Islam and nazi germanys war is a fine work of scholarship that clarifies the role of the people of islamic territories in various theaters of world war ii for this reason alone it should be read by anyone seeking a discerning treatment of the topic but while david motadel has cogently explained how all the major belligerents nazi germany included sought to bend islam to their own strategic needs and vision he leaves his reader to wonder how the muslim populations themselves responded . Islam and nazi germanys war is the first comprehensive account of berlins remarkably ambitious attempts to build an alliance with the islamic world drawing on archival research in three continents david motadel explains how german officials tried to promote the third reich as a patron of islam he explores berlins policies and propaganda in the muslim war zones and the extensive work that authorities undertook for the recruitment spiritual care and ideological indoctrination of . Islam and nazi germanys war is a well written survey of nazi attempts to compensate for military manpower shortages in world war ii by seeking to mobilize support among muslims from north africa to eurasiaauthor david motadels nuanced analysis reveals the efforts of nazi policymakers to market their cause to populations with which they had little historical connectionin summation motadels study includes much original research and pulls together in a coherent narrative the . Islam and nazi germanys war publisher harvard university press nazi officials saw islam as a powerful force with the same enemies as germany the british empire the soviet union and the jews david motadel provides the first comprehensive account of berlins ambitious attempts to build an alliance with the islamic world author information motadeldavid david motadel is research
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