While many conservatives have been excellent stalwarts in defending America from communists and Marxists, they have overlooked, and continue to overlook the dangers of a subtle but powerful undercurrent of modern fascism coming out of the heart of Europe with robust ties to terrorism. Actual historical Nazi ties to modern Middle Eastern terrorism are often either downplayed as something strangely ironic, or even ignored. Strangely, while many speak of “Islamo-Fascism” these days, they do not really seem to take seriously the history between Nazism and Islam all that seriously. Nor do they realize how strong Islam has quietly become in modern Germany itself. It seems that many pundits like to use the term “Islamo-Fascism” as a political metaphor, but have far less interest in actually connecting the dots historically, even though it is rather easy and straightforward to do.
One significant personage that has been too often overlooked is the Swiss Nazi banker Francois Genoud (1915-1996) who became increasingly involved in Middle Eastern terrorism after World War II. Genoud was in charge of the Nazi treasury both during and after the war. During the war, Genoud worked with the German counterintelligence service called the Abwehr in Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Belgium, and was very involved in wheeling and dealing with currency, diamonds, and gold. Such dealings would have certainly included the robbery of Jewish wealth as Jewish victims were deported to death camps in order to be euthanized.
Genoud took over Hitler’s publishing rights after his death, and stated the Fuhrer wanted his message to be spread into the Third World to keep his dreams alive. Genoud also made a fortune off the publishing rights to Josef Goebbel’s diaries. Not only was Genoud actively involved in the ODESSA organization that helped high-ranking Nazi leaders escape to places like South America and the Middle, he also infamously helped pay for Adolf Eichmann’s (1906-1961) defense together with Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (1913-1991). While Eichmann was essentially in charge of the holocaust on the Eastern Front, Barbie was otherwise known as the Butcher of Lyon.
At about the same time, Genoud began bankrolling Islamic terrorism. As a veritable harbinger of 9-11, he was the mastermind behind the February 1972 hijacking of a Lufthansa flight in the name of Palestinian liberation from the Zionist occupation of Jerusalem. While the flight attendants were released, the hijackers were rewarded with a handsome $5 million ransom that became the foundation stone of modern Palestinian terrorism against Israel. Then followed the Munich Olympics massacre in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed on German soil together with another Lufthansa hijacking a bit later that led to the release of three dangerous terrorists in Germany. The hijackers threatened to blow up the plane unless they be released. Against Israel’s wishes, the terrorists were released. At the time, many in Israel and in Israel’s government, including Prime Minister Golda Meir (1898-1978) herself, were very suspicious of German intelligence collusion with the terrorists.
Many believe Genoud was the very founder of the international Al Taqwa Bank in Switzerland that was directed by a Neo-Nazi Islamicist by the name of Ahmad Huber, originally Albert Huber. This bank helped sponsor Osama bin Laden and was shut down after the 9-11 terrorist attacks for aiding and abetting both Al Qaeda and Hamas. Italian security dubbed it, “The Bank of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
More Americans should therefore recall that 9-11 was hatched in Hamburg with no small thanks to Germany’s multi-cultural treatment of the Muslims. Moreover, the ghost of Nazi racism still haunts modern Germany as virulent anti-Semitism is thriving behind the scenes through the Muslim community behind the façade of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is also far more akin to fascism than communism because it purposefully celebrates the differences. Americans should further recall that the Ottoman Empire was on the side of Germany in the First World War, and that the Muslim Brotherhood was in thick with the Nazis during the Second World War.
Today, the western stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood resides in Germany, and it is becoming much more animated and influential in America these days as well. The Obama administration has been openly courting the Muslim Brotherhood for the last few years, especially with regard to the Arab Spring in Egypt. It has promoted a pro-Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt. More troubling, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is strongly linked to the Benghazi attack.
In 1991, the Muslim Brotherhood advocated a jihad of stealth against the United State by infiltrating its institutions, “The process of settlement…in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and by the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” Today, the Muslim Brotherhood is no better. Its jihadi slogan is very telling indeed, “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
Not only does the Muslim Brotherhood desire America to fall, but has glorified Osama Bin Laden, and is interested in nothing less than the establishment of a worldwide Islamic caliphate. Its new leader, Muhammad Badi, characterized both the United States and Israel as enemy infidels worthy of Islamic jihad and punishment. Not surprisingly, the Muslim Brotherhood is at the heart of the fires raging in the Arab Spring as they yearn to take on a more dominant role in the Islamic world.
Yet, the Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 in Egypt by Hitler admirer Al-Banna (1906-1949). The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin Al-Husseini (1897-1974), joined the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928. With no small thanks to Genoud, who visited Palestine in 1934, the Grand Mufti was a Palestinian Arab nationalist who worked closely with the Third Reich. The Grand Mufti recruited some 20,000 Muslim soldiers from Croatia and Hungary into the SS. Plans were discussed between Hitler and the Grand Mufti on how to destroy the Jews in Palestine. The Grand Mufti even visited Auschwitz and urged Himmler to speed up the destruction of the Jews. Yugoslavia wanted to indict Amin Al-Husseini as a Nazi war criminal, but he escaped from French detention.
Somewhat troubling, Germany quickly found its way back into the Balkans after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Germany was originally the only country in the world that wanted to split up Yugoslavia. Thanks to strong German media influences, Serbia was quickly demonized during the Balkan war of the 1990’s. The Balkans were accordingly split up along ethnic and racial lines so that Croatia, Kosovo, and Albania have become independent countries. Yet it must not be forgotten that the Nazis sided with both the Croats and Kosovo-Albanian Muslims against the Serbs during World War II.
The Balkan War was perhaps the first salvo of the Arab Spring, which is now engulfing the entire Middle East. In modern times going all the way back to the Second Reich under Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), Germany has been ever searching for a highway from Berlin to Baghdad through Balkans, the very frontier between the Muslim Middle East and the European continent. i.e., the very powder keg that touched off World War I.