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FTR #537 The Project—The Muslim Brotherhood and the Global Proxy War


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THE PROJECT  [Perma­link from Dai­ly Ablu­tion blog]

Intro­duc­tion: In the pletho­ra of broad­casts record­ed since 9/11/2001, we have exam­ined the pri­ma­ry role in the attacks of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, an Islam­ic fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion that was allied with the Axis pow­ers of World War II. Since the end of World War II the group has been affil­i­at­ed with British intel­li­gence, the CIA, the Sau­di polit­i­cal and reli­gious elites and the post­war Under­ground Reich. Con­tin­u­ing with analy­sis of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, its finan­cial vehi­cle Bank Al Taqwa and its rela­tion­ship with ele­ments of the Under­ground Reich, this pro­gram high­lights a Broth­er­hood doc­u­ment titled The Project.

A blue­print for the estab­lish­ment of a world­wide, total­i­tar­i­an Mus­lim theoc­ra­cy, the doc­u­ment places par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on the infil­tra­tion of West­ern soci­eties and insti­tu­tions, and the estab­lish­ment of Islamist net­works with­in the social, polit­i­cal and nation­al secu­ri­ty estab­lish­ments of West­ern coun­tries. The SAAR net­work, the over­lap­ping Safa Trust, the Ptech firm and Grover Norquist’s Islam­ic Insti­tute (a branch of the GOP’s eth­nic out­reach appa­ra­tus) reflect the real­iza­tion of the document’s tenets in Amer­i­can civ­il soci­ety. (For more on the estab­lish­ment of such net­works and their rela­tion­ship with the Broth­er­hood, the Under­ground Reich, see FTR#’s 454, 455, 456, 462, 464, 467, 515.)

Found in the res­i­dence of Al Taqwa chief (and for­mer Nazi spy) Youssef Nada, The Project was drawn up in the ear­ly 1950’s by promi­nent Mus­lim schol­ars and is viewed by counter-ter­ror­ism experts as derived from the Mus­lim Brotherhood’s Euro­pean oper­a­tions under Said Ramadan.

Ana­lyz­ing the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood as proxy war­riors for the Under­ground Reich, the pro­gram sets forth an ear­li­er Ger­man use of Mus­lims as geo-polit­i­cal prox­ies. Dur­ing the First World War, Ger­many and the Ottoman Empire pre­cip­i­tat­ed abortive Islamist upris­ings in Russ­ian and British ter­ri­to­ries in order to gain bad­ly need­ed petro­le­um-pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties for Germany’s war effort. Kaiser Wil­helm even issued a dec­la­ra­tion of Mus­lim sym­pa­thies in order to woo the Turks and oth­er Mus­lims to the Ger­man cause. Much of the pro­gram reviews the fas­cist ide­ol­o­gy of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Nazi past of Youssef Nada. The broad­cast also reviews Bank Al Taqwa’s pro­found links to the milieu of Fran­cois Genoud—the heir to the last wills and tes­ta­ments and col­lect­ed lit­er­ary writ­ings of—get this—Adolph Hitler, Mar­tin Bor­mann and Joseph Goebbels!

The Nazi and fas­cist char­ac­ter of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood can be con­cise­ly grasped by look­ing at this file pho­to­graph of a Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad ral­ly on 4/15/2005. Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad is a branch of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.

Pro­gram High­lights Include:The Project’s” reliance on the noto­ri­ous anti-Semit­ic forgery The Pro­to­cols of the Elders of Zion; Nazi banker Fran­cois Genoud’s close ties with Al Taqwa direc­tor Achmed Huber; Al Taqwa chief Youssef Nada’s role in aid­ing the escape of the Grand Mufti from Ger­many at the end of the war; review of Hitler’s polit­i­cal last will and tes­ta­ment, in which he sought alliance with the Mus­lim peo­ples of the earth in order to fur­ther the aims of the Third Reich; the deep affin­i­ty of Arabs for the Nazis dur­ing World War II; the close rela­tion­ship of Genoud with Beau­doin Dunand, the key direc­tor of SICO—the Euro­pean hold­ing com­pa­ny for the Bin Laden family’s vast hold­ings; Genoud’s role as a finan­cial advis­er to the Bin Laden fam­i­ly.

1. The pro­gram begins with an arti­cle from the Swiss pub­li­ca­tion Le Temps about a Mus­lim Broth­er­hood blue­print for world con­quest. Found in the apart­ment of Al Taqwa bank chief Youssef Nada at the time of his arrest, the doc­u­ment was (accord­ing to Nada) drawn up in the ear­ly 1980’s by promi­nent Islam­ic schol­ars. (Read­ers and lis­ten­ers should com­pare this blue­print for Mus­lim Broth­er­hood world dom­i­na­tion with the doc­trine expressed by Broth­er­hood founder Has­san al-Ban­na in John Roy Carlson’s Cairo to Dam­as­cus, pub­lished in 1951. The book is avail­able in a file avail­able on the Spit­fire web­site at Spitfirelist.com/Books. The inter­view with al-Ban­na is on pages 91 and 92 in the orig­i­nal text.)

“In Novem­ber 2001, in the course of a search, Swiss inves­ti­ga­tors dis­cov­ered the ‘Project’: an ambi­tious strat­e­gy designed to ‘estab­lish the reign of God’ over the entire earth. Is it pos­si­ble that the devel­op­ment of world Islamism over the last 20 years is, at least in part, the prod­uct of a secret strat­e­gy, a delib­er­ate plan to take pow­er? That’s the polit­i­cal­ly incor­rect ques­tion raised by the sur­pris­ing dis­cov­ery made by the Swiss and Ital­ian police dur­ing a search car­ried out near Lugano in Novem­ber 2001.”

