© Original content written by James R. Carlson
The history of the Muslim Brotherhood, the PLO, and the Iranian Islamic Republic intersects with the Nazi mission of killing the Jews. The Nazis not only killed Jews in their concentration camps, they were dedicated to killing Jews worldwide, and they opposed any effort to establish the State of Israel. The murder and hatred of Jews is a signature of modern Islamic terrorism that has roots in the Nazi past. Exploring the past connections with Nazism will bring this clarity to this reality.
Amin al-Husayni, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, and a founding member of the Muslim Brotherhood, met with Adolf Hitler agreeing to bring the Jewish solution to the Middle East. A draft declaration of German-Arab cooperation, included:
Germany and Italy recognize the right of the Arab countries to solve the question of the Jewish elements, which exist in Palestine and in the other Arab countries, as required by the national and ethnic interests of the Arabs, and as the Jewish question was solved in Germany and Italy.
The grand mufti was interested in establishing a Muslim connection with Nazi Germany and made many proposals to the Axis powers of Germany and Italy. Christopher Browning summarized the response of Hitler to the mufti’s requests.
Germany has resolved, step by step, to ask one European nation after the other to solve its Jewish problem, and at the proper time, direct a similar appeal to non-European nations as well’. When Germany had defeated Russia and broken through the Caucasus into the Middle East, it would have no further imperial goals of its own and would support Arab liberation… But Hitler did have one goal. “Germany’s objective would then be solely the destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere under the protection of British power”. (Das deutsche Ziel würde dann lediglich die Vernichtung des im arabischen Raum unter der Protektion der britischen Macht lebenden Judentums sein). In short, Jews were not simply to be driven out of the German sphere but would be hunted down and destroyed even beyond it.
The work of the grand mufti and Hitler led to the Islamic Central Institute in Berlin. This institute worked to translate Hitler’s Mein Kampf into Persian (Iran) and to reach out to Arabs and Muslims in general. The mufti even worked to bring Iranian oil to Germany to aid their war effort. The mufti lived in Iran for a time and even founded a Muslim SS group to fight on behalf of the German cause. Not only were they dedicated to killing Jews as a part of the final solution, they were opposed to a Jewish National State in Palestine, which we call Israel today.
One Muslim influenced by the Nazi-Muslim outreach was the Ayatollah. His work to establish an Islamic Iranian Republic was based upon his opposition to the allied placement of the Shah of Iran. Khomeini saw this secular Shah as a threat to the Muslim culture of Iran. Khomeini also had a hatred of the Jews that came from both his Muslim background and the Nazi propaganda he digested. Although exiled by the Shah, Khomeini led the revolution in 1979 that created the modern Islamic state of Iran and is the largest state exporter of terrorism worldwide.
The grand mufti was also a founding member of the Muslim Brotherhood who sponsored both Al Qaeda from which we get the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or the Levant; ISIS/ISIL). The Muslim Brotherhood was also influenced by the Nazis and their work against the Jews during WWII. The foundation of modern Islamic Terrorism was established largely upon the Nazis goal of killing the Jews and opposing the creation of their own Jewish nation.
The grand mufti had a nephew who was also a terrorist. Yasser Arafat, the former head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), was the grand-nephew of the grand mufti. The PLO was dedicated to the elimination of a Jewish national state and actively killed Jews whenever and wherever possible. The PLO has sponsored terrorism worldwide and has its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood and the Nazi propaganda of the past.
The Iranian terrorist group Hezbollah, was founded in 1982. Its leaders were followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini and fought the Israeli army who was fighting the PLO in southern Lebanon. Following the withdrawal of the Israeli forces, Hezbollah began to dominate Lebanon and as a terrorist group has recently expanded into Syria.
Modern Islamic Terrorism has its roots in the ideology of the Nazism. The PLO, Al Queda, and ISIS/ISIL have their roots in the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood and Hezbollah all have their roots in the Nazi holocaust against the Jews. The ideology of Islam pairs with the ideology of the Nazis in their combined hatred and murder of the Jews. It is little wonder that they continue to fight Israel and the Jews today.
It is also little wonder, 15 years after the 911 attacks on America by Islamic Terrorism, that as America supports Israel and Jews in general we were attacked. America’s past support of the Balfour initiative to establish a Jewish Nation for the Jewish people in their ancient homeland is coupled with our continued support of the land of Israel today. The target is on our back and will continue as America will not end its support of Israel. Neither will the initiative of Islamic Terrorism end as it has its foundation in Nazi ideology.