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FTR #343 Mein Jihad Pt 2 — Old Complicities That Go Back to the 1930s

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Intro­duc­tion: Pro­vid­ing a thought-pro­vok­ing sup­ple­ment to pre­vi­ous pro­grams on the top­ic, this broad­cast con­tin­ues dis­cus­sion of the ter­ror­ist blitzkrieg of 9/11/2001. (For more on this sub­ject, see FTR 325–342, 344–346. Note: due to the rapid evo­lu­tion of infor­ma­tion on the attacks, pro­grams ana­lyz­ing the event have been deferred to after FTR’s 342, 343, envi­sioned as pre­sent­ing such analy­sis. Dis­cus­sion of the 9/11/2001 attacks will be con­tin­u­ing indef­i­nite­ly.)

Pro­gram High­lights Include: The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood’s align­ment with the Axis pow­ers in World War II; the Broth­er­hood’s long asso­ci­a­tion with the CIA in the post­war peri­od; the Broth­er­hood’s adop­tion of the Cor­po­rate State of Mus­soli­ni as its eco­nom­ic agen­da; Bank Al-Taqwa Youssef Nada’s work as a Nazi spy in World War II; the Bank Al-Taqwa’s asso­ci­a­tion with Nazi financier Fran­cois Genoud.

1. This pro­gram sets forth devel­op­ment of the phe­nom­e­non of “Islam­o­fas­cism,” pre­vi­ous­ly dis­cussed in FTR 329, 330, 340, 342. (This should not be mis­un­der­stood as char­ac­ter­iz­ing Islam as fascist—rather, the term refers to a pow­er­ful ele­ment over­lap­ping the worlds of Islam and inter­na­tion­al fas­cism.) Cen­tral to the analy­sis pre­sent­ed here is an inter­na­tion­al Islam­ic fun­da­men­tal­ist orga­ni­za­tion called the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, believed by many to the involved with ter­ror­ism in gen­er­al, and Al Que­da in par­tic­u­lar. (It should be not­ed that the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood denies such involve­ment.) focus­es on the milieu of Nada Man­age­ment (for­mer­ly Al Taqwa), alleged by U.S. intel­li­gence and oth­er inves­ti­ga­tors to be involved with inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ism and Al Que­da.

2. Begin­ning with the quote from which the broad­cast derives its title, the pro­gram high­lights an inter­est­ing obser­va­tion by an Egypt­ian ana­lyst. Dis­cussing the dias­po­ra of the Broth­er­hood fol­low­ing its expul­sion from Egypt, he dis­cussed the estab­lish­ment of Munich as a pri­ma­ry base of oper­a­tions. “ ‘Why Munich, why Ger­many?’ I asked Rifaat Said. ‘Because there, one finds old com­plic­i­ties that go back to the late 1930’s, when the Mus­lim Broth­ers col­lab­o­rat­ed with the agents of Nazi Ger­many. . .By soak­ing up the sav­ings of these Mus­lim work­ers, Yussef Nada, like Said Ramadan, took advan­tage of an extreme­ly favor­able con­text and used it as a spring­board for the Mus­lim Broth­ers’ eco­nom­ic activ­i­ties.’” (Dol­lars for Ter­ror: The Unit­ed States and Islam; by Richard Labeviere; Copy­right 2000 [SC]; Algo­ra Pub­lish­ing; ISBN 1–892941-06–6; p. 153.)

3. The broad­cast sets forth the appar­ent rela­tion­ship between Said Ramadan (of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood) and Sau­di Ara­bia, a pri­ma­ry source of fund­ing for the Broth­er­hood. (Idem.)

4. Nada him­self is alleged to have been agent of the Abwehr, the mil­i­tary intel­li­gence ser­vice of the Third Reich. “But Yussef Nada is even bet­ter-known to the Egypt­ian [intel­li­gence] ser­vices, who have evi­dence of his mem­ber­ship in the armed branch of the fra­ter­ni­ty of the Mus­lim Broth­ers in the 1940’s. At that time, accord­ing to the same sources, he was work­ing for the Abwehr under Admi­ral Canaris and took part in a plot against King Farouk. This was not the first time that the path of the Mus­lim Broth­ers crossed that of the ser­vants of the Third Reich.” (Ibid.; 140–141.)

