Muslim Brotherhood Compares Egyptian Generals to Hitler, Makes them More Popular

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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In a confusing misstep, the Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement comparing the Egyptian military to Hitler, the Emperor Nero and Genghis Khan’s grandson.

Also it urged Egyptian soldiers to rebel against their commanders and come over to the side that wants to ban liquor, women walking around with uncovered faces and any reason to live. Considering the temperament of the average soldier, this strategy may backfire on them.

Going Godwin’s Law and playing the Hitler Card may be the worst strategic misstep yet as Hitler is actually pretty popular in Egypt.

Hitler’s Mein Kampf is on sale in Cairo, both in well-known bookstores and on the streets around Midan Tahrir, the city’s chaotic main square. The Arabic translation sits beside the reams of religious books, as well as works on Saddam Hussein, al-Qaida in Iraq mastermind Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, and Osama bin Laden.

The fair also has its darker sides, with anti-Christian polemics advocating conversion to Islam as the only solution to a flawed religion and of course plenty of editions of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” for sale.

“It makes up a big part of our success, especially among the 18 to 25 crowd,” said Mahmud Abdallah of the Syrian-Egyptian Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi publishing house.

The Muslim Brotherhood risks losing the core 18-25 audience. And the Muslim Brotherhood’s position is stranger considering how traditionally close it’s been to Hitler.

“This burgeoning Islamist movement was subsidized with German funds,” Küntzel writes. “These contributions enabled the Muslim Brotherhood to set up a printing plant with 24 employees and use the most up-to-date propaganda methods.” The Muslim Brotherhood, Küntzel goes on, was a crucial distributor of Arabic translations of “Mein Kampf” and the “Protocols.” Across the Arab world, he states, Nazi methods and ideology whipped up anti-Zionist fervor, and the effects of this concerted campaign are still being felt today.

The Brotherhood’s campaign used not only Nazi-like patterns of action and slogans but also German funding. As the historian Brynjar Lia recounts in his monograph on the Brotherhood, “Documents seized in the flat of Wilhelm Stellbogen, the Director of the German News Agency affiliated to the German Legation in Cairo, show that prior to October 1939 the Muslim Brothers received subsidies from this organization.

So all those Mein Kampfs can be credited to the Muslim Brotherhood which found a useful patron in Adolf Hitler. And has always been positive about his work.

Not too long ago, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Qaradawi claimed that Hitler had been acting as an agent of Allah. Sort of like Mohammed Atta.

“Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.”

Now suddenly the Muslim Brotherhood has turned on Hitler. And on Genghis Khan’s grandson. And the Emperor Nero. At least that one is easy to understand.

Islam forbids playing stringed instruments. It is however a big fan of killing Jews.

  • virgina dare

    The muslim brotherhood does not like competition in any area of the following…
    totalitarian, militaristic, imperialistic, supremacist, sharia, misogynist, pedophilic ideology. Funny to hear the kettle call the pot black, no? Comparing Egyptian generals to Hitler is laughable when the sharia slacker sicko moe bros want nothing more than women enslaved, depressed. Not to mention they feel it is their duty to bring peace to the world. We must never forget that THEIR version of peace is when every last Jew, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, et al, are no longer breathing. How they accomplish that one wonders…millions of people out there who refuse to worship a moon god, and further dare not sht on their own mothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, girlfriends. But the original Hitler lovers, those who vouch for sharia as the law of the land, sure need to vent their hatred for the female gender.
    Which makes that psycho perversion seem so ever strange. If they hate women enough to enshroud her in body bags, why do they want 72 whores in heaven? By what miracle do they all of a sudden go from sheer hatred of women to being red hot lovers of womankind, especially if they get to cater to their animal urges with strange women in heaven? Ever wonder why they don’t think to ask Allah why he made women and then tells the male gender to kill them all? Sure is one fkd up god who first makes a person, and then admits he screwed up and now wants you to play Hitler with every breathing woman, no?

    • Biff Henderson

      The Garden’s gastronomical gashes (“…appetizing vaginas” per
      Qur’anic commentator Al-Suytti) are different. No girl germs, no funk in the trunk. Allahu akbar meets Allah’s snack bar. Yum.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “If they hate women enough to enshroud her in body bags, why do they want 72 whores in heaven?”

      They don’t hate women, they hate women who want to be treated as humans equal to men. And they want to protect their “property” as well as make a statement about how it is entirely incumbent upon the women to avoid arousing men, therefore making rape never the fault of the men. Which helps to rehabilitate your desert pirate rapist prophet.

      Islamic logic 800

  • AzzaSedky

    Please see “Marking October 6th, in spite of the Muslim Brotherhood” http://azzasedky.typepad.com/egypt/2013/10/marking-october-6th-in-spite-of-the-muslim-brotherhood.html

  • http://www.dregstudios.com Brandt Hardin

    Hitler was just a misunderstood artist. Rejection is the most brutal of human conditions and young Adolf underwent the metamorphosis into the monster of our historical lore by his rejection from art school. See him his happiest and read all about it at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-little-hitler.html

    • defcon 4

      He was reportedly a good dancer too.

  • UCSPanther

    The Muslim Brotherhood is demonstrating the tactic of “Throwing feces at the wall in hopes that something will stick”.

    It is a generally ineffective tactic that is only used by the desperate…

  • JacksonPearson

    Muslim Brotherhood complainers are blithering fools. If they were dealing with a real Nazi occupation force instead of imaginary, they’d all be blind folded, face down in a ditch, with a bulldozer covering their worthless carcases up with sand.