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Hitler and Jihad

Andrew G. Bostomhere) by the Hamburg intelligence service —the Office for the Protection of the Constitution [Verfassungsschutz] — stressed the hostility of the neo-Nazi North German Action Office toward “Anti-Islamification” efforts in Cologne. At the North German Action Office’s [Aktionsbüro Norddeutschland], “campaigns” page website, links are featured with titles such as “National Socialists in Lower Saxony,” “Free! Social! National!” and “May 1 — Day of struggle for National Socialism.” The Hamburg domestic intelligence report noted the neo-Nazi group’s repeated allusions—commonplace in Nazi “analyses”—to the American “east coast,” which are meant to characterize “Jewish” domination of America and, by extension, the world. And in a statement published on its website (German link) September 25, 2008, five days after an “Anti-Islamification Congress” was banned by Cologne municipal authorities, the North German Action Office elucidated its solidarity with the global jihad:

USA and its vassals from Jerusalem to Berlin.jihad as total war, and the annihilationist jihad against the Jews.

Berlin, he met Hitler in the early years of the Fuehrer’s leadership of the National Socialist [Nazi] Party. Their meeting took place in 1926 at the National Library. Here is the gist of Mashriqi’s report on his interaction with Hitler as described in a letter to the renowned scholar of Indian Islam, J.M.S. Baljon:

Hitler on May 31, 1935:

earliest Muslim conquests in the glorious first decades after the Muslim prophet Muhammad’s death (Mashriqi’s estimate is “36,000 castles in 9 years, or 12 per day”). He asserted “Nearly three-quarters” of the Quran concerns conquest, jihad (holy war), and related themes. And Mashriqi reminded that the Quran promises hellfire to all those who do not participate in Jihad bi-l-saif (“jihad with the sword”), or object to it. Mashriqi also believed the Quran’s jihad verses confirmed that if a Muslim fought for the cause of Islam, this action alone was sufficient for his salvation, requiring no other good deeds. According to Mashriqi, Islam’s “five pillars”—the confession of the oneness of Allah and Muhammad’s prophetic mission, the ritual prayer five times daily, the pilgrimage (haj) to Mecca, the giving of alms, and the fast in the month of Ramadan—were all aspects of military exercise: the confession of faith actually meant that the true Muslim had to forsake all worldly gains in the interest of military revival, prayer (to be performed in uniform and in a regimented way) was a kind of military drill, the haj was something like a grand counsel of Muslim soldiers where plans against enemies could be formulated, the fast was a preparation for the deprivations of siege warfare, the giving of alms, lastly, was a means of raising funds for Muslim re-armament. In short, he stated, “To leave the martial way of life is tantamount to leaving Islam.”

Mein Kampf, pp. 169-179, Reynal and Hitchcock trans, 1941)—certainly in the following paraphrase from al-Tazkirah prepared by some of Mashriqi’s colleagues for foreign consumption:

Albert Speer, who was Hitler’s Minister of Armaments and War Production, wrote a contrite memoir of his World War II experiences while serving a 20-year prison sentence imposed by the Nuremberg tribunal. Speer’s narrative includes a discussion which captures Hitler’s effusive praise for Islam, “…a religion that believed in spreading the faith by the sword and subjugating all nations to that faith. Such a creed was perfectly suited to the Germanic temperament.” Hitler, according to Speer’s account, repeatedly expressed the conviction that, “The Mohammedan religion…would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?” These sentiments were also expressed by Hitler to Dr. Herman Neubacher, the first Nazi Mayor of Vienna, and subsequently, a special delegate of the Nazi regime in south-eastern Europe. Neubacher wrote that Hitler had told him Islam was a “male religion,” and reiterated the belief that the Germans would have been far more successful conquerors had they adopted Islam in the Middle Ages. Additional confirmation of Hitler’s very favourable inclination towards Islam is provided by General Alexander Loehr, a Lutwaffe commander (executed in 1947 for the mass-murders of Yugoslav civilians). Loehr maintained a smiling Hitler had told him that Islam was such a desirable creed the Fuehrer longed for it to become the official SS religion.

uniquely Islamic institution of jihad as an appropriate model for waging genocidal, total war. During the mid to late 19th century, jihad total war campaigns—adapted to the conditions of modern warfare—were waged by the Ottoman Empire against its Bulgarian and Armenian Christian minorities. The Ottoman tactics included innumerable atrocities, mass slaughter, and extensive, murderous deportations. Official Ottoman jihad declarations during World War I assured that the genocidal aspects of Islamic doctrine were “updated” by the application of modern total war offensive doctrines, and directed at the Armenians, in particular. This jihad-inspired policy begot razzias (raids), massacres of villagers, massacres of Armenian conscripts in work battalions, and mass deportations—all representative of an overall total-war strategy implemented by the Ottoman state, and military high command.

