Skip to comments.Mein Kampf bestseller in Turkey - Hitler's prison manifesto sells 50,000 copies
Posted on 06/12/2005 3:50:43 PM PDT by CHARLITE
The infamous manifesto penned in prison during the 1920s by one of historys greatest despots has become a bestseller in Turkey, a troubling sign of increasing anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.
Since January, Mein Kampf has sold more than 50,000 copies, rising to No. 4 on the bestseller list. The book outlines Hitler's plans for world domination and his intense hatred of the Jewish people.
"A lot of people in the West don't realize this has always been a popular book among radical Muslims," says Steve Hagerman, founder of Turkish World Outreach. "They think its a tragedy Hitler didnt win the war. This is symptomatic of growing anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism in the country."
Hagerman is concerned about a resurgence of conservative Islam in Turkey, which he believes is promoted and funded by Iran and Saudi Arabia.
"Turkey is a different place right now," Hagerman observes. "The military, the radical Muslims and the secularists are becoming more and more anti-American," he says. "Literalist Islam is teaching the Muslims to hate the Jews and to hate democracy. Their belief in Muslim eschatology is that the world is destined to be conquered by Islam."
my head hurts!
just the other day there was an article saying that the turks love us because the euro's won't let them in their failing union.
Did Hitler mention where he ranked the Turks on the racial purity scale in that book?
"Literalist Islam is teaching the Muslims to hate the Jews and to hate democracy. Their belief in Muslim eschatology is that the world is destined to be conquered by Islam."
The writing is on the wall, and it's in Arabic.
They would do well to read William Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich instead.
I've read it.
The movie was even worse.
It's so simple isn't it? Everything wrong with the world is those darned Jews and George Bush's fault.
They may have SOLD 50,000 copies of "Mein Kamph", but how many people actually plowed through it? Maybe they used it as a sleep aid for insomniacs.
I read it about ten years ago. It is so poorly written it is difficult to get through.
Hitler formed very close ties with the Muslims before and during WWII, meeting on more than one occasion with Mufti Al-Husseini (one of the most virulent Jew-haters of the early 20th century, and the role model for Yass'r Arafat).
In addition, there was an all-"muslime" Nazi regiment which march under a flag featuring the Crescent and the swastika on a field of green. All the soldiers were issued Arabic editions of mein kampf, a prayer mat, and a koran.
This is among the greatest of the "secrets" or lesser known details of WWII - the alliance between Adolf and the moo-slimes.
Perhaps they are like William Shirer in 1936 when he wrote a report on a Hitler Speech. In the speech Hitler said he was going to kill all the Jews and conquer europe for Germany. Shirer reported what hitler said, then added. That Hitler was just playing to his base. The question Shirer wanted answered was what were Hitler's real intentions.
Turkey, signed a non-aggression pact and a trade agreement with Hitler and supplied Germany with material through the first years of WW2. Turkey was always a German satellite, see WWI; and Hitler hoped that it would soon join the Axis. "Birds of a Feather"
(I think Meek has one of Hitlery...)
"It's all the white Christians fault!!!"
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