Publishing has always been plagued (well, I don’t know about the Sumerians) with a glut of what I call “same books” – you know, novels featuring wizards and youth, vampire romances, politicians’ memoirs and so on. Not that those books aren’t interesting, but publishing insiders thirst for variety, or the occasional uncommon book.
I’ve stumbled upon just such a book.
Chuck Morse, a Bostonian brave enough to twice run for Congress against that great patriot Barney Frank, has researched and written a thoroughly absorbing look at the Muslim connection to World War II.
In “The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin Al-Husseini”, Morse explores a little-known story: Arab terrorists aided the German war machine and made long-range plans with the malevolent Hitler to exterminate the Jews.
As to the book’s history, the current edition is a reprint. Originally published elsewhere, it had gone out of print and had become somewhat of a classic (an online bookseller was selling copies for $286!), and WND Books was courageous enough to re-release it. The current edition is enhanced by dozens of fascinating photographs documenting what Morse has uncovered.
The book itself is a quick read, but every paragraph is full of fascinating information. For example, the detail on the meetings and exchanges between Hitler (and Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS) and al-Husseini are compelling.
The main value of this important work is its revelation that the ideology behind Nazi totalitarianism is alive and well today in most countries of the Middle East. In fact, the book will educate readers by showing that the same ideology that drove the jihadists of 9/11 is shared with the North Koreans, the Nazis, Iran, Cuba, etc. Totalitarian regimes brutalize their people and demonize their perceived enemies.
Morse shows that a fascinating, diabolical trifecta of sorts conspired to enslave millions during World War II – the naïve Neville Chamberlain, Hitler and “Palestinian” leader, Haj Amin Al-Husseini.
Today, we have a similar trifecta: Barack Obama, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and terror groups like Hamas, the spiritual heirs of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In fact, it is the Brotherhood that gets so much play in Morse’s book, along with Al-Husseini himself.
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 (the year of Ariel Sharon’s birth!), in Egypt, by a schoolteacher named Hassan al-Banna. A secret society that still wields enormous influence in the Muslim world, the Brotherhood gave new meaning to the term “haters.” It is also interesting to note that Yasser Arafat, the self-styled leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was himself an Egyptian. The PLO was formed in 1964 in Egypt, so the direct ties between these killers are long and deep.
A few years after the Brotherhood was founded, Morse writes, al-Banna’s brother traveled to Palestine to establish ties with al-Husseini. By the way, these revelations expose the lie that the establishment of Israel in 1948 inflamed the Muslims. In fact, it is merely that Jews are alive in the region today that inflames Muslim hatred.
As Morse states, “The Muslim Brotherhood is a pan-Arab secret society that believes in the ultimate virtue of a one-world utopia, or Dar el-Islam, under the forceful guidance of the Islamic scimitar [literally, backsword].”
And al-Husseini, headquartered in Palestine, served as the conduit between the Brotherhood and the Nazis (Arafat called al-Husseini “uncle,” and the late PLO Jerusalem operative Faisal al-Husseini, actually was a cousin).
Later in the book, Morse makes yet another important point, alluding to the fact that American officials were both ignorant of recent Middle East history and naïve when it came to training the mujahideen, the “freedom fighters” opposing the Soviets in Afghanistan:
“An unforeseen side effect of American support for the mujahideen freedom fighters in their battle against Soviet occupation in Afghanistan in the 1980s was the further development of radical Islamic terrorist cells,” Morse writes, “including Al Qaeda, and the development of a shadowy American black Muslim group called al-Fulqra.”
Morse does a terrific job tying all these terror strings together and taking us right up to the present moment. You see, a vital point that many American leaders have not internalized is that the anti-Western hatred spawned by the Muslim Brotherhood is very much with us right now. In “The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism,” Morse provides a critical analysis of just what we are all facing. His heavily documented book deserves the widest-possible readership.
A confession: “The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism” has become one of my favorite books. That is all.