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Ataturk in the Nazi Imagination, by Stefan Ihrig

Nazis were great admirers of Islam and very anti-Christian.

by Ferdinand III

Nazism and Islam have much in common. Hitler venerated Islam as the polytheocratic apogee of control, power, violence and cult rule. All within the state. No individuality. Everything subsumed by the state and its cult. The 'volk', the 'umma'. The Kampf, the Koran. The 'prophet', the 'savior'. Moslems as the ubermench. German Aryans as the master-race. Jews, genetic inferiors, Slavs, Catholics to be murdered. Non-Moslems to be butchered. Both Islam and Nazism are barbaric primitive and simpleton cults.

Will to power, follow the leader, lies and propaganda as truth; reality replaced by inevitable dialecticism and divine favor. Hitler often said that the divinity blessed the natural selection impulse of Nazism. The Nazis had a moral duty to expunge undesirables from the human race so that natural evolution could proceed faster. Moslems likewise believe that they are chosen by the moon deity to rule the earth and impose the moon deity's will and force all into submission to its divine 'will'.

Hitler was fascinated by Islam. Hence his love for Turkey, Atarturk and the cult of Mecca. Famoulsy he wanted to turn Linz his hometown in Austria, into a Mecca of the Nazi cult, with pilgrims no doubt circumambulating a Nazi Kabaa and kissing a sanctified black rock which was granted to Hitler by divine intervention....


It’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion,” Hitler complained to his pet architect Albert Speer. “Why did it have to be Christianity, with its meekness and flabbiness?” Islam was a Männerreligion—a “religion of men”—and hygienic too. The “soldiers of Islam” received a warrior’s heaven, “a real earthly paradise” with “houris” and “wine flowing.” This, Hitler argued, was much more suited to the “Germanic temperament” than the “Jewish filth and priestly twaddle” of Christianity.'

Through the 1920s and 1930s, Nazi publications lauded Turkey as a friend and forerunner. In 1922, for example, the Völkischer Beobachter, the Nazi Party’s weekly paper, praised Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the “Father of the Turks,” as a “real man,” embodying the “heroic spirit” and the Führerprinzip, or führer principle, that demanded absolute obedience. Atatürk’s subordination of Islam to the state anticipated Hitler’s strategy toward Christianity. The Nazis presented Turkey as stronger for having massacred its Armenians and expelling its Greeks. “Who,” Hitler asked in August 1939, “speaks today of the extermination of the Armenians?”

A revolutionary idea must be seeded before, in Heidegger ’s words, “suddenly the unbound powers of being come forth and are accomplished as history.” Seven decades passed between Europe’s revolutionary spring of 1848 and the Russian Revolution of 1917. The effects of Germany’s ideological seeding of Muslim societies in the 1930s and ’40s are only now becoming apparent.”

Nazism not only venerated Islam it also seeded it with ideas, money and political gravitas. The Germans were fast allies of the Moslems during WW2. Both cults possessed similar world views. Fascism in its purest sense means the subordination of the individual to the cult and state. Nazism and Islam demand complete submission to this ideal. Exterminating Jews, Catholics and those outside of the cult were characteristics that both fascisms enthusiastically embraced and implemented.

Hitler hated Christianity. He adored Islam. This might give the modern observer a clue or two about the nature of the 'real Islam.'