Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

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Get past the headlines, the symbols and sound bites and you find striking similarities between the extremist ideologies of 1930’s European Fascism, and today’s Jihadist interpretation of Islam.

Glorification of violence

Like Mussolini’s volunteers, Hitler’s SS, and Mosley’s Blackshirts, today’s Islamists revel in the mythology of struggle, and venerate the warriors of their cause. The very act of fighting itself takes on a significance beyond the immediate bloodshed. For both sets of extremists, the fallen are lionised and held up as an example to others. Another unpleasant similarity between fascists and Islamists is that neither are especially concerned with civilian casualties.

Hyper social conservatism

Despite toting themselves as the ideology of a brave new world, fascism pulled heavily on the established societal and family structure. Authority was to be respected, with those who strayed being punished severely. Morality and devotion to the fatherland, through the State, was essential if the collective was to survive and prosper. Equally, today’s Islamists demand a moral uprightness and strict devotion to a faith, a faith whose authority over all things can never be questioned. Under Islamism, society turns the clock back to a time when everybody knew their place, and knew better than to deviate from societal norms. All, of course, for the greater good.

Strength through unity

European fascism manifested itself in many unpleasant ways. But the ethnocentric aspects of its ideology led to its most brutal crimes. Fascism rejected individualism, emphasising instead the unity of the group, or race. It mattered not what your class or upbringing was; all that mattered was your genetic heritage. In the fascist warped world view, once ‘its people’ were unified, the energies of the collective could be marshaled by the state to vanquishing its enemies. Unsurprisingly, mixing of the races was an abhorrence. Today, Islamists reject national labels for followers of Islam, instead insisting that they are Muslim and nothing else. To reinforce this absolutist view, outsiders are lumped together in shapeless, faceless masses, so as better to frighten followers into unity. And just as fascists demanded racial purity, Islam insists on religious purity. Marrying outside the faith, even having a social life outside the faith, is a betrayal of the collective.

Anti-Capitalism

With its black shirts, military style ranks, and extolling of virtues of sacrifice, fascism stood at juxtaposition to the individualism, wasteful flamboyance and excess of the democracies it so despised. The fascist would strive for a Spartan, humble existence, with all excess energy devoted to the fatherland and the cause. By comparison, the Islamist recoils at the promiscuity, immorality and decadence of the modern world. Drinking, smoking, drug taking, taking multiple sexual partners, are all signs of decay, or more accurately, a disease, that could all too easily infect Muslims if the Islamists waver in their struggle. For both, greed and consumption are rejected in favour of collectivist ownership under the state.

Imperialist foreign policy and a yearning to return to a Golden Era

A common theme among fascists of yesteryear was a desire to see global balance of power revised. In their view, the tired, decadent powers of Britain and France were finished and the world needed new masters. Most fascists sought a return to a previous goldern era. For Mussolini, it was rebuilding the might and majesty of the Roman Empire. For Hitler, it was uniting the Germanic peoples and ‘reclaiming’ the lands to the East in another glorious crusade against the Slav. Islamists today have no less radical geopolitical designs. Not only does the hyper power of the United States need to be hobbled, but the Islamic world needs to be united under a single Caliphate. An Islamic Empire stretching from the Atlantic to Western China would have the strength and unity to resist the barbarism and sin of the outside world, and provide the resources for eventually uniting the globe under a single flag.

Rampant Sexism

The fascist family was a traditional one. The men worked or served in the military, and the woman stayed in the home. Her duty was domestic, and primarily to  produce and raise children for the armies of the fatherland. Nature had decreed that women here there to be mothers and wives, not people in their own right.  Islamists take this lazy sexism and crank it up to ten. Not only should women not be working, they shouldn’t even go to school. Not only that, they shouldn’t be seen in public, lest they distract and tempt the men folk.

Brutal Homophobia

In 1934, a special division of the Gestapo was instituted to compile lists of gay individuals. In 1936, Himmler created the “Reich Central Office for the Combating of Homosexuality and Abortion”. Hundreds of European gay men living under Nazi occupation were castrated under court order. In Islamist Afghanistan, suspected homosexuals were often buried alive by the Taliban.