Ottoman Empire’s World War I jihad genocide against its Armenian minority, specifically, served as an “inspirational” precedent to Hitler. During August of 1939, Hitler gave speeches in preparation for the looming invasion of Poland which admonished his military commanders to wage a brutal, merciless campaign, and assure rapid victory. Hitler portrayed the impending invasion as the initial step of a vision to “secure the living space we need,” and ultimately, “redistribute the world.” In an explicit reference to the Armenians, “Who after all is today speaking of the destruction of the Armenians?,” Hitler justified their annihilation (and the world’s consignment of this genocide to oblivion) as an accepted new world order because, “The world believes only in success.”

Vahakn Dadrian—the foremost scholar of the Armenian genocide—observes that although Hitler’s motives in seeking to destroy the Jews were not identical with those of the Ottoman Turks’ in their attempts to eliminate the Armenians, “…the two victim nations share one common element in Hitler’s scheme of things: their extreme vulnerability.” Moreover, Hitler emphasized the urgent task, “…of protecting the German blood from contamination, not only of the Jewish but also of the Armenian blood.” Predictable impunity—the ease with which the Armenian genocide was committed and how the perpetrators escaped retributive justice—clearly impressed Hitler and his henchmen, considering a similar action against the Jews. Indeed, the German Jew, Richard Lictheim who as a young Zionist leader had negotiated with Ottoman leaders in Turkey during World War I, characterized the “…cold-bloodedly planned extermination of over one million Armenians…[as] akin to Hitler’s crusade of destruction against the Jews…” And as historian Abram Sachar noted, “…the genocide was cited approvingly twenty-five years later by the Fuehrer…who found the Armenian ‘solution’ an attractive precedent.”

was another champion of Islam’s singular bellicosity. Accordingly, Himmler foresaw that within the framework of the Waffen-SS, several Muslim divisions would be created to wage jihad “shoulder to shoulder” with Nazi and Axis power soldiers. Himmler was the guiding force behind the establishment of aWaffen-SS 13th (later dubbed Handzar) Division—comprised exclusively of Muslims from Bosnia and HerzegovinaHe argued in support of the creation of this Muslim division that the global Islamic community (umma) was very sympathetic to Nazism, and that the targeted Balkan Muslims had a special consciousness of their Muslim Bosnian-Herzegovinian identity. Indeed, Himmler and his collaborators believed that these Balkan Muslims were ideally suited to forge a nexus between the Nazi Germanic “racial north,” and the Islamic east. SS General Gottlob Berger described how Himmler’s creation of the Handzar division was the apotheosis of this vision:

devshirme levy, and form a modern janissary corps, not only in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but the Sanjak (regions in Serbia and Montenegro), most of Croatia, and the major part of Srem (which includes provinces in Serbia and Croatia between the Danube and Sava rivers). Historian Jennie Lebel describes this effort:

June 30, 1922, a joint resolution of both Houses of Congress of the United States unanimously endorsed the “Mandate for Palestine,” confirming the irrevocable right of Jews to settle in the area of Palestine—anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. The Congressional Record contains a statement of support from New York Rep. Walter Chandler which includes an observation, about “Turkish and Arab agitators… preaching a kind of holy war [jihad] against…the Jews” of Palestine. During this same era within Palestine, a strong Arab Muslim irredentist current—epitomized by Hajj Amin el-Husseini—promulgated the forcible restoration of Shari’a-mandated dhimmitude for Jews via jihad. Indeed, two years before he orchestrated the murderous anti-Jewish riots of 1920, i.e., in 1918, Hajj Amin el-Husseini stated plainly to a Jewish co-worker (at the Jerusalem Governorate), I.A. Abbady, “This was and will remain an Arab land…the Zionists will be massacred to the last man…Nothing but the sword will decide the future of this country.”

