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Islamic Fascism

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Submitted by E. David Litvak (United States), Nov 1, 2006 at 22:37

Fascism!. That word was coined by Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy (1921-1943) and his point of references were the fasces (a bundle of birch rods tied together with a red ribbon forming a cylinder around an ax, symbol of Roman magistrates' authority) when he intended to start a new Roman Empire.

Dear Mr. Pipes,

I submit to you that calling our Islamic adversaries 'Islamic Fascists,' is a contradiction in terms. Islam has nothing to do with Fascism.

Fascism was an exclusive, secular, authoritarian and racist (not necessarily anti-Semitic) system. Islam, whatever its faults, is decidedly inclusive, and certainly not racist, everyone must submit to Allah (the merciful and compassionate), at the point of a sword if need be and though it is religiously authoritarian (as any religion must be), it certainly is not in political terms.

We are not fighting Fascists; we fought them, wiped the floor with them and hung them up to dry. Our mortal enemy is Jihadistan and they mean to win.

Are they winning? Well, just try to board an airplane or enter a Federal building and the question answers itself. As for term ‘Fascists' a word once fully understood as a political system that men could either accept or reject, it has become a meaningless and vulgar term of abuse.

Gresham's Law applies to words as well.

I can do no better than draw your attention to Mr. Vox Day's columns of Sept. 4th and Sept 11th entitled respectively: The ideology that isn't, and When the black hat doesn't fit published on the WorldNet Daily (WND) website and well worth your time. Here I'm taking the liberty to quote one salient fact mentioned by Mr. Day:

The principle elements of Fascist ideology are laid out in the Manifesto of the Fascist Struggle and are as follows:

1- Nationalism;

2- Economic centralization with progressive taxation;

3- Subordination of Church to State;

4- Expansionist militarism; and

5- Political equality for women.

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I put it to your good judgment that with, the possible exception of the 4th item, Fascism is antithetical to Islam.

E. David Litvak

Northern California

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