Hassan al-Banna praises Hitler as a model for attaining fortune, influence and success
Author: Hassan al-Banna
Source: Five Tracts (To what do we summon mankind?), Berkeley, University of California Press, 1978, pp. 96-97 (English translation by Charles Wendell)
In a portion of his text To what do we summon mankind?, Hassan al-Banna refers to five personalities as models for Muslims looking for fortune, influence and success. Only Hitler is given as a non-Muslim example. The other four are Ali (600?-661), al-Abbas (647?-680), Saladin (Salah al-Din 1137?-1193) and King Abdul Aziz Al Saud (King Abd al-Aziz Al Suud 1876-1953), the founder of Saudi Arabia.
The date at which this text was written is not mentioned in the English translation, but the context seems to indicate that it was written while Hitler was in power (1933-1945).