Racist Arab anti-Zionist [G. Achcar] has a “book” out about Arabs & the Nazis. What’s next in revisionism?

Racist (Lebanese) Arab anti-Zionist [G. Achcar] has a “book” out about Arabs & the Nazis. What’s next in revisionism?

Not in Moderation
Jeffrey Herf
Not in Moderation The Wise Man It Will Not Go Away November 1, 2010 | 12:00 am
Print. The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives
by Gilbert Achcar
Metropolitan Books, 386 pp., $30

[…]

In a chapter on “stigmas and stigmatization,” Achcar underscores his rejection of Zionism. He presents himself as one of “the humanists of the two communities” of Israelis and Palestinians caught between “neo-Zionism and xenophobia on the one hand, ultranationalism and Islamic fundamentalism on the other.” “The bigoted notion,” he adds, “that all Jews are Zionists has its pendant in the bigoted notion that all Arabs are anti-Semites.” The pairing in the sentence repeats Achcar’s assumption that Zionism and anti-Semitism are equally repugnant forms of racism. He then dismisses the arguments of Harkabi, Lewis, Robert Wistrich, Yehuda Bauer, and others regarding a “new anti-Semitism” in recent years in the Arab and Islamic world and among Muslim immigrants to Europe. He spends five pages on “the new anti-Semitism” without presenting a shred of evidence that its advocates have put forward to document its existence. He gives Bernard Lewis a rhetorical pat on the back for not indulging in “the excesses of anti-Arab propaganda” which presumably flow from the pens of others, yet he never presents an example of a serious scholar who has suggested that all Arabs or all Muslims are anti-Semites.

[…]

Achcar is a man at war with what he has written in his own book. It is Achcar, not us supposed Islamophobes and anti-Arab racists, who documents the tradition of Pan-Islamism and the fusion of Nazism and Islamic fundamentalism that was a key chapter in its history. The same author who traced this tradition from Rida to Husseini now writes as if the terms “Islamism” and “Islamofascism” are the product of anti-Islamic bigotry. Isn’t it possible, and even likely, that those he denounces for criticizing Islamism in recent years have arrived at conclusions similar to his own regarding the Islamists of the 1930s and 1940s because they, like him, concluded that there was good evidence in both cases to do so?

http://www.tnr.com/book/review/not-in-moderation?page=0,1

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Related:

“Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam,” David Dalin, John Rothmann, Alan Dershowitz, Transaction Publishers: 2009 http://books.google.com/books?id=QMts5Z36kjAC

“Nazi propaganda for the Arab world,” Jeffrey Herf, Yale University Press: 2009
http://books.google.com/books?id=YzQNSTvHv-sC

Wild, Stefan. “National Socialism in the Arab near East between 1933 and 1939.” Die Welt des Islams, 1985, pp. 126-137
http://books.google.com/books?&id=bQcsAAAAIAAJ&dq=futuwwa
http://books.google.com/books?&id=bQcsAAAAIAAJ&dq=pps
http://books.google.com/books?&id=bQcsAAAAIAAJ&dq=young+egypt
(http://www.tcd.ie/history//undergraduate/pdf/bwwii/jstorarticles/Stefan%20Wild%20National%20Socialims%20in%20the%20Arab%20Middle%20East%201933%201939.pdf)

“Jihad and Jew-hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the roots of 9/11,” Matthias Küntzel, Telos Press Publishing: 2007
http://books.google.com/books?id=q9Y8E-AYVeoC

Reference Guide to the Nazis and Arabs During the Holocaust: A Concise Guide to the Relationship and Conspiracy of the Nazis and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in North Africa and the Middle East During the Era of the Holocaust” Shelomo Alfassa
Lulu.com: 2006
http://books.google.com/books?id=T2g2XA53UOEC

“The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin Al-Husseini,” Chuck Morse, iUniverse: 2003
http://books.google.com/books?id=HGkthBwbNg8C

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