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Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  7 reviews
During the 1930s and 1940s, a unique and lasting political alliance was forged among Third Reich leaders, Arab nationalists, and Muslim religious authorities. From this relationship sprang a series of dramatic events that, despite their profound impact on the course of World War II, remained  secret until now. In this groundbreaking book, esteemed Middle East scholars Barr ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Yale University Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Steven Z.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As we witness the increasing level of anti-Semitism in Europe exemplified by recent attacks against Jews in Paris the role of Islamist ideology appears ever present. The perpetrators of the attacks were of Mideast origin and claimed to be associated with the Islamic State or ISIS. With renewed interest in the role of anti-Semitism and Islamist radicalism in Europe it is important to seek out the origins of these movements. Some political commentators point to the actions of Israel against the Pa ...more
Dorothy
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I suspect this is the most thoroughly-researched and documented story of the history of the close collaboration between the Islamists and the Nazis from the 1930's on. It seems many of the ideas that I thought Islamists had "borrowed" from Nazis were actually original, implemented by the Nazis but still alive and thriving in the Middle East. Scary.
Phoenix
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, middle-east
Hajj Amin and Associates: Connections

A detailed assessment of the relationship between Nazi Germany and the Arab Nationalist movement in Palestine. The story begins even before WW I. German adventurer/scholars such as Max von Oppenheim and Carl H. Becker are backed by the German government to create a program of Islamic propaganda to generate uprisings that would weaken Germany's European rivals by destroying their colonial influence. By funding cultural centers throughout the middle east they e
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Maria Wroblewski
Feb 07, 2017 rated it liked it
jumps from date to date, back and forth...........a lot of unnecessary data...........would have wanted to see more on how the Nazi and Muslim association led to the present day jihad.....has made, ad nauseum, a case for the bond in the 30's through the 50's
Mehmet Koç
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Published in 2014, a well-documented book about the dramatic history of the Middle East focusing on the political and military relations between Arabs and the Nazis. However, while explaining the making of the Middle East, the role of the hatred against the Jews is exaggerated. On the other hand, the authors expect the readers to believe that all Arab states, leaders and NGOs (the Ba'ath parties, Arafat, Sadat, Naser, Muslim Brotherhood etc) were financed and instructed by the Nazis for decades. ...more
Evan Scott
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Important history lessons abound.
Doug J.
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
I never fully understood how intertwined the events in the Middle East of today are related to the plans and operations of the Germans in WWI and WWII.
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Barry Rubin is an American-born Israeli expert on terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs.

Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), and a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. He is also editor of the journal 'Turkish Studies'.