 1941. Modern Islamonazism1995 Arabic edition of Mein Kampf Today, it can be evidenced in the proliferation of Nazi or Judeophobic literature (Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion remain best-sellers in many Arab nations), propaganda (blaming the Jewish community for events it has no connection to such as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks) and calls for genocide against the Jewish citizens of Israel and "infidels" (non-Muslims) in general. Furthermore, many prominent Muslim leaders, whether officially in power or merely influential, have expounded Nazi ideology and used similar tactics to rouse their adherents in their pronouncements that Islam should be the world standard and strict lines of authority with heavy penalties for disobedience remain common. The brightest examples of employing these tactics and belief system is the deposed in the early 2002 Taliban regime in Afghanistan; genocide of non-Muslims in Darfur, Sudan by Janjaweed Islamic militias with the silent approval of the Sudanese Government; genocide of Christians in then Indonesian East Timor in the 1970s-1990s. Quest for world dominationAdolf Hitler's Nazi regime is hailed by many in the Arab world, largely because of its genocidal approach to the Jewish community. Palestinians, locked in a decades-long battle with Israel, have even adopted Nazi paraphernalia. The association between today's Palestinians and the Nazi movement dates back to the early days of Hitler's Third Reich, when the Mufti of Jersualem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, forged close and lasting ties with the German Nazis, as described above.


The Arab world does more than just mimic the actions of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime, as shown here with the "Heil Hitler" salute, their religious and political leaders frequently employ Nazi rhetoric, mixed with radical Islamic fundamentalism, to foster hatred for the Jewish world and, particularly, Israel.

Muslims saluting Nazi style

Throughout the western world, many have noted that extreme Islam bears much in common with Nazi ideology and political process. Politicians from major parties throughout Europe become aware of the dangers Islam brings to their countries. In the United States, the Chairman of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Omar M. Ahmad told a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998, "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran... should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth."

Muslim demonstration in Luton, England

As with the rise of the Nazis, extreme elements have captured the disaffected with familiar themes of placing blame and claiming superiority. Western sensibilities, it is often argued, have played a part - as they did in the rise of the Nazi regime - with many comparisons being made to the appeasement policies of the 1930s to the actions taken by current governments and world bodies.

Shaykh Rashid al Ghanuchi, Head of the Al-Nahda Islamic movement of Tunis, said in 2002: "Many Islamists associate democracy with foreign intervention and non-belief. But democracy is a set of mechanisms to guarantee freedom of thought and assembly and peaceful competition for governmental authority through ballot boxes. The Islamic movement's negative attitude toward democracy is holding it back. We have no modern experience in Islamic activity that can replace democracy. The Islamization of democracy is the closest thing to implementing Shura (consultation). Those who reject this thought have not produced anything different than the one-party system of rule.

The Arab world does more than just mimic the actions of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime, as shown here with the "Heil Hitler" salute, their religious and political leaders frequently employ Nazi rhetoric, mixed with radical Islamic fundamentalism, to foster hatred for the Jewish world and, particularly, Israel. Muslims saluting Nazi styleThroughout the western world, many have noted that extreme Islam bears much in common with Nazi ideology and political process. Politicians from major parties throughout Europe become aware of the dangers Islam brings to their countries. In the United States, the Chairman of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Omar M. Ahmad told a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998, "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran... should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth." Muslim demonstration in Luton, EnglandAs with the rise of the Nazis, extreme elements have captured the disaffected with familiar themes of placing blame and claiming superiority. Western sensibilities, it is often argued, have played a part - as they did in the rise of the Nazi regime - with many comparisons being made to the appeasement policies of the 1930s to the actions taken by current governments and world bodies. Shaykh Rashid al Ghanuchi, Head of the Al-Nahda Islamic movement of Tunis, said in 2002: "Many Islamists associate democracy with foreign intervention and non-belief. But democracy is a set of mechanisms to guarantee freedom of thought and assembly and peaceful competition for governmental authority through ballot boxes. The Islamic movement's negative attitude toward democracy is holding it back. We have no modern experience in Islamic activity that can replace democracy. The Islamization of democracy is the closest thing to implementing Shura (consultation). Those who reject this thought have not produced anything different than the one-party system of rule.
"Islamic leaders are constantly trying to put a blame for the failure of their economical, political and ideological systems on the West and Israel inciting more violence and hate toward "infidels" or non-believers. The former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad in his opening speech at a 57-nation Islamic summit in Malaysia urged Muslims to unite against Jews who, he said, rule the world by "proxy" - comments criticized by Jewish and some of the Western leaders as an invitation to violence.

