February 5, 2009, - 12:17 pm

It’s Not Just Heim or the Grand Mufti: Islam & Nazism’s Long-Standing Connection; ODESSA

By Debbie Schlussel
Last night, after attending a critics’ screening of yet another new Hollywood offering of crap, I watched the great 1974 movie, “The Odessa File,” starring John Voight as a German reporter who infiltrates a group of Nazi SS officers in 1963 Munich. (I highly recommend this Four-Reagan-worthy film.)
It was fortuitous, given yesterday’s allegations that Nazi “Dr. Death,” Aribert Ferdinand Heim, became the pious Muslim, Tarek Hussein Farid, and allegedly died in Egypt (though Simon Wiesenthal Center Nazi Hunter Efraim Zuroff doubts he’s dead).


Nazi/Muslim Aribert Heim Echoes Themes of “Odessa File”
You see, there are many, many connections and collaborations between Islam and the Nazis. It’s not just Farid. It is many other things you probably don’t know about, some of which were elements of “The Odessa File,” a terrific thriller which is partially based on fact.
You probably know about the special Islamic unit of the Nazi SS. And you probably know about the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini (Yasser Arafat’s relative), and his cordial meeting and plea to Hitler to finish the Final Solution of the Jews more quickly and expand it to the Middle East. And you know about American Muslims’ constant shouts of, “Go back to the oven,” on the streets of Ft. Lauderdale.
But did you know that the yellow star that Nazis forced Jews to wear originated in the Islamic world, where Muslims forced Jews to wear it? And did you know that Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner–the most senior aide to Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann–lives the good life, sheltered from justice in Islamic terror-host state Syria?


One and The Same
And did you know that organized former SS officers, known as “ODESSA” (Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehorigen, or “Organization of Former SS Members”)–which helped these former SS officers elude justice–was working with Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, to help him achieve a new Final Solution of Jews in Israel?


Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, Hangs w/ Hitler


Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Proudly Inspects Muslim SS Unit
Nazi scientists and former SS officers worked with Nasser to develop rocket missiles loaded with deadly diseases, designed to kill as many Jews as possible. It was the ODESSA Nazis’ job to create the guidance technology for the deadly missiles. Fortunately, they were not successful.
In part because of Hajj Amin Al-Husseini (who lived in Egypt), ODESSA–and its former Nazis–were welcome in Egypt and helped lead to the expulsion of Egypt’s Jews. Nasser was very proud of his association with the Nazis and the Muslim Brotherhood was very close with this secret society of Nazi SS men.
That’s probably why Aribert Heim a/k/a Tarik Farid ended up in Egypt. And since most major Sunni Muslim terrorist groups–Al-Qaeda, HAMAS, the P.L.O./Fatah, etc.–came out of the Muslim Brotherhood (the most influential organization in Sunni Islam), the tight Nazi/Islamic alliance continues.
Instead of going to the movies, this weekend, I recommend renting “The Odessa File.” This exciting, suspense-filled movie stands the test of time. And given the Heim story in the news, it’s relevant to date.
Another close Nazi-Islamic connection is that of Youssef Nada and the Third Reich. Mark Erikson of Asia Times does a good summary:

Another valued World War II Nazi collaborator was Youssef Nada, current board chairman of al-Taqwa (Nada Management), the Lugano, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Bahamas-based financial services outfit accused by the US Treasury Department of money laundering for and financing of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda. As a young man, he had joined the armed branch of the “secret apparatus” (al-jihaz al-sirri) of the Muslim Brotherhood and then was recruited by German military intelligence. When Grand Mufti el-Husseini had to flee Germany in 1945 as the Nazi defeat loomed, Nada reportedly was instrumental in arranging the escape via Switzerland back to Egypt and eventually Palestine, where el-Husseini resurfaced in 1946.

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Had Rommel been able to drive on to Palestine (provided he won the battle of El Alamein) there was a Nazi Einsatzgruppe ready in Athens to go to Mandate Palestine and with the help of the local Arabs, massacre the Jews. It was called Einsatzgrupe Egypt and was to be commanded by S.S. Colonel Walter Rauff (the man who came up with the mobile gas vans. Arabs are natural Nazis.