(“Islamism and the Con­quest of the World”; Le Temps; 10/6/2005.)

2. Note that the doc­u­ment was found in the res­i­dence of for­mer Nazi spy Youssef Nada. (Nada’s Third Reich espi­onage career is high­light­ed below.) It is Mr. Emory’s con­sid­ered opin­ion that the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood is func­tion­ing as an exten­sion of the Under­ground Reich and, in turn, con­sti­tutes an exten­sion of Ger­man impe­r­i­al pol­i­cy in the 19th and 20th cen­turies. That impe­r­i­al pol­i­cy sought alliance with the Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion of what the Ger­mans called the “Earth Island” as a vehi­cle for world dom­i­na­tion. (For more about Nada and the con­cept of the Earth Island, use the search func­tion to locate sup­ple­men­tal mate­r­i­al. FTR#’s 391, 454, 455, 456 are com­pi­la­tions sum­ming up many ele­ments of Mr. Emory’s work on 9/11, includ­ing Nada, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Al Taqwa nexus.)

“In a vil­la belong­ing to Youssef Nada, an Egypt­ian banker that the Amer­i­can author­i­ties accuse of hav­ing sup­port­ed ter­ror­ism, the inves­ti­ga­tors seized an amaz­ing doc­u­ment, kept secret for near­ly two decades: the ‘Project’, a strate­gic text of which the ulti­mate goal is ‘the estab­lish­ment of the reign of God over the entire world.’”


3. “The open crim­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tion against Youssef Nada, who ran the Islam­ic bank Al-Taqwa de Lugano from its cre­ation in 1988, was closed last May. But the Arab financier, who denied all links with ter­ror­ism, admit­ted hav­ing been, over the years, one of the prin­ci­pal lead­ers of the inter­na­tion­al branch of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, one of the most impor­tant con­tem­po­rary Islamist groups. Found­ed in Egypt in 1928, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood gave birth to a vast ‘Islam­ic Move­ment’ inspired by its ideas, which rep­re­sent today the main world force call­ing for Islamism.”


4. Note that this doc­u­ment was for­mal­ized in Decem­ber of 1982, dur­ing the Afghan war against the Sovi­ets, an event that saw the mar­riage of much of the U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty estab­lish­ment with the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Sau­di-financed Safari Club. (For more about the Brotherhood’s role in the Afghan war, see FTR#473. For more about the Safari Club, see FTR#’s 522, 524.) Part of the document’s sig­nif­i­cance lies in the fact that it indi­cates that the dynam­ics of the anti-Sovi­et Afghan war were sim­ply part of the Brotherhood’s (and Under­ground Reich’s) plans to gain world dom­i­na­tion after the con­clu­sion of the con­flict. Note the empha­sis the doc­u­ment places on nur­tur­ing anti-Semi­tism in the tar­get­ed coun­tries!

The Project is a 14-page doc­u­ment, dat­ed Decem­ber 1982, which opens with this pas­sage: ‘This report presents a glob­al vision of an inter­na­tion­al strat­e­gy of Islam­ic pol­i­cy. Local Islam­ic poli­cies are to be drawn up in the dif­fer­ent regions accord­ing to its guide­lines.’ The doc­u­ment rec­om­mends the ‘study of the cen­ters of pow­er local­ly and world­wide, and the pos­si­bil­i­ties of plac­ing them under influ­ence’, ‘get­ting into con­tact with every new move­ment engaged in jihad, across the plan­et’, ‘cre­at­ing cells of jihad in Pales­tine’, and ‘nur­tur­ing the sen­ti­ment of ran­cor with regard to Jews’. All of that with the goal of coor­di­nat­ing the Islam­ic work in the sole direc­tion [sic] in order to ... con­se­crate the pow­er of God on Earth.”


5. “The Swiss inves­ti­ga­tors who stud­ied the al-Taqwa dossier have devot­ed sev­er­al analy­ses to The Project and what it rep­re­sents. One con­fi­den­tial doc­u­ment of an antiter­ror­ist ‘Task Force’ set up after the attacks of Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001, speaks of ‘a fun­da­men­tal text for under­stand­ing the long term goals of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood’: ‘Enti­tled The Project, the doc­u­ment specif­i­cal­ly describes the strat­e­gy envi­sioned to assure that the fra­ter­ni­ty achieves a grow­ing influ­ence over the Mus­lim world. It is point­ed out that the [Mus­lim Broth­er­hood] does­n’t have to act in the name of the Broth­er­hood, but can infil­trate exist­ing enti­ties. They can thus avoid being locat­ed and neu­tral­ized.’”


6. It is very impor­tant to take stock of the fact that The Project advo­cates the infil­tra­tion of exist­ing insti­tu­tions in West­ern coun­tries and the estab­lish­ment of net­works inside of Europe and the Unit­ed States. In this con­text, it is vital­ly impor­tant to weigh this blue­print in light of the estab­lish­ment of the SAAR net­work and the over­lap­ping Safa Trust, as well as relat­ed insti­tu­tions such as the Ptech com­pa­ny and Grover Norquist’s Islam­ic Insi­tute. (For more about these sub­jects, see—among oth­er programs—FTR#’s 454, 455, 456, 462, 464, 467, 515.) It is very impor­tant to keep in mind that the SAAR net­work and the Safa Trust are very close­ly linked to the Bush admin­is­tra­tion and the GOP.

“A sec­ond report from the Swiss inves­ti­ga­tors states that The Project, and oth­er doc­u­ments found in Youssef Nada’s house, ‘con­firm the role played by the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood at the same time as an inspi­ra­tion and sup­port, direct or indi­rect, of rad­i­cal Islam, over the entire world’. Accord­ing­ly, The Project could play a role in the cre­ation by the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and their suc­ces­sors of a net­work of reli­gious, edu­ca­tion­al and char­i­ta­ble insti­tu­tions in Europe and the Unit­ed States. In fact, The Project rec­om­mends ‘con­struc­tion of social, eco­nom­ic, sci­en­tif­ic and med­ical insti­tu­tions, and the pen­e­tra­tion of the domain of the social ser­vices, to be in con­tact with the peo­ple’.”


