As I recently reported, a convicted right-wing terrorist in the UK has provided an example of a literal “Islamo-Nazi”, with his jailhouse conversion to jihadist Islam. But his is far from an isolated case. In fact, rather than just a right-wing pejorative, “Islamo-Nazi” is a disturbing confluence of hatreds that goes right back to the Third Reich itself.

During the Nazi era, Hitler’s regime made a number of alliances with anti-Jewish Islamic figures in the Middle East. For instance, Palestinian leader of the time, the mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, sat down for a good, old, anti-Semitic chin-wag with the Fuhrer himself. The Mufti stated that “Arabs were [Nazi] Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies”. You guessed it: the Jews. The Nazis got along so well, that the Mufti helped establish SS units in the Balkans, while several Nazis converted to Islam.

Getting on like a house of fire. A Jewish house, of course. The BFD. Photoshop by Lushington Brady.

Contemporary Islamo-Nazism is of a different nature. It consists of murderous Muslims whose ideology overlaps with core genocidal elements of Nazism, without belonging to any organizational Nazi framework. Current Islamo-Nazism can be described as the ideology of those Muslims who meet one of the two following characteristics: first, they are believers who want to achieve world rule of Islam by any means, including violence. In other words, for Islamo-Nazis, the goal justifies the means. The second characteristic that defines Islamo-Nazism is the promotion of genocidal programs. That includes, for instance, the mass murder of Jews and of others, including Muslims of different denominations.

Christopher Hitchens, in his essay The Swastika and the Cedar, described his first-hand encounter with violent Islamo-Nazis in Lebanon. But, just as the cancer of anti-Semitism is spreading anew across the globe, Islamo-Nazism is finding a home again in Europe.

About 10 years ago, Yehuda Bauer, the director emeritus of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, explained, “In both the National Socialist and Marxist communist ideology, the liberal West’s parliamentary democracy is the enemy. The Jews are its typical expression.

Radical Islam identifies the same enemy[…]“Despite big differences between these three ideologies which have emerged over the past hundred years, many parallels exist between them”[…]

In 2013, Luc Ferry, a former French education minister, said, “Terrorism today, represents somehow the equivalent of Nazism. I don’t exaggerate by saying that radical Islam today… is as atrocious as Nazism in the ‘30s.”

He also warned that radical Islam is not merely an isolated “local guerrilla” problem, but a global problem and a warning of a third world war.

What radical Islam has most in common with Nazism is a fanatical desire for world domination – and an insane hatred of Jews.

Israeli anti-Semitism historian Wistrich writes that hard-core anti-Semitism in the Arab and Muslim world is comparable only to that of Nazi Germany. He explains that Muslim hatred for Israel and Jews is “an eliminatory anti-Semitism with a genocidal dimension”[…]

In an article, Richard Prasquier then the head of the CRIF, the umbrella organization of French Jewry, compared radical Islam to Nazism. He noted two important common features. The first is that Jews are the prime enemy for both movements and anti-Semitism is an essential component of their ideologies.

The list of Islamo-Nazi groups is a role-call of Islamic terrorism.

Islamo-Nazi organizations include al-Qaida, al-Nusra in Syria, ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Palestinian territories. In Africa, such movements consist of, for instance, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and al-Shabab in Somalia. There are also Islamo-Nazi movements in many other places within the Muslim world.

The more “mainstream” radical Islamic group, the Muslim Brotherhood, is only slightly less Nazi-fied in that, while it hates the Jews, it doesn’t (openly) advocate their extermination. Baby steps.

But anti-Semitism in the West goes far beyond literal Islamo-Nazis.

There are fellow travelers of Islamo-Nazi movements in the West, Muslims as well as others. There are also whitewashers of Islamo-Nazism, mainly Muslims, and there are furthermore a variety of Western political parties which indirectly promote the interests of Islamo-Nazis.

The Jerusalem Post

It’s a horrifying fact that anti-Semitism is rapidly being mainstreamed on the left. While a persistent rump of the extreme right continues to gibber about Jews and proliferate their cretinous “echo-quotes”, the anti-Semitic BDS movement is practically ubiquitous on the left. British Labour last year opted to run a notorious anti-Semite as a potential prime minister.

Then there are the likes of the odious “Squad” as just the most prominent faces of Democrat anti-Semitism in the US, not to mention leftist anti-Semites in Australia and New Zealand.

Islamo-Nazism is real and it has some very ugly friends and fellow-travellers. We deny it at our peril.

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Lushington D. Brady

Punk rock philosopher. Liberalist contrarian. Grumpy old bastard. I grew up in a generational-Labor-voting family. I kept the faith long after the political left had abandoned it. In last decade or...