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A genealogy of evil : anti-semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad / David Patterson.

Author/Creator:
Patterson, David, 1948-
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 296 p. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Antisemitism.
Antisemitism -- History.
Ḥarakat al-Jihād al-Islāmī fī Filasṭīn.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Islam -- Relations -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Islam.
Summary:
"Based on extensive scrutiny of primary sources from Nazi and Jihadist ideologues, David Patterson argues that Jihadist antisemitism stems from Nazi ideology. This book challenges the idea that Jihadist antisemitism has medieval roots, identifying its distinctively modern characteristics and tracing interconnections that link the Nazis to the Muslim Brotherhood to the PLO, Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Sudan, the Iranian Islamic Republic, and other groups with an antisemitic worldview. Based on his close reading of numerous Jihadist texts, Patterson critiques their antisemitic teachings and affirms the importance of Jewish teaching, concluding that humanity needs the very Jewish teaching and testimony that the Jihadists advocate destroying"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: the essence of the jihadist evil
Nazi ideology and Jihadist echoes
Modern Jihadist ideological foundations
The Nazi seed in Islamic soil
The evil spreads: the Muslim brotherhood
Jihadist brothers: the Sudanese National Islamic Front, Islamic Jihad, and Hamas
"Religious" offshoots: the Islamic revolution, Hezbollah, and Al-Qaeda
"Secular" offshoots: the Baath Party and the PLO
Concluding thoughts: humanity's need for Israel.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780521197472
0521197473
9780521132619 (pbk.)
0521132614 (pbk.)
OCLC:
639941873