Matthias Kuntzel, a German political scientist and writer is certainly no lightweight, when it comes to defining the Nazi-Islam connection, no one does it better. The problems began when Mr.Kuntzel thought that his expertise extended into the realm of Islamic history, which covers much more distance than the brief period dating from the 30’s to the present time. Matthias Kuntzel is out of his depth when he took on the likes of Dr.Andrew Bostom, concerning the subject of Islamic anti-Semitism. Andrew Bostom is one of the premier authoritative voices on the subject of Islamic Jew hatred, and Kuntzel is being handed his own arse on a platter.
Bostom delivers: “Matthias Kuntzel complains that my review largely ignored his book, and its thesis. What he actually laments is that I took his thesis seriously, and found it seriously wanting. Nothing Kuntzel now presents in reply, or what he wrote in his book, addresses my original criticisms:
“Kuntzel apparently misunderstands (and regardless, misrepresents) the basics of jihad, ignoring classical theory and practice. He then proceeds to describe the Muslim Brotherhood’s jihad ideology as a sui generis phenomenon divorced entirely from its intimate connection to a nearly 1400 year old Islamic institution, a salient characteristic of which was, and remains, its continuity.”
“Bostom literally destroys Kuntzel’s argument inspired no doubt, by the fallacious arguments of a somewhat dithering Bernard Lewis. This is why Bernard Lewis’s pandering and apologizing to Islam is so dangerous. Kunztzel is a mental midget next to Bostom and to insist that Nazism fueled Islamism (when in fact it is just the opposite) is intellectually dishonest and historically inaccurate. Islamic Jew hatred and violent goes back centuries. It’s their dogma – read the Koran.”
“…perhaps more unsettling is Kuntzel’s selective citation, and excerpting. I provide two egregious examples: the redacted discussion of Albert Speer’s memoirs which omits Hiter’s effusive praise for Islam, including the Nazi leader’s resentment that Germany had not been Islamized during the 8th (through 11th) century Muslim jihadist forays throughout Europe…”
The truth is, some of Islam’s characteristics that Hitler deemed of value, imperialism and absolute rule, gave that religion a very large measure of respectability and significance from the head Nazi. This is something that completely eludes the thinking of Kuntzel. More here. *L* KGS