Ahmed Huber - Beliefs

Beliefs

Huber said that what attracted him to Islam was its anti-theological basis, as Allah is beyond all categories of reason. He liked the fact that Islam describes a direct relationship between Allah and the individual, rather than it being mediated by a church, priest or other authority. He also said that the Muslim belief in the unity of religion, politics and society was another aspect with which he agreed. Huber believed that the doctrines of National Socialism, which he called anti-modern, were entirely compatible with the principles of Islam. He pointed out that both Islam and National Socialism oppose usury, homosexuality and degenerate art. He also referred to the fact that Hitler himself had praised Islam, particularly in comparison to Christianity, in his private conversations. Huber regarded Hitler as an anti-colonialist, in that Hitler fought against all the great colonial powers of his day. He also believed that the Nazis' advocacy of deep ecology was equivalent to the Muslim belief that nature must be respected as an expression of Allah.

In 1982, Huber wrote an essay entitled "The Unknown Islam," in which he identified the three principal threats to Islam as being Zionism, Marxism and the spread of the American way of life.

In spite of his Nazi sympathies, Huber always denied being an anti-Semite, claiming that he was only opposed to Zionism. He frequently professed his belief in the importance of Holocaust denial, and supported several deniers throughout his life. He also believed that anti-Zionism and anti-Americanism were merging due to the strength of Zionist power in the U.S.

Huber also differed from most European Right-wing extremists in that he welcomed immigration into Europe from Muslim countries. Although he believed that the refusal of Muslim immigrants to integrate into European society was initially harmful to Europe, he believed that younger Muslims were producing a new form of "European Islam," which was a synthesis of the two cultures, and that this could be beneficial for both Europeans and Muslims.

Huber believed that the U.S.-led Iraq War was doing a great service to his cause, as it was strengthening and bringing Islamists, Arab nationalists and the European New Right together against a common foe.

Huber's advocacy of National Socialism alongside typically left-wing viewpoints, such as his support for Third World anti-imperialist movements and socialism, classify him as a Strasserist.

Huber has been described as being unique for attempting to reconcile his Nazi and Muslim beliefs, although he was certainly not alone in this. Johann von Leers, Aribert Heim and David Myatt are all examples of people who regarded themselves as being both Muslims and Nazis, and saw no contradiction between the two.

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Author Michael Reynolds has been tracking the Third Position, and Ahmed Huber, for years.

MICHAEL REYNOLDS, AUTHOR: Herr Huber has spent the last 12 years diligently, tirelessly, moving this coalition forward, and in that sense, of course he's dangerous. Because this movement, at the end of the day, only sees violence.

BOETTCHER: Huber forged close ties to the Ayatollah Khamenei and the Iranian revolution.

What did you think of Khamenei? You met him, correct?

HUBER: Yes. He was a fantastic man.

BOETTCHER: At the same time, he worked with extreme right-wing politicians, like France's Jean Marie L'Penn (ph) and Germany's neo-Nazi party, the NPD.

Now, Huber is after a new generation of believers.

HUBER: Hitler has always said, the only religion I respect is Islam, and the only prophet I admire is Mohammed. This is very interesting.

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