Transcript of a speech given by John Loftus at a Holocaust Memorial Observance on August 1, 2004
Posted By Newssleuth
I had an unusual education in the Holocaust. When I was working for the Attorney General, I was assigned to do the classified research about the Holocaust, so I went underground to a little town called Suitland, Maryland, right outside Washington, D.C., and that’s where the U.S. government buries its secrets — literally.
There are twenty vaults underground and each vault is one acre in size. Anyone see the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark”? The last scene of that movie is what the underground vaults are really like, only not as organized as they are in the movie. And in those underground vaults I discovered something horrible.
I learned that many of the Nazis that I had been assigned to prosecute were on the CIA payroll, but the CIA didn’t know they were Nazis because the British Intelligence Service had lied to them. What the British Intelligence Service didn’t know was that their liar was Kim Philby, the Soviet communist double agent — a little scandal of the Cold War. But our State Department swept it all under the rug and allowed the Nazis to stay in America until I was stupid enough to go public with it.
What do you do when you want to go public with a story like this one? You call up “60 Minutes.” We had a great time. Mike Wallace gave me 30 minutes on his show.
For a long time, it was the longest segment that “60 Minutes” ever did. When the episode about Nazis in America went on the air back in 1982, it caused a minor national uproar. Congress demanded hearings, Mike Wallace got the Emmy award, and my family got the death threats. It was a great trade-off.
Then a funny thing happened. Over the last 25 years, every retired spy in the U.S. and Canada and England all wanted me to be their lawyer, for free of course. So I had 500 clients, they paid me $1 apiece. So I am the worst paid lawyer in America, but among the better employed.
Let me give you an example. This year a friend of mine from the CIA, named Bob Baer wrote a very good book about Saudi Arabia and terrorism, it’s called Sleeping with the Devil. I read the book and I got about a third of the way through and I stopped. Bob was writing how when he worked for the CIA how bad the files were.
He said, for example, the files for the Muslim Brotherhood were almost nothing. There were just a few newspaper clippings. I called Bob up and said, “Bob, that’s wrong. The CIA has enormous files on the Muslim Brotherhood, volumes of them. I know because I read them a quarter of a century ago.” He said, “What do you mean?”
Here’s how you can find all of the missing secrets about the Muslim Brotherhood — and you can do this, too. I said, “Bob, go to your computer and type in two words into the search part. Type the word “Banna,” B-a-n-n-a. He said, “Yeah.” Type in “Nazi.” Bob typed the two words in, and out came 30 to 40 articles from around the world. He read them and called me back and said, “Oh my gosh, what have we done?”
What I’m doing today is doing what I’m doing now: I’m educating a new generation in the CIA that the Muslim Brotherhood was a fascist organization that was hired by Western intelligence that evolved over time into what we today know as al-Qaeda.
Here’s how the story began. In the 1920’s there was a young Egyptian named al Banna. And al Banna formed this nationalist group called the Muslim Brotherhood. Al Banna was a devout admirer of Adolph Hitler and wrote to him frequently. So persistent was he in his admiration of the new Nazi Party that in the 1930’s, al-Banna and the Muslim Brotherhood became a secret arm of Nazi intelligence.
The Arab Nazis had much in common with the new Nazi doctrines. They hated Jews; they hated democracy; and they hated the Western culture. It became the official policy of the Third Reich to secretly develop the Muslim Brotherhood as a fifth column, a secret Nazi army inside Egypt. When war broke out, the Muslim Brotherhood promised in writing that they would rise up and help General Rommell and make sure that no English or American soldier was left alive in Cairo or Alexandria.
The Muslim Brotherhood began to expand in scope and influence during World War II. They even had a Palestinian section headed by the grand Mufti of Jerusalem, one of the great bigots of all time.
Here, too, was a man who loved Hitler. The grand Mufti of Jerusalem was the Muslim Brotherhood representative for Palestine. These men were undoubtedly Arab Nazis.
The Grand Mufti, for example, went to Germany during the war and helped recruit an international SS division of Arab Nazis. They based it in Croatia and called it the “Handjar” Muslim Division, but it was to become the core of Hitler’s new army of Arab fascists that would conquer the Arab peninsula and then all of Africa — grand dreams.
At the end of World War II, the Muslim Brotherhood was wanted for war crimes. Their German intelligence handlers were captured in Cairo. The whole net was rolled up by the British Secret Service. Then a horrible thing happened.
Instead of prosecuting the Nazis — the Muslim Brotherhood — the British government hired them.
They brought all the fugitive Nazi war criminals of Arab and Muslim descent into Egypt, and for three years they were trained on a special mission. The British Secret Service wanted to use the fascists of the Muslim Brotherhood to strike down the infant state of Israel in 1948.
Only a few people in the Mossad know this, but many of the members of the Arab Armies and terrorist groups that tried to strangle the infant State of Israel were the Arab Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Britain was not alone.
The French intelligence service cooperated by releasing the Grand Mufti and smuggling him to Egypt, so all of the Arab Nazis came together.
So, from 1945 to 1948, the British Secret Service protected every Arab Nazi they could, but they failed to quash the State of Israel.
What the British did then, in the 1950’s they sold the Arab Nazis to the predecessor of what became the CIA.
It may sound stupid; it may sound evil, but it did happen.
The idea was that we were going to use the Arab Nazis in the Middle East as a counterweight to the Arab communists. Just as the Soviet Union was funding Arab communists, we would fund the Arab Nazis to fight against them. And lots of secret conflicts took place. We kept the Muslim Brotherhood on our payroll.
But the Egyptians became nervous. Nasser ordered all of the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egypt or be imprisoned, or he would execute them all.
During the 1950’s, the CIA evacuated the Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood to Saudi Arabia.
Now when they arrived in Saudi Arabia, some of the leading lights of the Muslim Brotherhood like Azzam, became the teachers in the Madrasas, the religious schools. And there they combined the doctrines of Nazism with this weird Islamic cult, Wahhabiism. Everyone thinks that Islam is this fanatical religion, but it is not. They think that Wahabbism- the Saudi version of Islam — is typical, but it’s not.
The Wahhabi cult was condemned as a heresy more than 60 times by the mainstream Muslim nations before 1900. But when the Saudis got wealthy, their oil money bought a lot of silence. This is a very harsh cult. Wahhabiism was only practiced by two nations, the Taliban and Saudi Arabia.
That’s how extreme it is. It really has nothing to do with Islam. Islam is supposed to be a very peaceful and tolerant religion. It has always had somewhat good relationships with the Jews for most of the first thousand years of its existence.
For the Saudis, who had been pro-Nazi during WWII, they were happy to be the new home of the Muslim Brotherhood. The literate Egyptian brothers were put to work as schoolteachers. Fascism and Islamic extremism were mingled in these schools. And there was a young student who paid attention – – one of Azzam’s students was named Osama Bin Ladin. It is true. Osama Bin Ladin was taught by the Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood who had emigrated to Saudi Arabia. (Saddam was also raised by his Nazi uncle).
In 1979 the CIA decided to take the Arab Nazis out of cold storage.
The Russians had invaded Afghanistan, so we told the Saudis that we would fund them if they would bring all of the Arab Nazis together and ship them off to Afghanistan to fight the Russians.
We had to rename them. We couldn’t call them the Muslim Brotherhood because that was too sensitive a name. Its Nazi past was too known. So we called them the Maktab al Khidimat il Mujahideen, the MAK.
And the CIA lied to Congress and said they didn’t know who was on the payroll in Afghanistan, no one except the Saudis. But it was not true.
A small section CIA knew perfectly well that we had once again hired the Arab Nazis and that we were using them to fight our secret wars.
Azzam and his assistant, Osama Bin Ladin, rose to some prominence from 1979 to ’89, and they won the war. They drove the Russians out of Afghanistan.
Our CIA said, “We won, let’s go home!” and we left this army of Arab fascists in the field of Afghanistan.
The Saudis didn’t want them to come back. The Saudis started paying bribes to Osama Bin Ladin and his followers to stay out of Saudi Arabia.
Now the MAK split in half. Azzam was mysteriously assassinated apparently by Osama Bin Ladin himself. The radical group — the most radical of the merge of the Arab fascists and religious extremists — Osama called that al Qaeda. But to this day there are branches of the Muslim Brotherhood all through al Qaeda.
Osama Bin Ladin’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, came from the Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which is different from its twin sister, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. There are many flavors and branches, but they are all Muslim Brotherhoods.
There is one branch in Israel. The organization you know as “Hammas” is actually a secret chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood. When Israel assassinated Sheik Yassin a month ago, the Muslim Brotherhood published his obituary in a Cairo newspaper in Arabic and revealed that he was actually the secret leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza.
So the Muslim Brotherhood became this poison that spread throughout the Middle East and on 9/11, it began to spread around the world.
I know this sounds like some sort of a sick fantasy, but go to your computer and type in the words “Banna,” B-a-n-n-a and the word “Nazi,” N-a-z-i, and you will see all of the articles come up.
Those are all the pieces of information that the CIA was trying to hide from its employees. It did not want them to know the awful past.
So, in 1985, when I was testifying before Congress exposing European Nazis on the CIA payroll, at the same time they were trying to hide from Congress the fact that they had Arab Nazis back on the payroll to fight the Russians — a stupid and corrupt program.
So, when Bob Baer studied his files, he was just stunned. A whole generation: the current CIA people know nothing about this.
And believe me, the current generation CIA are good and decent Americans and I like them a lot. They’re trying to do a good job, but part of their problem is their files have been shredded. All of these secrets have to come out. More than that our intelligence community needs the support of all our citizens.
So, of course, my clients in the intelligence community said, “Well, what are you doing?” “what do you need?” They gave me an example . They said, “Here’s how the Saudis finance these groups.
The Saudis have established a group of charities on a street in Virginia. It’s 555 Grove St., Herndon, Virginia.”
So I said, “OK the Saudis have charities, so what?” These charities fund Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda. The Saudis are getting tax deductions for terrorism. They have set up front groups for all the terrorists groups in the U.S. and the front groups get the Saudi money as a charitable donation.
I said, “You’re kidding me.”
Nope. And they told me that right near where I lived in St. Petersburg, Florida were some of the leading terrorists in the world. There were these two professors at the University of South Florida.
One had just left — Professor Shallah had just gone to Syria — and he is now the world head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. His number two, the head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Western Hemisphere, was Dr. Sami al-Arian, who is still employed as a professor at the University of South Florida. You’ve got to be kidding. This can’t be true.
Yes, Al Arian and his friends were are raising money all across America and shipping it to Syria to go down to Palestine, the Palestinian areas, and hire suicide bombers to kill Jews.
They sent me the videotapes. There was Professor al-Arian on stage and one of his friends gets up and says, “Now, who will give me $500 to kill a Jew?
“There are people standing by in Jerusalem who will go out in the street and stab a Jew with a knife, but we need $500.” And he said, “All of this money will go to the Islamic committee for Palestine.” And then they introduced AL Arian’s charity as the front group in the United States for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
So I had all my friends in the FBI and CIA send in these files. I said, “Why haven’t you prosecuted this guy? You’ve known about him since 1989.” “We’d love to. We’ve tried to prosecute him but we were told we couldn’t touch him because he gets most of his money from the Saudis, and we are all under orders not to do anything to embarrass the Saudi government.”
I said, “I don’t mind embarrassing them.” You know what I did? I donated money to the charity that was Al Arian’s terrorist front, because under Florida law, that gave me the right to sue the charity to find out where my money was going. It was hilarious. Best fifty bucks I have ever spent.
In early March, 2002, I drafted a long lawsuit exposing Professor Sami al-Arian, naming all the crimes he’d committed, all the bombings in Israel, the fundraising in America , all of his ties to terrorism.
I mentioned how his money got to him from the Saudis and how the Saudis had convinced our government not to prosecute him for political reasons.
Because of my high-level security clearances, everything I write that sort of touches on classified material has to be sent back to the government before publication, for censorship. So I sent my long lawsuit complaint to the CIA, and they loved it. They said, “Oh, great. We don’t like the Saudis either. Go sue them.”
Three days later two FBI Agents showed up at my door, saying, “You know, there are only 21 people in the U.S. government that knew some of this information, and now you’re 22. How did you find out?” I said, “I’m sorry, I can’t tell you, attorney-client privilege.” That’s why my clients pay me $1.00 each.
The day before I went to file the lawsuit, I got a frantic phone call from the United States Department of Justice. They said, “John, please don’t file the lawsuit tomorrow. We really are going to raid these Saudi charities. We’re going to close them down. Just give us more time.”
“Oh yeah, you’re going to raid them. That’s what you told me in January – – and again in February, and now it’s March. You want more time? I’ll give you until 10:00 o’clock tomorrow.
I’m filing my complaint at 10:00 a.m., and then I’m going to release the 555 Grove Street address of the Saudi charities and that the US Government has been covering this up for years.
At 10:00 AM I filed my lawsuit, and at 10:15, the U.S. government launched Operation Greenquest, a massive raid on all the Saudi charities at 555 grove street plus a bunch of related homes and businesses. In one hour we shut down the entire Saudi money-laundering network in America. Closed it down.
From March 20, 2002 to the present, the government has found more and more evidence seized in those archives on that single raid that day. The evidence was so compelling that Professor al-Arian is no longer giving his speeches. He is now in federal prison.… Some 32 different people have been indicted in the United States as a direct result of these efforts.
But not the Saudis — not one of the Saudis went to jail.
I guess I am just an Irish Catholic troublemaker. A month after I filed my lawsuit against al-Arian, I did it again: I caused some trouble. I invited some of the top trial lawyers in America to come down to visit me in St. Petersburg, Florida. Boy, did I have a deal for them. I wanted them to put up millions of dollars of their own money — I’m poor, I had no money to give them — but I would work for free. I wanted to do something for America.
These are lawyers like Ron Motley that had won billions of dollars in their lawsuits against the tobacco industry and the asbestos industry.
I said, “What I want you to do is look at the evidence I’ve collected. It’s the same Saudi banks and charities that funded Sami al-Arian that also funded al Qaeda.” I said, “I want you to bring a class action in Federal Court in Washington on behalf of everyone who died on Sept. 11th. I’m going to work for free and collect all the evidence, introduce you to the experts, provide all the exhibits and documents . . . and we have to do this for America.”
The lawyers studied all the documents I collected, and on August 15, 2002, they filed the largest class-action lawsuit in American history in the Federal District Court in Washington D.C., asking for one trillion dollars damages against the Saudis.
The lawsuit said essentially that all these Saudi banks had one thing in common. They were bribing Osama bin Ladin millions of dollars a year to stay out of Saudi Arabia and go blow up someone else.
Well, on 9/11, we found out we were someone else, and the Saudis had to pay for their negligence. So that lawsuit is coming along, but it will probably go on for years.
And more and more people in the CIA and FBI are sort of using me as a back channel to get information out to the public in a responsible manner. So, believe it or not, they’ve actually thinking of giving me my own TV show….The John Batchelor radio show has given me a national platform every weeknight, but I’m on at 10:30 at night and it’s past your bedtime. I will also be starting my own nightly national radio show on the new Nova M network in the early evening, so you may finally be able to hear me.
What I’ve become in my old age is a teacher. Twenty-five years ago I was a lot younger, a lot thinner, but now every day I get 500 to 1,000 e-mails from honest men and women around the world from the intelligence community.
And we have to end the evil in this world. We have to recognize that al Qaeda simply didn’t spring up on its own. The evil route was Nazism.
The al Qaeda Doctrine is the same as the Arab Nazis held.
They hated Jews, they hate democracy, and they hate Westerners for Western culture. Al Qaeda is nothing more than the religious expression of Arab Fascism. We allowed this branch of the Nazi trunk to survive, to flourish, and it has come back to haunt us.
We must do a better job. Look at these children. They are our legacy. If we are to keep our children safe, we must teach them the lessons of the past.
Every generation should know what these candles mean. Not only that one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the world really happened, but the evil that caused it — Nazism — survived because we didn’t fight hard enough. We didn’t finish the job.
But we must tell our children that in every generation the men and women of America have stood side by side with our Jewish, Christian, and Moslem brothers. We have risen up together against hatred. America is united now.
We will win the war on terror, and we will finish the job that these soldiers and survivors started more than a half-century ago.
We must set the standard that to teach a child to hate is the worst form of child abuse. We must work together to end racism in our children’s lifetime.
We must teach our children to remember the Holocaust and be proud, so proud of those who survived and inspired us with their courage. In their name, in their honor, let us go forward and fight together.
This article explains some of the history of the affiliation between the Nazi party in Germany and the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s a long article full of important information and supports and expands on information in the Atlas Shrugs articles about the Nazi-Muslim connection.
WOW !! Sleuth, stunning history!! Thanks for your great work!
What a great personal story of history, spies, and intrigue. To think we have history buried in acre size vaults. Did we already research the Islamic cult, Wahhabiism?
Probing the History of the Muslim-Nazi Alliance
Nazism in the Middle East started when the German Nazi Party founded an Egyptian section of the NSDAP/AO (the international Nazi organization). They distributed anti-Semitic literature and attempted to set up an Arabic press service. Initially these initiatives met with little success. The Nazis’ first effective step was to have the German textile industry threaten to boycott Egyptian cotton. The Egyptian government bowed to the Third Reich’s pressure and began oppose the anti-Nazi boycott of German goods, and promised to introduce measures against Egyptian Jews. The government press began to attack Jews as wreckers of the Egyptian economy. In secret meetings with the German embassy, the Egyptian government promised cooperation with the Nazis against Egyptian Jews. In return, the Reich opened a branch of the German News Agency in Cairo, and by 1938, German became the second largest importer of Egyptian goods.
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March 26, 2010 – 12:47 PM | by: Ben Evansky
In the last five months U.S. federal authorities have charged several men, some U.S. citizens, of aiding Hezbollah, a State Department designated terrorist group. These arrests have terrorism analysts wondering if Hezbollah is ramping up its U.S. operations.
The first indictments were handed down in Philadelphia in November when four men were charged with conspiracy to support Hezbollah. One of the suspects – Moussa Ali Hamdan is a U.S national from Brooklyn – and all four remain at large. They were charged with conspiracy to export some 1200 colt machine guns to a port in Syria and also with conspiracy to provide material support to Hezbollah through proceeds made from the sale of fake passports and counterfeit money.
Only last month another four men were charged in Miami for illegally exporting electronics goods to a shopping center in Paraguay, which U.S. authorities say is used to funnel money to Hezbollah. According to the US Treasury Department, both the shopping center and its co-owner Muhammad Yusif Abdallah give a portion of the center’s profits to Hezbollah. Abdallah is believed by the US to be a senior leader for Hezbollah in South America.
Just last summer, David Cohen, New York City’s Deputy Police Commissioner on Intelligence warned that Hezbollah should not be underestimated. Cohen told a terrorism conference in Manhattan that Hezbollah “…is probably the most capable and disciplined terrorist organization in the world.” Cohen said Hezbollah is closely linked, and works under the direction of the Iranian intelligence services and “poses a continuous danger to New York City.”
Hezbollah’s spokesman Ibrahim Mousawi, reached for comment in Beirut, asked that questions be emailed to him. Despite several emails he has not responded.
Hezbollah has been a pivotal player in Lebanon for many years and currently controls two government ministries. Created in 1982 in the wake of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Hezbollah gets the majority of its funding from Iran. Since 2006 estimates say that funding has risen to one billion dollars a year, and while a lot of that money is used to support its social system, a significant amount of cash supports its terror network.
Hezbollah has targeted the United States several times in the past. In 1983 it bombed a US barracks in Beirut which killed 241 American servicemen, and in 1996, 19 more US servicemen were killed when Hezbollah blew up an apartment building in Saudi Arabia. But can it target the US mainland?
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Will also post this at Terror Train.
We all need to draw closer to our Saviour and be busy doing His work in His Kingdom. May God have mercy on those unbelievers who attempt to destroy the peace and love He intended on Earth.
Supporting Terrorism: Islamist infiltration from colleges to government offices
By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
23 March 2010:
On 13 February 2010, Lee Kaplan, communications director for the Northeast Intelligence Network and veteran undercover operative, covertly obtained significant video and audio documentation that clearly identifies a well organized and well funded network that supports Islamic terrorists operating within our nation’s colleges and universities. The comprehensive investigative report featured here provides valuable, authenticated documentation into their agenda: destroy America from within using our own democratic process as the means to do so, while cultivating hatred for the Jews and preaching for the extermination of the nation of Israel.
Under the guise of supporting the rights of Palestinians, this network of Islamists has accelerated and refined their efforts since the 9/11 attacks on America. Either though abject ignorance by college administrators and city officials or with their contemptible complicity, the colleges, universities and public locations, subsidized by our tax dollars, are providing the venue for this vile campaign of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism. Those courageous enough to make an open attempt to find out what is being promoted by these Islamist thugs are openly harassed and intimidated. You can read one woman’s account of her experience when she attempted to enter the very same “seminar” infiltrated by Mr. Kaplan in an e-mail published by Dara Dale-Bailey here.
Their objective of grooming the current and future generations of college students to hate America and Israel, revise history and praise Islamic terrorists as “revolutionaries” is insidiously effective in its simplicity. As exposed in this undercover operation, al Awda, (a/k/a The Palestine Right of Return Coalition), is one part of a larger network known as the International Solidarity Movement. Bankrolled by Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries, they enroll age-appropriate pro-Palestinian “agents” as students into colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada with assignments to engage in anti-Israel and anti-American propaganda. Some of these “students” enroll in only one class to maintain campus eligibility, while using their student status to professionally advance the objectives of these Islamic terrorist supporting organizations.
Be sure and click on “investigative report” at end of article…it is a very long piece but informative!
Note from We the People of the United States of America to Rosa the Vodou-Hoodoo dancer from the UK, who said: “The only thing worth reading here is the statement that says ‘We have to end the evil in this world’ Let’s hope we can start by ridding this world of trollop like this!!!!”
What’s it to you, Rosa? Why bother to read our blog if it’s “trollop?” One must assume you don’t believe in free speech over there in Kent. It’s written into our Constitution, which, btw, is one reason we aren’t part of your “empire” anymore.
How do you propose to “rid this world” of our “trollop?” Censorship? Dictatorship? Sharia law? How’s that sharia working out for women like you, btw? Might put a little roadblock in the way of your hoodoo dancin’.
I’m puzzled by your choice of the word “trollop” to describe what you read here. Trollop? As in prostitute? Considering you’re in the UK and might use another form of English (or maybe it’s your second language), I went to a UK dictionary, which defines trollop like this:
Dictionary – trollop – 3 entries.
1. Noun – A stroller; a loiterer; esp., an idle, untidy woman; a slattern; a slut; a whore.
2. noun – A woman regarded as slovenly or untidy; a slattern.
3. noun – A strumpet.
I even checked a UK slang dictionary, but it offered no alternative definitions.
Now, since you’re a self-described hoodoo dancer and a loiterer at this blog, the sobriquet trollop might more appropriately describe you.
While we’re talking about prostitutes, might you be one of those trolls (trollops?) hired by Mr. Soros, late of the UK? You know, that guy who “broke the British bank” and made billions speculating (was it speculation or knowledge aforethought?) during the ’92 currency crisis?
In sum, Rosa, don’t let the door hit you in the bum on your way out.