Seeds of Hate


Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11.

By Matthias Kuntzel.

Translated by Colin Meade.

180 pp. Telos Press Publishing. $29.95.

One day in Damascus not long ago, I visited the understocked gift shop of the Sheraton Hotel, looking for something to read. There wasn't much: pre-owned Grishams, a hagiography of Hafez al-Assad, an early Bill O'Reilly (go figure) and a paperback copy of ''The International Jew,'' published in 2000 in Beirut. ''The International Jew'' is a collection of columns exposing the putative role of Jews in such fields as international finance, world governance and bootlegging. ''Wherever the seat of power may be, thither they swarm obsequiously,'' the book states. These columns, which are based on the ''Protocols of the Elders of Zion'' -- they are a plagiary of a forgery, in other words -- were first published in Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent more than 80 years ago.

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