7. The Project was drawn up in Decem­ber of 1982. It is high­ly sig­nif­i­cant that it antic­i­pates world devel­op­ments that occurred after its cre­ation, includ­ing the Pales­tin­ian Intifa­da and aid by the Broth­er­hood to Islamist groups in Bosnia and the Philip­pines.

“To this end, it will be nec­es­sary to ‘study the diverse polit­i­cal envi­ron­ment and the prob­a­bil­i­ties of suc­cess in each coun­try’. One west­ern offi­cial who had stud­ied it described The Project as ‘a total­i­tar­i­an ide­ol­o­gy of infil­tra­tion that rep­re­sents, in the end, the gravest dan­ger for Euro­pean soci­eties: The Project, which will become a dan­ger in 10 years, he said, will see emerg­ing in Europe the demand for a par­al­lel sys­tem, the cre­ation of ‘Mus­lim Par­lia­ments of the sort that already exists in Great Britain... thus begin­ning the slow destruc­tion of our insti­tu­tions, of our struc­tures. For this offi­cial, who asked not to be named, The Project is not a sim­ple philo­soph­i­cal text, but a ‘road map’ of which cer­tain ele­ments have been put in place in the real world: notably, it antic­i­pates the start of the war against Israel in the Pales­tin­ian ter­ri­to­ries, and the sup­port giv­en these past years by the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood to sev­er­al armed Islam­ic groups, from Bosnia to the Philip­pines.”


8. It is impor­tant to note that the document’s authen­tic­i­ty has not been dis­put­ed by Youssef Nada, the man in whose res­i­dence it was found. Apol­o­gists for the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and relat­ed ele­ments have claimed it is a forgery.

“The dis­cov­ery of The Project also rais­es many ques­tions which, for now, remain unan­swered. The iden­ti­ty of its author, for exam­ple, remains unknown. Youssef Nada, the keep­er of The Project for near­ly 20 years, sim­ply told the Swiss inves­ti­ga­tors that he had­n’t writ­ten the text. Approached sev­er­al times by Le Temps, he final­ly explained that the doc­u­ment had been drawn up by some ‘Islam­ic researchers,’ but that it did­n’t rep­re­sent the offi­cial posi­tion of the Islam­ic Broth­er­hood. ‘I don’t agree with but 15 or 20% of the text’, he said. Why in that case, did he keep it at his house? ‘I don’t know. I should have thrown it away’.”


9. The doc­u­ment owes its intel­lec­tu­al gen­e­sis to Said Ramadan, the head of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. In the 1960’s Ramadan relo­cat­ed to Europe, in order (as will be seen below) to reform the alliance between the Nazis and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. Ramadan’s sojourn in Gene­va was direct­ed at ally­ing with Fran­cois Genoud, a piv­otal Nazi financier close­ly con­nect­ed to the Al Taqwa milieu.

“The impor­tance of The Project lies as much in its his­to­ry, and those of the men sur­round­ing it, as with its con­tent. Its intel­lec­tu­al ori­gins date back to the 1960s, when the ‘the­o­reti­cian-in-chief’ of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, Said Ramadan, found refuge in Gene­va. In Sep­tem­ber 1964, his news­pa­per El Mus­limoun pub­lished an arti­cle call­ing for the launch of an ‘ide­o­log­i­cal war’ against the West. He thus act­ed in response to the cre­ation of the state of Israel, con­sid­ered by Islamists to be an ele­ment in a vast plot against the Mus­lim reli­gion and its faith­ful. ‘That is why we’re con­vinced that the sophis­ti­cat­ed ide­o­log­i­cal plan has to be coun­tered by an ide­o­log­i­cal plan just as sophis­ti­cat­ed, and that it is nec­es­sary to respond to these ide­o­log­i­cal attacks, to this ide­o­log­i­cal ‑war, with an ide­o­log­i­cal war.”


10. A key to the Nazi influ­ence on the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and The Project is the document’s reliance on the Euro­pean forgery The Pro­to­cols of the Elders of Zion—a noto­ri­ous Euro­pean forgery that was a main­stay of Nazi anti-Semit­ic ide­ol­o­gy.

“The arti­cle makes explic­it ref­er­ence to ‘The Pro­to­cols of the Elders of Zion’, a doc­u­ment fab­ri­cat­ed by Tsarist police that describes a Jew­ish con­spir­a­cy to dom­i­nate the world. Even though it’s a forgery, the anti-Semit­ic text con­tin­ues to be tak­en seri­ous­ly in Islamist cir­cles. Last August, The Wall Street Jour­nal revealed that the ‘Pro­to­col’ was cit­ed dur­ing a recent meet­ing of the ‘Euro­pean Coun­cil of Fat­wahs and Research’, an orga­ni­za­tion designed to coun­sel the Mus­lims of Europe regard­ing their dai­ly lives. Accord­ing to a par­tic­i­pant in the meet­ing, the Pro­to­cols demon­strates the exis­tence of a Jew­ish con­spir­a­cy designed to destroy the moral val­ues of Mus­lim fam­i­lies. It is under­stood that, inspired by such ideas, the Islamists want­ed to react by devel­op­ing their own Project.”