Nihilism and insistence on ideological purity

Fascism was obsessed with death. Western culture was in terminal decline after the Great War, and the Western democracies were reliving the last days of Rome; hedonism and enfeebled naval gazing. Fascism was the ideology of force, of action. Ideas of momentum and force of will feature heavily in its literature. Fascism was a rejection of intellectual discourse and debate, preferring the dynamism and animal impulses of the wild. In such a world, ideas of compromise and flexibility were discarded as weak and even effeminate. Political negotiations were only ever a ruse to by time. Treaties were honoured only so long as they were useful. Talking with your enemies with any sincerity, with a desire to see a compromise, would never enter the imagination. With today’s Islamists, the idea of a compromise with Israel or ‘the West’ is equally unthinkable. In the mind of the Islamists, outsiders are hell bend on Islam’s destruction. Accordingly, Islam must conquer or be conquered. There will be no peace until one side is utterly vanquished.

 

Britain resisted fascism because we didn’t try to fight fire with fire. After all, it wasn’t communism that defeated British fascism. Instead, we defeated fascism reminding ourselves what we stood for; tolerance, calmness, being a bit boring, restraint, and yes, even a little humour.

Communism, fascism and Islamism will never find fertile ground in Britain because they take themselves far too seriously…and Brits don’t take anything seriously.

36 COMMENTS

  1. I think the very title of this article is offensive and dangerous for hundreds of millions of Muslims who lead fine lives. This sensational article makes no effort to distinguish Islamism from Islam. It the sort of article we should not spread around, for fear of legitimizing racism.

    • What race are Muslims again? Please give us an Islamic distinction (based on the Qur’an, Sunnah, manuals of Sharia law) between Islamism and Islam. I for one would love to hear it. .

    • Yes but keeping a lid on all the problems doesn’t help either, inevitably it will all build up and eventually unleash itself with dire consequences

  2. The comparison is accurate, as far as it goes. However, one is a 20th century phenomenon and the other is a movement that models itself on Muhammad (the model for all Muslims for all time) and his Companions in the 7th century ( a movement called by Allah Himself). The enmity toward the Jews, for instance, comes from the primary Islamic sources, as does the Jihad. Terms like “Islamist” are Western constructs to distinguish among Muslims whom we consider moderate or radical to make us feel like we are not being unfair, it is essentially a meaningless distinction among Muslims themselves. There may be all variants of Muslims and the degree to which they adhere to Islam but any serious Muslim takes enmity to the Jews (and Christians) as foundational, something emphasized five times daily in the ritual prayers that curse both for having earned Allah’s wrath and having gone astray, and in the general Qur’anic principle of Al Wala Wal Baraa, Loyalty & Enmity–loyalty to fellow Muslims, hate & enmity (the actual wording) for the kaffir, the unbelievers and those who reject Islam. To say an individual Muslim ignores or does not understand this matter changes nothing of its essence. The Jihad and mission of Islam (to remove the obstacles to the spread and ultimately authority of Islam over earth) is also foundational, not ever going anywhere. It’s not just a belief for a tiny minority of extremists, it is canonical teaching. The point is these parallels to Nazism: the glorification of violence, the purity and supremacism beliefs, the hate for the “other” (and demonizing and scapegoating of Jews in particular), the sexism, homophobia, global ambitions, despising of democracy (“man made law” to Islam) reach back to the foundations of Islam. To say most Muslims are not “terrorists” is true, to say most Muslims don’t believe in the doctrines of Jihad or Shari’a law is probably false.

    It might be remembered that Islam was the mortal enemy of Western civilization and Christendom for centuries, a history we have long forgotten and our experience of Islam before it became the “Religion of Peace” and one of the “three great Abrahamic faiths.” I mention all this to show the intractable nature of the problem, if we think it can be dealt with as finally as Nazism was. In our time, Islam is very much the revolutionary challenge (rejection) to modern civilization (even as it uses the means of that civilization) and like Nazism a chthonic alternate-universe reality; at the same time living up to its historical role as the great destroyer of civilizations.

    • Agreed, no fanatics have a sense of humor and a sense of humor prevents fanaticism (comedians who become fanatics– because they secretly wanted to be taken seriously all along.–don’t count because they’ve already lost it). But a sense of humor better come with a willingness to defend yourselves and your country, unless the humor you prefer is the irony of gallows humor.

