Skip to comments.The Nazis Find a Home in Post-Mubarak Egypt
Posted on 05/30/2011 7:45:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A dusty briefcase with rusted buckles, sitting nearly forgotten in storage here in Cairo, hid the truth behind Dr. Heim's flight to the Middle East. Obtained by The New York Times and the German television station ZDF from members of the Doma family, proprietors of the hotel here where Dr. Heim resided, the files in the briefcase tell the story of his life, and death, in Egypt.
Dr. Heim had a habit of looking into inmates' mouths to determine whether their teeth were in impeccable condition. If this were the case, he would kill the prisoner with an injection, cut his head off, leave it to cook in the crematorium for hours, until all the flesh was stripped from the naked skull and prepare the skull for himself and his friends as a decoration for their desks.
the letter...accused Simon Wiesenthal, who was interned at Mauthausen, of being "the one who invented these atrocities." Dr. Heim went on to discuss what he called Israeli massacres of Palestinians, and added that "the Jewish Khazar, Zionist lobby of the U.S. were the first ones who in 1933 declared war against Hitler's Germany." The Turkic ethnic group the Khazars were a recurring theme for Dr. Heim, who kept himself busy in Cairo, researching a paper he wrote in English and German, decrying the possibility of anti-Semitism owing to the fact, he said, that most Jews were not Semitic in ethnic origin.
He formed close bonds with his neighbors, including the Doma family, which ran the Kasr el Madina hotel, where Dr. Heim lived the last decade before his death. Mahmoud Doma, whose father owned the establishment, said Dr. Heim spoke Arabic, English and French, in addition to German. Mr. Doma said his neighbor read and studied the Koran, including a copy in German that the Domas had ordered for him. Mahmoud Doma, 38, became emotional when talking about the man he knew as Uncle Tarek, whom he described giving him books and encouraging him to study. "He was like a father. He loved me and I loved him."
He recalled how Uncle Tarek bought rackets and set up a tennis net on the hotel roof, where he and his siblings played with the German Muslim until sundown. But by 1990, Dr. Heim's good health began to fail him and he was diagnosed with cancer.
...they lived under false names and worked in anti-Zionist propaganda centers, such as the Institute for the Study of Zionism, which was founded in Cairo, in 1955. Its director, Alfred Zingler (alias Mahmoud Saleh), worked together with Dr. Johannes von Leers (d. 1965, alias Omar Amin), who had been a specialist on the "Jewish Question" in Josef Goebbels' propaganda department. Zingler's main assistants were Dr. Werner Witschale and Hans Appler (Saleh Shafar), who had also served on the staff of Goebbels' ministry, as well as Louis Heiden. Heiden was the editor of one of the many Arabic versions of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and of a translation of Hitler's Mein Kampf into Arabic. In 1955, the Cairo Egyptian special services for anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist propaganda hired Appler.
Other Nazis settled in Egypt as well. Most of them worked with the Egyptian government as advisers on anti-Zionist propaganda or assisted with the organization of police forces or as military trainers in Palestinian terrorist camps. In 1957, according to Frankfurter Illustrierte [August 25, 1957], the number of Nazis in Egypt was two thousand. [emphasis added] Erich Altern (Ali Bella), the chief of the Jewish section of the Gestapo in occupied Galicia [Eastern Central Europe, between Poland and Ukraine] during the war, escaped to Egypt in the early 1950s, where he served as a military instructor in the Palestinian camps. [Standartenfuhrer (an SS regiment leader)] Baumann (Ali Ben Khader), who had collaborated in the extermination of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto and went into hiding, became a military specialist in Egypt for the army of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
My dear Hitler,
I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart. Even if you appear to have been defeated, in reality you are the victor. You succeeded in creating dissensions between Churchill, the old man, and his allies, the Sons of Satan. [emphasis added] Germany will win because her existence is necessary to preserve the world balance. Germany will be reborn in spite of the Western and Eastern powers. There will be no peace unless Germany once again becomes what she was. The West, as well as the East, will pay for her rehabilitation-whether they like it or not. Both sides will invest a great deal of money and effort in Germany in order to have her on their side, which is of great benefit to Germany. So much for the present and the future. As for the past, I think you made mistakes, like too many battlefronts and the shortsightedness of Ribbentrop vis-a vis the experienced British diplomacy. But your trust in your country and people will atone for those blunders. We will not be surprised if you appear again in Germany or if a new Hitler rises up in your wake. [emphasis added]
I myself have embraced Islam and accepted the new forename Omar Amin, Omar according to the great Caliph Omar who was a grim enemy of the Jews, Amin in honor of my friend Hajj Amin el Husseini, the Grand Mufti.
