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Submitted by Dr RJP (United States), Aug 14, 2006 at 15:47

To be accurate (as you have already pointed out), the beliefs espoused by today's radical/militant/terrorist Muslims bear little resemblance to Mussolini's fascism (the original fascism). They do, however, bear a closer resemblance to the roving bands of criminal fanatics known as Mohammadeans in ancient times. You cannot call them "zealots" because that refers to the group of Jews who resisted Roman occupation in Israel during the 1st Century CE.

Now, we could call them Muslim "pseudo-zealots" as an ironic way to describe how they "resist" (a substitute for "terrorize Jews") the "occupation" (a substitute for "legitimate residency") of Jews (same Jews then...same Jews now). However, that would be too kind. I am against using euphemisms to twist the truth to the extent that it fits the ideology of religious miscreants and simultaneously massages the egos of sadistic serial killers.

To begin with, "Religion" is way too broad a term to include in a specific description of an ideology that just so happens to have its foundation embedded within one. On the other hand, "Terrorism," and "Terrorist" should not be, yet trying to find consensus on them is impossible.

Anyone who actually enjoys killing human beings and watching them suffer is a sadistic killer. If one wishes to link it to Islamic ideology, then "sadistic Islamic killer" fits. It does not matter what the killer believes or form what gives him the motivation, anyone who takes joy from death CANNOT be called "a human being created in God's image."

This "joy" applies to the voyeuristic ecstacy of seeing others suffer, and/or from the egotistical desire to enter a pornographic afterlife.

An epiphany for a radical Muslim (or even a "Moderate" Muslim) would be the expression of regret and sorrow for killing a Jew, and the admission of killing a Jew either directly or indirectly.

Somehow, I just do not see that happening in this world. It is the essential difference between Jews and Muslims despite the mountains of Muslim propaganda to the contrary. They spend so much time degrading and demeaning Jews to prop themselves up that they have no time left for real self-improvement.

When self-improvement consists of stepping on the bodies of Jews (and everyone else who is not a member of your ideology/religion0, then you have something that parallels Nazi fascism in all its ugly, genocidal ways.

"If the shoe fits" and "it looks, walks, and quacks like a duck," and you want to call "a spade a spade," then don't take grammatical advice from a people who wish only to destroy you and/or place you under their servitude. It is un-American. It is anti-Democratic. It is inhumane. It is what it is regardless of the label you slap on it. When you peel back the labels, underneath you will find a 7th Century religious mentality, and not a 21st Century lifestyle.


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