Palestine, he called for combating and slaughtering "the Jews", not merely Zionists. In fact, most of the Jewish victims of the 1929 Arab revolt were Jews from the centuries old dhimmi communities (for eg., in Hebron), as opposed to recent settlers identified with the Zionist movement. With the ascent of Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, the Mufti and his coterie intensified their anti-Semitic activities to secure support from Hitler's Germany (and later Bosnian Muslims, as well as the overall Arab Muslim world), for a jihad to annihilate the Jews of Palestine. Following his expulsion from Palestine by the British, the Mufti fomented a brutal anti-Jewish pogrom in Baghdad (1941), concurrent with his failed effort to install a pro-Nazi Iraqi government. Escaping to Europe after this unsuccessful coup attempt, the Mufti spent the remainder of World War II in Germany and Italy. From this sanctuary, he provided active support for the Germans by recruiting Bosnian Muslims, in addition to Muslim minorities from the Caucasus, for dedicated Nazi SS units. The Mufti's objectives for these recruits, and Muslims in general, were made explicit during his multiple wartime radio broadcasts from Berlin, heard throughout the Arab world: an international campaign of genocide against the Jews. For example, during his March 1, 1944 broadcast he stated: “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history, and religion.”

Islam and the Jews”, was published by the Nazis in Croatian and German for distribution during the war to these Bosnian Muslim SS units. This incendiary document hinged upon antisemitic motifs from the Quran (for example, 5:82), and the hadith (including Muhammad’s alleged poisoning by a Khaybar Jewess), and concluded with the apocalyptic canonical hadith describing the Jews’ annihilation. And Jan Wanner has observed that,

Rumania, and 400,000 from Hungary). As a result, these hapless individuals were deported to Polish concentration camps. A United Nations Assembly document presented in 1947 which contained the Mufti's June 28, 1943 letter to the Hungarian Foreign Minister requesting the deportation of Hungarian Jews to Poland, includes this stark, telling annotation: “As a Sequel to This Request 400,000 Jews Were Subsequently Killed.” Moreover, in the Mufti’s memoirs (Memoirs of the Grand Mufti, edited by Abd al-Karim al-Umar, Damascus, 1999) he describes what Himmler revealed to him during the summer of 1943 regarding the genocide of the Jews. Following pro forma tirades on “Jewish war guilt,” Himmler told the Mufti that “up to now we have liquidated [abadna] around three million of them.”

Howard M. Sachar, meetings the Mufti held with Hitler in 1941 and 1942 lead to an understanding whereby Hitler's forces would invade Palestine with the goal being “..not the occupation of the Arab lands, but solely the destruction of Palestin(ian) Jewry…” And in April, 2006, the director of the Nazi research center in Ludwigsburg, Klaus-Michael Mallman, and Berlin historian Martin Cueppers, revealed that a murderous Einsatzgruppe Egypt, connected to Rommel's Africa Korps, was stationed in Athens awaiting British expulsion from the Levant, prior to beginning their planned slaughter of the roughly 500,000 Jews in Palestine. This plan was only aborted after Rommel’s defeat by Montgomery at El Alamein, Egypt, in October/November 1942.

Germany is Islamic; warlike and Islamic. They are all drunk with wild god. That can be the historic future.Jacob Burckhardt and Waldemar Gurian, Protestant theologian Karl Barth, and most notably, the renowned 20th century scholar of Islamic Law, G.H. Bousquet—referred to Islam as a despotic, or in 20th century parlance, totalitarian ideology.

John Roy Carlson’s 1948-1950 interviews of Arab Muslim religious and political leaders provide consummate independent validation of these Western assessments. Perhaps most revealing were the candid observations of Aboul Saud, whom Carlson described as a “pleasant English-speaking member of the Arab League Office.” Aboul Saud explained to Carlson that Islam was an authoritarian religio-political creed which encompassed all of a Muslim’s spiritual and temporal existence. He stated plainly,

brilliant, dispassionate contemporary analysis, Ibn Warraq describes 14 characteristics of “Ur Fascism” as enumerated by Umberto Eco, analyzing their potential relationship to the major determinants of Islamic governance and aspirations, through the present. He adduces salient examples which reflect the key attributes discussed by Eco: the unique institution of jihad war; the establishment of a Caliphate under “Allah’s vicegerent on earth,” the Caliph—ruled by Islamic Law, i.e., Shari’a, a rigid system of subservience and sacralized discrimination against non-Muslims and Muslim women, devoid of basic freedoms of conscience, and expression. Warraq’s assessment confirms what G.H. Bousquet concluded (in 1950) from his career studying the historical development and implementation of Islamic Law:

