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A threat like twentieth century totalitarians

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Submitted by Gabriel Grosso (Italy), Jan 7, 2003 at 12:55

The Oxford dictionary of the English language defines political correctness as "the principle of avoiding language or behaviour that may offend particular groups of people; an excessive display or belief in this". Militant Islam greatly benefits from political correctness. In 1989-after the collapse of communism- Frances Fuckuyama argued that that was the 'end of ideology'. He couldn't have been more mistaken. Fascism was defeated in 1945 and communism collapsed in 1989. After 1989, this vacuum has been filled by the totalitarian ideology of Militant Islam. In her characterization of totalitarian ideologies, Hannah Arendt argued that anti-Jewish racism is a chief characteristic of totalitarian systems. Indeed, both Nazi-fascism and communism were anti-Jewish. Hatred of Jews has become a permanent feature of Militant Islam. I live in Britain where political correctness is very restrictive. However, this restriction does not apply to anti-Jewish hatred, especially when it comes from Muslim Extremists. However, political correctness is a burden to hose who want to speak out against the extremists. The Palestinians hate Israel.

All over the world, anti-Zionism is becoming an excuse for hatred. Muslim Extremists hate the Jews regardless of where they were born. Hatred of Jews is being justified by the Palestinians' struggle for independence. The Muslim Extremist Sheik Omar Bakiri Muhamad, the London-based founder of the Islamic Liberation Party, said in an interview: "American people must reconsider their foreign policy or they children will be sent back to them in coffins. The existence of Israel is a crime. Israel must be removed". This hatred is the expression of a totalitarian ideology. Political correctness might prevent us from expressing our legitimate fear of Militant Islam and its totalitarian followers. Muslim Extremists are a threat like twentieth century totalitarians.
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