11. “The lead thinker of the Coun­cil of Fat­was, Yousouf al-Qaradawi, was one of the prin­ci­pal share­hold­ers of the Al-Taqwa bank of Lugano. He is with­out doubt the most pop­u­lar preach­er in Europe and the Arab world, and some of his ideas are in line with those of The Project. Thus, in a doc­u­ment pub­lished in 1990, he pro­posed to devel­op the pres­ence of the Islam­ic Move­ment at the heart of ‘jihad groups’, in order to elim­i­nate ‘all for­eign influ­ences’ in Islam­ic lands, from Moroc­co to Indone­sia.”


12. The Le Temps arti­cle points out that the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood did not pre­cip­i­tate the Mus­lim emi­gra­tion to West­ern coun­tries, but is tak­ing advan­tage of it.

“Despite the evi­dent ide­o­log­i­cal sim­i­lar­i­ties, and the his­toric links of the great thinkers of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood with this doc­u­ment, the recent his­to­ry of lslamism can­not be sum­ma­rized in this Project alone. And the expan­sion of Islam in the West over the course of the last decades has not been planned by any­one: it results from the pro­gres­sive instal­la­tion of Mus­lim immi­grants in Europe and the Unit­ed States. But the heirs to the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood will prof­it from this devel­op­ment to open a new space for their actions and ideas. Their declared objec­tive has always been to ‘pro­tect’ Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ties, as Sheikh Qaradawi puts it, from the ‘whirl­wind of mate­ri­al­ist ideas that pre­vails in the West’.”


13. “Far from con­firm­ing this view, The Project bears impor­tant wit­ness of what could be the ulte­ri­or motives and hid­den objec­tives of the Islamist move­ment, both now and in the future try­ing to strength­en its influ­ence on Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ties in the West.”


14. By way of pref­ac­ing the dis­cus­sion of the Broth­er­hood as proxy war­riors by the Under­ground Reich, the pro­gram reviews the affin­i­ty of Arabs for Hitler dur­ing World War II, because they saw the Nazis as poten­tial lib­er­a­tors of that region from British and French colo­nial dom­i­na­tion. In addi­tion, the Arabs’ affin­i­ty for the Nazis was born out of their mutu­al hatred of the Jews (and lat­er Israel). The Third Reich (like the Kaiser before them) saw the Arabs (and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood) as polit­i­cal and mil­i­tary allies who could give them con­trol over the key oil-pro­duc­ing regions of the world.

“Sup­port for Nazism was not lim­it­ed to the for­mer Mufti. ‘We admired the Nazis. We were immersed in read­ing Nazi lit­er­a­ture and books .... We were the first who thought of a trans­la­tion of Mein Kampf. Any­one who lived in Dam­as­cus at that time was wit­ness to the Arab incli­na­tion toward Nazism,’ recalled Sami al-Joun­di, one of the founders of Syr­i­a’s rul­ing Ba’ath Par­ty. Indeed, a pop­u­lar WWII song was heard in the Mid­dle East fea­tur­ing words: ‘Bis­sama Allah, oria alard Hitler’ – ‘In heav­en Allah, on earth Hitler.’ Pick­ing up the theme of the book, posters were put up in Arab mar­kets and else­where pro­claim­ing, ‘In heav­en Allah is thy ruler; on earth Adolph Hitler.’ John Gun­ther of Inside Asia report­ed: ‘The great­est con­tem­po­rary Arab hero is prob­a­bly Hitler’ . . . .”

(“Nazi Influ­ence on the Mid­dle East Dur­ing WWII” by David Storobin, Esq.; Glob­al Politi­cian; 1/6/05; p. 6.)

15. In his last will and tes­ta­ment, Hitler saw alliance with the Mus­lim world as a key to future Nazi world dom­i­na­tion. It is against the back­ground of this that much of the sub­se­quent dis­cus­sion should be eval­u­at­ed. Note also that this polit­i­cal will and tes­ta­ment was bequeathed to Fran­cois Genoud. Although he died in 1996, Genoud’s name crops up sig­nif­i­cant­ly in a num­ber of impor­tant respects in the con­text of the events of 9/11. For an overview of Genoud’s career, see FTR#453. For more infor­ma­tion about Genoud and 9/11, see—among oth­er programs—FTR#’s 343, 354, 371, 456, 498, 499. We will be exam­in­ing Genoud’s links to the milieu of Al Taqwa and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood below. For a con­tem­po­rary inter­pre­ta­tion of Hitler’s words, sub­sti­tute the Unit­ed States for Britain in the fol­low­ing con­text:

“Adolf Hitler declared in his ‘Tes­ta­ment,’ report­ed by Mar­tin Bor­mann: ‘All of Islam vibrates at announce­ment of our vic­to­ries..... What can we do to help them..., how can it be to our inter­est and’ our duty? The pres­ence next to us of the Ital­ians... cre­ates a malaise among our friends of Islam,... it hin­ders us from play­ing one of our bet­ter cards: to sup­port the coun­tries oppressed by the British. Such a pol­i­cy would excite enthu­si­asm through­out Islam. It is, in effect, a par­tic­u­lar­i­ty of the Mus­lim world that what touch­es one, whether good or ill, is felt by all the oth­ers.... The peo­ple ruled by Islam will always be near­er to us than France, in spite of the kin­ship of blood’...”

(Tes­ta­ment of Hitler, Head­quar­ters of the Fuhrer, Feb­ru­ary 4 to April 2, 1945, pref­ace by Fran­cois Genoud; not­ed as Foot­note #8 in: “The Reds, The Browns and the Greens” by Alexan­dre Del Valle; Occi­den­tal­is; 12/13/04; p. 10.)

16. Hitler and the Nazis did not orig­i­nate the con­cept of a Mus­lim alliance as a vehi­cle for advanc­ing Ger­man inter­ests. Dur­ing the First World War, the Kaiser and the Ger­mans forged an alliance with the Ottoman Empire against the British inter­ests in that area. As part of this alliance, the Kaiser made a dec­la­ra­tion of “Mus­lim sym­pa­thies.” Note that the goal of the Ottoman alliance was, ulti­mate­ly, con­trol over vital oil-pro­duc­ing ter­ri­to­ries.

