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FTR #340 Mein Jihad: Islamofascism and Geopolitics

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This pro­gram con­tin­ues and sup­ple­ments pre­vi­ous (and sub­se­quent) broad­casts on the sub­ject of the 9/11 attacks and relat­ed events

1. Behind the oper­at­ing forces of Al Qae­da and its asso­ci­at­ed ele­ments lies a polit­i­cal milieu that might be appro­pri­ate­ly termed “Islam­o­fas­cist.” (This should not be mis­un­der­stood as char­ac­ter­iz­ing the Islam­ic faith as fas­cist. Nonethe­less, there are pro­found fas­cist ele­ments with­in the world-wide Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ty that are inex­tri­ca­bly linked to, and an exten­sion of, the inter­na­tion­al fas­cist com­mu­ni­ty.) One of the dri­ving forces behind Al Qae­da and Islam­ic extrem­ism world-wide is the Sau­di-backed doc­trine of Wah­habism. While super­fi­cial­ly oppos­ing Bin Laden and Islam­ic extrem­ism, the Saud­is in prac­tice pro­mul­gate Wah­habism, the ultra-con­ser­v­a­tive Mus­lim doc­trine char­ac­ter­ized as “Islam­o­fas­cism.”

2. Dis­cus­sion begins on the Ital­ian ambas­sador to Sau­di Ara­bia and his con­ver­sion to Islam. (“An Ambas­sador’s Jour­ney from Rome to Mec­ca” by Dou­glas Jehl; New York Times; 12/4/2001; p. A4.) Torqua­to Cardil­li’s adop­tion of Wah­habism is note­wor­thy, because the gov­ern­ment he rep­re­sents is the inher­i­tor of the fas­cist pol­i­tics of Mus­soli­ni.

3. One of the pri­ma­ry influ­ences on Islam­o­fas­cism has been “Abu Ali“and his fol­low­ers. “Abu Ali” is the Ara­bic nick­name giv­en to Hitler by the Egypt­ian fas­cist move­ment pri­or to, and dur­ing, World War II. (The Beast Reawak­ens; by Mar­tin A. Lee; Copy­right 1997 [HC]; Lit­tle, Brown and Com­pa­ny; ISBN 0–316-51959–6; p. 122.)

4. Egypt was an impor­tant base of oper­a­tions for the Third Reich, num­ber­ing among its intel­li­gence oper­a­tives future Egypt­ian pres­i­dents Nass­er and Sadat. (Idem.)

5. After Nass­er replaced King Farouk (him­self a Nazi sym­pa­thiz­er), the CIA recruit­ed a group of Third Reich alum­ni and war crim­i­nals under the direc­tion of SS colonel Otto Sko­rzeny to train Nasser’s intel­li­gence ser­vice and gen­er­al staff. (Ibid.; pp. 124–125.)

6. This milieu worked close­ly with Haj Amin al-Hus­sei­ni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, a key axis spy and an offi­cer in the SS. (Ibid.; p. 128.)

7. In addi­tion to the Grand Mufti, this Nazi émi­gré con­tin­gent in Egypt worked with his dis­tant cousin Yass­er Arafat. (Idem.)

8. Con­tin­u­ing the work that he had done under Nazi pro­pa­gan­da min­is­ter Joseph Goebbels, Johann von Leers became a key anti-Semit­ic pro­pa­gan­dist for Nass­er under the stew­ard­ship of the Sko­rzeny milieu. (Idem.)

9. Von Leers con­vert­ed to Islam, as did a num­ber of his Nazi/Egyptian col­leagues. (Ibid.; pp. 128–129.)

10. Review­ing one of the ele­ments con­nect­ing the Skorzeny/Egyptian milieu with the events of 9/11, the broad­cast high­lights the con­nec­tions between Ahmed Huber and the milieu of Osama Bin Laden. (“Far Right Has Ties with Islam­ic Extreme” by Hugh Williamson and Philipp Jak­lin; Finan­cial Times; 11/9/2001; p. 4.)

