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The truth of Islamic Fascism

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Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Aug 17, 2004 at 19:48

Finally our leaders are coming to realization that fundamentalist Islam is not only a religion but a political system whose aims are global dominaton, totalitarianism, enslavement of women and killing as many Americans, Israelis, Jews and Infidels as is humanly possible.

Naming the enemy is part of the process of successfully stopping and oblliterating this movement that is waging an imperial war on the planet. They strike anywhere at any time, mostly at innocent civilians, and it is crucial that we know with whom we are fighting and who is killing us.

We must fight the enemy to win and we have to know who the enemy is. We had no trouble denouncing the Fascists, the Nazis, the totalitarians and the Communists. But we have been so derailed by political correctness that we have literally been prevented from defining the enemy that seeks the destruction of America and Israel.

We hesitate to fully align ourselves with the Israelis in no uncertain and unmistakeable terms. We are of one idealogic system, we are liberal democracies. We believe in individual rights, in the freedom of people to worship as they please. We believe in open markets and capitalism. We are people with laws and institutions.

Somewhere and somehow it became politically correct for our government to see the horror and slaughter perpetrated by the Arabs in Palestine against the Israelis as a worthy cause ... until it came here.

Yet, we continued to resist naming the enemy that was trained, supported and worshipped in the Islamic Middle East. It was almost as though we were fighting the ghosts of ideas.

Only Dr. Pipes had the courage and the convictions to dispel the political correctness that dominates our political forums. The president, for whom I will vote even though I am a registered Democrat, took a very long time to come to the realization that we are fighting Islamic totalitarian fascism. It comes through Islam and it is very powerful because those that do not take to the battle field offer passive support.

Having Dr. Pipes' influence in an organization like the U.S. Institute for Peace is crucial to our war against the Islamic terrorists. It is his scholarly and brilliant analysis, that cannot be refuted by our enemies or those that espouse political correctness, that rings so true in the hearts and minds of his listeners, we the people.

I have always said that Dr. Pipes makes us all so uncomfortable with his razor sharp analysis that we are forced to think. And when we do, it is a liberating thing.

It seems ridiculous to thank him because of the extensive body of his work. How many times can we thank someone who has spent a lifetime educating people. We can, of course, continue to listen and read and think about his articles, his columns, his books and his lectures. For all of the devestation we have had, for all those who died at the hands of these deadly monstrosities that plague the earth killing at will, we have in our midst a scholar's scholar who never fails to make us see the light through the darkness of these times.

For this I am forever grateful.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
1do muslims and islamists follow a different doctrine? [93 words]XavierNov 4, 2005 06:4227769
Aren't Islamists true Muslims according to the Koran? [467 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
William KarkowAug 29, 2004 20:1016574
Must expose the brutality [104 words]S.C.PandaAug 25, 2004 06:1616485
"Does President Bush Really Get It Yet?" [262 words]Ms Judy KeckAug 24, 2004 21:1516475
Ideological war [65 words]D. ConnellAug 24, 2004 09:1916468
Islamo-fascism [61 words]Prof. Victor DanushevskyAug 23, 2004 22:3616465
Identifying Enemies of Democracy [16 words]John Randall PeacherAug 23, 2004 04:0816463
U.N. Role [54 words]F. WexAug 22, 2004 17:4716462
Fellow travellers [242 words]David and Valerea ThomasAug 21, 2004 00:0316451
Another related enemy [117 words]John P ReynoldsAug 20, 2004 22:1416450
Where are they? [45 words]Frank van DeventerAug 20, 2004 17:3316449
Words [147 words]William StenwickAug 20, 2004 13:5116448
The Awakenig [139 words]R MckeeAug 20, 2004 12:0816447
ISLAMISTS [76 words]jaime eisenAug 20, 2004 08:3916445
It's About Time [180 words]Carl BossieuxAug 19, 2004 13:3416434
Very nice article [53 words]BernardzAug 18, 2004 02:4116414
Huntington was right the first time! [197 words]Mike LallatinAug 17, 2004 20:5316409
The truth of Islamic Fascism [526 words]Arlinda DeAngelisAug 17, 2004 19:4816407
Murderers [36 words]F.B.WexelbaumAug 17, 2004 14:5916402
Naming the Enemy [219 words]Geoff GAug 17, 2004 12:4416401
The Term Islamist - Is It the Issue? [172 words]Ira KatzAug 17, 2004 12:1416397
Defining the enemy [289 words]Allen WeingartenAug 17, 2004 12:0916395
Political correctness is tying our hands [68 words]SaeelAug 17, 2004 11:1916392
What's in a "Name!" [214 words]M RothchildAug 17, 2004 09:3816390
Religion is antithetical to life as a human. [72 words]Ralph C. Whaley MDAug 17, 2004 08:3516387
Importance of your work [91 words]Flora SteinmanAug 17, 2004 07:5216386
1Not extremists and not fringe [83 words]Moshe DarAug 17, 2004 05:1816385
Has Bush got the name right? [253 words]Anthony ChaseAug 17, 2004 05:0316384

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