John Loftus a former war crimes investigator explained how the terrorist network al Qaeda spawned from Nazi and Islamic extremist movements following WWII. Loftus regularly appears on Fox News and ABC Radio addressed the theme of “the roots of prejudice and hatred in the world.” He began by explaining that he didn’t set out to become a Nazi hunter. Early in his law career he took a volunteer attorney job created by the Carter administration to hunt Nazis “because I thought it would look good on my resume.”
To his surprise, rather than traveling to Germany to investigate he was sent to the U.S. Government’s massive underground vaults protecting classified information. Loftus claims he was given complete access to the 20 acre-sized vaults, where he says he found some disturbing information.
“I stumbled across some Nazi files I wasn’t supposed to see. No one was supposed to see them until the year 2015. The British Secret Service convinced American intelligence that the Nazis would be indispensable as “freedom fighters” in preparing for the next major war, which was anticipated against the Soviet Union.
THE ROOTS OF MODERN TERRORISM
During his time in the government’s underground vaults, Loftus said he read a file on an organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood. In the file was information about a man named Hasam al-Banna who founded the organization in 1920.
“Mr. al-Banna was a devout admirer of a young Austrian writer named Adolph Hitler. His letters to Hitler were so supportive that when Hitler came to power in the 1930s he had Nazi intelligence make contact with al-Banna to see if they could work together,” Loftus said.
Hitler had al-banna establish a spy network for Nazi Germany throughout Arabia.
Al-Banna promised Hitler that when Gen. Rommel’s Nazi tank division arrived in Cairo and Alexandria, the Muslim Brotherhood would ensure all of the British troops would be killed.
“These men were Nazi agents, they were spies, who adopted the Third Reich’s policy towards the Jews,” Loftus said.
He spoke about another prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a man known as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who was the organization’s representative in Palestine. The Grand Mufti brought with him a hatred of the Jews. He was a principal organizer of the 1920 “Bloody Passover” massacre of Jews who were praying at Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall.
Following a failed attempt to create a Nazi uprising in Iraq, the Grand Mufti fled to Europe to organize international Arab forces for the Third Reich disguised as SS divisions.
“In truth these forces were Arab fanatics, Arab Nazis from all across the Middle East,” Loftus said.
Though a certain war criminal, the Grand Mufti and his troops were spirited away from prosecution to Egypt by the British Secret Service.
“Kim Philby, the Soviet agent who infiltrated the British Secret Service, was also recruiting Arab Nazis to poison the West’s efforts in the Middle East forever,” Loftus said. “By using Arab Nazis, democracy would be discredited, America would be discredited, Britain would be discredited.”
Philby “helped” the United States acquire the Arab Nazis who were expelled from Egypt in the 1950s after the Egyptians recognized them as a threat
According to Loftus, the Arab Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood were sent to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“To keep them employed they were given jobs as religious education instructors,” Loftus said.
While Islam is a very peaceful religion, Saudi Arabia practiced an extreme form of Islam called Wahhabi.
“Saudi Wahhabism is to Islam as the KKK is to Christianity,” Loftus said. “It’s an extreme and perverted form of religion that was condemned as a heresy by Islam more than 60 times before the 1900s.”
“Here is this corrupt cult and all of a sudden the school teachers are Nazis. Here a fusion is born between the two. Schools of hatred were built all over Saudi Arabia,” Loftus said.
A well known pupil of these schools is Osama bin Laden, Loftus said. Bin Laden and other graduates of the schools were inducted into an underground neo-Nazi Wahhabi army for Saudi Arabia.
Just as Russia was using Communist Arabs during the cold war, we would use Arab Nazis as a counterweight to oppose them,” Loftus said. “When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979 the Arab (neo) Nazis were let out of the closet.
“Because of the combination of Wahhabi fanaticism and Nazi ideology, waves of people came pouring into Afghanistan to kill the Communists,” Loftus said. The Soviets were defeated and the United States left. And, according to Loftus, Osama bin Laden took control and his entire army of neo-Nazi theological cultists were left there alive in the field.
Bin Laden drew up a list of those who he knew he could rely on and called this list ‘the base.’ Loftus said the Arabic translation of ‘the base’ is ‘al qaeda.’
“Al Qaeda is the direct lineal descendant of the Arab Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said. “We let the Muslim Brotherhood, now known as Al Qaeda, to roam free upon the world. Many,human beings have paid for that mistake.
THE NUCLEAR PLOT, WMDS AND WHAT’S NEXT
In the summer of 2002, Loftus said, the British intercepted a message which revealed a nuclear weapons plot between N. Korea, Libya and Iraq. Iraqi nuclear scientists were working in Libya using enriched uranium supplied by North Korea, according to Loftus.
“Saddam knew he couldn’t have a nuclear program in his country because U.N. inspectors were all over,” Loftus said.
When the United States confronted Libya with the evidence, Mommar Khadafi agreed to cooperate.
According to Loftus, Khadafi said there is a Chinese component as well. Not the official government of China, but the radical right wing People’s Liberation Army. This group supplied Libya with detailed instructions on how to build an atomic warhead.
Loftus said had the plot not been discovered, the project would have produced an atomic warhead within 18 months.
According to Loftus, Iran is the only country remaining that is attempting to develop nuclear weapons. When the International Association of Atomic Energy meets again, Loftus expects the member nations, including the European nations who opposed war in Iraq, to vote to impose sanctions against Iran.
“We think the blockade will go into effect very quickly. Iran is the last country that is actively financing terrorist groups. It is one of the few places where sanctions will work because 90 percent of its economy comes from oil exports,” Loftus said.
In the al Qaeda plot to unleash a cloud of deadly chemicals in Amman, Jordan’s capital, that was foiled, Loftus said, the chemicals likely came from the hidden cache of WMDs created by Saddam.
According to Loftus, evidence gathered by U.S. special forces, Israeli intelligence, statements by defectors, and satellite imagery point to three locations in Syria and one location in Lebanon where the WMDs are expected to be hidden.
“U.S. intelligence believes they know where the WMDS are. The new Arab government of Iraq is going to ask for their property (the WMDs) back,” Loftus said. “If Syria and Lebanon don’t give the WMDs back, the new Iraqi government will ask us for help ...and we will help.”
In an interview with The U.P. Catholic, Loftus said, “The evidence looks pretty strong. Is it a 100 percent sure? No. But there is a high degree of probability” that the weapons are there.
He said this information has not been reported in the American media because the government will not confirm any of the information. However, he said, the story has been circulating through the European press.
“We are at the tipping point in the scale. I think we are going to win. In the next 12 months we may see a number of other nations surrender without firing a shot. If half of what my intelligence sources tell me is accurate, we are in for a very good year,” he said.
In summary, Loftus said he has spent his career trying to help make a difference. He says the United States is now paying the price for negligence of leaders who looked the other way for inexpensive Arab oil over the years.
Loftus’ appearance at St. Peter Cathedral was sponsored by the Marquette County Interfaith Forum.
Loftus decided to forego a promising future with the U.S. Justice Department. Instead he blew the whistle. “I think I still hold the record for the longest segment ever on 60 Minutes. In 1982 it caused a minor national uproar,” Loftus said. “Mike Wallace got the Emmy, and my family got death threats.”
By Joseph Zyble
John Loftus, 4/10/06
Loftus is a former a US government prosecutor and author or several books including The Belarus Secret: The Secret War Against the Jews; Unholy Trinity: How the Vatican's Nazi Networks Betrayed Western Intelligence to the Soviets; and Unholy Trinity; the Vatican, the Nazis, and the Swiss Banks.