Grand Mufti al-Husaini's Abiding Impact

Barry Rubin, Wolfgang G. Schwanitz: Nazis, Islamists & the Making of a Modern Middle East (59:39 2014)

This book tells a remarkable and – to me - Marshall Poe - at least–little known but very important story. In Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Yale UP, 2014), Barry M. Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz trace the many connections between Germany–Imperial and Nazi–and the Arab world. Their particular focus is on a fellow named Amin al-Husaini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem between 1921 and 1948. Both al-Husaini and, a bit later, Hitler inherited an Islam project hatched in World War One. - A Book Talk of May 11, 2014