5. Next, the broad­cast delin­eates Labaviere’s alle­ga­tions con­cern­ing the pro­found rela­tion­ship between the Saud­is, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, ele­ments of U.S. intel­li­gence and the Bin Laden orga­ni­za­tion. “Many times over, Amer­i­can, Euro­pean and Arab diplo­mats and pub­lic offi­cials advised me to fol­low the trail of ‘the dol­lars of ter­ror.’ . . Every time, I was brought back to both the offi­cial and the secret struc­tures of Sau­di finance. Every time, I stum­bled on the fra­ter­ni­ty of the Mus­lim Broth­ers. . .Where does the mon­ey for this dan­ger­ous pros­e­lytism come from? . . . Sau­di Ara­bia and oth­er oil monar­chies allied with the Unit­ed States. The great­est world pow­er is ful­ly aware of this devel­op­ment. Indeed, its infor­ma­tion [intel­li­gence] agen­cies have encour­aged it . . . . The CIA and its Sau­di and Pak­istani homo­logues con­tin­ue [as of 1999] to spon­sor Islamism.” (Ibid.; pp. 14–15.) (It should be not­ed in this con­text that the CIA and oth­er Amer­i­can intel­li­gence ser­vices are not homoge­nous. There are pro­found fac­tions and divi­sions between, and among them. The CIA, in par­tic­u­lar, is high­ly fac­tion­al­ized. In oth­er pro­grams about the 9/11/2001 attacks, Mr. Emory has under­scored his belief that ele­ments of Amer­i­can intel­li­gence, allied with Islam­o­fas­cism (or “Islamism”) and the “Under­ground Reich” betrayed and attacked the Unit­ed States. One should not for­get that pol­i­tics is a com­pli­cat­ed affair. Pow­er­ful ele­ments in the U.S. sup­port­ed fas­cism, and yet the coun­try end­ed up in a very real war against fas­cism. The sit­u­a­tion vis-à-vis the Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks is anal­o­gous. It should be not­ed in this con­text that Mr. Emory strong­ly sup­ports the war, although he is not at all sure that it is being pros­e­cut­ed cor­rect­ly. The Bush fam­i­ly is on “the oth­er side,” in his opin­ion.)

6. High­light­ing the polit­i­cal incli­na­tions of the “Fra­ter­ni­ty” (Labaviere’s nick­name for the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood), the pro­gram sets forth the fas­cist ori­en­ta­tion of this orga­ni­za­tion. “The his­to­ry of the Fra­ter­ni­ty makes the Broth­ers’ con­cept of the Islam­ic State clear: a theo­crat­ic State of fascis­tic inspi­ra­tion. . . .Some of them were fel­low trav­el­ers of the Nazis, and are still try­ing today to resus­ci­tate the old alliance of Islamism and the swasti­ka.” (Ibid.; p. 121.)

7. “Muham­mad Said al-Ash­mawy con­tin­ued: ‘All my research always brings me back to the same point: at the begin­ning of this process of the per­ver­sion of Islam are the Mus­lim Broth­ers, an extreme Right cult.’. . . An extreme Right cult? ‘The his­to­ry of the Mus­lim Broth­ers is infused and fas­ci­nat­ed by fascis­tic ide­ol­o­gy,’ Said al-Ash­mawy adds. ‘Their doc­trines, their total (if not total­i­tar­i­an) way of life, takes as a start­ing point the same obses­sion with a per­fect city on earth, in con­for­mi­ty with the celes­tial city whose orga­ni­za­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of pow­ers they can dis­cern through the lens of their fan­tas­ti­cal read­ing of the Koran.’ This ‘Fascis­tic affil­i­a­tion’ would crop up in the analy­ses of sev­er­al of our inter­locu­tors, in par­tic­u­lar that of the jour­nal­ist Eric Rouleau, who is a spe­cial­ist in the Mid­dle East, for­mer French ambas­sador to Tunisia and Turkey.” (Ibid.; p. 124.)

8. Next, the pro­gram sets forth tem­po­ral coin­ci­dences between the devel­op­ment of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and key dates in the devel­op­ment of inter­na­tion­al fas­cism. The orga­ni­za­tion was cre­at­ed in 1929, the year that the Lat­er­an Treaty [4] between the Vat­i­can and Mus­soli­ni made Roman Catholi­cism the offi­cial state reli­gion of fas­cist Italy and incor­po­rat­ed ele­ments of Catholic dog­ma into the legal code of the nation. (Ibid.; pp. 125–126.)

