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Muslim Brotherhood Demonstration in Vienna Invokes Hitler’s Name

Com­ment: In the wake of the Gaza Flotil­la inci­dent last month, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood helped engi­neer a demon­stra­tion in Vien­na, at which Hitler’s polit­i­cal lega­cy was invoked. As not­ed in the fol­low­ing post, such behav­ior is ille­gal in Aus­tria.

In addi­tion to high­light­ing Hamas’s and the Broth­er­hood’s Nazi and fas­cist ide­o­log­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal under­pin­nings, this demon­stra­tion also illus­trates how Euro­pean Islamists are help­ing to revive the spir­it of anti-Semi­tism, at the same time as the grow­ing, reac­tionary Mus­lim pres­ence in Europe is gal­va­niz­ing anti-Mus­lim sen­ti­ment and result­ing pro-fas­cist sym­pa­thy.

“Aus­tri­an Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Orga­nizes Anti-Semit­ic Pro-Hamas Demon­stra­tions In Vien­na”; Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Dai­ly Report; 6/23/2010. [1]

Excerept: A UK blog has report­ed on recent anti-Israel/pro Hamas demon­stra­tions in Vien­na, Aus­tria fea­tur­ing dis­plays of vir­u­lent anti-Semi­tism. Accord­ing to the report:

If neo-Nazis would march in Vien­na with a poster pro­claim­ing “Hitler wake up”, the left-lib­er­al Vien­nese week­ly Fal­ter would not describe this as “strange demand”, but ask why the police allowed this slo­gan (a crim­i­nal offence in Aus­tria) to be shown unhin­dered in pub­lic. But when it report­ed a demon­stra­tion orga­nized by anti-impe­ri­al­ist “activists” on June 1st, they found the demand “Hitler wake up” only “strange”. The big pro-Hamas demon­stra­tion in Vien­na on June 4th was dif­fer­ent from demon­stra­tions in oth­er Euro­pean cities. One of its main speak­ers was Omar al Rawi, a Social Demo­c­ra­t­ic (SPÖ) mem­ber of Vienna’s local par­lia­ment (Wiener Land­tag), who is also “Inte­gra­tions­beauf­tragter” (offi­cial­ly respon­si­ble for the inte­gra­tion of for­eign­ers) belong­ing to the Mus­lim reli­gious com­mu­ni­ty of Aus­tria. Omar al Rawi, who is asso­ci­at­ed with the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, spoke in front of about 10,000 demon­stra­tors shout­ing “Israel – mur­der­ers” who waived “Israel – child killer” ban­ners. . . .