From a recent review in the St. Louis Jewish Light titled “Book’s provocative conclusions make for fascinating reading”:
Drawing on European, American and Middle East archives, a large number of which had only recently been opened, the authors maintain that there was a collaboration and connection between Nazi Germany and Islamist forces like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt that have determined and still determine the course of events in the Middle East today.
The authors specifically concentrate on Amin al-Husaini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem between 1921 and 1948. They claim that Al-Husaini was a radical anti-Semite, and even though he was put in power by Britain, he accepted Nazism and might have been even more of a fanatical anti- Semite than Adolf Hitler. He often stated publicly that the Middle East needed to rid itself of its Jews. Did this make Al –Husaini the architect of the “Final Solution?”
…the book is a damning indictment of the Mufti’s collaboration with the Nazis. Drawing heavily on the German archives, and the Mufti’s archives captured by the United States at the end of World War II, the book goes into great detail about the Mufti’s work with the Nazis, from recruiting Muslims in the Balkans and Soviet Union for service in the German Army (including SS units), to serving as a major Nazi propaganda agent to try to get the Arabs of the Middle East to rise up against the British, to urging the Nazis not to allow any Jews, including Jewish children, to leave German-controlled Europe, thus ensuring their deaths in Nazi extermination camps…
“I think it will become the basic reference for students of the Mufti’s policies during World War II.”