Bat Ye’or published a remarkably foresighted analysis of the Islamic anti-Semitism and resurgent jihadism in her native Egypt, being packaged for dissemination throughout the Muslim world. The primary, core Anti-Semitic and jihadist motifs were Islamic, derived from Islam’s foundational texts, on to which European, especially Nazi elements were grafted. Nazi academic and propagandist of extermination Johannes von Leers’ writings and personal career trajectory—as a favoured contributor in Goebbel’s propaganda ministry, to his eventual adoption of Islam (as Omar Amin von Leers) while working as an anti-Western, and anti-Semitic/anti-Zionist propagandist under Nasser’s regime from the mid-1950s, until his death in 1965—epitomizes this convergence of jihad, Islamic anti-Semitism, and racist, Nazi anti-Semitism, as described by Bat Ye’or. Upon his arrival in Egypt in 1956, it was Hajj Amin el-Husseini who welcomed von Leers, stating, “We are grateful to you for having come here to resume the struggle against the powers of darkness incarnated by international Judaism.” The ex-Mufti oversaw von Leers’ formal conversion to Islam, and remained one of his confidants. And von Leers described the origins of the Muslim “forename,” Omar Amin, that he adopted as part of his conversion to Islam in a November, 1957 letter to American Nazi H. Keith Thompson,

Von Leers’ 1942 essay, for example, concludes by simultaneously extolling the “model” of oppression the Jews experienced under Islamic suzerainty, and the nobility of Muhammad, Islam, and the contemporary Muslims of the World War II era, foreshadowing his own conversion to Islam just over a decade later. And even earlier, in a 1938 essay, von Leers further sympathized with, “the leading role of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in the Arabians’ battles against the Jewish invasion in Palestine.” Von Leers observes that to the pious Muslim, “…the Jew is an enemy, not simply an ‘unbeliever’ who might perhaps be converted or, despite the fact that he does not belong to Islam, might still be a person of some estimation. Rather, the Jew is the predestined opponent of the Muslim, one who desired to bring down the work of the Prophet.”

October 1957 US intelligence report on von Leers’writings and activities for Egypt and the Arab League confirmed his complete adoption of the triumphalist Muslim worldview, desirous of nothing less than the destruction of Judeo-Christian civilization by jihad:


The Legacy of Jihad, and the forthcoming The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism.

http://www.newageislam.com/radical-islamism-and-jihad/hitler-and-jihad/d/923

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  1. Examine the fascism content of your own religion or ideology TODAY. In the present times. Don't waste time on Hitler, Mashriki, Munje etc.

     

    In the new testament we have one Jesus (whom the muslims regard as a prophet) saying "let the dead bury the dead". Even Mohammad is dead and yet muslims have created an all-pervading fascism centered around this person.

    Our religion (if at all we can our should call it a religion) should be the one that encourages and protects honesty, non-violence, population quantity control, environmental protection, empowering women and freedom of expression. Any religion that performs against these needs is fascistic. 

    Islam contains too much of old, primitive, ancestor-worshipping, arabic-tribal, decadent ballast. Hindu religions also contain such maladies. Islam however has more propaganda and manipulative means at its disposal. Among muslims there is a tendency to cover up the decadence in islam with lies, demos of anger and violence or threats of violence. Most of kuran is more a book of manipulation than of good guidance or knowledge. Most of what kuran portrays as knowledge in it is irrelevant today or acts to make muslims conceited, obscurantist and close-minded. Muslims have become a danger not only to the non-muslims (whom they have decimated/exterminated, by whatever means, in many areas in the past 1400 years and are planning to do so further on) but even to the muslims themselves. Conflicts within Muslim communities are strongest and bloodiest wherever the non-muslims have been decimated. In other words the greater the muslim population component the greater the success and impact of (islamic) fascism. It is in the interest of the Muslims themselves to keep their population component low (below 10%) and live among non-muslims. Otherwise islam will become more and more fascistic-totalitarian, arrogant-irrational, violent-conceited. I hope muslims have the wisdom and honesty to realise this. Islam and muslims can contribute positively to mankind if their population component remains below 10% and they stick to the path of honesty and non-violence. Presently these conditions are far from being fulfilled.   

