2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

G. Bisvas and the definition of fascism

Reader comment on item: King of Pop Michael Jackson and Black Converts to Islam
in response to reader comment: Who is fascinated by islam?

Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Mar 12, 2006 at 05:27

The fact that, rightly or wrongly, Muslim Arabs snatched land, Christian Europeans snatched land, and Jewish Europeans snatched land indicates that the snatching of land is not solely an Islamic phenomena. The common criteria of land snatching throughout the ages are :
1) that the result was land snatched from people living on the land
2) that it was carried out by man
3) that justifications for land snatching can come from religious and/or political philosophy.

Fascism: As defined by webster dictionary
"a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition"

Islam is not a political philosophy, nor is it a movement, nor a regime. It is a religion.
Islam does not exalt a nation or race above the individual, nor does it promote a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader. Therefore Islam measured against the true definition of Fascism is not fascist..
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to G. Bisvas and the definition of fascism by Bader S

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)