    • Hatred of Jews and Christians is part of Islam? Hmm … I remember you saying something like that in another post. I also vaguely remember quoting some of the verses below to refute your statements. I don’t remember your refutation of those verses (except maybe that they were abrogated but I showed that abrogation is not a Quranic concept):

      [Qur’an 16:91] “Verily, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you may take heed.”

      [Qur’an 60:9] “Allah forbids you not, respecting those who have not fought against you on account of your religion, and who have not driven you forth from your homes, that you be kind to them and act equitably towards them; surely Allah loves those who are equitable.”

      Oh and yes, while the Qur’an does state Jews and Christians are misguided and would suffer Allah’s punishment accordingly, the Qur’an does not stereotype:

      [Qur’an 2:63] “Surely, the Believers, and the Jews, and the Christians and the Sabians — whichever party from among these truly believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good deeds — shall have their reward with their Lord, and no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve.”

      • You have a (conveniently) bad memory. I will refresh it (briefly).

        The Qur’an is regarded as abrogating (cancelling) previous revelations given in the Torah and Gospels. Islam itself is a replacement religion for Judaism & Christianity, without “Naskh” (canceling) it is not. That is the claim of “Islamic monotheism” and of Muhammad as the Seal of the Prophets. It is tied to the Qur’anic concept of Fitrah (all are born Muslims, including all the Jewish patriarchs and prophets, including Jesus) and the Islamic claim to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. It is tied to the superiority of the Muslim Ummah and the promise to Muhammad that the earth itself has been declared a “mosque”, the obligation to wage Jihad and the doctrine of Loyalty and Enmity. I’m not going to continue to prove what is obvious. Any educated Muslim would know these things. Abrogation is upheld by the consensus of Islamic scholars and is enshrined in Islamic law. The references to war, jihad, for instance, all refer to the LAST revelations given Muhammad and the commentaries explicitly state they cancel all previous terms of peace with unbelievers.

        What the scholars at Al-Azhar University say is that Meccan verses like “no compulsion in religion” are alone against a multitude of Medinan sword verses that say the opposite and affirm the doctrine of “al-nasikh we al-mansukh” to resolve contradictions and affirm Muhammad’s last words as controlling. This is confirmed in shari’a manuals like Umdat al Salik. Ishaq in the Sira says Muhammad received revelations about warfare in stages. Ibn Kathir, Ibn Juzayy, As-Suyuti all emphasize Surah Nine abrogates every peace treaty in the Qur’an. Qutb, Maududi, SK Malik, and many more affirm this doctrine of warfare against non-Muslims and their subjugation under Shari’a. The expansionist imperative is the underpinning of today’s terrorism and call for Islam to dominate.

        Dictionary of Islam defines Jihad as “a religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad. It is an incumbent religious duty, established in the Quran and in the traditions as a divine institution and enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and of repelling evil from Muslims” (repelling evil meaning to prevent Muslims from deviating from the true
        teachings of Islam)…the duty of religious war (a duty extending to all time) is laid down in the Qu’ran, in the al-Madina surahs being those given after Muhammad had established himself as a permanent ruler and was in a position to dictate terms to his enemies.” (and the compromises of the early al-Meccah surrahs are from a time when Muhammad felt besieged and was forced
        to compromise).”

        Is that clear enough? All you ever quote are a handful of verses from the Meccan Qur’an when Muhammad was weak and outnumbered. When Islam is strong, when it has the upper hand, it follows the Meccan Islam, the Islam of the Islamic State Muhammad founded and the Jihad he launched.

        • Yes, do refresh my memory on how you use medieval Islamic scholars who interpreted the Qur’an years after its revelation to counter actual Qur’anic verses that I present.

          Please … Al Azhar university and medieval scholars are only a view of the Qur’an … it is simply wrong to use them to counter Qur’anic verses.

          And by the way … the verse 2:63 that I quoted is surrounded by verses talking about misguided Jews. So if you say these were revealed to appease the Jews then the trend may be visible from the preceding and following verses … but it is not.

