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More on ‘Fascism in the Arab world’

April 5, 2009

More on Fascism in the Arab world

The Muslim Brotherhood, Nazis and Al-Qaeda [2004] The Arab Nazis had much in common with the new Nazi doctrines. …. So, in 1985, when I was testifyoing before Congress exposing European Nazis on the CIA … as the front group in the United States for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. …. Al Qaeda is nothing more than the religious expression of Arab Fascism. …
http://www.john-loftus.com/MB_N_AQ.htm
 
The Swastika and the Crescent
Muslim and Neo-Nazi extremists unite
 
ESSAY – May 2002
 
By Martin A. Lee
 
…Ahmed Huber: Neo-Nazi, Islamic convert…
 
The roots of the Muslim Brotherhood and, in many ways, the Nazi-Muslim axis go back to the organisation’s formation in Egypt in 1928. Marking the start of modern political “Islamic fundamentalism,” the Brotherhood from the outset envisioned a time when an Islamic state would prevail in Egypt and other Arab countries. The growth of the Muslim Brotherhood coincided with the rise of fascist movements in Europe – a parallel noted by Muhammad Sa’id al-‘Ashmawy, former chief justice of Egypt’s High Criminal Court, who decried “the perversion of Islam” and “the fascistic ideology” that infuses the world view of the Brothers.
 
Youssef Nada, current board chairman of Al Taqwa, had joined the armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood as a young man in Egypt during World War II. Nada and several of his cohorts in the Sunni Muslim fraternity were recruited by German military intelligence. Hassan al-Banna, the Egyptian schoolteacher who founded the Muslim Brotherhood, also collaborated with spies of the Third Reich.
 
Advocating a pan-Islamic insurgency in British-controlled Palestine, the Brotherhood proclaimed their support for the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, in the late 1930s. The Grand Mufti, the preeminent religious figure among Palestinian Muslims, was the most notable Arab leader to seek an alliance with Nazi Germany.
 
Although he loathed Arabs (he once described them as “lacquered half-apes who ought to be whipped”), Hitler understood that he and the Mufti shared the same rivals – the British, the Jews and the Communists. They met in Berlin, where the Mufti lived in exile during the war. The Mufti agreed to help organise a special Muslim division of the Waffen SS. Powerful radio transmitters were put at the Mufti’s disposal so that his pro-Axis propaganda could be heard throughout the Arab world.
http://www.aijac.org.au/review/2002/275/essay275.html
 
Eurabia: the Euro-Arab axis by Bat Yeʼor
Page 42
… the network that had united European Nazis and fascists with Arabs before World War II was reemerging. In the early 1950s, many Nazi criminals…
http://books.google.com/books?id=6nGivth3FqMC&pg=PA42
 
Page 75
… and neo-Nazis. As we have seen, the Euro-Arab cooperation and alliance was from its inception also directed against America. For the Arabs, Euro-Arab …
http://books.google.com/books?id=6nGivth3FqMC&pg=PA75
 
‘Reference Guide to the Nazis and Arabs During the Holocaust’ By Shelomo Alfassa
Page 24
• A Pan-Arab Committee established at Baghdad in the Spring of 1933 approached Fritz Grobba, the German Ambassador to Iraq, two years later with proposals for closer ties and cooperation.
• Hitler’s Mein Kampf was translated into four different Arabic translations…
http://books.google.com/books?id=T2g2XA53UOEC&pg=PA24
 
Page 25
18 • Anti-Jewish feeling mounted in parts of the Middle East during the 1930s, as the Fascist and Nazi regimes and doctrines made increasing sense to many Arab nationalists
http://books.google.com/books?id=T2g2XA53UOEC&pg=PA25
 
Page 27
In 1937, the Arabs almost immediately rejected the [Peel Plan for the partition of Palestine] and a pan-Arab conference in Syria in September resolved that every Arab had a sacred duty to preserve Palestine as an Arab country.
http://books.google.com/books?id=T2g2XA53UOEC&pg=PA27

More on Racist Arabism (in books)

