Die braun-grüne Achse

NPD und Islamisten.
 Am 2.9.2006 marschierten ca. 250 Nazis durch Dortmund:  "Gegen imperialistische Kriegstreiberei und Aggressionskriege. Für freie Völker in einer freien Welt" und "Weltweit den Antizionismus vorantreiben" (de.indymedia.org .) Originalton der "nationalen Sozialisten" (1. Rede des Downloads: "Der Imperialismus ist das übelste Stadium des Kapitalismus".
Christian Worch
und Konsorten haben offenbar nicht nur ihren Hitler studiert, sondern auch Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin. So sind die Nazis nach zwei Seiten hin bündnisfähig, zu den Islamisten und zu den Bolschewisten. Von letzteren haben schon etliche das nationalrevolutionäre Element für sich entdeckt, andere zieren sich noch etwas, in die Querfront auch offiziell einzusteigen.
NPD-Voigt kommt anläßlich der Bombenfunde in Deutschland bündnismäßig ins Schwimmen: "Bei allem Verständnis für die schwierige politische Situation im Libanon und in Palästina muss potentiellen Terroristen klar gemacht werden, dass wir in unserem Land die Fortsetzung fremder Konflikte nicht dulden werden". TP Aus Freund wird wieder Feind


Jeffrey Herf (Professor, Department of History, University of Md, jherf@umd.edu):
 Nazi Germany Propaganda Aimed at Arabs and Muslims During World War II and the Holocaust: Old Themes, New Archival Findings.
During World War II and the Holocaust, the Nazi regime engaged in an intensive effort to appeal to Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa.1 It did so both by presenting the Nazi regime as a champion of secular anti-imperialism, especially against Britain, as well as by a selective appropriation and reception of the traditions of Islam in ways that suggested their compatibility with the ideology of National Socialism.... In light of new archival findings (Beginning in summer 1941, under the direction of recently arrived American Ambassador to Egypt, Alexander Kirk, American diplomats in the Cairo Embassy began to transcribe and translate the Axis–that is Italian and German Arabic broadcasts), we are now able to present a full picture of the wartime propaganda barrage in the course of which officials of the Nazi regime worked with pro-Nazi Arab exiles in Berlin to adapt general propaganda themes aimed at its German and European audiences to the religious traditions of Islam and the regional and local political realities of the Middle East and North Africa.... In wartime Berlin, radical anti-Semitism of European and German speaking provenance found common ground with radical anti-Semitism rooted in Koranic verses and the commentaries on them in the traditions of Islam. Just as Nazi anti-Semitism was a radicalization of already existing elements within European culture, so the anti-Semitism of the pro-Nazi Arab exiles resulted from a radicalization of already existing elements within the traditions of Islam.... They produced texts and broadcasts that they could not have produced on their own.... Nazism became less euro-centric while Arab and Islamic radicalism drew on modern, European totalitarian ideology.... The Nazis spoke the secular language of attacks on American, British and “Jewish” imperialism while also appealing to what they depicted as the ancient traditions of hatred of the Jews in Islam itself. Nazi Germany presented itself both as an ally of Arab anti-imperialism as well as a soul mate of the religion of Islam.
In 1965, the East German historian Heinz Tillmann in "Deutschlands Araberpolitik im Zweiten Weltkrieg" (East Berlin, 1965) drew on then available German archives to examine the policy of “German imperialism” in the Middle East from the 1930s up to spring 1943. In 1966, Lukasz Hirszowicz’ (a Polish lecturer at the University of Warsaw) "The Third Reich and the Arab East" presented an enduring synthesis of military, diplomatic and political history up to the end of World War II. (Routledge & Kegan Paul Pubs., London, 1966).
