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Reader comment on item: Islamist Turkey vs. Secular Iran?
in response to reader comment: Clarification on "Genozides"

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 4, 2011 at 01:49

Michel writes:

"If you however make the point that Islam by sheer nature is authoritarian, no dissent, debate and opposition can be allowed, thus islamist regimes of the likes of Iran pose a grave threat to engage in such atrocities, I will certainly concur.?"

The totalitarian philosophies of communism (socialism) and Nazism (national socialism) were bothpolitical philosophies - promoted with the idea that yet more politicians can deliver a physical utopia of one flavour or another.

There were Nazi fanatics in Germany and communist fanaticsin the Soviet Union and some of them still live on their measly pensions in cold, decrepit Moscow flats - still with pictures of Stalin and Kruschev and no doubt now Putin on their mantle pieces. The problem is that some people have not seen that a physical utopia cannot exist. utopia can only ever exist in consciousness - and cannot be decreed or forced on people by external means.

While being both very utopian but equally impractical ideologies - both of these do not combine, despite the conviction and fanaticism they commanded from their ardent followers they lacked the third factor which Islam has. i.e. the 'spiritual' aspect. Not only this life but the next life is to be brought into line in an Islamic fashion. Sharia for the physical utopia and Mo/Allah/Buraks, Houris, Djinns,/72 black eyed virgins (or raisins?) , Kuffar, etc etc. There is no time off. You could in theory, if you were a Nazi fanatic working at the Reichstag - come home to your beautiful Aryan family and have some respite from Hitler and the rest of the fanatics. With islam - there's nowhere to go - it's an all-encompassing monster on every level.

Islam itself creates its own social problems - and histiry shows that the leaders alleviate this by blaming it all on 'the enemy' i.e. in Irans case - the US.

Yes - Iran/Pakistan/Afghanistan/Somalia/Sudan and several other which seem to be becoming less moderate are all a problem.


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