“ . . . Few Amer­i­cans have real­ized the extent to which both world wars dripped petro­le­um con­cern. Save for the bloody 1942–45 island-hop­ping in the Pacif­ic, we usu­al­ly pic­ture both world wars in Euro­pean terms. Periph­eries like North Africa were just that-sideshows. Ship con­voys were mar­itime adjuncts.”

(Amer­i­can Dynasty: Aris­toc­ra­cy, For­tune, and the Pol­i­tics of Deceit in the House of Bush; by Kevin Philips; Viking [HC]; Copy­right 2004 by Kevin Phillips; ISBN 0–670-03264–6; p. 248.)

17. “What we have espe­cial­ly neglect­ed is the role of the Mid­dle East and oil in the two wars. Twice, the Ger­mans and their allies pur­sued both. Impor­tant in the first con­flict, petro­le­um became absolute­ly cen­tral between 1939 and 1945. Six­teen years before the guns of August 1914, the sul­tan of Turkey–Abdulhamid II, often called ‘the Damned’–received a secret- ser­vice report about clan­des­tine Ger­man explo­ration in what is now Iraq but then was Ottoman Mesopotamia. The Kaiser’s state vis­it to Con­stan­tino­ple, his grandiose pro­fes­sion of Mus­lim sym­pa­thies, his pur­suit of a Turk­ish alliance, and his dream of a rail­road from Berlin to Bagh­dad had a fur­ther, dark and seep­ing moti­va­tion. Accord­ing to British his­to­ri­an Peter Hop­kirk, ‘Ger­man geol­o­gists pos­ing as archae­ol­o­gists were at that very moment prospect­ing for oil around Mosul, in north­ern Mesopotamia. In fact, or so his spies informed him, they had already found it, for an inter­cept­ed Ger­man report spoke of the region offer­ing ‘even greater oppor­tu­ni­ties for prof­it than the rich oil­fields of the Cau­ca­sus.’ Those fields had made Rus­sia the Ottoman Empire’s great rival, the world’s top turn-of-the-cen­tu­ry pro­duc­er.”


18. “The oil era was just begin­ning. After war broke out in 1914, the bat­tle- field pres­ence of auto­mo­biles, trucks, and air­craft, as well as the British navy’s reliance on oil rather than coal pow­er, made petro­le­um an ever more impor­tant war resource. Luck­i­ly, large new oil fields in the Unit­ed States and British devel­op­ment of Per­sia, togeth­er with Russ­ian pro­duc­tion still account­ing for 15 per­cent of world out­put, gave the Allies a leg up in dom­i­nat­ing petro­le­um geog­ra­phy. After Ger­many, despite its advan­tages in coal, iron, and rail trans­port, failed to win a quick vic­to­ry advanc­ing into France in 1914, the war moved into the trench­es. Motor trans­port and air­craft use mush­roomed, and Ger­many’s lack of oil became per­ilous.”

(Ibid.; pp. 248–249.)

19. “Through 1916, Ger­man war man­agers got some oil from over­seas but relied main­ly on sup­plies from neu­tral Roma­nia, Europe’s sec­ond-largest pro­duc­er. Although the Kaiser had com­plet­ed his rail­road from Berlin to Bagh­dad, com­mer­cial oil and gas devel­op­ment was not yet under way in Mesopotamia-despite con­spic­u­ous nat­ur­al gas vents and oil seep­age wide­ly com­ment­ed upon since the days of Neb­uchad­nez­zar, king of Baby­lon.”

(Ibid.; p. 249.)

20. The First World War saw an ear­ly Ger­man use of Mus­lims as proxy com­bat­ants against the British and Rus­sians. (Note that, in World War II, this same gam­bit was used to great effect, with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem recruit­ing numer­ous Mus­lim mil­i­tary units for the Third Reich. For more about the Grand Mufti see—among oth­er programs—FTR#’s 414, 416, 456.)

“Alas for Berlin, lit­tle came of the Tur­co-Ger­man ‘holy war’ designed to stir 1914–15 Mus­lim rev­o­lu­tion in the Russ­ian Cau­ca­sus and against British author­i­ty in Per­sia and India. Although the sul­tan, as caliph of Islam, pro­claimed jihad, no seri­ous ris­ing took place. Turk­ish troops in the north did lit­tle more than mass near the Russ­ian bor­der. In the south, they threat­ened but did not attack the Anglo-Per­sian oil refin­ery in Abadan, just across the bor­der in neu­tral Per­sia. The lim­it­ed suc­cess came in 1915, when local tribes­men agi­tat­ed by Ger­man agents and the Turks dam­aged the Anglo-Per­sian pipeline from the oil fields to Abadan, great­ly reduc­ing its flow for five months. Iron­i­cal­ly, Win­ston Churchill, as first lord of the admi­ral­ty in 1914, had despaired of Britain’s abil­i­ty to defend the Per­sian oil fields and refin­ery: ‘There is lit­tle like­li­hood of any troops being avail­able for this pur­pose. We shall have to buy our oil from some­where else.’”


21. “Each side put a high pri­or­i­ty on con­strict­ing the oth­er side’s oil sup­ply. Ger­many respond­ed to Britain’s naval block­ade and con­trol of sur­face waters with a sub­ma­rine cam­paign that dec­i­mat­ed British ship­ping, not least oil tankers. In ear­ly 1917, adop­tion of unre­strict­ed sub­ma­rine war­fare against Allied ship­ping dou­bled the ton­nage sunk from a year ear­li­er, reduc­ing the Roy­al Navy’s oil sup­ply to a lev­el that threat­ened paral­y­sis.”


