Bahraini Writer: I Was Shocked To Discover How Many Young Arabs Idolize Adolf Hitler

Magazine cover subtitle: Der Grossmufti von Jerusalem bei den bosnischen Freiwilligen der Waffen-SS (The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem with Bosnian volunteers of the Waffen-SS)

Magazine cover subtitle: Der Grossmufti von Jerusalem bei den bosnischen Freiwilligen der Waffen-SS (The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem with Bosnian volunteers of the Waffen-SS)

On February 27, 2016, Dr. Entesar Al-Banna, a columnist for the Bahraini daily Al-Watan, wrote that she had discovered, much to her surprise, that many young Arabs idolize Adolf Hitler, mainly for his strength and steadfastness in fighting the entire world. She assessed that this phenomenon stems from the wave of violence afflicting the region and the sense of helplessness that it causes, as a result of which people look to someone who challenged the rest of the globe. According to her, this worship of strength reflects the instability and the crisis of the Arab world, a crisis which is manifested in many ways, ranging from suppression of free expression to the use of extreme violence on all levels.

 

h/t Marvin

  • xavier

    Chalk her surprise to the ignorance perpetuating system that passes itself off as learning. Surely she had to known that not all Nazis ended up in Spain or Argenrina

  • vwVwwVwv

    woman

  • PaulW

    Islam in general doesn’t really have a lot of time for compassion, for settling conflict through peaceful negotiation and discussion. Like its founder (and its deity too, really), it is about exercising control and influence through raw strength or force. That is about the only paradigm that Islam understands and respects.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    How naive can she be (a Muslim Arab teacher in the Middle East, no less) to not realize that so many Arabs idolize Hitler? And she’s probably heavily censoring the reasons her students gave her, eg., they say they admire him for his “strength” and “militancy” and the way he unified his country. They probably gave additional reasons she doesn’t dare to repeat in polite company.The main reason Arab Muslims love Hitler is because he killed millions of Jews. Arabs were actually among his staunchest allies, and they knew exactly what he was doing. It’s also interesting that one of the students who admired Hitler also said she admired Che Guevara. That isn’t as much a contradiction as this teacher seems to think. They were both psychopaths and mass murderers.

  • Brett_McS

    I was Captain Renault shocked.

  • UCSPanther

    Where’s that picture of Hitler meeting with the Grand Mufti?