11. Huber is a direc­tor of an alleged al Qae­da fund­ing con­duit called Al Taqwa (recent­ly renamed Nada man­age­ment.) Huber has met mem­bers of Bin Laden’s orga­ni­za­tion, but denies that the Al Taqwa man­age­ment group and the relat­ed Nada Man­age­ment firms were involved with fund­ing Bin Laden’s orga­ni­za­tion. (Idem.)

12. Like Horst Mahler, Huber is an asso­ciate of the neo-Nazi NPD, as well as Islam­ic extrem­ists. (Idem.) (The NPD is close­ly linked to the Amer­i­can Nation­al Alliance, the par­ent orga­ni­za­tion of the pub­lish­er of The Turn­er Diaries and Ser­pen­t’s Walk.)

13. A doc­tri­naire anti-Semi­te and Holo­caust denier, Huber was close­ly asso­ci­at­ed with the Nazi émi­gré milieu in Nasser’s Egypt dis­cussed above. (“Les Amis de Fau­ris­son: Ahmed Rami” by Gilles Kar­masyn; accessed at www.phdn.org/negation/faurisson/rami.html.)

14. In par­tic­u­lar, Huber was asso­ci­at­ed in Egypt with Johann Von Leers. (Idem.)

15. PLO Chair­man Yass­er Arafat became a pro­tégé of Sko­rzeny, who trained the gueril­las com­pris­ing the sem­i­nal Pales­tin­ian ter­ror­ist groups. (The Beast Reawak­ens; by Mar­tin A. Lee; pp. 129–130.)

16. In that con­text, it is inter­est­ing to con­tem­plate the fact that the PLO is financed by Sau­di Ara­bia, pos­sess­ing more for­eign cur­ren­cy reserves than many Third World coun­tries. (The King­dom: Ara­bia and the House of Sa’ud; Robert Lacey; Copy­right 1981 [HC]; Har­court Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0–15-147260–2; p. 446.) It is note­wor­thy that this wealth does not appear to “trick­le down” to the Pales­tin­ian peo­ple.

17. Return­ing the dis­cus­sion to the events fol­low­ing the 9/11 attacks, the pro­gram dis­cuss­es PLO spokesman Saeb Erekat’s con­dem­na­tion of the recent Israeli reprisals against the Pales­tini­ans. (“Israel Strikes at Arafat” by James Ben­net [New York Times]; San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle; 12/4/2001; p. A12.)

18. The broad­cast then reca­pit­u­lates the fact that key Pales­tin­ian diplo­mats, includ­ing Erekat, were pro­teges of for­mer sec­re­tary of state James Bak­er. The CIA termed them “Bak­er’s dozen.” (The Secret War Against the Jews: How West­ern Espi­onage Betrayed the Jew­ish Peo­ple; John Lof­tus and Mark Aarons; Copy­right 1994 [HC]; St. Mar­t­in’s Press; ISBN 0–312-11057‑X; p. 476.) These “mod­er­ate” Pales­tini­ans com­prised the nego­ti­at­ing team for the PLO in their peace talks with the Israelis.

19. The sec­ond side of the pro­gram begins with analy­sis of the geopo­lit­i­cal motives for the Islam­ic con­ver­sions of Von Leers, Ahmed Huber and com­pa­ny. (Dream­er of the Day: Fran­cis Park­er Yock­ey and the Post­war Fas­cist Inter­na­tion­al; by Kevin Coogan; Autono­me­dia Inc.; Copy­right 1999 [SC]; ISBN 1–57027-039–2; pp. 382–383.)

20. Per­pet­u­at­ing the geopo­lit­i­cal the­o­ries of Ger­man the­o­reti­cian Karl Haushofer (a key influ­ence on Hitler), the von Leers/Huber milieu saw alliance between Ger­many and the “Col­ored Peo­ples” of the colo­nial world as key to destroy­ing the Unit­ed King­dom, Israel and (ulti­mate­ly) the Unit­ed States. (Idem.) This geopo­lit­i­cal world view is vir­tu­al­ly indis­tin­guish­able from that of Al Qae­da.

