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Submitted by Robert Eriksson (United States), Aug 16, 2006 at 18:36

I don't think that the terms islamofascists or islamic fascists are wrong per se and although I agree with Mr. Pipes that islamism is as good a label as any, that term is too broad for the broader population that President Bush and others have to address - people need to wake up to the truth that islamism is a threat to the world, as severe as nazism and communism, if not worse. We need to focus people's attention to the many similarities there are between islamic fascism and nazism and communism - i.e. collectivism in general.

* The great mufti of Jerusalem - a relative of Yassir Arafat - lived in Berlin during WWII and sent letters of admiration to Hitler and Himmler.

* Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is still a bestseller in some muslim countries.

* Ahmadinejad in Iran dneies the holocaust, just like neo-nazi revisionists like Irving and Faurrisson.

* Chief ideologues of the Muslim Brotherhood admired, and were inspired by, the SA brown shirts in Nazi Germany in the 1930's.

* Its main ideologue, Sayyid Qutb, was inspired by French fascists in the Vichy Government.

* Lastly, and most importantly perhaps, they all hate the Jews.

The list is thus long and could go on and on. It is also important to focus on the root of the evil, islam itself. Islam means "submission" and that and its collectivistic, non-democratic, hateful messages in general may serve as a good illustration of how difficult (impossible?) it is for strong believers in islam to abide by Western laws and principles. "Allah"'s own words in the Koran refers to jews as sons of pigs and apes, apparently because they expelled him from Medina as they did not approve of his extreme views (so perhaps, if the jews are denied Jerusalem, they can get Medina?). The Koran also encourages muslims to be good to each other but terrible against the infidels. So much for the love message.

As defenders of true freedom and democracy, we are fighting the same fight that we have been fighting for decades, if not centuries - the fight for individualism against collectivism, whether it's brown (fascism), black (nazism), red (socialism/communism) or green (islam).

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