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Anything better than "Islamic extremism" will do.

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Submitted by C.A. (United States), Aug 14, 2006 at 19:03

I propose Islamic neoreactionarism, based on this FrontPage Magazine article:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=22695

Personally speaking, I've used Wahhabism, Arab/Sunni nihilism, Islamic supremacism and even apocalyptic Shiite totalitarianism to describe this Janus-faced ideology. Now, it seems I have a new term to use as interpreted from Dr. Pipes' suggestion: Islamic Marxism. So at least for now, the five terms I've indicated above plus Islamic neoreactionarism are among my words of choice whenever I ponder what to call this thuggish ideology and/or its dual specific facets. On the other hand, perhaps an even better phrase to use is Islamic apocalypticism, a broader variant of apocalyptic Shiite totalitarianism. So let me attempt to list now the names I've heard thus far:

1. Islamic neoreactionarism

2. Islamic Marxism

3. Islamic fascism

4. Islamic Nazism

5. Arab/Sunni nihilism

6. Islamic apocalypticism

7. apocalyptic Shiite totalitarianism

8. Wahhabism

9. Islamic supremacism

This is obviously great news for us Westerners. Personally, I'm voting for Islamic Nazism and Islamic apocalypticism as President Bush's new words of choice. Who knew words themselves could be important in this clash of civilizations, better known as World War 3?

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