TogerHawk links to a post at Willisms that describes the links:

If you think Husseini [Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, uncle of Arafat] learned his anti-semitism from Hitler, you might be surprised to know it might have been the other way around. As early as 1920 Husseini was organizing pogroms against Jews while ‘Palestine’ was still under British control, killing hundreds of Jews and injuring many more.

Husseini’s admiration for and collaboration with Nazism is by no means an isolated case. Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, was also an ‘ardent supporter’ of Nazi Germany, as was Anwar Sadat, who spent four years in a British prison camp for collaboration with the Third Reich. In his 1978 autobiography, In Search of Identity, Sadat wrote:

“I was in our village for the summer vacation when Hitler marched from Munich to Berlin, to wipe out the consequences of Germany’s defeat in World War I and rebuild his country. I gathered my friends and told them we ought to follow Hitler’s example….”

One of the founders of Syria’s Ba’ath Party, Sami al-Joundi, said “We admired the Nazis. We were immersed in reading Nazi literature and books . . . . We were the first who thought of a translation of Mein Kampf. Anyone who lived in Damascus at that time was witness to the Arab inclination toward Nazism.”

Gamal Abdel Nasser’s brother Nassiri translated Mein Kampf into arabic, and was an enthusiastic supporter of Hitler.

Go read the whole piece.

One thing that the Palestinians learned from the Nazis was the power of the big lie. They’ve been so good at it at that Western lefties now routinely equate Israelis with Nazis. Lawrence Auster wrote:

51 percent of Germans equate Israelis with Nazis

This shocking news is from the Jerusalem Post, via JihadWatch:

Six decades after the mass extermination of six million Jews in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany, more than 50 percent of Germans believe that Israel’s present-day treatment of the Palestinians is similar to what the Nazis did to the Jews during World War II, a German survey released this weekend shows.

51 percent of respondents said that there is not much of a difference between what Israel is doing to the Palestinians today and what the Nazis did to the Jews during the Holocaust, compared to 49% who disagreed with such a comparison, according to the poll carried out by Germany’s University of Bielefeld.

The survey also found that 68 percent of Germans believe that Israel is waging a “war of extermination” against the Palestinians, while some 32% disagreed with such a statement.

JihadWatch explains the prevalence of this amazing belief among Germans as the result of jihadist propaganda. That’s certainly a big part of it, but I think a bigger part of it is liberalism itself. Liberalism teaches modern Westerners that any exertion of authority, any use of force, is the equivalent of Fascism or Nazism (of course there are lots of unprincipled exceptions to this). Modern Westerners see the Israelis, year in, year out, suppressing the Palestinian population, using violence against them. They don’t have to know anything else, they don’t have to know what the Palestinians are doing, they don’t have to know why the Israelis have no choice but to do what they are doing. All they see is the “oppression,” and that is enough.

Seventy years ago, based on Nazi race ideology, the German people delegitimized the Jewish people and waged a demonic campaign to drive them out of existence.

Today, based on liberalism, the German people delegitimize the Jewish state and support the people who are waging a demonic campaign to drive it out of existence.

Himmler would be so proud of the Islamofascists and their lies.

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