21. The pro­gram also under­scores Third Reich sup­port for Ali Rashid in his attempt to oust the British from Iraq dur­ing the war, as well as post­war “Under­ground Reich” con­nec­tions with the Saud­is. (Ibid.; p. 383.)

22. Iraqi dic­ta­tor Sad­dam Hus­sein was raised by, and heav­i­ly influ­enced by, his pro-Nazi, anti-British uncle, who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the coup attempt of Ali Rashid. “At ten, he found a men­tor in his mater­nal uncle, Khairal­lah al-Tul­fah, a recent­ly cashiered army offi­cer whose hatred of British colo­nial rule was matched only by his admi­ra­tion for Adolf Hitler and his Nazi ideals. . . . He learned to read by the light of an oil lamp and fed his spir­it on his uncle’s tales of exploits with pro-Ger­man offi­cers in the Iraqi army. Khairal­lah al-Tul­fah had a dream that Arabs would one day be free of for­eign occu­pa­tion and for­eign rule. The Ger­mans, Khairal­lah said, were the only ones who respect­ed the Arabs as equals. The British were just after their oil.” (The Death Lob­by: How the West Armed Iraq; by Ken­neth Tim­mer­man; copy­right 1991 [HC]; by Houghton Mif­flin Com­pa­ny; ISBN 0–395-59305–0; p.1.)

23. Ger­many (and the Under­ground Reich) has played a piv­otal role in arm­ing Sad­dam Hus­sein with his weapons of mass destruc­tion. The broad­cast dis­cuss­es Ger­man admo­ni­tions to the Unit­ed States to refrain from attack­ing Iraq, all the more inter­est­ing in light of that coun­try’s piv­otal role in arm­ing Sad­dam. (“Berlin Warns US on Iraq” [Reuters]; Finan­cial Times; 11/29/2001; p. 3.)

24. Next, the pro­gram reviews the role of von Leers and his émi­gré Nazi asso­ciates in post­war activ­i­ties in Argenti­na. (Dream­er of the Day: Fran­cis Park­er Yock­ey and the Post­war Fas­cist Inter­na­tion­al; by Kevin Coogan; pp. 274–5.)

25. The remark­able “axis” that exist­ed between Third Reich alum­ni in Argenti­na (and else­where in Latin Amer­i­ca) and the Mid­dle East is reflect­ed in recent activ­i­ties that have tak­en place in con­nec­tion with two bomb­ings, alleged­ly con­nect­ed to the milieu of Al Qae­da. Syr­i­an-born for­mer pres­i­dent Car­los Men­em was recent­ly released from house arrest in con­nec­tion with an arms smug­gling case that over­laps the bomb­ings of the Israeli Embassy in 1992 and the AMIA Jew­ish cul­tur­al cen­ter in 1994. (“Court Rul­ing in Arms Case Frees Men­em in Argenti­na” by Clif­ford Krauss; New York Times; 11/21/2001; p. A10.)

26. Men­em’s co-defen­dant in the case is Emir Yoma, his for­mer broth­er-in-law. (Idem.) Yoma, in turn, is cen­tral to an over­lap­ping series of scan­dals dubbed “Yoma­gate” by the Argen­tin­ian press.  Yoma­gate is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the two bomb­ings. One of the key names that has sur­faced in con­nec­tion with the bomb­ings is that of Monz­er Al-Kas­sar.

27. Al-Kas­sar is from Yabrud, Syr­ia. (“Gov­ern­ment Wor­ried About Vis­it of Al-Kas­sar;” Clar­in; 8/2/1998.)

28. That same town is also the home town of Al-Kas­sar asso­ciate Ibrahim al Ibrahim (a Syr­i­an intel­li­gence offi­cial mar­ried to Emir Yoma’s sis­ter Ami­ra) and Alfre­do Yabran. (Idem.)

