Monday, December 24, 2007

Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 by Matthias Kuntzel

Terrorism is not an area that I will claim to know a great deal about. Rather the Second World War is my forte. Which makes it that much more important for me to have read this book. It was nothing less than utter shock which greeted me when I was finally able to put two and two together. Nazism/fascism had not died with the destruction of the Third Reich. On the contrary, those ideals are alive and well in the Middle East today. After the end of the Second World War Hitler's anti-Semitic ideas became entrenched in Egypt and what today are the Palestinians, amongst a plethora of individuals and future groups/terrorist organizations. The author also makes the argument that after the collapse of the Soviet Union a new anti-US sponsor had to be found, that 'sponsor' turned out to be "Islamism" and everything that comes with it.

It is no wonder that behind practically any and every terrorist attack there is that vehemence against Jews, as if they are the real reason for why this terrorist attack had to happen. Even if on the cover it might be anti-globalization, anti-US _______ fill in the blank, behind it all is the "fact" that the Jews are the ones controlling ALL the moves that the rest of the world makes against the Middle East and, always, in support of Israel. The majority of what is presented here one will hardly find in our news media outlets. One would tend to think that a good portion of the US and the Western World are logical and rational, they cannot blindly accept conspiracy theories, like the idea that the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" are the truth behind how the Jews have been manipulating the world. We cannot fathom the anti-Semitism that gripped Nazi Germany in the 1930's and 1940's but today's terrorists can and do, they are the embodiment of the racist ideals of that period. Terrorists and their supporters have no restraints in regards to how much they will believe the Jews are responsible for, it is an explanation to them for all they have suffered and continue to suffer. I can only commend the author on his efforts and what he will open your eyes to. This book has greatly changed my line of thought in regards to the past half century and terrorism in general.


Alon said...

I haven't read the book but I have read many articles from Matthias K√ľntzel and for me it wasn't "shock" but something more along the lines of it simply being "too good to be true". I'm a proud Zionist Jew from Israel, so I guess you can understand where I'm coming from.

Ok. I have just made the decision to buy the book if only to show my support for the author which I really enjoyed reading from, and thank you very much indeed for the short review.

T. Kunikov said...

You're welcome and I'm sure you'll enjoy the book.