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Islamic fascism a better term

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Submitted by Christine Burtt (United States), Aug 15, 2006 at 20:32

Having just returned from working with top six reform-oriented political parties in Jordan, I think use of the term "Islamist" would be incorrect . While it would perhaps be understood in the West as descriptive of totalitarian philosophy, it would not be viewed that way among Arabs and Persians. "Islamist" is used as an adjective to describe their history, music, jurisprudence, life style etc. "Islamofascism" more accurately defines the radical vision and dangerous and irrational policies of Ahmadinejad, Nasrallah, bin Laden et al.


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