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Historical links between Fascism and Islam

Reader comment on item: "At War with Islamic Fascists"
in response to reader comment: "ISLAMIC FASCISM" CANNOT EXIST!

Submitted by Prof. Irving Hexham (Canada), Aug 18, 2006 at 01:40

Actually, despite the claim that Islamic fascism cannot exist it is a matter of fact that following World War II many former Nazis escaped to different parts of the Islamic world. The most prominent of these was Johannes von Leers who converted to Islam and worked in propaganda for the Egyptian Government´as Omar Amin.

There are also indications that the Nazi regime deliberately attempted to promote a fundamentalist form of Islam as a means of undermining the British Empire. Incidentally, the was the policy of Imperial Germany immediately before and during World War I as Hew Strachan points out in the first volume of his World War I . So the historical links are there.


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