9. As not­ed in FTR 332 and FTR 340, the fas­cists used anti-colo­nial sen­ti­ment in the Third World to recruit con­fed­er­ates against Britain and France. The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood was uti­lized in this fash­ion. “Last­ly, the emer­gence and the rise to pow­er of Fas­cism, hos­tile to French and British colo­nial­ism, gave rise to many analo­gies with cor­po­ratist pro­pa­gan­da and the meth­ods of mobi­liza­tion of Mussolini’s gangs.” (Ibid.; p. 126.)

10. The theo­crat­ic fas­cism of the Broth­er­hood was enun­ci­at­ed by the organization’s founder Has­san al-Ban­na. “‘Islam is doc­trine, divine wor­ship, the father­land, the nation, reli­gion, spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, the Koran and the sword.’” (Idem.) In 1933 (the year that Hitler became Chan­cel­lor of Ger­many), al-Ban­na moved to Cairo and assumed the title of “supreme guide” (leader) of the Broth­er­hood. (Ibid.; p. 126.)

11. In 1939 (the year that World War II began), the Broth­er­hood adopt­ed its Koran-based con­sti­tu­tion. (Ibid.; pp. 126–127.)

12. Fur­ther high­light­ing the com­par­isons between the Brotherhood’s pro­gram and those of Mus­soli­ni and Hitler, the broad­cast con­tin­ues. “Tak­ing Italy’s choic­es under Mus­soli­ni for inspi­ra­tion, the eco­nom­ic pro­gram set three pri­or­i­ties . . . The social pol­i­cy fore­saw a new law on labor, found­ed on cor­po­ra­tions. This eco­nom­ic pro­gram would more direct­ly reveal its rela­tion­ship to total­i­tar­i­an ide­olo­gies a few years lat­er, with the works of Mohamed Ghaz­a­li . . . . Mohamed Ghaz­a­li rec­om­mend­ed ‘an eco­nom­ic reg­i­men sim­i­lar to that which exist­ed in Nazi Ger­many and fas­cist Italy.’ . . . The moral code is also an impor­tant com­po­nent in this pro­gram, which is intend­ed to cre­ate the ‘new Mus­lim man.’ . . . The notion of the equal­i­ty of the sex­es is inher­ent­ly negat­ed by the con­cept of the suprema­cy of male social respon­si­bil­i­ties. . .the ‘nat­ur­al’ place of the woman is in the home.” (Ibid.; p. 127.)

13. Next the pro­gram sets forth the sup­port of the Mus­lim Broth­er for the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. (Ibid.; p. 128.)

14. Next, the pro­gram delin­eates the oper­a­tions of the Broth­er­hood on behalf of the Axis. “. . . in 1942, the Fra­ter­ni­ty clan­des­tine­ly estab­lished its mil­i­tary branch. This came to light in a spec­tac­u­lar way with the assas­si­na­tion, while the Par­lia­ment was in full ses­sion on Feb­ru­ary 24, 1945, of Prime Min­is­ter Ahmad Maher (he had just declared war on the axis pow­ers).” (Ibid.; p. 129.)

15. The sec­ond half of the pro­gram begins with infor­ma­tion about the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Broth­er­hood in the post­war assas­si­na­tion of Egypt­ian polit­i­cal fig­ures, as well as the 1947 war against Israel. (Idem)

16. Under­scor­ing the eco­nom­ic ele­ment of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, the pro­gram dis­cuss­es the “Ismail” ref­er­ered to in FTR 342. (“Im Wun­der­land des Has­s­es”; by Johannes von Dohnanyi; Welt­woche; Aus­gabe 01/2002.)

17. “. . . along­side Yussef Nada, there is anoth­er Egypt­ian, I.S. (called ‘Ismail’), who over­sees mat­ters con­nect­ed with sev­er­al hold­ing com­pa­nies in which the bank is a share­hold­er. Direc­tor of the com­pa­ny ‘Spacetron­ic Salah Inter­na­tion­al,’ an elec­tron­ic prod­ucts com­pa­ny that trades main­ly with Sudan, this for­mer mem­ber of the armed branch of the Broth­ers fol­lowed the same route as Yussef Nada, his alter ego.” (Dol­lars for Ter­ror, p. 152.)