22. “On the oth­er side, when neu­tral Roma­nia joined the Allies in late 1916, the Ger­mans respond­ed by cap­tur­ing the Roman­ian oil fields around Ploesti, but they were part­ly thwart­ed by a group of British destruc­tion teams led by Colonel John ‘Empire Jack’ Nor­ton-Grif­fiths. Giv­en reluc­tant per­mis­sion by the Roman­ian gov­ern­ment, they wrecked der­ricks and pipelines, set the wells ablaze, and left such destruc­tion that pro­duc­tion could not be resumed until spring. Out­put by the Ger­mans for all of 1917 was only one-third that of 1916. After the war, Gen­er­al Luden­dorff acknowl­edged the dire effects.”

(Ibid.; pp. 249–250.)

23. After World War I, the allies divid­ed the old Ottoman Empire between Britain and France. In World War II, the Ger­mans again used pan-Islamism as a vehi­cle for gain­ing con­trol of the Earth Island. With the advent of The Project, it appears that the Under­ground Reich has extend­ed that con­cept to incor­po­rate the World’s Mus­lim peo­ples as proxy war­riors around the world, not just in their native coun­tries.

“After the Kaiser’s Islam­ic holy war had fiz­zled, Britain, France, and Rus­sia turned their thoughts to a post­war divi­sion of the crum­bling Ottoman Empire. As set out in the Sykes-Picot Agree­ment of 1916, Rus­si­a’s post­war sphere of influ­ence would include the Bosporus and part of Ana­to­lia; France’s would com­prise Lebanon, Syr­ia, and oil-rich Mosul. Britain would hold sway in Ara­bia, Pales­tine, and most of Mesopotamia, includ­ing Bagh­dad. Sir Mau­rice Han­key, sec­re­tary of the war cab­i­net, explained: ‘Oil in the next war will occu­py the place of coal in the present war.... The only big sup­ply we can get under British con­trol is the Per­sian and Mesopotami­an sup­ply. There­fore, con­trol over these sup­plies becomes a first-class British war aim.’ Rev­o­lu­tion cost Rus­sia its place at the post­war table, so Britain and France alone divid­ed the Mid­dle East pie.”

(Ibid.; p. 250.)

24. “Besides guid­ing a trib­al revolt in Ara­bia, British troops also pre­vailed in Pales­tine and Mesopotamia. From a base in Bas­ra near the Per­sian bor­der, between 1915 and 1917 they drove up the val­leys of the Tigris and Euphrates to seize Bagh­dad. Some of the same towns and bat­tle­fields- Shai­ba, Al ‘Ama­ra, Nasiriya would be revis­it­ed in the Anglo-Amer­i­can inva­sion of Iraq in 2003.”


25. “One oth­er petro­le­um-dri­ven cam­paign took place before the armistice. When rev­o­lu­tion-racked Rus­sia left the war in 1917, Ger­mans and Turks took aim at the scarce­ly defend­ed Russ­ian oil fields in Baku, just north of Turkey and Per­sia. Before Ger­man diplo­ma­cy could work, a Turk­ish army put Baku under siege in the sum­mer of 1918. How­ev­er, a small British relief force arrived, delayed the oil cen­ter’s cap­ture, and then slipped away, Turk­ish troops did not take the city until Sep­tem­ber, too late for des­per­ate­ly need­ed oil to help Ger­many, which was forced to sur­ren­der on Novem­ber 11. . . .”


26. Next, the pro­gram turns to review of the his­to­ry of the Brotherhood’s alliance with Nazi Ger­many and its affil­i­a­tion with fas­cist ide­ol­o­gy. Dis­cussing the dias­po­ra of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood fol­low­ing its expul­sion from Egypt, the pro­gram dis­cuss­es the estab­lish­ment of Munich as a pri­ma­ry base of oper­a­tions. The site was cho­sen in order to fur­ther the cause of Nazi/Islamist alliance. Note that it was Said Ramadan (whose influ­ence was seen above in the gen­er­a­tion of The Project) who select­ed Munich as the even­tu­al place for Euro­pean Broth­er­hood relo­ca­tion. Gene­va, Switzer­land, was the first, for rea­sons that will be dis­cussed below. For more on Munich as a cen­ter or Islamist and Mus­lim Broth­er­hood activ­i­ty, see FTR#518.)

“ ‘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. [Empha­sis added.] . . By soak­ing up the sav­ings of these Mus­lim work­ers, Youssef 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.)

27. Youssef Nada him­self (the head of the Brotherhood’s Bank Al Taqwa) is alleged to have been an agent of the Abwehr, the mil­i­tary intel­li­gence ser­vice of the Third Reich. It was in Nada’s res­i­dence that The Project man­u­script was dis­cov­ered. (For more about Nada’s ser­vice to the Third Reich, see FTR#416.)

“But Youssef 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.)

28. High­light­ing the polit­i­cal phi­los­o­phy of the “Fra­ter­ni­ty” (author Richard 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.)

29. “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.)

30. As not­ed in FTR#s 332, 340 and 343, 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.) (For more on the Cor­po­rate State espoused by Mus­soli­ni, see AFA 1, Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M42 and FTR#268.)

31. 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.’”


32. Fur­ther high­light­ing the com­par­isons between the Brotherhood’s eco­nom­ic 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.)

33. Reca­pit­u­lat­ing the last will and tes­ta­ment of Hitler (dis­cussed above), the broad­cast high­lights the Fueherer’s polit­i­cal lega­cy, as pro­mul­gat­ed by Nazi banker and ter­ror mas­ter­mind Fran­cois Genoud. Genoud is a prin­ci­pal point of inter­sec­tion between the post­war Under­ground Reich and Islamist forces, includ­ing the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.