Nazi broadcasts repeated that the values of Islam, such as piety, obedience, community, unity rather than skepticism, individualism and division were similar to those of Nazi Germany.... This and other broadcasts conveyed the message that a revival of fundamentalist Islam was a parallel project to National Socialism’s political and ideological revolt against Western political modernity.... On December 12, 1940, for example, German radio announced that Islam “is a religion of the community, not a religion of the individual. It is thus a religion of the common welfare (Gemeinnutzes) and not of self-interest (Eigennutzes). Islam therefore is a just and true nationalism for it calls on the Muslim to place the general interest ahead of private interests, to live not for himself but for his religion and his fatherland. This is the most important goal that Islam follows. It is at the basis of its prayers and commandments.”
At 8:15 pm Cairo time on July 7, 1942 the Americans recorded one of the most inflammatory broadcasts: "...we think it best, if the life of the Egyptian nation is to be saved, that the Egyptians rise as one man to kill the Jews before they have a chance of betraying the Egyptian people. It is the duty of the Egyptians to annihilate the Jews and to destroy their property. Egypt can never forget that it is the Jews who are carrying out Britain’s imperialist policy in the Arab countries and that they are the source of all the disasters, which have befallen the countries of the East...You must kill the Jews, before they open fire on you. Kill the Jews, who have appropriated your wealth and who are plotting against your security. Arabs of Syria, Iraq and Palestine, what are you waiting for? The Jews are planning to violate your women, to kill your children and to destroy you. According to the Muslim religion, the defense of your life is a duty which can only be fulfilled by annihilating the Jews. This is your best opportunity to get rid of this dirty race, which has usurped your rights and brought misfortune and destruction on your countries. Kill the Jews, burn their property, destroy their stores, annihilate these base supporters of British imperialism. Your sole hope of salvation lies in annihilating the Jews before they annihilate you.”
Throughout World War II, Nazi Germany presented itself to Arabs and Muslims as a champion of anti-imperialism.
On November 3, 1943, the Voice of Free Arabism discussed “Palestine between the Bolsheviks and the Jews: "The world will never be at peace until the Jewish race is exterminated., otherwise wars will always exist. The Jews are the germs which have caused all the trouble in the world."
One of Haj Amin el-Husseini’s distinctive contributions to the fusion and diffusion of radical anti-Semitism to the Arab and Islamic societies lay in his ability to combine Nazi ideology with references to the Koran: The Jews who had “tormented the world for ages have been the enemy of the Arabs and of Islam since its emergence. The Holy Koran expressed this old enmity in the following words: ‘You will find that those who are most hostile to the believers are the Jews.’ They tried to poison the great and noble prophets. They resisted them, were hostile to them and [they] intrigued against them. This was the case for 1,300 years. For all that time, they have not stopped spinning intrigues against the Arabs and Muslims.”.. On Berlin in Arabic on March 1, 1944 Haj Amin el-Husseini stated that the “wicked American intentions toward the Arabs are now clearer, and there remain no doubts that they are endeavoring to establish a Jewish empire in the Arab world. More than 400,000.000 Arabs oppose this criminal American movement...Arabs! Rise as one and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion. This serves your honor. God is with you.”(emphasis in original).
On June 11, 1946, Hassan al-Banna, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, sent the following statement to officials of the Arab League: "...the Mufti is welcome to stay in any Arab country he may choose... The lion is at least free and he will roam the Arabian jungle to clear it of the wolves...What a hero, what a miracle of a man... Yes, this hero who challenged an empire and fought Zionism, with the help of Hitler and Germany. Germany and Hitler are gone, but Amin Al-Husseini will continue the struggle...God entrusted him with a mission and he must succeed..."
Far from criticizing him for having sided with “Germany and Hitler,” al-Banna expressed admiration for Husseini’s wartime activities. Living in wartime Cairo, al-Banna and the members of the Muslim Brotherhood would have been able to hear what Husseini and others on Axis radio had to say.

