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The truth of Islamic Fascism

Reader comment on item: [President Bush and] Naming the Enemy

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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