          And lastly, I’ll paste here again why some scholars were wrong about abrogation:

          Some scholars say this refers to the Quranic verses. But that is not true simply by looking at the verse before:

          [Qur’an 2:106] “They who disbelieve from among the People of the Book, or from among those who associate gods with Allah, desire not that any good should be sent down to you from your Lord; but Allah chooses for His mercy whomsoever He pleases; and Allah is of exceeding bounty.”

          Clearly then the verse 107 refers to the earlier books and how Quranic verses abrogate the earlier books. On the other hand it is clearly written:

          [Qur’an 15:10] “Verily, We Ourself have sent down this Exhortation, and most surely We will be its Guardian.”

          The last verse, 15:10, clearly decides the matter of abrogation. How foolish it is to let ordinary humans decide which verses stand abrogated and which verses stand verified.

          • It’s not my job to reform Islam, you go ahead with that one. It’s my job to tell non-Muslims what the majority of Muslims are taught and believe because it is a direct threat to them. Al-Azhar happens to be the leading and most prestigious university in the Islamic world, so your dismissal of it and of the most revered “medieval” scholars as if they are of no importance is interesting. These jurists you dismiss locked Islamic law forever and made further reinterpretation, “innovation in religion” an act of apostasy. Remember that. Furthermore, I can quote contemporary scholars all day long that back up what I’ve said. It is your opinion that is a tiny minority opinion. As always Muhammad has the last word “I descended by Allah with the sword in my hand and my wealth will come from the shadow of my sword and the one who will disagree with me will be humiliated and persecuted.” Last public sermon, Mt. Arafat ibn Hisham. The peace of Muhammad.

            “They can have no faith until they make you (Muhammad) judge in all disputes and accept with full submission.” 4:65 “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah.” 4:80.

            Sura 5:51 “Take not the Jews and Christians for your friends or helpers, he among you who takes them for friends and helpers is one of them (apostate),” Is that still operative? Did it change to its opposite? Do you want to argue it and all the other verses of hate and contempt (and separation) for Jews & Christians were limited, historical artifacts with no application for the present? Who in the majority Sunni tradition teaches such a thing? The answer is no one. Your opinion that they are all wrong is of no particular consequence.

          • To be honest, when i first read the Quaran i was disgusted by some of the contents in there. You may of thought you were being smart with the medieval scholars remark but you have more people converting from Islam to Christianity as realization of your religion kicks in for them. Even your own scholars have been discussing reformation recently.

        • This hate and enmity to Jews & Christians is emphasized five time daily in the prayers a Muslim makes which
          curse the Jews for earning Allah’s wrath and Christians for going astray. This is the unanimous consensus of Islamic scholars on the meaning of Qur’an 1:7. The Jews are called the worst, most venomous enemy of the Muslims (Qur’an 5:82). Jews are called polytheists (9:30), calf (idol)worshipers (7:138), in rebellion against Allah (5:64; 3:181), prophet-killers (2:87; 5:70), corrupters (changers) of the words of the scriptures (2:75; 4:46) , liars (3:183-184), practitioners of sorcery and witchcraft (4:51-52), cowards (2:93-96), those responsible for igniting wars (5:64), treasonous covenant breakers (2:100; 5:13) irredeemable in character (2:145; 7:132; 2:74,88), people Allah has cursed (1:7; 4:51; 7:152), who deserve “wrath and humiliation” (58:14), who were cursed and transformed into apes and swine (2:65; 5:60; 7:166), the worst of
          Allah’s creation (98:6, 8:55-56). Muhammad was the beginning of the end of the Jewish life in Arabia. His physical treatment of them matched his verbal treatment. It’s not far from this to the infamous hadith promising the end of the Jews, when the rocks and trees call out Muslims
          to kill the last Jews hiding behind them. This is referenced
          continually today by Muslim clerics. In the Sira Muhammad calls Jews “a treacherous, lying and evil people.” On his deathbed he said, “Allah’s curse be on the Jews and Christians, as they took the graves of their prophets as places of worship.” These are the roots of Muslim enmity
          to the Jews.

          As for Christians, pay close attention so I don’t have to repeat myself: They do blasphemy who say God is Christ, the son of Mary. They do blaspheme who say God is one of three in a Trinity…verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them…Christ, the son of Mary
          was no more than a messenger” (Qur’an 5:17; 5:72-73,75).