At times of peace, Germany’s Middle East policy has historically taken a secondary position—one subordinate to Germany’s primary policy toward Europe and America. While of secondary importance, it was a tool that could be used to manipulate the Middle Eastern Question by playing off Western powers against each other. Berlin’s goal was a peaceful penetration of the Ottoman Empire, and it had no colonial aspirations in the region. During the world wars, however, Berlin elevated its Middle East policy to primary status by instigating jihad in the enemy’s hinterland. Yet in recent years, Berlin has sought out policies on Middle East peace and Islam fitting the European framework.
When the German Reich was established in 1871, the neighboring countries of Great Britain, France, and Russia were already expanding their overseas colonies into empires. During the next four decades, while these empires continued to grow, Berlin was forced to develop a policy toward North Africa and West Asia that differed from those of the other European powers.
Did the Germans push the Young Turks to proclaim jihad after entering World War I against the British, the Russians, and the French? Indeed they did, maintained the leading Dutch Arabist, C. Snouck Hurgronje, who blamed his German colleagues—among them Carl Heinrich Becker—for having supported this “jihad fever.” Jihad developed as a concerted German-Ottoman campaign. Invoking jihad was the idea of Max von Oppenheim, the German “Abu Jihad.” In late October 1914, before the Ottomans had entered the war (siding with the Central Powers), he designed a master plan “fomenting rebellion in the Islamic territories of our enemies". The Germans would provide intelligence to the Muslims, while the Turks would incite them to rise up against their foreign masters. Islam, concluded Max von Oppenheim, would be one of Germany’s sharpest weapons against the British. Enver Pasha had asked Shaykh Salih to travel to Berlin to promote the idea of jihad among the Germans. It was rather unfortunate that renowned German Oriental experts such as Carl Heinrich Becker, Martin Hartmann, Ernst Jäckh, and Max von Oppenheim unleashed the old genie of pure religious hatred.
World War II: Through broadcasts to the Middle East, the Grand Mufti aided the Germans by declaring jihad against the Allies for which he found German supporters. After Paris’ fall, Max von Oppenheim forwarded an adapted version of his old jihad plan. It was proposed that a government under the leadership of Amin al-Husayni be established in Palestine. Young Egyptian officers, among them Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat, placed their hopes of ridding their country of the British on the Germans. It was not German racism or anti-Semitism that attracted them, but the thorough and fast modernization of Germany under the Nazi dictatorship. Arab nationalists originally admired the fascism of Mussolini, and consequently also of Hitler, as an alternative to Anglo-Saxon democracy and as a modernistic movement.
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Iraqi premier sent their envoys to visit a concentration camp near Berlin, as a recently discovered report by Dr. Fritz Grobba indicates. Thus, both leaders and their entourages knew of the existence of such camps and were able to anticipate their use in the coming genocide.

Wolfgang Schwanitz: Amin-al-Husaini-and-the-holocaust-what-did-the-grand-mufti-know? (WPR, 5/8/2008)

Matthias Küntzel: Von Radio Zeesen 1939 zum TV-Sender "Leuchtfeuer" (Al-Manar) heute. Radio Zeesen sendete täglich sein arabischsprachiges Programm. Von allen fremdsprachigen Redaktionen hatte die Orient-Redaktion „absoluten Vorrang. Sie sendete für Araber, Türken, Perser und Inder und brachte es auf rund achtzig Mitarbeiter, freiberufliche Sprecher und Übersetzer eingeschlossen.“ Programmhöhepunkte bei Radio Zeesen waren die Djihad-Aufrufe der damals populärsten Figur in der arabisch-islamischen Welt, des Mufti von Jerusalem, Amin el-Husseini (1895–1974). Seit 1941 lebte dieser in Berlin und beaufsichtigte die arabischen Rundfunkausstrahlungen aus Zeesen, Athen und Rom. Während der palästinensischen Aufstandsbewegung von 1936 bis 1939 fungierte das Hakenkreuz als Erkennungssymbol. „Der Mufti selbst gab zu, dass es seinerzeit nur durch die ihm von den Deutschen gewährten Geldmittel möglich war, den Aufstand in Palästina durchzuführen. Von Anfang an stellte er hohe finanzielle Forderungen, denen die Nazis in sehr großem Maße nachkamen." (Klaus Gensicke, Der Mufti von Jerusalem, Amin el-Husseini, und die Nationalsozialisten, Frankfurt/M. 1988, S.233f). Die Kämpfe in Palästina machten beispielsweise die 1928 gegründete Keimzelle des Islamismus, die ägyptische Moslembruderschaft, zu jener einflussreichen Organisation, aus deren Reihen später nicht nur die Hamas, sondern auch Osama bin Ladens „Islamische Weltfront für den Djihad gegen Juden und Kreuzfahrer“ hervorgegangen ist. Das nazistische Deutsche Nachrichtenbüro (DNB) in Kairo stellte der Moslembruderschaft erhebliche Finanzmittel zur Verfügung. Die internationale Medienkampagne gegen die Juden, die vor 60 Jahren mit einem „Fernkampfgeschütz im Äther“ (Goebbels) begann, wird heute als Nahkampfanleitung per Satellit fortgesetzt. Je blutiger die Massaker in Israel und Palästina, desto höher die Einschaltquote für Al-Manar. In Europa wird dieser Sender, der seine Unkosten unter anderem mit Werbeeinlagen von Maggi, Henkel und Milka deckt, über den Satellitenbetreiber Eutelsat und dessen Satellit Hotbird 4 ausgestrahlt...

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