18. Next, the pro­gram dis­clos­es that Afghanistan was cho­sen by the Broth­er­hood as the geo­graph­i­cal epi­cen­ter of the Islam­ic fun­da­men­tal­ist move­ment. “‘At the time, he saw that holy war [against the Sovi­et Union] as herald­ing the cre­ation of a future Islam­ic in Afghanistan,’ adds his for­mer coun­ter­part. ‘At the time, the Fra­ter­ni­ty saw that coun­try as the first site for the re-found­ing of the Caliphate, the only polit­i­cal struc­ture like­ly to unite all the Mus­lims one day.’” (Ibid.; pp. 134–135.)

19. Much of the rest of the dis­cus­sion of the Labaviere book involves analy­sis of the role of eco­nom­ics in the Brotherhood’s pro­gram. “Noth­ing offi­cial, of course. . .many trades­men, who will nev­er acknowl­edge their links with the Fra­ter­ni­ty, but whose prof­its flow into the Islam­ic banks and cap­i­tal invest­ment com­pa­nies that, for their part, oper­at­ed in broad day­light in the 1980’s. . . .The Fraternity’s eco­nom­ic appa­ra­tus pur­sues the same goal as the mil­i­tary appa­ra­tus: the oblig­a­tory reuni­fi­ca­tion of the Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ty. . . .Islam­ic finance: the exten­sion of the ‘holy war’ by oth­er means.” (Ibid.; pp. 135–136.) (Lis­ten­ers will rec­og­nize the last quote as adapt­ed from Karl vojn Clause­witz.)

20. Mr. Emory empha­sizes his view that the eco­nom­ic struc­ture of the Broth­er­hood is part of the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion and the Under­ground Reich. The eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal com­po­nent of a Third Reich gone under­ground, the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion con­trols cor­po­rate Ger­many and much of the rest of the world. [It was cre­at­ed and run by Mar­tin Bor­mann, the orga­ni­za­tion­al genius who was the “the pow­er behind the throne” in Nazi Ger­many.]

21. One of the pri­ma­ry ele­ments of the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion is the Thyssen-Borne­misza orga­ni­za­tion, head­quar­tered in Lugano, Switzer­land (the base for Youssef Nada’s oper­a­tions.)

22. The pro­gram fur­ther explores the career of Ahmed Huber dis­cussed in past pro­grams about Al Taqwa. (Ibid.; p. 141.)

23. Huber has been asso­ci­at­ed with French fas­cist Jean Marie Le Pen. (Ibid.; p. 142.)

24. Huber is also con­nect­ed to occult fas­cist ele­ments in Europe, with links going back to the ear­ly 1920’s. (Ibid.; p. 143.)

25. Among those ele­ments are the Thule soci­ety, in turn con­nect­ed to Adolf Hitler, through his deputy, Rudolf Hess and the Ger­man geopoliti­cian Karl Haushofer. (Dream­er of the Day: Fran­cis Park­er Yock­ey and the Post­war Fas­cist Inter­na­tion­al; by Kevin Coogan; Autono­me­dia; Copy­right 1999 [SC]; ISBN 1–57027-039–2; p. 69.)

26. The Thule soci­ety is stud­ied by con­tem­po­rary occult fas­cist groups. (Ibid.; p. 621.)

27. Most impor­tant­ly, Huber is asso­ci­at­ed with Fran­cois Genoud, dis­cussed at length in FTR 333, 341. (Dol­lars for Ter­ror: The Unit­ed States and Islam; pp. 143–144.)

28. The pro­gram reviews mate­r­i­al from past pro­grams con­cern­ing Genoud. (Dream­er of the Day: Fran­cis Park­er Yock­ey and the Post­war Fas­cist Inter­na­tion­al; pp. 584–5; 589)

29. Genoud was intro­duced to the Iran­ian fun­da­men­tal­ists by Huber. (Dol­lars for Ter­ror: The Unit­ed States and Islam; p. 144.)
30. Nada’s firm closed fol­low­ing dis­clo­sure of alle­ga­tions con­cern­ing asso­ci­a­tion between Nada and Bin Laden. (“Swiss Firm Clos­es Amid Inquiry;” [Reuters]; New York Times; 1-10-2002; p. A14.) .)

31. The broad­cast clos­es with dis­cus­sion of the rela­tion­ship between Sau­di intel­li­gence, ele­ments of the CIA, Bin Laden and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. (Dol­lars for Ter­ror: The Unit­ed States and Islam; pp. 117–118.)