“In the pref­ace to the [Mar­tin] Bor­mann doc­u­ment, Hitler’s Table Talk, Genoud wrote that Hitler want­ed the peo­ple of the Third World to car­ry on the work of the Thou­sand Year Reich.”

(“Hitler’s Swiss Con­nec­tion” by David Lee Pre­ston; The Philadel­phia Inquir­er; 1/5/1997; p. 3.)

34. Accord­ing to the book Dol­lars for Ter­ror, the orig­i­nal move by Said Ramadan (men­tioned above in the Le Temps arti­cle as an appar­ent force behind the cre­ation of The Project) to Switzer­land was to coor­di­nate the activ­i­ties of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood with those of Nazi banker Fran­cois Genoud. It was in this pre­cise time peri­od that Ramadan was instru­men­tal in the for­ma­tion of the Mus­lim World League, one of the most impor­tant Islam­ic civic orga­ni­za­tions in the world. (For more about Fran­cois Genoud, see—among programs—FTR#453.)

“Let us men­tion only the inci­dent of the trea­sure of the FLN, at the cen­ter of which the banker Fran­cois Genoud may be found. [Said] Ramadan and the Mus­lim Broth­ers thought that they could play a part in the Alger­ian process as they had done in Pales­tine in 1947. Said Ramadan thus left Munich to set­tle in the city of Calvin.”

(Dol­lars for Ter­ror: The Unit­ed States and Islam; by Richard Labeviere; Copy­right 2000 [SC]; Algo­ra Pub­lish­ing; ISBN 1–892941-06–6; p. 154.)

35. The pro­gram reviews an item of dis­cus­sion from FTR#352. An arti­cle in the San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle con­tains an alle­ga­tion that Fran­cois Genoud is believed to have found­ed Al Taqwa in order to fund ter­ror­ists such as Car­los the Jack­al and Bin Laden.

“Author­i­ties believe Genoud found­ed Al Taqwa Bank and allo­cat­ed its resources to sup­port inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ists such as Vladimir Ilich Ramirez, alias Car­los the Jack­al, and Bin Laden.”

(“Swiss Probe Anti‑U.S. Neo-Nazi” by Jay Bushin­sky; San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle; 3/12/2002; p. A12.)

36. Repris­ing an item of dis­cus­sion from FTR#357, the pro­gram cites the opin­ion of Ernest Back­es (one of Europe’s fore­most experts on mon­ey laun­der­ing) con­cern­ing the role of Fran­cois Genoud in the devel­op­ment of the events of 9/11. Genoud (who com­mit­ted sui­cide in 1996) was very close to Al Taqwa per­son­ages, espe­cial­ly Achmed Huber. Accord­ing to Back­es, Genoud was also a finan­cial advis­er to the Bin Laden fam­i­ly.

“Finan­cial expert Ernest Back­es of Lux­em­bourg has [stud­ied] white-col­lar crime in the field of bank­ing for many years. Accord­ing to him, there are indi­ca­tions of unusu­al trans­ac­tions with which the groups [asso­ci­at­ed with] bin Laden could have earned mon­ey. ‘You can, for exam­ple, exam­ine whether, with­in a cer­tain time peri­od there’s been an attack against the secu­ri­ties of a giv­en air­line com­pa­ny. Since these secu­ri­ties are safe in a ‘clear­ing sys­tem,’ you can’t get an over­all view, who the own­er was at a giv­en time.’ . . .Accord­ing to Back­es’ infor­ma­tion, the trail leads to Switzer­land, to the accounts of an orga­ni­za­tion that was found­ed by the late lawyer Fran­cois Genoud and evi­dent­ly still sur­vives. Says Back­es, ‘One of the grounds for accu­sa­tion is that this Swiss attor­ney had the clos­est con­nec­tions with the Bin Laden fam­i­ly, that he was an advi­sor to the fam­i­ly, one of its invest­ment bankers. It’s known for cer­tain, that he sup­port­ed ter­ror­ism and was the estate execu­tor for Hitler and part of the ter­ror milieu.’ [Ital­ics are Mr. Emory’s].”

(“Insid­er Trad­ing Pri­or to the Ter­ror Attacks in the US?: Spec­u­lat­ing on Terror—Who Prof­it­ed from the Attacks?” by Rolf Bovi­er & Pierre Matthias; Bay­erische Rund­funk Online (BR-Online); 9/25/2001)

37. On the sub­ject of Genoud, the pro­gram repris­es an item of infor­ma­tion from FTR#354. The co-chair­man of the board of direc­tors of SICO, the hold­ing com­pa­ny that man­ages the Bin Laden busi­ness inter­ests in Europe, is Bau­doin Dunand, a friend and pro­fes­sion­al asso­ciate of Fran­cois Genoud. (In FTR#’s 498, 499, we looked at the prob­a­ble role of SICO in the events of 9/11.)

“This com­pa­ny, estab­lished by the bin Ladens in 1980, is the flag­ship for the group’s activ­i­ties in Europe. It is head­ed by Yeslam bin Laden, and the board of direc­tors is made up almost exclu­sive­ly of mem­bers of the fam­i­ly clan, except for a Swiss cit­i­zen, Bau­doin Dunand. This well-known lawyer from French-speak­ing Switzer­land, who is on the boards of sev­er­al dozen com­pa­nies, came to pub­lic notice in 1983 when he agreed to rep­re­sent the Swiss banker Fran­cois Genoud, a con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure who had been a dis­ci­ple of Hitler and sole heir of Goebbels’s copy­rights before becom­ing one of the financiers of the FLN dur­ing the Alger­ian War. The friend­ships of the bin Ladens some­times seem sur­pris­ing, but they are log­i­cal: Fran­cois Genoud has always been pro-Arab.”

