Contemporary Islamist anti-Semitism and the Third Reich

Conference of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) with German scholar Matthias Küntzel: Anti-Semitism and the War on Terror

Start: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:00 PM

End: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:30 PM

Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

Please note that all registrants will be required to provide government-issued identification and a valid business card in order to attend this conference.

In the ongoing discussion of the war against the terror masters, anti-Semitism remains a central theme. As this prejudice continues to gain strength all over the world, its relationship to the preeminent threat against the West deserves special consideration.

German scholar Matthias Küntzel is the author of the widely discussed book Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 (Telos Press, 2007). Küntzel’s central thesis is that a great deal of contemporary Islamist anti-Semitism comes directly from the Third Reich, that it was institutionalized in the Middle East during the Second World War, and that is has grown ever since, thanks to organizations and individuals who – in many cases – received direct ideological, political, and financial support from the Nazis and who are still very active.

Please join us as Matthias Küntzel and AEI’s Michael A. Ledeen and Michael Novak discuss this argument and its implications for the struggle against violent fundamentalists and anti-Semitism in the world today.

1:45 p.m. Registration

2:00 Panelists: Matthias Küntzel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Michael Novak, AEI

Moderator: Michael A. Ledeen, AEI

3:30 Adjournment

Media Inquiries
Veronique Rodman
American Enterprise Institute
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-862-4870


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