Icon of Evil

  • by David G. Dalin, John F. Rothmann
  • Narrated by Michael Prichard
  • 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the 1920s Hajj Amin-al-Husseini was the political and spiritual leader of the Palestinian Arabs. A vicious anti-Semite, he led numerous pogroms against Jewish settlers. During World War II, al-Husseini allied himself and his people with Hitler: he lived in Germany, met with Hitler, encouraged "the final solution", and became close friends with Himmler and other Nazis.After the war, al-Husseini escaped (he would certainly have been convicted at Nuremberg for war crimes) and fled to Egypt. His standing only rose, and in Egypt he was instrumental in fomenting Nazi-style anti-Semitic propaganda there. He also became the mentor to a new generation of radical "Islamo-fascist" Arab leaders. Foremost among them: Yasser Arafat.

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Powerful description of Hitler's Evil Mufti

What made the experience of listening to Icon of Evil the most enjoyable?

Powerful. Who knew that Hitler made a pact with the Muslim Brotherhood to exterminate the Jews in the middle east to get the support of the Islamic leaders in the region? I certainly did not know this piece of history. Hitler's plans were not fulfilled because the Allies pushed his forces out of North Africa. However, he did use his Mufti to recruit Muslim SS units in the Balkans to track down and exterminate Jews in the region.


What other book might you compare Icon of Evil to and why?

God's Battalions is similar, since it provides some of the history behind the current conflict in the mid-East.


Have you listened to any of Michael Prichard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was a good listen.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, it was fascinating.


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- WSV1975

Fascinating story. Great read for history buffs.

What made the experience of listening to Icon of Evil the most enjoyable?

I've gone through high school world history, and some in college, but did not realize how much the Arab world collaborated with Nazi Germany against the British and the US, let alone for how long (well before the state of Israel even existed) the Arabs wanted to see the total destruction and elimination of Jews worldwide. It's a real eye opener, especially when I read the other day that UNESCO pays for Palestinian textbooks that still advocate hatred.


What aspect of Michael Prichard’s performance would you have changed?

A bit less monotonous.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have liked to had I had the time.


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- Ron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-24-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio