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Author Dalin, David G.

Title Icon of evil : Hitler's mufti and the rise of radical Islam / David G. Dalin and John F. Rothmann.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2008]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  956.9404 D159i 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description 227 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index.
Contents Preface -- Rendezvous with destiny -- The genesis of modern jihad -- Partners in genocide -- The mufti's reflection -- The mufti's return to the Middle East -- Mandate for hate -- The mufti's legacy.
Summary In 1921, the beneficiary of an appointment the British would live to regret, Haj Amin al-Husseini became the mufti of Jerusalem, the most eminent and influential Islamic leader in the Middle East. For years, al-Husseini fomented violence in the region against the Jews he loathed and wished to destroy. Forced out in 1937, he eventually found his way to the country whose legions he desperately wished to join: Nazi Germany. Here, with new and disturbing details, David G. Dalin and John F. Rothmann show how al-Husseini ingratiated himself with his hero, Adolf Hitler, becoming, with his blonde hair and blue eyes, an "honorary Aryan," while dreaming of being installed Nazi leader of the Middle East. Al-Husseini would later recruit more than 100,000 Muslims in Europe to fight in divisions of the Waffen-SS, and obstruct negotiations with the Allies that might have allowed four thousand Jewish children to escape to Palestine. --from publisher description.
Subject Husayn, Amn, 1893-1974.
Husayn, Amn, 1893-1974. (OCoLC)fst00146754
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Palestine -- History -- 1917-1948.
Mandates -- Palestine.
World War, 1939-1945.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Arab-Israeli conflict. (OCoLC)fst00812220
Mandates. (OCoLC)fst01007458
Middle East -- Palestine. (OCoLC)fst01207534
Chronological Term 1917-1948
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Rothmann, John F. Author.
Mazal Holocaust Collection. TxSaTAM
ISBN 9781400066537 (alk. paper)
1400066530 (alk. paper)

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