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Was Hitler a Muslim? Did Hitler Praise Islam? Fact Check Says NO.

A lot of anti-Islamic websites are sharing the following “Adolf Hitler Quote” images. The images declare either that Adolf Hitler said “The only religion I respect is Islam, the only prophet I admire is Mohammed,” or that “By defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of of Allah.” These quotes seem to indicate that Adolf Hitler was a Muslim and praised Islam.

Are these quotes real?

I’ll cut right to the chase:

Fake Hitler Muslim Quote #1

Fake Hitler Muslim Quote

Fake Hitler Muslim Quote NOT found in Mein Kampf

They’re fakes. You can read Hitler’s Mein Kampf for yourself, and if you do you’ll be alternately bored stiff and horrified, but you’ll never find the quote supposed above.

As for the other quote, I challenge you to find the original source document. Not a secondary document. Not someone on a web page cutting and pasting this quote and referring to a supposed original source document — I want you to find the actual original source document that shows Hitler says this. You won’t be able to do it, because there is no such original source document showing this. Some of the web rumors source this quote to a supposed book by Kevin Coogan published in 2002, but as the Google Ngrams database of the text of millions of books shows, the phrase is just not showing up in any book, even going all the way back to before World War II:

Google Ngrams Search shows this phrase from a supposed Hitler quote exists in no book from 1900 to 2008

The quotes are bunk, whipped up by someone who wants to tell a story that connects Islam to Nazism, that makes it easier for you to hate Muslims as Hitler’s supposed modern-day favored ones. Whoever whipped up the quotes wants to use falsehood to smear over the truth that Hitler was raised Christian, that Hitler went to schools with Christian instruction as an child, that Hitler identified as Christian as an adult, and that Hitler used Christian religious imagery in his language right up to and during the year he committed suicide and had his body burned.

Gott Mit Uns Emblem -- Nazism was steeped in Christian rhetoric Hitler shaking a Christian cleric's hand

Given the magnitude and the horror of what Adolf Hitler and the German nation actually did, the actually of his allegiance and Nazi Germany’s allegiance to the Christian religion is an uncomfortable truth that is important to acknowledge and consider.

6 thoughts on “Was Hitler a Muslim? Did Hitler Praise Islam? Fact Check Says NO.”

  1. Dave says:

    Jim, you are right to point out the fallacy that Islam had any great influence on Hitler. What might be missing is the influence Hitler had on the followers of Islam. “Islamic-Jewish Relations” in Wikipedia has many hours of reading on the subject if one follows all the footnotes and links. There was even an SS division made up entirely of Muslims.

  2. Øyvind says:

    This news report from Bayerischer Rundfunk explains in detail the cooperation between the Nazis and the Muslim Arab leaders during WW2.

    Is all this wrong to?

    1. Jim Cook says:

      When has a Wiki ever been wrong? 😉

    2. 1984 says:

      The main reason was not because they had similar ideology, but rather that the Nazis had no problem with Arabic self-rule unlike say England.
      Finland allied itself with the Nazis to get rid of the Bolsheviks too, they didn’t agree ideologically either.

  3. kyrian umunnakwe says:

    just speechless for now,till the further notice

  4. ali says:

    Hitler may be brought up as a Christian but his views about Christianity was not good. He saw Christianity as a weak religion where as Islam as a strong religion which favors conquests and subjogation. Also his distaste of Jews was anly parallelled to muslim view of infidels. That is why Muslim volunteered to fight for Nazis all around the Balkans and even Middle East.

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