The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

Islamism and Nazism

Posted by rantingkraut on August 28, 2008

Leslie S. Lebl has reviewed a new French Novel (“Le Village de l’Allemand”) in City Journal. This novel, which apparently has some basis in reality, traces the links between Nazi Germany and modern Islamism. It sounds like an interesting read, although I will unfortunately have to wait for a translation.

This is as good an occasion as any to remember that plenty of work on this topic has been done by Matthias Küntzel. Küntzel got some attention in the UK when Leeds University cancelled his talk “Hitler’s Legacy: Islamic antisemitism and the impact of the Muslim Brotherhood” for fear of offending Islamists. The essay is well worth reading (it is a sober and interesting piece on the historical connection between Nazism and Islamic anti-semitism, not an anti-Muslim diatribe). Other writings of Küntzel on this topic can be found on his website.

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