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  3. It stupid to think that Kashmir can become Independent.

    Because most Indian Politicians know that as soon as

    Kashmir becomes Independent, its Islamic Terrorists will

    join hands with Pakistani ISI openly. Indians will not let

    that happen. As for West's cry for right to self-determination,

    they should first get Chinese out of Tibet. Hitler's close ties

    with Islamic redicals are known to all Historians. Read below:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/06/would_a_jihadi_by_any_other_na.html

    http://joshuapundit.blogspot.com/2006/05/quran-vs-mein-kampf.html

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  4.  

    Date:   Sun, 26 Oct 2008 23:29:13 +0500 [10/26/2008 11:59:13 PM IST]
    From:  Syed Hassan Tanwir Wasti
    To:  Editor@nNewAgeIslam.com

    Subject:   RE: Hitler and Jihad, NewAgeIslam.Com - 24 Oct, 2008

    Hitler was a great leader and founder of a new world. But his name doest not appear in good books.

    It was not Mr. Gandhi jee, infect Hitler acted as a catalyst for the Jang e Azadi. Indirectly he was founder of India since British Empire was badly wounded by his army every where in the world, and Indians had taken advantage of it?

    But Pakistanis and Kashmiris are still suffering because of unfair division of Hindia (India) in form of usurping Kashmir with the help of the than absconding British ruler/army.

     Now it is a time to forget the past and have very strong relationship with all neighbors including India. Kashmir should be declared as an independent state without any further delay and blood shed.

    By solving the Kashmir issue every one will take a full sleep and will enjoy the rest of the life with peace, harmony and for the welfare of the poor masses of the region.

    Syed Hassan Tanwir Wasti  

    By Syed Hassan Tanwir Wasti
  5. > Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 11:03:26 -0700

    > From: Mansoor Hallaj  > Subject: Re: Hitler and Jihad, NewAgeIslam.Com - 24 Oct, 2008

    > To: Editor@nNewAgeIslam.com,

    > --- On Fri, 10/24/08, NewAgeIslam-Newsletter@newageislam.com wrote:

    >

    > I was astounded when he [Hitler] told me that he knew about my Tazkirah. The news flabbergasted me. . . I found him very congenial and piercing. He discussed Islamic Jihad with me in details. In 1930 I sent him my Isharat concerning the Khaksar movement with a picture of a spade-bearer Khaksar at the end of that book. In 1933 he started his Spade Movement, writes Andrew G. Bostom, author of The Legacy of Jihad, and the forthcoming The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism.

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    > Hitler and Jihad By Andrew G. Bostom

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    > http://newageislam.com/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=923

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    > Dear Sultan Sahab,

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    > Allama Mashriqui but ended up in Pakistan like Mullah Mawdudi and Jamat-e-Islami who were also against Pakistan and Jinnah and Mawdudi termed Pakistan "NA-PAKISTAN" i.e. Impure but prospered in the same country as well as his Islamic Anarchy called JI. If the above is historically correct and authentic then I wonder if Mashriqui was even aware about the activities of Extreme Communalist Hindu Parties e.g. RSS and Bajrang Dal etc.etc. who were following the Doctrine of Hitler in India [even now] (I hope it wasn't the Ideology of Jihad which he discussed with Mashriqui but RSS followed Hitler in India and I leave it to you to decide, read the research below

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    > Note:

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    > Hitler's not so secret Indian Army and that was much before the start of 2nd World War or the Third Reich.

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    > It was in 1925 when Brahmanism was under attack from all sides that Dr Hedgewar, still basking in the reflected glory of the Peshwas, joined hands with three other Brhamins—B.S. Munje, Baharao Savarkar (brother of Veer Savarkar) and B.B. Thalkar—to stage a counter-revolution. Number 4 is not considered a good number by the Hindus. They recruited young Brahmin graduates for the service of their community and when the number reached ninetynine they assembled in a forest(!) to take some esoteric oath, which is their ‘hidden agenda’. (Ninetynine is a multiple of 9 which is considered auspicious but 99, one short of a century, keeps a man in Chakra. The Vajpayee Government lost the vote of confidence by one vote in ’99.)