Ripper on February 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I see a lot of opportunity for some brave Mossad sharpshooters. What are they waiting for?

lexi on February 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Barbet Schroeder also directed TERROR’S ADVOCATE, an interesting doc about Jacques Verges, lawyer to just about every terrorist group, that explained the links between Swiss Nazi Francois Genoud, the Palestinians, the Red Army Faction, and Carlos the Jackal. Not a perfect film, but at times quite an eye-opener.

J.B. on February 5, 2009 at 3:01 pm

I DIDN’T know that there was a Muslim SS unit, nor did I know about the ODESSA people helping Nasser. But it makes sense. By the way, I completely agree with you on the movie “The ODESSA File.” I haven’t seen it in several years or more, but it is a truly gripping story. One of Jon Voight’s best efforts, if not THE best.

SeanM on February 5, 2009 at 4:09 pm

In this video I watched today, It said that charges might be brought against those people who helped Dr. Heim… good that justice is finally being served. video:

Joanne on February 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Although I was aware of the Mufti’s collaboration with the Nazis, I was unaware of much of the information contained in this post. The PC decline in the study of history goes hand in hand with the left’s fantasy-ridden stereotypes about how wonderful the: Muslims, Communists, and other assorted anti-Americans are. The politicization of science for all except a small elite group makes the hoax of global warming widely accepted. All this with broader access to information than has ever been true. The left is alway ranting about fascism, and here are the collaborators of fascism, whom the left praises and makes numerous concessions to.

c f on February 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm

@c f at February 5, 2009 07:23 PM

yonason on February 5, 2009 at 11:56 pm

The Grand Mufti reviewed the Bosnian Muslim SS troops in Bosnia too. He was the uncle of Yassir Arafat.
Those Bosnians are the ancestors of the present day Bosnians who are making that country the representative of Iran in Europe. They are not secular Muslims ( as our State Dept. has suggested)at all and are also being radicalized with the help of Saudi money and Saudi clerics.
Two of the 9/11 hijackers assisted the Bosnians in their civil war against Yugoslavia in the 1990’s. Bin Laden carried a Bosnian passport for a few years in the 1990’s as well.
Bosnian Muslim SS troops and Croatian SS troops supported their Nazi leaders in the killing of about 700,000 Serbian Orthodox Christians, 45,000 Jewish persons and 20,000 Romas( Gypsies) in the Jasenovic concentration camp in Croatia during WWII.
Little was ever done to punish the Nazis of Croatia and Bosnia. Many of the Croatian Nazis escaped via Vatican “rat lines” to South America, Austrailia and Canada.
The Muslim Bosnians were helped to escape to Muslim countries of the Middle East with the help of the Turks, as one source suggests.

Rose of San Jose on February 6, 2009 at 12:10 am

This is just tooooo much. What really bugs me is that many were allowed by the U.S. to escape justice. Instead they were incorporated into the former CIA. I wonder what Americans would do if they would know half the stuff that you and I know. Would they rise up and overthrow the government to go back to a Judeo/Christian based ruling, upholding the constitution or what? Good article, I save it in my Islam file. By the way, we used to vacation a lot on Fuerteventura which is part of the Canary Islands (Europe’s Florida). Together with a Dutch fellow we had a meeting with people, I forgot for what reason, where it was evident that they were Nazis. They were all connected to a Winter who build himself a little bavarian type castle house on the other side of the Island which looked very much like it could have served as a base for submarine crews. It was also interesting that there was a large long shaped rock jutting out into the ocean which was manmade. When our Dutch friend said about Holland being lilberated one of them immediately said “liberated from whom.” It gave us the willies.

Andy on February 6, 2009 at 10:58 am

I also highly recommend ODESSA ( the movie ). Even
tho I was teaching European history at the time it came out, I had never heard of the ODESSA. But
I had heard of the Bosnian SS Division. Their
motivation was to kill Christians & Jews. But as
fighters, they sucked. Some of you guys/gals are
quite well versed in history and probably know
that fully half of the 600,00 Waffen SS were not
Germans, and many of them were not Nazis. Motivations were many and varied. And a lot of them ended up in the French Foreign Legion.

