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:
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:
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.
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.