Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Kuntzel on the Islamist-Nazi Nexus

Matthias Kuntzel's Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 has won the 2007 award of the London Book Festival. Kuntzel's book first appeared in 2002 in German and has now been updated and translated into English. It examines the influence of European fascism on Islamic ideologies (read: Baathism and Islamism). I'm excited to add it to my library. My only exposure to Kuntzel's work was an article he penned for the New Republic in 2006 called Ahmadinejad's Demons, which appraised the messianism of Iran's hizbollahi and made a baleful forecast for the safety of Israel.

Thanks to Engage.

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