Hawkins on February 6, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I am SO GLAD you made this post Debbie.
“The Odessa File” is One of my FAVORITE movies & books.Truth and Fiction are Believably Interwoven.
Iran , which bears STRIKING Resemblences to the Third Reich, could have some Serious Nazi Ties .
Certainly, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps is a Persian version of the SS for Example & they EVEN GOOSESTEP.

CHOI on February 6, 2009 at 9:47 pm

btw,Hawkins , in regard to your post, are you sure half were not German?
To show the Twisted Logic of the Nazi Brain, wherever they Conquered nations,peoples,and territories, the Nazi Germans came upon a certain element that for whatever EVIL reason(s) CHOSE to Join them but SINCE they WEREN’T German CITIZENS couldn’t be DRAFTED or Volunteered into the WEHRMACHT, The German National State Armed Forces, because of, GET THIS, “International Law” (to my Understanding), but the SS/Waffen-SS was the NAZI PARTY ARMY, NOT THE GERMAN ARMY, so ,uh hum, it was ok.
Imagine That- While at the Same Time Genocide & International Law DIDN’T MATTER TO THEM!

CHOI on February 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Your logic is correct :the first Waffen ( Armed )
SS units were the cream of German men, you had to
be a certain ht, wt, no cavities etc etc. They
originally started out as Hitler’s private army
since he did not fully trust the Brown Shirts
( usually referred to as the Storm Troopers : a
misnomer ). In the “Night of the Long Knives” he
used the SS to wipe out the leadership of the
Brown Shirts : his old buddies ). The SS then
grew and subdivided into the Allgemeine ( General Duty : Concentration Camp guards ) and the Waffen
or Armed “Fighting” SS – and as pointed out in the
ODESSA File book – no better combat units ever
existed. ) These combat units saved the regular
army (Wehrmacht) in many battles on the Russian Front ( even though the generals of the Wehrmacht
did not like any of the SS ). But this same bravery led to many casualties and so the entry
standards declined. The Germans were running out
of men and so began recruiting in the occupied
territories men to fight the advancing Red Army.
I know this because my father was called up in 1944, just before the rest of the my family was
evacuated by the German Navy ( just like the
scene on the dock in the movie ). You can do more
reading by searching on “Foreign Legions of the Waffen SS”. There were 2 Russian Divisions led by
Russian General Andrei Vlasov : recruited from
Russian POW’s, 2 Latvian Divisions, 1 Estonian
Division, French, Norwegain, Dutch, Ukrainian,
and the horrrible Croatian and Bosnian Muslim
divisions. To my knowledge, the Russian, Latvian and Estonian divisions were not involved in any
war crimes, just killing Red Army soldiers, lots
of them. I am not sure about some of the others,
but the Croatian and Bosnain divisions were involved ( as some posts have documented ). One
should not confuse these units with the collaborators in the occupied countires who were
involved in the extermination of Jews. Sadly, there were such people, even the Vichy French willingly helped the Nazis exterminate their own Jews. So the picture is not as black and white as one normally assumes. Some units were honorable and courageous, others cowardly and unbelievably evil. Unfortunatley all get painted with the same brush, because the the victors write history.

Hawkins on February 7, 2009 at 9:05 am


HANS on November 5, 2009 at 5:47 am

I am currently noting that your website ate my comment.

Will le Fey on August 16, 2010 at 9:01 pm

“To my knowledge, the Russian, Latvian and Estonian divisions were not involved in any
war crimes, just killing Red Army soldiers, lots
of them. I am not sure about some of the others,”

Your knowledge’s an idiot. Don’t believe me? Ask the victims of the Arajs Kommando. Bitch.

Will le Fey on August 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm


Thanks for the great post! I knew about Odessa (only through the movie) and shuddered at the thought of those men escaping. NOW,…… I look at obama as another Jew-hating muslim and he makes me physically ill each time I hear his lying voice or his anti-semite face!

Dr. Marlowe on February 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

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