...the Jew is an enemy, not simply an ‘unbeliever' who might perhaps be converted or, despite the fact that he does not belong to Islam, might still be a person of some estimation. Rather, the Jew is the predestined opponent of the Muslim, one who desired to bring down the work of the Prophet.
[Mecca] For years Muhammad sought in Mecca to succeed with his preaching that there was only one God, the sole, all-merciful king of Judgment Day. He opposed to the Christian Trinity the unity of God, rejected the Christian doctrine of original sin and salvation, and instead gave every believer as a guiding principle the complete fulfillment of the commands of the righteous, given by a compassionate and just God, before whom every individual person had to account for his acts.
[Medina] September 622 he left Mecca for Medina, where he took up residence. Here he encountered the Jewish problem for the first time. He believed in the victorious power of good in the world, he was firmly convinced that the religion of the one and only God, with its easy, practical, reasonable, basic laws for human life was nothing other than the original religion. He wanted to take mankind out of the current turmoil and lead it toward the original, clear vision of God. But since he had to deal with people who had been influenced by both Christianity and Judaism, he said that it was the religion in which Abraham (Ibrahim) had already believed, andwhich Christ and Moses had proclaimed, only each time it had been distorted by human beings. He said that this had been revealed anew to him by God. He wanted to make the path easy to follow for both Christians and Jews; thus at first he allowed his followers to pray facing toward Jerusalem. He repeatedly emphasized that he only wanted to purify the existing religions, to establish the restored, newly revealed faith. At the same time he was a skilled statesman. When the Arab tribes were unified, theJews became a minority in Medina. Muhammad provided them with a kind of protectorate agreement: they were to retain their administration and their forms of worship, help the faithful defend the city, not ally themselves with Muhammad's opponents, and contribute to the faithful's wars. The Jews could have been satisfied with this. But they began a general hate campaign against Islam, which proclaimed a pure conception of God.
On his deathbed Mohammed is supposed to have said: "There must not be two religions in Arabia." One of his successors, the caliph Omar, resolutely drove the Jews out of Arabia.
Ibn Huraira even communicates to us the following assertion of the great man of God: "Judgment Day will come only when the Moslems have inflicted an annihilating defeat on the Jews, when every stone and every tree behind which a Jew has hidden says to believers: "Behind me stands a Jew, smite him."
They [the Jews] were subjected to a very restrictive and oppressive special regulation that completely crippled Jewish activities. All reporters of the time when the Islamic lands still completely obeyed their own laws agree that the Jews were particularly despised. . . .
Mohammed's opposition to the Jews undoubtedly had an effect-oriental Jewry was completely paralyzed by Islam. Its back was broken.
Oriental Jewry has played almost no role in Judaism's massive rise to power over the last two centuries. Scorned, the Jews vegetated in the dirty alleys of the mellah, and were subject to a special regulation that did not allow them to profiteer, as they did in Europe, or even to receive stolen goods, but instead kept them fearful and under pressure. Had the rest of the world adopted a similar method, today we would have no Jewish question-and here we must absolutely note that there were also Islamic rulers, among them especially the Spanish caliphs of the House of Muawiyah, who did not adhere to Islam's traditional hostility to Jews-to their own disadvantage. However, as a religion Islam has performed the immortal service of preventing the Jews from carrying out their threatened conquest of Arabia and of defeating the dreadful doctrine of Jehovah through a pure faith that opened the way to higher culture for many peoples and gave them an education and humane training, so that still today a Moslem who takes his religion seriously is one of the most worthy phenomena in this world in turmoil.
A fanatical simplifier who appeared as the unifier of various German traditions in the service of simple national aims and who was seen by many differing German groups - even by some people outside Germany - as the fulfiller of their wishes and sharer of their beliefs, with some distortions and exaggerations - such, as long as he had success, was Adolf Hitler.
Participation in this life, according to it the only worthy and blessed life, is what National Socialism, as a political experiment, promises to those who will of their own accord share in this experiment. And now it becomes understandable why, at the point where it meets with resistance, it can only crush and kill - with the might and right which belongs to Divinity! Islam of old as we know proceeded in this way. It is impossible to understand National Socialism unless we see it in fact as a new Islam [emphasis in original], its myth as a new Allah, and Hitler as this new Allah's Prophet
You might describe Mohammedanism as a religious form of State Socialism...The Koran give the State the right to nationalize industry, distribute land, or expropriate the right to nationalize industry, distribute land, or expropriate property. It grants the ruler of the State unlimited powers, so long as he does not go against the Koran. The Koran is our personal as well as our political constitution.