          9:30 Christians are cursed by Allah “and the Jews say Ezra is the son of Allah and Christians say, Messiah is the son of Allah…Allah’s curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth”.

          98:6 Indeed they who disbelieved among the People of the Scriptures and the polytheists will be in the Fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. They are the worst of creatures.

          Tafsir Ibn Kathir “Allah informs of what will happen to the wicked disbelievers…who oppose Allah’s divinely revealed Books and the Prophets whom he sent. He says they will be in the fire of Hell..and will abide there forever. They are the worst of creatures, meaning, they are the worst creation that Allah has fashioned and created. The righteous people…are the best of creation.”

          48:28 He it is who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth that he may make it superior to all religions. 3:85 Whosoever (even) desires a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him. 3:19 The only religion before Allah is Islam (He does not recognize any other).

          60:1 O you who believe! Take not my enemies and your enemies as friends, showing affection to them.

          5:51 O you who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians for friends or helpers, they are friends to one another and he among you who takes them for friends is (one) of them.

          58:22 You will not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose and resist Allah and his Messenger, even though they were their friends, or their sons, or their brothers or their kindred.

          3:28 Let not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers..except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them.

          9:23 O you who believe! Take not for Auliya (helpers) your fathers and your brothers if they prefer disbelief to belief, and whoever of you does so, he is one of the wrongdoers.

          3:118 Take not as (advisers, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends) those outside your religion since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse.

          4:159 (on the Day of Resurrection) Isa (Jesus) himself will be a witness against Jews and Christians for believing in his death…Allah will taunt Christians on the day of their doom, saying ‘Where are my partners whom ye imagined?’ (78:62-64). Sahih Bukahri “Allah’s Apostle said, how will you be when the son of Mary (Jesus) descends among you and will judge people by the law of the Qur’an and not by the law of the Gospel?”

          4:51 Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who were given a portion of the Book? They believe in sorcery and evil and say to the unbelievers that they are better guided in the right way than the believers!

          2:79 Woe to those who wrote the Book with their own hands and then say this is from Allah to traffic with it for miserable price.

          5:72 They do blaspheme and apostatize who say God is one of three in a Trinity

          4:89 They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from them any ally or helper.

          18:4 That he (Muhammad) may warn those who say ‘Allah hath begotten a son’

          61:6 Jesus said I am the Messenger of Allah sent to you confirming the law (which came) before me and giving Glad Tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad (Muhammad).

          In other words, Jesus came to proclaim Muhammad. Nothing else. Just as he will return to proclaim Islam and destroy the cross: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you
          and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. he will destroy Christianity and end the protected status of the Christians).

      • Yet again u are putting up a front by making it seem as if it is an entirely peaceful religion. Stop writing versus that dont include hatred, and start writing down the 1s that do. Their reward with the lord is child virgins, so this makes suicide bombings okay does it. If people are willing to blow themselves and others up for a so called peaceful religion, there is clearly something wrong hear. U are painting a very manipulative picture hear KT Shamin, it may be okay for you, but there are hundreds of thousands of British people in permanent fear for what your so called peaceful religion is capable off

  3. Furthermore beyond the the realm of coincidence. Mans number is 6 created on 6th day etc 6+Adolf Hitler 6+Osama Bin Laden A=6 B=12 etc Y=150 Z=156 calculate the name.l, following needs no 6 prefix New York {capitalism] the date of 2001 is given in Daniel 12 along with 666 and by implication Islam [jihad} Dear old G.W Bush new this unfortunately he was wrong about everything else.
    “Declaring the end from the beginning” Isaiah 46 v10

  4. Well done for pointing out this inconvenient truth that almost everybody in the media wants to ignore. Especially that fascists, like today’s left/Occupy movements, are anti-capitalist.

