Historian Matthias Kuntzel has a new book out titled “Jihad and Jew-Hatred.” Here is a paper summarizing the effect of Nazism on radical Islam, and most importantly, Muslim Brotherhood’s cooperation with the Third Reich.
“It was the Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna in Egypt, that established Islamism as a mass movement. The significance of the Brotherhood to Islamism is comparable to that of the Bolshevik Party to communism: It was and remains to this day the ideological reference point and organizational core for all later Islamist groups, including al-Qaeda and Hamas,” Kuntzel writes.
“First, the Mufti’s so-called “Arab revolt” in Palestine which was in fact the first Islamist revolt against Jews and modern life, was supported with money and weapons. The Mufti himself admitted that it was only the money granted by the Germans that made it possible for him to carry out the uprising in Palestine. Second, the Muslim Brotherhood was supported with money as well. 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 which were considerably larger than the subsidies offered to other anti-British activists. ”
The “Mufti” is Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem who became one of Hitler’s best friends. He was also a member of Muslim Brotherhood, acting as the group’s liaison with the Nazis and was put on the payroll of Nazi military-intelligence. Ultimately, al-Husseini ended up living in Berlin until his Nazi brothers were defeated and Germany was occupied. Al-Husseini continued the Nazi fight after the war, promoting his fusion of Nazism and Islam as a political ideology.