It became clear to me why the average Egyptian worshipped the use of force. Terror was synonymous with power! This was one reason why most Egyptians, regardless of class or calling had admired Nazi Germany. It helped explain the sensational growth of the Ikhwan el Muslimin [Muslim Brotherhood]
...al-Banna was anxious to distance himself from the aggressive chauvinism and racism that flourished in several countries in the 1930s, and rejected racial theories as utterly incompatible with Islam. In fact, the Muslim Brothers used to make fun of the Young Egypt Party (Misr al-Fatah) which they saw as trying to imitate the German Nazis.
Quoting the Qur'anic verse [2:193] "And fight them till sedition is no more, and the faith is God's," the Muslim Brothers urged their fellow Muslims to restore the bygone greatness of Islam, and to re-establish the Islamic empire...[T]het even called for the restoration of "former Islamic colonies" in Andalus (Spain), southern Italy, Sicily, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean islands...When they did express admiration of certain aspects of Nazism or Fascism, it was usually in the context of demonstrating that the Europeans had implemented some of "the principles of Islam," such as modest dress code, encouragement of early marriage, a strong patriotism, and a military jihad spirit.
For quite a long time, however, the great colonial powers have been using treaties between themselves and smaller nations merely as a mutual means of help, that is, until one nation has become stronger than the other in its leadership and its means of war. The Qur'an intends and demands that treaties be established upon the bases of justice and equal rights of access, without ulterior motives or underhanded intentions - otherwise, there will never be peace upon the earth.
"Fight those who believe not in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and His Messenger have forbidden -- such men as practice not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book -- until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled" (9:29, Arberry translation). One must therefore fight against those who possess the Book and who threaten the land and life of the Muslims, who oppress the people or want to convert the Muslims to their faith. This enemy, when defeated, must pay tribute....This payment, therefore, is not a "payment of reparations" in the European sense, by which the enemy is completely ruined.
The Qur'an considered the Jews, who never remained true to the treaties they made with the Prophet, to be lower than cattle. It says concerning them, " Surely the worst of beasts in God's sight are the unbelievers, who will not believe, those of them with whom thou hast made compact, then they break their compact every time, not being godfearing" (8:55-56, Arberry translation)
He [Dr. Omar Amin von Leers] is becoming more and more a religious zealot, even to the extent of advocating an expansion of Islam in Europe in order to bring about stronger unity through a common religion. This expansion he believes can come not only from contact with the Arabs in the Near East and Africa but with Islamic elements in the USSR. The results he envisions as the formation of a political bloc against which neither East nor West could prevail
For the record I was no fan of Mubarak, but when you replace a turn a bigger piece of turd shows up.. There should have been a slow transition from Mubarak to free and organize elections.
Agreed. Mubarak really was the lesser of all evils in Egypt. No one should be surprised that Iran 2 is rising in the wake of his departure... except for all the stupid idealists who continue to think that democracy and political freedom are synonyms.
Well there are some people here who support the removal of Mubarak...
I must admit the Title is a little misleading, it is not JUST about Saddam, but is about the Raise of Pan Arab Nationalism and how it has its roots in National Socialism.
Mubarak was a safety valve, I was no fan of his and if there was a true democratic movement I would have supported his demise...............but this is a nightmare and obama supports this nightmare.
obama continues to be the man who promises peace and leaves nothing but destruction in his path.
Nor was I, but I live in the real world not in la la land. Sometimes we have to work with turds to get the job done. Hell we worked with Stalin in WWII
We are in deep trouble.
There is no one on the international scene shouting out and showing proof that Jews are no one’s enemy. There are no other people in such danger today, and now no one other than bibi Netanyahu is outspoken in our international defense.
Cheering for “freedom” in Egypt, yeah, right.
Gee, I wonder if any of the 20 billion dollars President Urkel just sent to Egypt will find its way into this new Party’s bank account.
There were a lot of neo-Nazis in the U.S., but it was always a fringe movement here. I cannot tell from this article how entrench it is in Egypt. The few Egyptians I have known were, under the surface, absolute anti-Semites (in the sense of “Jew-Haters”).
Not only that, they also wanted to see our troops do the removing. WTF indeed.