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    > At that time Hitler was a rising star in Germany. He was influenced by Nietzsche who had written an anti-Christ treatise after reading Manusmriti translated into German, in which he condemned Christianity and eulogised Manu. Hitler was impressed by Manu’s superman, the Brahmin, imposing his will on the weak. Standing before the bust of Nietzsche, Hitler would read passages from Manusmriti. Its extracts were read at Nazi functions. Nietzsche’s sister and cousin had praised Hitler for immortalising their sibling. But Hitler did not know that one day Manusmriti and superman would tear Germany apart before India. Hitler was mad and his madness was equally matched by the madness of the German people.

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    > The RSS sent Munje to Italy and Germany. In Italy (let Modi know), he met Mussolini for aid and advice. In Germany he studied Hitler’s methods of recruitment and training of his terrorist Storm Troopers, their use of arms, pyrotechnics, subversive activities and art of Goebbelsian propaganda. Many skeletons of Hitler’s Nazi era are lying in the cupboard of the RSS at Nagpur. Tagore described fascism as “an exact counterpart” of Brahmanism. (Rabindranath Tagore by Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson)

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    > Hitler’s party, National (Rashtriya) Socialists and his Schutz Staffe (Guard detachment) or SS for short, ‘stand for Swayamsevak Sangh’. Hitler’s stiff-hand salute and Swastika are the RSS symbols. Swastika had been the symbol of the Teutonic Knights and Free Corps Units. Writes John Toland, Hitler’s biographer:

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    > For centuries it had represented not only for Europeans but also for certain North American Indian tribes the wheel of the Sun or cycle of life. From now on, and perhaps forevermore, the Swastika would have a sinister connotation.

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    > RSS and Fascism By Shyam Chand Mainstream 30 June, 2003

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    > http://www.countercurrents.org/comm-chand300603.htm

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    > In this book he rejects the notions of Indian nationhood, India as a Nation in the making. He rejects the idea that all the citizens will be equal. He goes on to harp the notions of nationhood borrowed from Hitler's Nazi movement. He rejects that India is a secular nation and posits that it is a Hindu Rashtra. He rejects the territorial-political concept of nationhood and puts forward the concept of cultural nationalism, which was the foundation of Nazi ideology. His admiration of Hitler's ideology and politics is the running thread of the book and he takes inspiration from the massive holocaust which decimated millions of people in Germany. He uses this as a shield to propagate his political ideology. It is this ideology which formed the base of communal common sense amongst a section of the population. "German national pride has now become the topic of the day. To keep up purity of the nation and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her purging

    > the country of the Semitic races, the Jews. National pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well-nigh impossible it is for races and cultures having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into a united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindustan to learn and profit by." (We…, 1938, p.37)

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    > M.S. Golwalkar: Conceptualizing Hindutva Fascism By Ram Puniyani

    > 10 March, 2006 Countercurrents.org

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    > http://www.countercurrents.org/comm-puniyani100306.htm

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    > This is ironic criticism given Hindutva's professed admiration for Hitler and the Nazi Party, as Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, an early RSS ideologue, expressed in 1938, in 'We or Our Nation Defined': ‘Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of the Semitic races -- the Jews. National pride at its highest has been manifested here.’ He continued: ‘The non-Hindu people in Hindustan [homeland of Hindus] .... may stay in the country wholly subordinated to the Hindu nation claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment, not even citizen's rights’ After being nominated Chief Minister of Gujarat in October 2001, Mr. Narendra Modi incorporated the teachings of Hindutva in his governance of Gujarat. According to a Times of India article, entitled, 'In Modi’s Gujarat, Hitler is a textbook hero', tenth grade school texts: 'present a frighteningly uncritical picture of Fascism and Nazism. The strong national pride

    > that both these phenomena generated, the efficiency in the bureaucracy and the administration and other "achievements" are detailed, but the exterminations of Jews and atrocities against trade unionists, migrant laborers, and any section of people who did not fit into Mussolini or Hitler's definition of rightful citizen do not find mention.'

