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Islam is not comparable to comunism and fascism while Kemalism is !

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 26, 2013 at 14:58

Ilbert A. Phillips writes

"(1) That Islamism is comparable to Communism and Fascism" .

To try to make as simple comment as possible, Islam is not comparable to either communism or fascism because first these are two modern secular movements while Islam is a medieval movement and the very negation of any imaginable form of secularism and ,second, because Islam has never produced its Gorbachov while communism has.

And if anyone desires to find fascism anywhere, then he should take a closer look at Kemalism which is in every respect a fascist doctrine with a vast genocidal record, chauvinism, racism, mad personality cult of the "saint" and "infallible" leader and a very efficient repressive and espionage system. That it happens to be a favourite of a certain "democracy" doesn't change one iota in its deep fascist origin and totalitarian nature.

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