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It’s The Left And The Islamo-Fascists, Not the Term ‘Islamofascism’ – That’s Soiling The Name Of Islam

November 11, 2007


http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2007/11/its_the_left_an.php

It’s The Left And The Islamo-Fascists, Not the Term ‘Islamofascism’ – That’s Soiling The Name Of Islam
Topics: Understanding Islam
Islamofascism Week is over, but not the controversy.

However, unless one has maintained a 24-hour existence in a remote cave somewhere in the hinderlands of some remote jungle, how can any rational human being deny the role Islam plays in 21st century terrorism? What is it about the Left that brings them to defend radical Islam and refuse to admit that it is indeed extreme fascism with an extreme propensity for terrorism and intolerance? What is it about the term “Islamofascism” that brings the Left to refuse to acknowledge it as representative of militant Islam? Is it the case, as Jamie Kirchick’s suspects (hat tip JPost.com), “that the Left’s aversion to the use of ‘Islamofascism’ has much to do with the simple fact that Islam is a non-Western religion, supposedly comprised of the wretched of the earth, and thus, a different standard must apply to its most fanatical adherents, whose real motivation must, at ‘root’ be a legitimate anti-imperialist impulse”?

Or is the Left simply off the reservation of reality – as usual?

As Petra Marquardt-Bigman points out at JPost.com, in the war of words, the front lines are drawn clearly enough: employing the term Islamofascism is just a “conservative smear tactic”, and as Jeff Jacoby once documented, for the truly dedicated practitioners of political correctness, no verbal contortion is too grotesque to avoid having “Islam” or “Muslim” appear anywhere near the word “terrorism”:

… it is by no means true that the resemblance between the fascist and totalitarian ideologies of the 20th century and Islamist extremism has been acknowledged only by conservative or right-wing writers. Indeed, several writers with impeccable leftist credentials have published books on the subject, most prominent among them perhaps Paul Berman’s Terror and Liberalism (2003). But as some of Berman’s critics have demonstrated, substance counts little in the sound and fury of political debate, and anybody who argues that Islamism has fascist or totalitarian traits will have to resign himself to be denounced as a neo-con Bush supporter, no matter how strongly he has stated different positions.In the current controversy about Islamofascism, Christopher Hitchens has once again explained why this term is an entirely valid one to describe contemporary jihadist ideology. Focusing on the often expressed criticism that any comparison between jihadism and fascism is ahistorical, Hitchens lists several striking similarities: “Both movements are based on a cult of murderous violence that exalts death and destruction and despises the life of the mind. […] Both are hostile to modernity (except when it comes to the pursuit of weapons), and both are bitterly nostalgic for past empires and lost glories. Both are obsessed with real and imagined ‘humiliations’ and thirsty for revenge. Both are chronically infected with the toxin of anti-Jewish paranoia”. Moreover, Hitchens notes that calls to re-establish the caliphate are reminiscent of Hitler’s ambitions for a German “Reich” or Mussolini’s fantasies about reviving the Roman empire.

Hitchens concludes his list of comparisons arguing that it is “in some ways encouraging” that both fascism and jihadism have some sort of self-destructive “death wish” since “both of them stress suicidal tactics and sacrificial ends, just as both of them would obviously rather see the destruction of their own societies than any compromise with infidels”.

Indeed, this easily brings to mind the often fondly repeated assertion of Hamas politicians that they are “not seekers of office, but seekers of martyrdom”. But if history is any guide, the self-destruction of such movements tends to entail so much destruction for everybody else that there is hardly anything “encouraging” about it.

Like I’ve said, what is it about about the term Islamofascism that fails to describe radical Islamism?As Denis Prager notes in his piece today, Muslim student groups and other Muslim organizations joining with the left in the ad hominem condemnation of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week was most unfortunate. Many Muslims know well that there is indeed such a thing as Islamo-Fascism, and they should be the first to join in fighting it. It is not those who use the term “Islamo-Fascism” who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists.

And it is the Left that is helping the Islamofascists do the sullying ….

Related reading: If Not Islamofascism, What Name to Give?

