Photo of the day: Mubarak gets Hitlered
February 1, 2011 - 2:28 pm
It’s here, at the Christian Science Monitor. Because it’s just not a real protest until someone whips out the Hitler card. In this case, though, there is a strong Hitler connection, just not one that has anything to do with Mubarak.
Al-Banna was a devout admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. During the 1930s, the Brotherhood became more political in nature and an officially political group in 1939.
In 1942, during World War II, Hassan al Banna set up more Brotherhood branches in Transjordan and Palestine. The headquarters of the Syrian branch moved to Damascus in 1944. After World War II, Egyptian members took violent action against King Farouk’s government. When the organization was banned in Egypt, hundreds moved to Transjordan. Many also participated in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949.
Lots more at the link. I hope someone in the Obama administration is paying attention.