A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-18
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Based on scrutiny of sources from Nazi and Jihadist ideologues, David Patterson argues that Jihadist anti-Semitism stems from Nazi ideology.

Author Biography

David Patterson is Hillel Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has also taught at the University of Memphis, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oregon. He is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Sounding the Depths of the Soul (2009), Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock (with Alan L. Berger, 2008), and Overcoming Alienation: A Kabbalistic Reflection on the Five Levels of the Soul (2008). His Writings have also appeared in many journals and anthologies on philosophy, literature, Judaism, the Holocaust, and education.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: The Essence of the Jihadist Evilp. 1
Nazi Ideology and Jihadist Echoesp. 15
Modern Jihadist Ideological Foundationsp. 45
The Nazi Seed in Islamic Soilp. 91
The Evil Spreads: The Muslim Brotherhoodp. 125
Jihadist Brothers: The Sudanese National Islamic Front, Islamic Jihad, and Hamasp. 147
"Religious" Offshoots: The Islamic Revolution, Hezbollah, and AI-Qaedap. 182
"Secular" Offshoots: The Baath Party and the PLOp. 223
Concluding Thoughts: Humanity's Need for Israelp. 254
Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 285
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