Adolf Hitler had a lot of respect for Islam and said if they had the modernity of National Socialism behind them they would have conquered the world. There were close ties between the Axis powers and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in the 1930s and during the war. On meeting Hitler in 1941 he exclaimed ''The Arabs were Germany's natural friends because they had the same enemies... namely the English, the Jews, and the Communists''. When I was in Tehran I noticed a book shop had in pride of place Mein Kampf. And why not? Anti-semites are likely to get along together sharing the same hatred.That a "white nationalist" and "fascist" would attack Muslims makes little sense to me. In the first place, Islam is not a "race," it is a religion. The Muslims in places like Bosnia, Kossovo and Albania are as white as any other Europeans. Thousands of them served in the Waffen SS. I mean, if Muslims were good enough for the SS, how can a "white nationalist" be against them? Moreover, no few of the inhabitants of other Muslim lands like Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan are quite "Aryan" in appearance, with blue or green eyes, fair skins, blonde or red hair...and they look Aryan because that's what they are.
Moreover, Hitler, the ultimate fascist, many would say, had cordial relations with the Arab people and other Muslims and enjoyed great popularity among them. I gather the saying went, "In heaven Allah, on earth Hitler."
The one thing this shooter isn't is a white knight defending christendam or whatever. He's a nutter and should be denied the breath of publicity and notoriety. I've not seen the full text of his madness, but what I have points to the usual disjointed pathology of weakness and grandiose ego. One would have thought, with the time he had been planning all of this, his ease in travelling globally and to a number of Islamic countries which he happened to praise, he could have picked a more rational or justifiable target i.e. a radical ISIS sleeper cell, or one of the rape gangs in England and took them out saving an underage minor from sex slavery like in Taxi Driver. As ever with these kind of things, it is the lust for infamy and to declare themselves No.1 in the league table of shooters as the most spectacular this time live streamed. Beat that! And so it continues.....