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YouTube: Horowitz – Liberal Arts [Glenn Beck Interview on the ‘Islamo-Fascism Awereness Week’]

November 8, 2007

YouTube: Horowitz – Liberal Arts [Glenn Beck Interview on the ‘Islamo-Fascism Awereness Week’]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwZ8IcdhUAw David Horowitz – Liberal Arts
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Islamo-fascism Awareness Year

November 4, 2007

Islamo-fascism Awareness Year

Snowman declares the following 12 months Islamo-fascism Awarness Year. This is an issue that requires consistent, persistent and insistent declaration of the cancerous danger of Islamo-fascism.

What is fascism?
A totalitarian philosophy of government that glorifies the state and nation and assigns to the state control over every aspect of national life. The name was first used by the party started by Benito Mussolini , who ruled Italy from 1922 until the Italian defeat in World War II. However, it has also been applied to similar ideologies in other countries, e.g., to National Socialism in Germany and to the regime of Francisco Franco in Spain.

Islamo-fascism then is very clearly describing the movement which assigns to itself control over every aspect of life…. Islam, and particularly fundamentalist Muslims in the Wahabbi camp and others seeking to subjugate all of civilization under sharia law.

It is unfortunate that so many in our country are ignorant of what is happening.

Therefore, I will post at least weekly on this menace and the atrocity of the doctrine they believe in.



http://alaskawatch.blogspot.com/2007/11/islamo-fascism-awareness-year.html


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Nonie Darwish vs. Berkeley Left On “Islamo-Fascism” …

October 29, 2007

http://vdare.com/walker/071024_darwish.htm Nonie Darwish vs. Berkeley Left On “Islamo-Fascism” …

Nonie Darwish vs. Berkeley Left On “Islamo-Fascism” (And Immigration)

By Brenda Walker

Here in my home town of Berkeley, the capital of the Left Coast, the courageous Nonie Darwish, the Palestinian-born author of Now they Call Me Infidel; Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror, was scheduled to speak in the lion’s den of UC Berkeley on Monday. So I made my way to campus after serious coffee-loading.

(See photos of the daytime prelude posted by California Patriot. Green t-shirts reading “Peace not Prejudice” in Islamic green were a popular item with the leftist groupthink cadres opposing her.)

I arrived early, before the public was allowed into the room. I told the fellow at the door, a College Republican, that I was from VDARE.com and he said, “Go on in.” Cool.

The Berkeley College Republicans, local sponsors of the talk, call themselves “the new free speech movement”. How true!

There were several Berkeley police in the hall and one who remained in the room throughout—a good thing since there were several hostile outbursts which led to the removal of hecklers by police. It was hard enough to listen under such conditions, but speaking when people are screaming “racist” at you must be supremely challenging.

Fortunately, Nonie Darwish is passionate and dedicated. She told the audience the story of her life, and wove her opinions around what she has experienced as a daughter of Islam. She was raised in a traditional Muslim home and was taught in school in Gaza that she should hate Jews and Christians. That message was the first indication to her that something was wrong with Islam.

She immigrated to the United States in 1978 and is now a citizen. She cherishes the freedom accorded to her in this country, particularly as a woman. During the 30 years she lived in Arab society she saw honor killings of girls, oppression of women, polygamy and multi-wifing’s devastating effect on family relations. She that said her mother’s generation in Egypt were all subjected to clitoridectomy, but that this horrific practice has now nearly ended there. (So there is a glimmer of positive change to report in the Arab world!)

Darwish’s lecture was one of dozens of lectures at colleges and universities around the country being sponsored by the Zionist David Horowitz Freedom Center as part of its Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week to combat the leftist political correctness which has overtaken many campuses like a brain-eating bacteria. (Watch a trailer from Indoctrinate U to get an idea of the Stalinist conformity that passes for intellectual discourse in the ivy halls these days.)

The events are providing a view into how infiltrated America’s campuses have become with textbook-carrying jihadists and their allies. If the squawking in response to a few lectures is any indication, the situation is very bad indeed.

The far left campus community has taken the side of America-hating Muslims and condemned what it deemed a “crazy campaign against decency, reason and open dialogue” and offered a response kit to fend off any challenging thoughts. Rather than discuss honestly the genuine danger presented by hostile Islamists residing in America, leftists characterized concerned conservatives and other realists as marching Nazis. The left has enthusiastically embraced Islam, the reigning world champ of bloodthirsty cruelty. Whatever happened to the left supporting women’s rights and uplifting the oppressed? Or were those issues always a pose?

