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With new and disturbing details, David G. Dalin and
John F. Rothmann show how al -Husseini ingratiated himself with his hero, Adolf Hitler, becoming, with his blond hair and blue eyes, an "honorary Aryan" while dreaming of being installed as Nazi leader of the Middle
East. Al-Husseini would later recruit more than 100,000
Muslims in Europe to fight in divisions of the Waffen-
SS, and obstruct negotiations with the Allies that might have allowed four thousand Jewish children to escape to
Palestine. Some believe that al-Husseini even inspired
Hitler to implement the Final Solution. At war's end,
al-Husseini escaped indictment at Nuremberg and was harbored in France.
Icon of Evil chronicles al-Husseini's postwar relationships with such influential Islamic figures as the radical theoretician Sayyid Qutb and Saddam Hussein's powerful uncle General Khairallah Talfah and his crucial mentoring of the young Yasser Ararat. Finally, it provides compelling evidence that al-Husseini's actions and writings serve as inspirations today to the leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah,
and other terrorist organizations pledged to destroy Israel and the United States.
Contents Introduction to the Transaction Edition Preface I Chapter 1: Rendezvous with Destiny Chapteq: The Genesis of Modern Jihad Chapter 3: Partners in Genocide Chapter 4: The Mufti's Reflection Chapter 5: The Mufti's Return to the Middle East Chapter 6: Mandate for Hate Chapter7: The Mufti's Legacy Acknowledgments Chronology ofthe Mufti's Life Appendix: Correspondence and Documents Notes Bibliography Index