The Associated Press quoted Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, California, as saying, "Mahathir's speech today is an absolute invitation for more hate crimes and terrorism against Jews. That's serious.

"Palestinian Authority and Hamas Palestinian forces under Arafat doing Nazi salute

While there is discussion in many circles (political, historical, religious, semantics) over the use of the word "Nazi" in modern day society, with the term being applied frequently and incorrectly to virtually any leader, government or organization based on unpopular policies, the proliferation of genocidal rhetoric and aims of domination amongst some Arab groups argues for its inclusion in this instance.

Former Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar, who orchestrated attacks against Israel, until his assassination by the IDF, praised a Palestinian bomber and gave insight into Hamas aims, telling followers, "she is not going to be the last (attacker) because the march of resistance will continue until the Islamic flag is raised, not only on the minarets of Jerusalem, but over the whole universe.

"Palestinian boy wearing suicide beltThis philosophy is also often seen in religious broadcasts,"

"Islamic leaders are constantly trying to put a blame for the failure of their economical, political and ideological systems on the West and Israel inciting more violence and hate toward "infidels" or non-believers. The former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad in his opening speech at a 57-nation Islamic summit in Malaysia urged Muslims to unite against Jews who, he said, rule the world by "proxy" - comments criticized by Jewish and some of the Western leaders as an invitation to violence. The Associated Press quoted Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, California, as saying, "Mahathir's speech today is an absolute invitation for more hate crimes and terrorism against Jews. That's serious. "Palestinian Authority and Hamas Palestinian forces under Arafat doing Nazi salute While there is discussion in many circles (political, historical, religious, semantics) over the use of the word "Nazi" in modern day society, with the term being applied frequently and incorrectly to virtually any leader, government or organization based on unpopular policies, the proliferation of genocidal rhetoric and aims of domination amongst some Arab groups argues for its inclusion in this instance. Former Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar, who orchestrated attacks against Israel, until his assassination by the IDF, praised a Palestinian bomber and gave insight into Hamas aims, telling followers, "she is not going to be the last (attacker) because the march of resistance will continue until the Islamic flag is raised, not only on the minarets of Jerusalem, but over the whole universe. "Palestinian boy wearing suicide beltThis philosophy is also often seen in religious broadcasts, "

A young man said to me: 'I am 14 years old, and I have four years left before I blow myself up'... We, the Muslims on this good and blessed land, are all - each one of us - seekers of Martyrdom... The Koran is very clear on this: The greatest enemies of the Islamic nation are the Jews, may Allah fight them... Blessings for whoever assaulted a soldier... Blessings for whoever has raised his sons on the education of Jihad and Martyrdom, blessings for whoever has saved a bullet in order to stick it in a Jew's head..." said Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi on a Palestinian television boradcast in August 2001. Months earlier, he had urged Palestinians to commit suicide bombings to kill Jews in the name of Islam, "Blessings to whoever put a belt of explosives on his body or on his sons' and plunged into the midst of the Jews, crying 'Allahu Akbar, praise to Allah, There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger.

"Too, the Nazis would recognize the philosophy of indoctrinating the young.

Palestinian textbooks make it quite clear that Islam is to be accepted by all people. "Islam is Allah's religion for all human beings. It should be proclaimed and invitepeopl to join it wisely and through appropriate preaching and friendly discussions. However, such methods may encounter resistance and the preachers may be prevented from accomplishing their duty... then, Jihad and the use of physical force against the enemies become inevitable", proclaimed an 11th grade textbook, Islamic Culture, issued by the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Education in 2003.

Further Reading*

Serge Trifkovic, The Sword of the Prophet: History, Theology, Impact on the World, Regina Orthodox Press, 2002, ISBN: 1928653111

* Antonio J. Munoz, Lions of the Desert: Arab Volunteers in the German Army, 1941-1945, Axis Europa Books, 2002, ISBN: 1891227033Helpful Links

[more at link.]

