Mein Kampf ("My Struggle" or in Arabic a possible translation would be, "My Jihad") is a book by German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. It combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926.
It was originally translated into Arabic in Egypt by the WWII Nazi SS official Heiden Ludwig who worked as a journalist for the anti-jewish agency Weltdienst (NSDAP). Like many WWII Nazis, after the war he converted to Islam, changed his name (Luis el-Hadj) and fled Europe.
The book remains a modern-day best-seller in the Arab and Muslim World, including; Egypt, Palestine, and Turkey. And is also selling well in London areas with a large Arab population. It is often sold along-side religious literature and is selling as well as Dan Brown's latest novel in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where sales soar towards Eid, as it is bought by many as gifts.
The amount of anti-Jewish text in Mein Kampf adds up to 7 percent in total, whilst the largely non-abrograted Medinan verses of the Qur'an contain more than double that amount, standing at almost 17 percent.
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- Sean O'Neill and John Steele - Mein Kampf for sale, in Arabic - The Telegraph, March 19, 2002
- Hitler's Mein Kampf In East Jerusalem And PA Territories - MEMRI: Special Dispatch, No. 48, October 1, 1999
- Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' sells 50,000 copies in Turkey in three months - Agence France Presse, March 18, 2005
- Antisemitism in the Turkish Media - MEMRI - April 28, 2005
- Alastair Lawson - Mein Kampf a hit on Dhaka streets - BBC News, November 27, 2009
- Anti-Jew Text in Trilogy - CSPI Publishing, accessed June 6, 2012