29. Yabran man­aged the ware­hous­es at which Al-Kas­sar is alleged to have brought in the explo­sives for the two bomb­ings. (Idem.) Al Ibrahim moved to Argenti­na in 1987 and worked in the ware­hous­es man­aged by Yabran. (Idem.)

30. Next, the pro­gram high­lights a Syr­i­an con­nec­tion to Bin Laden. (“Fam­i­ly Ties that Bind and Bedev­il” by Michael Slack­man; Los Ange­les Times; 11/13/2001; pp. A1-A4.)

31. One of Bin Laden’s wives is from a small town in Syr­ia that is an epi­cen­ter of the Alaw­ite sect, which con­trols the Syr­i­an gov­ern­ment and secu­ri­ty forces. (Ibid.; p. A4.) As not­ed above, Monz­er Al-Kas­sar has strong con­nec­tions to the Syr­i­an intel­li­gence ser­vices and has been involved with a milieu that over­laps the ele­ments behind the 9/11 attacks.

32. Next, the broad­cast sets forth more infor­ma­tion about the al-Taqwa firm, alleged­ly involved with the 9/11 attacks. The broad­cast reviews infor­ma­tion about Ahmed Huber asso­ciate Ghaleb Him­mat, an exec­u­tive with the above-men­tioned Al Taqwa. (“Bankrolling bin Laden” by Mark Huband; Finan­cial Times; 11/29/2001; p. 6.)

33. Al-Taqwa exec­u­tive Ghaleb Him­mat is pres­i­dent of the Munich-based Islam­ic Com­mu­ni­ty of Ger­many that expressed “plea­sure” over the 9/11 attacks at a closed meet­ing. (Idem.)

34. The pro­gram also dis­cuss­es the role of Sau­di sup­port for Islam­ic fight­ers in Bosnia, an appar­ent base for Euro­pean oper­a­tions of Al Qae­da. (Idem.)

35. The pro­gram reviews infor­ma­tion about the 13th Waf­fen SS (Han­jar) Divi­sion. Com­posed of Balkan Mus­lims, the unit wore fezzes with the tra­di­tion­al Waf­fen SS uni­forms. This divi­sion was assem­bled with the assis­tance of Haj Amin Al-Hus­sei­ni, the so-called Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. A major in the SS, Al-Hus­sei­ni was a key Ger­man spy dur­ing World War II, as well as a major oper­a­tive on behalf of what Mr. Emory calls “the Under­ground Reich.” As a young man, Bosn­ian pres­i­dent Ali­ja Izetbe­gov­ic was recruiter for the Han­jar Divi­sion.

36. The pro­gram reviews an Islam­ic fun­da­men­tal­ist doc­u­ment penned by Izetbe­gov­ic in 1970. (Ger­man and U.S. Involve­ment in the Balka­ns: A Care­ful Coin­ci­dence of Nation­al Poli­cies? by T.W. (“Bill”) Carr, pre­sent­ed at a sym­po­sium on the Balkan War “Yugoslavia: Past and Present.”)

37. The broad­cast con­cludes by reca­pit­u­lat­ing the “Islam­o­fas­cist” nature of the World Mus­lim Con­gress, a key ele­ment in the anti-Sovi­et Afghan war of the 1980’s. (The Beast Reawak­ens; by Mar­tin A. Lee; pp. 225–226.)  The Afghan con­flict was the chrysalis from which Osama Bin Laden, Ramzi Youss­eff, and the Pak­istani and Arab com­bat­ants lead­ing Izetbe­gov­ic’s “Han­jar II” emerged as war­riors. The WMC was found­ed by the Grand Mufti, who recruit­ed the 13th Waf­fen SS divi­sion of Izetbe­gov­ic’s youth, and it was heav­i­ly financed by the Saud­is. Mr. Emory spec­u­lates that the Islam­o­fas­cist com­bat­ants spawned through the WMC and the Afghan con­flict have been coopt­ed by the “Under­ground Reich” to be used against the Unit­ed States, Israel and the Unit­ed King­dom.


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