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The Ones that Aren't Fascists--

Reader comment on item: "At War with Islamic Fascists"

Submitted by William Kinney (United States), Aug 15, 2006 at 01:05

The Islamist apologists, whom Pipes describes, still want to spread the cloak of Islam over the terrorists and make the complaint seem to disappear. There exist Islamic fascists. Now what about the others, the Islamic non-fascists? It is up to the apologists to put a concept to them. I have met Muslims who practise to remind themselves to treat others justly. Reading selections from The Quran, etc. may make such a life seem an impossible lie, yet such a thing exists. And our terminology should't rule it out.

Also, the Islamic fascist term does not assume that the persons it applies to are all engaging in actions that are terrorist. Daniel Pipes has insisted we address this type of person. Large numbers of Muslims haven't acted yet, whether they support Islamic fascism, or do not support it (or even do not know which).

As time rolls by Islamic fascism may turn out to be the only Islam there is. Muslims who give up victimhood imposed on them by "misunderstanding" caused by human reaction against atrocities committed by "insane" adherents--will have to name and proclaim Islamic non-fascism. That's their problem. Looks exceedingly difficult. But it is not for us to say for sure it can't be done. Daniel Pipes has also pointed this out.


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