MB / Muslim Brotherhood = Clerical fascism
Fascism: Past, Present, Future – Pages 147-148 – Walter Laqueur – 1997 – 272 pages
Clerical Fascism and the Third World One species of fascism with a time-honored past had a recent revival and may have … The affinities between the Muslim Brotherhood and fascism were observed in the 1930s, as was the fact that the extreme Muslim organizations supported the Axis powers in World War II.
The turban for the crown: the Islamic revolution in Iran – Page 205
Said Amir Arjomand – 1989 – 304 pages – Preview
An enduring feature of fascist ideology has been its insistence on the reality of the nation and the artificiality of class. To the emotionally unattractive idea of perpetual class struggle, the French fascist thinker Marcel Deat contrasts the appeal of belonging to a community untainted by divisive conflict and fragmentation: “The total man in the total society, with no clashes, no prostration, no anarchy. The Arab nationalist thinkers sought to utilize the appeal of belonging to a community by similarly replacing class by nation. The advocates of Islamic ideology only needed to take one step further and to replace nation by the umma, the Muslim comunity of believers.
In the same way, the emergence of an Islamic revolutionary ideology has been in the cards since the fascist era…
In addition to their anti-character and other incidental features, fascism and the Islamic revolutionary movements…
In fact, as we have seen, the Islamic fundamentalist ideology… was developed elsewhere by the Muslim Brotherhood and by publicists and journalists, such as Mawdudi in Indo-Pakistan and Qutb in Egypt. When Khomeini finally rose against the Shah, he imported this internationally current Islamic ideology as a free good. The categories of this fundamentalist ideology were combined with the specifically Shi’ite clericalist theory of the…
Israel and the Arabs – Maxime Rodinson – Penguin, 1982 – 364 pages (Page 135)
The despair and nostalgia of the dispossessed bourgeoisie found expression at the funeral of the old leader of the Wafd, Mustafa Nahas, in September 1965. The Muslim Brotherhood, a clerical and Fascist organization with a popular following, was more dangerous.
The Year book of world affairs: Volume 22 – London Institute of World Affairs – Stevens, 1968 (Page 89)
… of terminology borrowed from quite a different historical milieu — might be termed ” clerical fascism.” The Muslim Brotherhood, for instance, by its ability to mobilise the masses through the use of Muslim fundamentalist slogans,
The Middle East: Abstracts and index: Volume 21, Part 2 – Library Information and Research Service – Library Information and Research Service., 1998 – (Page 51)
Hamas (the acronym for lslamic Resistance Movement) is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, a clerical-fascist movement which was founded in Egypt in 1928. During the 1950s and 1960s, it became a semi-clandestine right-wing opposition…
Tariq Ramadan: Propagandist in Scholar’s Robes
by Rebecca Bynum (October 2010)
al-Banna’s mild theological “Salafi reformism” served a political project of Islamic fundamentalism. He wanted to subject society to a rigid Islamic code, only one updated slightly to make the project feasible. In the 1940s socialists like Tony Cliff (a founder of the Socialist Workers Party) had no hesitation about describing al-Banna’s Muslim Brotherhood as “clerical -fascist”.
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