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Author Patterson, David, 1948-
Title A genealogy of evil : anti-semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad / David Patterson.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Author Patterson, David, 1948-
Subject Ḥarakat al-Jihād al-Islāmī fī Filasṭīn.
Antisemitism -- History.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Islam -- Relations -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Islam.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 296 pages)
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
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511860669 (electronic bk.)
0511860668 (electronic bk.)
9780511762420 (electronic bk.)
0511762429 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 695988884
Additional Format Print version: Patterson, David, 1948- Genealogy of evil. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521197472 (DLC) 2010023742 (OCoLC)639941873

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