Saturday, August 12, 2006

What's An Islamic Fascist?

James Boyce asks on Huffington Post Can I Ask A Dumb Question?

Certainly. You are a Democrat, so most of your questions are probably dumb.
What's An Islamic Fascist?
Someone who has hijacked a religion just like they hijack planes, and both with the intention of attacking the West and eventually establishing world domination operating under Sharia law.
"The Islamo-fascists are fighting us on an asymmetrical, global battlefield that spans from Baghdad to Pakistan to Indonesia to the streets of London. To retreat from any battlefront where we are engaged with this enemy is foolish and reckless."--Wade Zirkle, Veterans For Freedom, a Republican-led 527, August 11, 2006.
Very true.
"The recent arrests that our fellow citizens are now learning about are a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation." President George Bush, August 11, 2006
Absolutely (and if CAIR does not like it they can stuff it where the sun does not shine.
"In World War II we fought Nazism and Japanese imperialism. Today, we are fighting against Islamic fascism," Senator Rick Santorum, Republican Senator, July 20, 2006

Islamic Fascism. I have never heard the phrase
And yet you quoted it three times.
and I evidently didn't get the memo from the RNC detailing its use (the DNC sends out memos on Together, America Can Do Better - the RNC plays a different game.) I envision millions of good Republicans out there nodding their heads in agreement - after all, can you imagine a world run by Islamic Fascists? Hitler dressed like Osama? Can you goosestep in those robes he wears? Frankly, we can hardly afford to find out. If we don't fight these here Islamic Fascists over there, well, you know the rest. But before we fight an phrase that doesn't exist or apparently make any sense, I decided to take a moment to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
Like perhaps a brain?
As my first grade teacher used to tell me, if you don't understand a sentence or a word, try breaking it down. First, Islam. Now, Islam is one of the world's oldest and most revered religions. One definition of Islam is a monotheistic religion characterized by the acceptance of the doctrine of submission to God and to Muhammad as the chief and last prophet of God.
And unlike Christianity, which is spread by sharing the good news that Christ brought, Islam is spread by violent "holy War" (Jihad)
So we have one of the world's most popular religions
Widest spread, not necessarilly most popular, but since once one ebrases Islam, they kill you if you embrace another religion, people stick with it.
functioning as an adjective creating a new type of Fascism. There was German Fascism, Italian Fascism but I can't find any evidence of there ever being any form of Fascism based upon religion. Furthermore, I have deduced that the reason it is not Fascist Islam is that Islam is an older as a religion than Fascism is as as system of government so Islam goes first. I know it sounds stupid, but it's the best I can do, being a Democrat and all.
We understand. Actually the reason it is not Fascist Islam is that although there are 164 Jihad Verses in the Koran, the religion is not focused on Jihad, it is focused on submission to the will of God. It has been spread by violence, in fact that is the way Muhammad got it started, but there are many Muslims that do not embrace the use of violence.
Next word, Fascism. Fascism is defined as a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government. Oppressive, dictatorial control.

Put the two together and you have? Well, a system of government oppressively controlled through terror and censorship where the religion is Islam and there's a policy of belligerent nationalism. But Osama Bin Laden does not run a government,
But he was hosted by the Taliban who were a government oppressively controlled through terror and censorship where the religion is Islam
the terrorists in Iraq aren't a government,
But they would like to replace the Democratic government we helped establish
the 9/11 hijackers weren't fascists,
Were they not using terrorism to try to frighten us into letting them establish control in the Middle East?
so who are the Republicans saying is a threat here?
Because our eyes are not blinded with hatred of the Bush administration.
Sounds to me like we're not fighting terrorists anymore, because it sure sounds to me like we're about to fight Iran.
That may be the case, but they are the primary sponsors of terrorism.

1 comment:

Roger The Blogger said...

Islamic fascism has a long history...See below:

Telegram sent by Reichsfuerer SS Heinrich Himmler on the 2nd November 1943 to the Grand Mufti Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin Husseini:

"To the Grand Mufti: The National Socialist movement of Greater Germany has, since its inception, inscribed upon its flag the fight against the world Jewry. It has therefore followed with particular sympathy the struggle of freedom-loving Arabs, especially in Palestine, against Jewish interlopers. In the recognition of this enemy and of the common struggle against it lies the firm foundation of the natural alliance that exists between the National Socialist Greater Germany and the freedom-loving Muslims of the whole world. In this spirit I am sending you on the anniversary of the infamous Balfour declaration my hearty greetings and wishes for the successful pursuit of your struggle until the final victory.
Signed: Reichsfuehrer S.S. Heinrich Himmler"

An interesting picture of Muslim divisions of Wafen-SS you can find in Leo Hellmann's arresting novel 'When the lights went out'(Amazon):
"Even by SS standards we’re not respectable and we don’t exist, Marrion. Now we’re not needed anymore, and the only outcast beneath us in the scale of depravity were the Muslim SS Divisions."
"Were any of the Muslim units good at fighting, Hans?"
"Ha! No, Marrion. But they were excellent at running away and escaping from the enemy. They’d often throw their weapons on the ground, so they could run faster. Their speciality was butchering the weak and defenceless. Their spinelessness and cowardice was mind-boggling.
On the 10th of March 1944 spearhead J of task force AA from the 13th Waffen SS Gebirgs Division ‘Handschar’ advanced into the Bosut region of Serbia, about 50 kilometres west of Belgrade, and crossed the Sava River. They seized the Serbian Orthodox village of Bela Crkva (White Church) and they murdered every Serbian man, woman and child in the community. The German officers reported to SS HQ (Headquarters) that nothing remained alive. Everything was dead. In many cases they cut their hearts out, while they were still alive, and locked families into their homes, and burned them alive. SS-Brigadef├╝hrer (Brigadier) Hermann Fegelein, who was Himmler’s liason officer at Hitler’s HQ and had commanded the 8th SS Kavallerie Division ‘Florian Geyer’ in Russia and Hungary, reported their excesses and bestiality to the F├╝hrer."