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Hitler, Mussolini and the Ikhwan: The Fascist History, Associations and Ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood

Lis­ten to FTR #343 now: RealAu­dio [1] | MP3 Side 1 [2]Side 2 [3]

With ele­ments as dis­parate as advo­cates with­in the CIA and State Depart­ment on one hand and promi­nent per­son­al­i­ties on the pro­gres­sive Paci­fi­ca Radio net­work on the oth­er tout­ing the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood [4] as a benign or even laud­able orga­ni­za­tion, it may prove use­ful to new­er (and younger) lis­ten­ers to take a few weeks to reex­am­ine the true nature of the Broth­er­hood (“Ikhwan” in Ara­bic).

Rep­re­sent­ing itself as a civ­il rights orga­ni­za­tion and suc­cess­ful­ly fronting for ele­ments of the Amer­i­can (and inter­na­tion­al) Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ty as a “mod­er­ate” influ­ence, the Broth­er­hood is actu­al­ly fas­cist in nature and can only be prop­er­ly under­stood as part of what some ana­lysts have called “the fas­cist inter­na­tion­al,” before, dur­ing and after World War II.

The par­ent orga­ni­za­tion of Al Qae­da, the Mujahideen in the first Afghan war against the Sovi­ets, Hamas and Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad (among oth­er orga­ni­za­tions), the Broth­er­hood was allied with the Axis in World War II and con­tin­ues to net­work with suc­ces­sor fas­cist ele­ments to this day. FTR #343 [5] presents the Broth­er­hood’s pro­found and defin­i­tive alliance with Ger­man fascists–both those of the Hitler peri­od and so-called “neo”-Nazis in the Fed­er­al Repub­lic today.

Of par­tic­u­lar sig­nif­i­cance is the Broth­er­hood’s Bank al-Taqwa [6], found­ed by Nazi banker Fran­cois Genoud [7], head­ed by reput­ed for­mer Nazi spy Youssef Nada and includ­ing neo-Nazi Achmed Huber [8] as a direc­tor. Al-Taqwa helped to finance and assist Al Qae­da, even after the 9/11 attacks. Genoud is the heir to the polit­i­cal last will and tes­ta­ment and col­lect­ed lit­er­ary works of Adolf Hitler, Mar­tin Bor­mann and Joseph Goebbels! Huber is a pro­tege of Omar Amin von Leers [9] (nee Johann von Leers), Nazi pro­pa­gan­da chief Joseph Goebbels’ chief anti-Semit­ic the­o­rist, as well as an asso­ciate of the NPD [10] (Ger­many’s top neo-Nazi par­ty.)

The fol­low­ing week, FTR #377 [11] will high­light the Broth­er­hood’s oper­a­tional and insti­tu­tion­al links with Ital­ian fas­cists. Inter­est­ing­ly and per­haps iron­i­cal­ly, the “Ikhwan” as it’s known in the Ara­bic-speak­ing world over­laps indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions linked to the P‑2 lodge [12]. A mason­ic lodge that func­tioned as a cryp­to-fas­cist shad­ow gov­ern­ment of Italy for decades, the P‑2 lodge was close to the Vat­i­can and pro­found­ly influ­enced its poli­cies. Indi­vid­ual stock­hold­ers in the Bank al-Taqwa (the Broth­er­hood’s main finan­cial insti­tu­tion) are linked to the Allean­za Nationale–the Ital­ian fas­cist par­ty descen­dant from Mus­solin­i’s black­shirts, as well as Ordine Nuo­vo (a fas­cist ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion that authored numer­ous bomb­ings and assas­si­na­tions in Italy.)

The Broth­er­hood’s eco­nom­ic agen­da is based on the “cor­po­ratist” [13] mod­el of Mus­solin­i’s Italy.

Last­ly, we’ll fol­low FTR #377 with a broad­cast illus­trat­ing how the Broth­er­hood sur­vived and pros­pered in the post­war peri­od, in part due to its con­nec­tions to the Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Agency. FTR #518 [14] exam­ines the piv­otal role of Mus­lim Waf­fen SS vet­er­ans in the found­ing and per­pet­u­a­tion of the Munich Islam­ic com­mu­ni­ty in Ger­many. Ulti­mate­ly com­ing under the sway of the CIA, the Waf­fen SS-con­nect­ed Broth­er­hood com­mu­ni­ty in Munich became the epi­cen­ter of a Ger­man and glob­al islamist net­work that func­tions to this day. This Ger­man Islamist com­mu­ni­ty fig­ured promi­nent­ly in the net­work that per­pe­trat­ed the 9/11attacks.

With such an infa­mous his­to­ry, it should come as no sur­prise that the Broth­er­hood-con­trolled gov­ern­ment of the Sudan per­pe­trat­ed geno­cide against its Chris­t­ian and ani­mist reli­gious minori­ties in the 1990’s and against its black African pop­u­la­tion in Dar­fur as this text is being writ­ten. The Ikhwan’s pre­tense to being a “civ­il rights” orga­ni­za­tion is belied by its ongo­ing efforts in Egypt to ban san­i­tary nap­kin dis­pensers from wom­en’s rooms in pub­lic high schools and sup­port­ing female gen­i­tal muti­la­tion. (The Broth­er­hood seeks the ban of san­i­tary nap­kin dis­pensers in order to force female stu­dents to stay home when hav­ing their peri­ods, in accor­dance with the Koran­ic ban on men asso­ci­at­ing with men­stru­at­ing women–considered “unclean.” Female gen­i­tal muti­la­tion is a euphemism for the sur­gi­cal removal of wom­en’s cli­toris­es in order to pro­tect them from “impure” thoughts and feel­ings.)