Icon of Evil

Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100087883
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400126712
Narrator/s: Michael Prichard
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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In the 1920s, Hajj Amin-al-Husseini was the political and spiritual leader of the Palestinian Arabs. A vicious anti-Semite, he led numerous pogroms against Jewish settlers. During World War II, al-Husseini allied himself and his people with Hitler; he lived in Germany, met with Hitler, encouraged "the final solution," and became close friends with Himmler and other Nazis. After the war, al-Husseini escaped (he would certainly have been convicted at Nuremberg for war crimes) and fled to Egypt. His standing only rose, and in Egypt he was instrumental in fomenting Nazi-style anti-Semitic propaganda there. He also became the mentor to a new generation of radical "Islamo-fascist" Arab leaders. Foremost among them: Yasser Arafat.

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Original Publish Date: Jul 08, 2008

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Product Number EB00165231
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9781588367037

Professional reviews

"Dalin and Rothmann offer this extensively researched investigation into the relationship between 1920s' Palestinian political and spiritual leader Haji Amin al-Husseini and Adolf Hitler. Together, the pair guided the so-called "Final Solution" of Hitler's Third Reich, that being the devastation brought upon the Jews. Though Hitler met his end with the downfall of the Nazi regime, al-Husseini escaped to Egypt, where he continued to spread his anti-Semitic propaganda and helped to fuel modern-day views and fascists such as Yasser Arafat. Narrator Michael Prichard reads with an eye for detail, offering little in the way of improvisation or vocal theatrics. Despite his straightforward approach, Pritchard's reading is compelling and invites repeated listens. L.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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