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Islamic Fascism Is An Oxymoron: It's Like A Yellow Blackboard!

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Submitted by Allan E. Mallenbaum (United States), Aug 17, 2006 at 20:00

It is understandable that Muslims object to the term IslamoFascist, or any of its variants. It is not only objectionable; it is wrong.

For true accuracy, and to avoid offending Muslims, we must use the only correct term, "Islam."

Let's take an in-depth, analytical look at the "Fascist" appellation so glibly applied by President Bush and, of greater significance, by news commentators who should know better. Some of those who use the term actually try to define Fascism but they rarely understand what is meant by the term.

In an article in the 1932 Encyclopedia Italiana, written by Giovanni Gentile and attributed to Benito Mussolini, Fascism is described as a system, founded by Benito Mussolini on March 23, 1919, in which "The State not only is the authority which governs and molds individual wills with laws and values of spiritual life, but it is also the power which makes its will prevail abroad.... For the Fascist, everything is within the State and . . . neither individuals nor groups are outside the State.... For Fascism, the State is an absolute, before which individuals or groups are only relative...." This is the basic principle of Fascism. In Fascism, it's all about "the state."

"Islam," as is well-known, means "submission." Muslims submit to the will of their Allah alone, never to any man-made government. All secular governments, according to Islam, must derive their power from Allah, from the Qur'an, rather than from mere human concepts. How can human leaders, Islam inquires, exercise greater control than the "creator of the world?" How can a Fascist state exist under true Islam?

Mussolini, the guiding proponent of the Fascist philosophy, in a speech delivered on October 28, 1925, stated the following maxim which encapsulates the Fascist creed: "Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato." ("Everything in the State, nothing outside of the State, nothing against the State".) I don't think that anyone can argue that he or she is more of an expert on Fascism than Benito Mussolini himself!

So we understand that Islam, in its very essence, diametrically opposes the Fascist philosophy. The "State" is nothing in the tribal-universalist sect; Islam is everything. When Islam, the sect of submission, prevails over the entire planet, it teaches that all states will be subservient to the "True Faith," to Islam, to shari'a, to the Qur'an.

The key to rejecting any association between the two systems is simple: Fascism permits no religion to control any aspect of the state. Islam permits no state to control any aspect of the religion. The concept of Islamo-Fascism, when analyzed, is just a spoof, a joke, a Purim-spiel! I'm certain that the practice of denominating any group of Islamic terrorists as "Fascist" is offensive to all true Fascists.

The use of hyphenated terms merely lets Islam "off the hook." IslamoFascists can be made responsible for all the evil of Islam! We have to be honest. We have to get rid of these meaningless adjectives relating to Fascism, and let's look at the unadulterated truth: we're talking about Islam, not some hyphenated sect, just Plain Old Islam!

For those who can't bring themselves to the truth, who can't use the no-hyphen -Islam term, I suggest "totalitarian Islam" as a weak and imprecise substitute.

Islam is the sect which initiated the Third World War. Islam is the Terrorist sect attempting to subvert Western civilization. Islam alone is responsible for world terror. As practiced ab initio by their prophet. As practiced by Muslims today.

Submitting....

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