  5. quote:
    It mattered not what your class or upbringing was; all that mattered was your genetic heritage.

    end

    Loyalty and a refusal to think for one’s self were all pre-requisites for Nazi service, just as they are for membership in the Ummah.
    My impression is that this site is secular. As a secularist, you can only attack the effects of Islam, you cannot defeat it on its own ground.
    In the Islam-West conflict, the main thing that has been forgotten is the spectrum of the profane and the sacred.
    In my opinion, there is nothing sacred or holy in Islam. There is nothing of God in Islam.
    Islam is the world, the flesh, the devil if you will, and everything that God is not.
    Thus, as a religious person, I can approach Islam on its own terms and attack it at its root instead of the branch.
    As a secularist, you will cut off the head of a hydra. You will only save the day, you will not create freedom for the future.
    If you think Christians don’t think, then you really don’t know many Christians.

  6. Fascism and Islam are both strong, illiberal ideologies who are not particular fond of the Jewish race. In fact, many fascists have actually converted to Islam and displayed admiration for its authoritarian tendencies. Some on the Left are attracted, even obsessed by their elevation of masculinity and aggressiveness, when their own ideology is soft and fluid. Strangely, they claim to despise one, but love another! These may be subliminal sadomasochistic feelings as a majority of Left-wingers are sexually excited by dominant men.

    • [Qur’an 16:91] “Verily, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you may take heed.”

      [Qur’an 60:9] “Allah forbids you not, respecting those who have not fought against you on account of your religion, and who have not driven you forth from your homes, that you be kind to them and act equitably towards them; surely Allah loves those who are equitable.”

      Oh and yes, while the Qur’an does state Jews and Christians are misguided and would suffer Allah’s punishment accordingly, the Qur’an does not stereotype:

      [Qur’an 2:63] “Surely, the Believers, and the Jews, and the Christians and the Sabians — whichever party from among these truly believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good deeds — shall have their reward with their Lord, and no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve.”

      • You are right. There are good Jews and Christians. They are the Jews and Christians who become Muslims (believes in Allah–and his Messenger, Muhammad– and the Last Day and prohibit what Islam prohibits. That is what Islam teaches. By the way, why don’t you respond to all those other things Allah and Muhammad tell you to do I’ve mentioned that don’t fit your pretty picture?

      • Yeas its okay to focus on the tame parts, but why not include the versus on slavery, pedophilia, rape, murder and no rights to women. The Quaran is not being misinterpreted by people as they are doing what it literally says inside. I Admit there is good in every religion, but for thousands of people to apparantley misinterpret the Quaran surely shows us that reformation is needed. Clearly following age old law is not a good idea as the ideology is flawed and doesn’t apply to modern day life. If the media did not brainwash and manipulate what we see the severity of this problem would be known, such as the Muslim sex gangs that are quoting the Quaran by abusing and taking non Muslim British girls slaves. As the government and media do not want to be seen as racist they wont show every1 the problems, they just drip feed it 2 us in snippets to make it seem like there is not an issue. The problem is that Britain will not no the full extent of this problem until there is more attacks toward us.

        • Do show me the verses on pedo, rape, murder, and no rights to women you disagree with. In fact, I don’t remember verses stating any of the above are okay (except capital punishment which is justified in many cases).

          No actually majority misinterpreting their Prophets’ teachings forms the essence of religion (unfortunately) (you are the Christian right? You know what Jewish scholars said to Jesus?)

          Blame Muslims. Fine many Muslims are extremists though certainly the majority (though quite silent) is peaceful. But don’t blame Islam. That is what I am defending here.

  7. They had a common enemy, the Jew. If Germany had won the war, I do not think Islam would have been tolerated.

    • There were Muslim units in the SS, Hitler extolled the Koran, and thus much evidence has been found that Islam would have been tolerated well in the event of a Nazi victory. Racism only goes so far. Islam is not a race. Period.

  8. Didn’t you forget one subtle similarity? I may have my facts wrong but I think I might have heard somewhere that neither Nazis nor Islamists are all that keen on Jews. Or am I being harsh on these loveable people?

    • A very good point Scott. I had one or two other points I was tempted to raise, but the article is already long and I didn’t want to put people off with an overly wordy piece

      • Lee, it’s a good article and the similarities are uncanny. But don’t you think that Jew-hating is actually central to both cults?
        Also, you could chuck in the hard left and make the same points.

  9. don’t remember the Nazis grooming or marrying little kids so there are some differences, i guess even fascists have some standards.

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