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An increase in anti-Semitism
Mein Kampf bestseller in Turkey
The infamous manifesto penned in prison during the 1920s by one of
history's greatest despots has become a bestseller in Turkey, a
troubling sign of increasing anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.
|"Literalist Islam is
teaching the Muslims to hate the Jews and to hate democracy..."
Since January, Mein Kampf has sold more than 50,000 copies, rising to
No. 4 on the bestseller list. The book outlines Hitler's plans for world
domination and his intense hatred of the Jewish people.
"A lot of people in the West don't realize this has always been a
popular book among radical Muslims," says Steve Hagerman, founder of
Turkish World Outreach. "They think it's a tragedy Hitler didn't win the
war. This is symptomatic of growing anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism
in the country."
Hagerman is concerned about a resurgence of conservative Islam in
Turkey, which he believes is promoted and funded by Iran and Saudi
"Turkey is a different place right now," Hagerman observes. "The
military, the radical Muslims and the secularists are becoming more and
more anti-American," he says. "Literalist Islam is teaching the Muslims
to hate the Jews and to hate democracy. Their belief in Muslim
eschatology is that the world is destined to be conquered by Islam."