January 13, 2009

Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East‎ – Page 132
Hussein… calculated… ayatollahs… “Persian” ethnicity was perhaps their main point of weakness; after all, it was on the notion of ethnicity that Kurds differed from the Iraqi Arabs. … to unite the various religious and sectarian communities under the banner of Arabism, and if that would alienate the Kurds, it would be a loss worth taking. …
.. would be forgotten as Shiites and Sunnis patriotically stood shoulder to shoulder in defending their cherished “Arabism” against the “racist Persians. ..
http://books.google.com/books?id=ihkc-tOqTPIC&pg=PA132

Violence, Political Culture & Development in Africa‎ – Page 98
by Preben Kaarsholm
…The SPLA leadership in both the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile were Muslim, as were many of their soldiers. They articulated their grievances with Khartoum as a rejection of both the Islamist interpretation of Islam – the position of the current government – and the racist ideology of ‘Arabism’ aligned with Islam …
http://books.google.com/books?id=G-pVrSSxU7IC&pg=PA98

The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite‎ – Page 309
by Robert D. Kaplan – History – 1993 – 333 pages
… have viewed the Baath party is particularly telling, considering that inIraq Baathism means a fascist and racist ideology that oppresses non-Arabs.
http://books.google.com/books?id=m5VtAAAAMAAJ&q=racist+ideology+of+Arabism&dq=racist+ideology+of+Arabism&lr=

Fascism in the Arab world – Pan-Arabism, etc. (Part 1)

December 23, 2008

Fascism in the Arab world – Pan-Arabism, etc. (Part 1)

The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967 – by Fouad Ajami – 1992 (page 135)
Fascism found an expression in the Young Egypt party, which was a parody of the fascist movement that swept Europe in the 1930s and 1940s; the Muslim Brotherhood thrived at a time of crisis and continues to survive at the present…
http://books.google.com/books?id=Qj-UEPal-cwC&pg=PA135&lpg=PA135

A History of Fascism, 1914-1945 – by Stanley G. Payne – 1996 – History (Page 352)
The Fascist regime had him proclaimed a “hero of Islam” and “defender of Islam” in Italian Libya, where a parallel Libyan Arab Fascist Party was created. If Mussolini supported Zionists to some extent as a lever against the British Empire, both he and Hitler subsidized Haj Amin el Husseini, the violently anti-Jewish grand mufti of Jerusalem. Anti-Jewish feeling mounted in parts of the Middle East during the 1930s, as the Fascist and Nazi regimes and doctrines made increasing sense to many Arab nationalists. King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia sought German arms and contacts and was favorably received. Various delegations of Syrians and Iraqis attended the Niirnberg party congresses, and there were several different Arabic translations of Mein Kampf. Both the German and Italian regimes were active in propaganda in the Arab world, and there was much pro-German sentiment in Egypt. At least seven different Arab nationalist groups had developed shirt movements by 1939 (white, gray, and iron in Syria; blue and green in Egypt; … Syrian… Iraqi Futuwa… Young Egypt Movement … all three were territorially expansionist, with Sami Shawkat, the Futuwa ideologue, envisioning the “Arab nation” as eventually covering half the globe (though by vonversion…
http://books.google.com/books?id=NLiFIEdI1V4C&pg=PA352

A History of Fascism, 1914-1945 – by Stanley G. Payne – 1996 – History (Page 515)
As one approaches the Middle East, however, the trail becomes warmer. This is an area originally impacted to some extent by paradigmatic European fascism.
Some of the new nationalist regimes which developed in the Middle East during the second half of the century exhibited more of the characteristics of fascism than those of any other part of the world. A first example was the Egyptian regime under Nasser, with its Fuhrerprinzip, “Arab socialism,” a state sector of the economy approaching 40 percent, and bellicosity toward Israel…
At first glance a better case might be made for the Libyan dictatorship of Mu’ammar al-Gadhafi, established in 1969. Though the dictator of a major oil-exporting country, Gaddafi is a fanatical Muslim… “Brother Colonel” has renounced capitalism, preaching pan-Arabism and a form of “Arab socialism,” while his interest in militarism, violence, …
http://books.google.com/books?id=NLiFIEdI1V4C&pg=PA515