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    > Now, Hindu Nationalists Rewriting California Textbooks

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    > By Angana Chatterji 08 January, 2006 Countercurrents.org

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    > http://www.countercurrents.org/comm-chatterji080106.htm

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    > IN BAD FAITH? BRITISH CHARITY & HINDU EXTREMISM Awaaz — South Asia Watch Ltd, 2004

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    > http://www.awaazsaw.org/ibf/index.htm

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    > "If [the film] 'Fire' is allowed to be screened, lesbianism would spread like wildfire through all the girls' hostels." Bal Thackeray, Outook Magazine, 1998.

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    > APPENDIX 5: WOMEN, DALITS, ADIVASIS & THE RSS

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    > THE RSS AND WOMEN

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    > While the RSS has always remained a male organization, the first ever affiliate of the RSS was the Rashtra Sevika Samiti, a women’s organization modelled on the RSS shakha structure and hierarchy. Its ideology, and that of the RSS, is based on a deeply patriarchal and conservative view of the role of Hindu women. This is the idea of matruvat paradareshu – all women, except one’s wife, are to be treated as one’s mother. Women are present only as wife or mother. The Samiti’s daily shakha prayer also states the four stages of the life of a woman as ‘daughter, sister, wife and mother’. It is also the home where a woman’s character is to be moulded. Home is where the woman becomes happy, not in her own happiness, which the Samiti considers ‘selfish’, but by getting ‘trained to seek happiness in the happiness of others.’ The Samiti’s ideas focus heavily on the need for Hindu women to make personal sacrifices and tend to the needs of

    > others in the home. The reason for the formation of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti is described by it in the following way:

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    > Due to western impact women were struggling for equal rights and economic freedom. This was leading to individual progress only, inviting self-centredness. There was every risk of women being non-committed to love, sacrifice, service and other inborn qualities glorifying Hindu women…Many women were attracted to the new easy going and showy way of western life. Forgetting their own self, they were fascinated by the idea of equal rights and economic freedom. This unnatural change in the attitude of women might have led to disintegration of family, the primary and most important unit for imparting good Sanskaras [Hindutva ideas].[1]

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    > http://www.awaazsaw.org/ibf/appendix5.htm

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    > "If [the film] 'Fire' is allowed to be screened, lesbianism would spread like wildfire through all the girls' hostels." Bal Thackeray, Outook Magazine, 1998.

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    > During the year 2000 the film Water, which was to be directed by Deepa Mehta (the third film of the trilogy after Fire and Earth). It was to be a period piece about the plight of widows in India to be made in the city of Varanasi. After many protests and threats of violence from various political/religious parties, the filming was stopped before it ever really had a chance to begin. Deepa Mehta completed Water in Sri Lanka after protests in India The movie Water, which triggered violent protests while being filmed in India, will open the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Deepa Mehta, the movie follows the lives of Hindu widows. Filming in India was abandoned after hardline Hindu protesters burned its sets, claiming the movie distorted Indian culture. Filming was completed in Sri Lanka. Many might scent dark neo-imperialist conspiracy here, as raids on gay bars are not yet a local issue in India. But what is a local issue, undoubtedly, is

    > the existence of Section 377 on the statute books, according to which homosexuals can be awarded imprisonment for up to 10 years. And sooner or later the issue might capture the attention of the neo-Hindu right which is obsessed, after all, with questions of numbers and demographics. A marriage between Article 377 and a conservative BJP-type government could yield as offspring some serious persecution of sexual minorities. The ire visited by the Shiv Sena upon 'Fire', a film depicting a lesbian relationship between two women, can be a precursor of things to come.

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    > Torched by protesters, a piece of the Water set burns

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    > An acclaimed auteur’s new film gets caught in the cultural crossfire BY JASMINE YUEN-CARRUCAN April 2000 | Issue 28 Copyright © 2000 by Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan

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    > Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan has worked in various production roles on commercials and feature films since 1995. She lives in Australia.

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    > http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/28/water.html

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    > Letters and statements that have been sent to the Prime Minister of India and the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh protesting the decision to block the production of Deepa Mehta's latest film Water in that state and against the ongoing campaign by Hindu fundamentalist organisations to prevent the film from being made anywhere in India.

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    > http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/apr2000/dmc-a07.shtml

    >

    > http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/apr2000/dmc-a07.shtml

     

    Mansoor Hallaj

    By Mansoor Hallaj