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Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Banna, Hitler and Nazism

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Submitted by Carlos (United States), Feb 4, 2023 at 19:22

Salem, D. (2019). We Are in This Together!. United States: RoseDog Books,

https://books.google.com/books?id=Ip27DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT197

He said he learned a great deal from the Nazis about the effectiveness of propaganda in spreading hatred of Jews. (Charles Wendell, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978), pp. 45-6.

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Kopel, H. (2021). War on Hate: How to Stop Genocide, Fight Terrorism, and Defend Freedom. United States: Lexington Books, p. 254.

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Al-Banna often expressed admiration of Hitler and claimed to have "learned a great deal from the Nazis about the effectiveness of propaganda in spreading hatred of Jews." In the 1930s he formed a Muslim Brotherhood Scout Group, "[m]odeled after the Nazis' Hitler Youth.

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Carol, S. (2015). Understanding the Volatile and Dangerous Middle East: A Comprehensive Analysis. iUniverse,

https://books.google.com/books?id=iIy5CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT481

With only six members, the Muslim Brotherhood was founded formally in March 1928, by Hassan al-Banna, but it may have existed before in a less formal framework. After ten years, the Ikhwan had only 800 members, but the Muslim Brotherhood became a regional force after receiving massive aid from Nazi Germany. It formed a tactical and ideological alliance with the Nazis as well as with Hajj Amin alHusseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. It must be stressed that both the Islamists.

It must be stressed that both the Islamists, (whether the Muslim Brotherhood, or the Islamic Arab nationalists led by Hajj Amin alHusseini) and the Nazis shared parallel and symbiotic ideologies. Both groups developed these doctrines based on their own societies' histories, political traditions, religion and fervently believed in these ideologies. The Islamists continue to believe in and follow these doctrines to this day.

The Brotherhood endorsed Adolf Hitler's goal of eradicating the Jews. Nazi Germany provided significant financial aid to the Brotherhood, specifically to al-Banna. In 1939, they transferred to al-Banna some E£1,000 per month, substantial sum at the time. In comparison, the Muslim Brotherhood fundraising for the cause of Palestine yielded only E£500 for that entire year. This Nazi funding enabled the Muslim Brotherhood to expand internationally. By the end of World War II, it had a million members.

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Stakelbeck, E. (2013). The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy. United States: Regnery Publishing,
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The Nazi Party was making inroads in Egypt and it had a fervent and influential admirer on the ground in Hassan al-Banna. While the Muslim Brotherhood founder did not embrace the Nazi ideology of Aryan superiority, he was fully on board with Hitler's despotic, anti-democratic ideals, and most of all, with Der Fuhrer's rabid Jew hatred.
It wasn't long before Nazi agents were funding al-Banna and his growing Islamist movement. Nazi money even helped finance the creation of the Brotherhood's "Secret Apparatus"—a paramilitary terrorist wing that went on to carry out assassinations and other violent mayhem on Egyptian soil and beyond..

The Ikhwan thanked the Nazis for their support by translating Hitler's Mein Kampf and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion into Arabic and publishing the kind of crude, anti-Semitic caricatures common in pro-Nazi newspapers.

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Frøland, C. M. (2020). Understanding Nazi Ideology: The Genesis and Impact of a Political Faith. United States: McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers,
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In 1928, the egyptian teacher Hassan al-banna in Cairo founded what is considered to be the world's first Islamistic organization: The Muslim Brotherhood. al-banna and other "Muslim brothers" enthusiastically greeted Nazism in germany. Like the Nazis, the Islamists were highly anti–Jewish; they justified political violence and paid tribute to Hitler as a great leader. Because of the Nazis' anti–Jewish policy, Haj amin al-Husseini, the grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who had close ties with al-banna and the brotherhood entered into an alliance with Nazi Germany...

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Israeli, R. (2021). Political, Social and Religious Studies of the Balkans - Volume I - The Suffering of the Serbs in Sarajevo During the Bosnia War (1992-5). (n.p.): Strategic Book Publishing, p. 239.

https://books.google.com/books?id=FBIVEAAAQBAJ&pg=PA239

Between 1920s and 1937, Hassan al-Banna coordinated with Hitler to establish a military wing of the Brothers. In 1940, the Brotherhood sent 700 members to train under Hitler (TheNewArab, 2015). Al-Banna contacted al-Husseini in 1935 and lent him strong support in his jihad against the Jews, and also supplied him with weapons. The Brotherhood even launched a fundraising campaign for jihadists in Palestine at that time. Furthermore, during World War II, Hassan al-Banna established more Brotherhood branches in Transjordan and Palestine. Sharing the common ideological bases of Jew hatred, authoritarianism, addiction to violence and desire to defeat the British, The Muslim Brotherhood became a strong supporter and close collaborator of the Nazi regime...

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Memri, Jun 20, 2021

Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: The Founder Of The Muslim Brotherhood Admired Hitler, Modeled It On The Nazi Party; In The West, MB Presents Itself As Moderate, Allies With Feminists, LGBT – But It Also Calls For Jihad, Shari'a Law.

https://www.memri.org/tv/egyptian-german-scholar-hamed-abdel-samad-hassan-al-banna-admired-hitler-muslim-brotherhood-nazi-west-moderate-feminists-gays-jihad-sharia

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Antisemitism of the Muslim Brotherhood

The founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna, learned the importance of propaganda through the study of Nazi methods. Both al-Banna and Muslim Brotherhood ideologue, Sayyid Qutb, admired Hitler. Qutb constructed Islamist antisemitism by combining Nazi antisemitism, mainly Hitler's favored conspiracy theory used in the Holocaust, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, with
.. interpretations of Islamic scripture.
https://trendsresearch.org/insight/25-05-2022/

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