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting this together.

dag said...

My pleasure. I hope to get up the accompanying photos and graphics that go with it at the earliest time. Stick with me till I return to my regular computer, at which time I'll post some photos of Haj Amin in Nazi regalia, and some other things from here and there.

Anonymous said...

You start with the proposition “All Muslims are fascists.” Bold, albeit unproven. The evidence you present was the occasional alliances devout and non-devout Muslims struck with Nazis. I wasn’t convinced these weren’t all just alliances of convenience. Take Arafat for example. He spent the cold-war sucking up to both the Soviets and the fanatically anti-Soviet Saudis. His only consistent ideology was that He, Arafat, should lead a Palestinian national movement. A similar conclusion could be reached with the Young Egypt devotees. They had no trouble working with leftover Nazis and the Soviets at the same time.

The fundamental problem in this post is that it fails to define fascism. You come close when discussing Serge Trifkovic’s work. Let’s look at the parallels:
-anti-Semitism [I’ll buy this one to some extent, although Jihadists grant the Jews the opportunity to live as Dhimmis if they stop being Zionists. Nazi anti-semitism offered only death]
-quest for world dominance [This is more true for the Jihadists. Nazism had an inherently expansionist logic in that it needed a war to legitimate its rule. They were still willing to make some commitments to dividing the globe into spheres of influence. With the Jihadis they know the truce is temporary. I don’t think the Nazis actually proceeded from the same basis, even though the outcome may have been inevitable conflict]
-demand for the total subordination of the free will of the individual [I’ll buy this]
-belief in the abolishment of the nation-state in favor of a "higher" community (in Islam, the ummah or community of all believers; in Nazism, the herrenvolk or master race) [Fascists practically worshipped the state. True, they wanted to connect it to a broader ‘Volk’ in Germany, but I don’t think abolishing the state was a goal of either Mussalini or Hitler. It’s still difficult to say what type of state bin-Laden envisions. The Caliphate he pines for seems to be some far flung empire. Not sure if it’s to be centralized or not]
-and belief in undemocratic governance by a "divine" leader (an Islamic caliph, or Nazi Führer). [‘divine’ might be a bit strong for the fascists. I guess that’s why it’s in scare quotes.]

I tend to define fascism contextually. It was a direct response to the failures of democratic institutions and the specter of working-class dictatorship. Fascists didn’t present a coherent ideology as much as they simply attempted to capitalize on every societal grievance by pointing out the failings of liberal capitalism (and/or the potential failings of communism). In this way it is similar to today’s ‘Islam is the solution’ slogan.

Mobilizing around religious identity is different than mobilizing around nationalist identity however. Religions carry codes of conduct and divine laws that place limits on state action. Ideologically, fascists were free to do whatever they damn well pleased. If the leader ordered it done it must be moral/legal. There was no external reference point; no way to claim that the leader wasn’t living up to the principles of the ideology.

I haven’t generally been impressed with the findings of the Islamist/Nazi comparative work. They have been lots of effort and little revelation in my opinion. I’m more interested in broader questions. How does the Jihadi movement compare to previous militant authoritarian movements? What do previous instances of Jihadi violence say about the current wave? What are the similarities/differences with other contemporary religious fundamentalist movements? [Marty and Appleby’s “The Fundamentalism Project” provides some insights on this one]. How does the Jihadi threat differ across countries? Okay, maybe you’ve addressed these things in other posts. My point is that comparisons between fascism and Jihadism need to take place in the context of a broader agenda or they lose focus and lead to poor results.

As a side note, I think this post repeated itself a couple of times. It made it a bit frustrating to read. In this way it reminded me of the Qu’ran.

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dag said...

I'll take a closer look at your comments tomorrow. I appreciate you taking the time and putting in the effort to go through a lengthy post. If you have the stamina, continue on. There are numerous definitions of fascism as it relates to Islam, the fatherland being little different from the caliphate, for example. Mohammed and the caliphs being little different from the furherprincip.

Regardless, I appreciate your time and interest.