Andrew asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 years ago

During WW2, were the 3rd reich allies with muslims?

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    Mohammed Amin al-Husseini was a Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in Mandatory Palestine. In 1937 he fled Palestine and took refuge successively in the French Mandate of Lebanon and the Kingdom of Iraq, until he established himself in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. During World War II he collaborated with both Italy and Germany by making propagandistic radio broadcasts and by helping the Nazis recruit Bosnian Muslims for the Waffen-SS (on the ground that they shared four principles: family, order, the leader and faith). Also, as he told the recruits, Germany had not colonized any Arab country while Russia and England had. On meeting Adolf Hitler he requested backing for Arab independence and support in opposing the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish national home. At the war's end he came under French protection, and then sought refuge in Cairo to avoid prosecution for war crimes.

  • 3 years ago

    Yes. There was even a volunteer Muslim SS Division called the Deutsche Arabische Legion (DAL)

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    3 years ago

    No. Some Muslim Bosniaks were recruited into the Waffen-SS, but the Nazis tried to recruit SS members from the population of just about every country they occupied. They didn't really care what religion someone was, as long as they weren't Jewish.

  • 3 years ago

    They used a fraction of the oil today, but the Germans and Italians, the Third Reich allies, had their eye on the few oil fields in Palestine. Oil came out of European fields and the U.S. got its oil from fields all over Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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