I LOVE bookstores. I can stand for hours meandering along the shelves, leafing through books on everything. Finance, History, psychology, philosophy, political science, medicine, photography… I will, and do, browse them all. I suspect that THIS is why London is my favorite city. Lots of bookstores there.
And, what you find in a bookstore is usually a reflection of what people want to read. That’s why, when I’m in an Arab country, I try to find anything that is anti-Jewish. One disturbing find is several Arabic versions of ‘Mein Kampf’ by your friend and mine, Adolf Hitler.
Mein Kampf is German for ‘My Struggle’ and is part autobiography and part vision – the political and philosophical kind. He speaks about the evil of democracy. He goes into detail about the need for racial purity. He talks about how the world would be a better place if only it was controlled by the ubermenschen – the ‘over people’.
In the conclusion of Chapter Two, he even invokes God:
And so I believe to-day that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.
And, when ‘Mein Kampf’ was translated and abridged into English, the text was sanitized – to be more acceptable to an international audience.
Those of you that know the Middle East well, are starting to see a parallel.
Those of you who know radical Islam, know that it closely resembles the philosophy and ideology described in ‘Mein Kampf’. It’s why Sheik Husseini was a close friend of Hitler and the ideological father of the Palestinian movement. It’s why ‘Mein Kampf’ is a best seller in the Palestinian territories, Turkey, and other Muslim countries.
It’s why so many Arabs feel that they will never make any progress, until Israel – ‘the Arab Wound’ – has been eradicated. It’s why so many Arabs and Muslims are serious about their desire to conquer the world.
Think about that, and also think about the prizes that Iran is handing out to those cartoonists who lampoon the Holocaust. And, how would those thoughts change if you knew just how many nuclear weapons Iran had?
Getting a little nervous?