Canada Backs Israels Survival
From PEW RESEARCH... April 25,2011
* The United States did not gain much from what happened politically in Egypt. The favorable rating for the U.S. is 20 percent, that’s very low in global terms. It was 17 percent last year.
* When we asked what effect did the U.S. have on the political changes, 39 percent say negative and only 22 percent say positive
* A solid majority of Egyptians, 54 percent to 32 percent, would like to see the longstanding treaty between Israel and Egypt annulled.
* The Muslim Brotherhood is embraced by a very large percentage of the Egyptian public. Thirty-seven percent say they have a very favorable view of them. Thirty-eight percent have somewhat favorable view of them.
* 62 percent saying that they would like to see Egyptian laws strictly follow the Quran. And we found as many 30 percent identify or support Muslim fundamentalists.
Ok, so of the world leaders, Jews / Israelis have two defenders, the leaders of Israel AND Canada.
I am so horrified we have an anti-Semite anti-American in our White House.
I am sure if we knew everything about Hussein we would all freak out except for the hard core Left.
I would not be surprised if this guy was a deep cover operative for the Muslim Brotherhood which you probably know has had extensive ties to the Nazis.
The problem of course with democracy is that the people in muslim countries tend to cheerfully elect the worst possible governments. We've seen examples in Iran, Gaza and Turkey. We're on the verge of seeing it come into play in Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan too. If all democracy does in the middle east is promote islamic extremism, then we really should not be supporting it.
Our interests are better served by having strongmen like Mubarak running things... as you said, he was a safety valve and was doing his best to keep the extremists in his own country at bay. But I will go even further than that. Mubarak's government was more than a strategic ally, he was a close personal ally of the USA. Compared to other middle eastern countries, I would say he actually did have some of our best interests at heart. Had his hand-picked successor followed him, we would have continued that relationship... but now... we get Iran 2.
Agreed, absolutely agreed.
Mubarak kept the peace with Israel. He was vastly preferable to the dictators we prop up with aid and weapons in Pakistan.
It’s quite easy to see the similarities between the Nazis and the Islamists.
They are both totalitarian.
*Both believe in the purity of their ideology.
*Sharia Law puts the state ahead of the individual, in Islamist led countries, the distribution of goods is directed by the ruling Mullahs (the definition economic fascism).
*Both condone the murder and harassment of the kaffir.
*Islam converged with Hitler under the leadership of Hajj Amin el Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. It is my opinion that he is just as culpable for the deaths of the Jews as Hitler as he encouraged the concept of genocide, whereas early on, Hitler was content to remove the Jews from German society.
That’s why it is appalling to see these Arabs and their Left wing acolytes accuse the Israelis of Nazi-like behavior.
I’m not a fan of dictatorships, but however sometimes you have deal with them.. In perfect world I would be glad to get rid of dictatorships, however, we don’t live in the perfect world.
I started freaking out in early 2008 when I realized that no matter if he himself was not a religious man (his bj and crack habit isn’t very pious), that he was bought and paid for by some of the world’s most powerful Muslims, and has a biography steeped in Muslim lands.
The worst part of my freakout was when I started sending links around to my liberal Jewish relatives, all who were planning to vote for the Cool One, and they ignored or pooh-poohed my info that we have an anti-Semite candidate here. Scary.
Same here. Once I started doing my research on the National Joke I knew this guy was bad news beyond belief. And when 53% of the nation voted for him I knew we as a nation were going to regret it. The Impostor-In-Chief certainly hasn’t let me down on that!
O’bummer has stepped back a bit politically since he started showing his true colors in regards to Israel. It will be interesting to see what his next move will be. If it is blatant, egregious, and obvious enough I wonder how Yids on the Left side of aisle will try bury their heads in the sands and go into denial in regards to his anti-Semitism. Yids did the same in Nazi Germany with Hitler. I don’t see why they shouldn’t do the same here. It is nice to see that most Israelis get it.
I don’t feel he has stepped back politically. He’s doing the dance. He is trying to get his bosses’ agendas set while still SOMEHOW appeasing the left/media here. Since they never write/say anything uncomplimentary, he’s always succeeding. He backs off a little from what he says after he says it, but he still manages to get the anti-Israeli stuff across.
I believe the second term, the legacy” term, will be FAR more dangerous. Obama ultimately is more afraid of his Arab benefactors, with good reason, than he is of the American people. He has contempt for us.
Politically in terms of action, you are correct, he hasn’t changed. Verbally, yes, in order to soothe over any hard feelings generated.
How far he will go at the behest of his Arab benefactors will be interesting to watch.