(In the Name of Osama Bin Laden; by Roland Jacquard; Copy­right 2002 [SC]; Duke Uni­ver­si­ty Press; ISBN 0–8223-2991–3; pp. 17–18.)

38. Next, the broad­cast high­lights Al Taqwa direc­tor Achmed Huber’s rela­tion­ship with key Nazi banker and agent Fran­cois Genoud. Huber also main­tains close rela­tion­ships with both Ger­man and Amer­i­can neo-Nazis, and he coor­di­nates their activ­i­ties with those if Islamists.

“Back in Switzer­land, Huber next became close friends with the Swiss banker Fran­cois Genoud, whom Huber recalls first meet­ing in ‘pro-Arab asso­ci­a­tions.’ Best known for fund­ing SS butch­er Klaus Barbie’s legal defense team, Genoud held the legal copy­right to writ­ings by Hitler, Goebbels and Mar­tin Bor­mann. Genoud, who com­mit­ted sui­cide in 1996, is also believed to have played a key role in the post­war man­age­ment of Nazi funds. [Empha­sis added.] In the late 1960’s, he also worked close­ly with rad­i­cal Pales­tin­ian groups, par­tic­u­lar­ly the ‘Pop­u­lar Front for the Lib­er­a­tion of Pales­tine’ (PFLP). Along with orga­niz­ing legal sup­port for cap­tured PFLP mil­i­tants, he even helped coor­di­nate the PFLP’s hijack­ing of a Lufthansa Boe­ing 747 en route from Del­hi to Aden. Through his ties to the PFLP’s leader, Dr. Wadi Had­dad (who affec­tion­ate­ly dubbed him ‘Sheikh Fran­cois’), Genoud befriend­ed Ilyich Ramirez Sanchez, bet­ter known as ‘Car­los the Jack­al.’ Both men remained in close con­tact right up to Genoud’s death.”

(“The Mys­te­ri­ous Achmed Huber: Friend to Hitler, Allah and Ibn Ladin?” by Kevin Coogan; [orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in Hit List; April/May 2002]; p. 2.)

39. More about Huber’s rela­tion­ship with Fran­cois Genoud:

“ . . . Dur­ing his many tribu­la­tions, Achmed Huber became acquaint­ed with the neo-Nazi banker Fran­cois Genoud, whose path in life presents a sin­gu­lar sum­ma­ry of the inter­con­nec­tions, the spe­cif­ic alliances that have been tied and untied between Islam and the swasti­ka. Pierre Pean, who thor­ough­ly stud­ied the par­al­lel lives of this enig­mat­ic des­tiny, inter­viewed Achmed Huber at length. Huber explained to him that he is sym­pa­thet­ic to Fran­cois Genoud because ‘every­one jumps on him.’”

(Dol­lars for Ter­ror: The Unit­ed States and Islam; by Richard Labeviere; Copy­right 2000 [SC]; Algo­ra Pub­lish­ing; ISBN 1–892941-06–6; pp. 143–144)

40. Note Genoud’s wide­spread influ­ence in the Mus­lim world, includ­ing Iran and Asian Islam­ic nations.

“Still refer­ring to the neo-Nazi banker, A.H. told Pean, ‘I nev­er asked him any ques­tions, but I not­ed that, in cir­cles as dif­fer­ent as the Ger­man Right, the Islam­ic move­ments of Asia, the Pales­tini­ans, and in the Maghreb, peo­ple speak of him with great respect. Every­one told me: ‘he helped us.’ I have the impres­sion that he played an impor­tant though dis­creet role. . . .It was I who intro­duced him to the Ira­ni­ans. I said to them: ‘He is a friend, you can trust him.’ [Empha­sis added.] Here, in Switzer­land, he was very active in oppos­ing the antiracist law inspired by the Zion­ists who want­ed to crim­i­nal­ize ‘revi­sion­ism’. Genoud was with us. Offi­cial­ly we lost, but by such a small mar­gin that the law is not applied.’”

(Ibid.; p. 144.)

41. One of the high­lights of the pro­gram is the alle­ga­tion that Al Taqwa’s Youssef Nada helped key Axis spy Haj Amin Al-Husseini–the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem–escape from Ger­many at the end of World War II.

“Anoth­er val­ued World War II Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tor was Youssef Nada, cur­rent board chair­man of al-Taqwa (Nada Man­age­ment), the Lugano, Switzer­land, Liecht­en­stein, and Bahamas-based finan­cial ser­vices out­fit accused by the US Trea­sury Depart­ment of mon­ey laun­der­ing for and financ­ing of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qae­da. As a young man, he had joined the armed branch of the secret appa­ra­tus’ (al-jihaz al-sir­ri) of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and then was recruit­ed by Ger­man mil­i­tary intel­li­gence. When Grand Mufti el-Hus­sei­ni had to flee Ger­many in 1945 as the Nazi defeat loomed, Nada report­ed­ly was instru­men­tal in arrang­ing the escape via Switzer­land back to Egypt and even­tu­al­ly Pales­tine, where el-Hus­sei­ni resur­faced in 1946.)”

(“Islamism, Fas­cism and Ter­ror­ism (Part II)” by Marc Erik­son; Asia Times; 11/5/2002; p. 2.)

42. There is an old expres­sion that “a pic­ture is worth a thou­sand words.” In that con­text, check out the fol­low­ing pic­ture of a Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad ral­ly from 4/15/2005. Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad is (along with Hamas) one of the splin­ter groups of the Islam­ic Asso­ci­a­tion of Palestine—the Brotherhood’s umbrel­la group for that part of the world. The PIJ is a branch of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. In this pho­to, they are assum­ing a very “un-Islam­ic” pose.


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