Today only diversity of skin color and ethnicity count for anything with the left. Crazy ideologies have made campuses into very expensive insane asylums, where the inmates get degrees instead of release.

For a flavor of Darwish event, see the Zombietime website’s fine collection of photos from various attendees. Not to be missed is the excellent 11-minute video posted by Incorrect U.

An Al Jazeera reporter asked Darwish: “Do you know that you are the most hated women in the Arab world?” (Al Jazeera is known as Jihad TV for attitudes like that.)

However, it is an irony that the question was asked. Darwish is a huge defender of Arab people. She said more than once that she still loves her culture of origin and wants Arabs to realize their violence and absence of critical thinking are self-destructive as well as harmful to others.

Some critics of Islam, particularly JihadWatch’s Robert Spencer, have traced the origin of jihad within the Koran and other basic texts. For a “religion of peace,” Islam certainly does contain of lot of admonitions to smite the infidel. In addition, Spencer and others have noted the historical connections between modern Islam and 20th century fascism. During WWII, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al Husseini, was openly pro-Hitler.

But Nonie Darwish is not one of those who regard Islam’s problems as foundational. She believes that the majority of Muslims living in America are peace-loving and enjoy the freedoms available here: “Militants are ruining the good name of Islam.” But she has criticized Arabs residing in America for their silence regarding the terror and chaos spread in the name of Allah.

She blamed Arab media and politicians for constantly railing about America and Israel, while ignoring atrocities committed by Muslims. Arabs are too busy “fighting imaginary Jews of their own creation” to hold up a self-critical mirror to Islamic societies. “None of them knew Saddam Hussein gassed his own people… Arab media never reported it.”

And in case anyone does notice the rot of Islam, leaving the religion as an apostate is punishable by death.

Furthermore, sharia law is a perfect fit with the totalitarian state. Islam seeks to control life down to the most infinitesimal details. (See Foreign Policy’s List of Stupidest Fatwas for a taste of Islam’s picky rule-making on everything.)

Darwish warned that Saudi money allows Muslims to use college campuses “to intimidate and spread hate.” There are programs of Islamic studies in every university in America, but no parallel offerings in Arab countries.

She noted the constant demands of Islamists for extraordinary treatment which often go beyond what is normal in their home societies. For example, special ritual footbaths are now being built for Muslim students on US campuses. But in Egypt this unique plumbing is only built in mosques. “The deception is phenomenal,” she declared.

At the end of her talk, Darwish took a few questions from the audience via index cards. But that form of communication was insufficiently freeform for the leftists not yet ejected. The roar of disruption quickly grew.

Still, I believe I heard her answer my question at the last, “Shouldn’t America at least end immigration from terror-supporting countries?” by saying “Yes, we have to stop bringing in shady characters.”

I would have preferred to hear Nonie Darwish speak in a less threatening environment, where she could talk and the audience could listen.

Even more alarming than the crazy ideas (not new on campus) was the level of bug-eyed hysteria. Many of the troublemakers were in such a state of agitated delirium that they appeared incapable of applying reason to ideas. Instead, they felt a compulsion to shriek insults at a middle-aged woman who, unlike them, has actually lived in an oppressive society. The deranged heckler chorus looked like they needed cult deprogramming.

Sadly, truly free speech exists today on the Berkeley campus only for Stalinist ideology.

Brenda Walker (email her) lives in Northern California and publishes two websites, LimitsToGrowth.org and ImmigrationsHumanCost.org. She fantasizes about having aerosol valium when surrounded by hysterical crazies in public places

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Islamic Apartheid, Apartheid by Palestinians fascists – Palestinians set fire to synagogue in West Bank

October 28, 2007

Islamic Apartheid, Apartheid by Palestinians fascists –

Palestinians set fire to synagogue in West Bank
Ha’aretz, Israel – Oct 26, 2007
By Nadav Shragai, Haaretz Correspondent Palestinians set fire to a synagogue near the Dolev settlement in the West Bank early Friday.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/917402.html

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P.V. Exclusive: IslamoFascism Awareness Week – Dennis Prager Stuns Them at UCSB

October 28, 2007

http://politicalvindication.com/?p=1350

P.V. Exclusive: IslamoFascism Awareness Week – Dennis Prager Stuns Them at UCSB

By Evrviglnt | October 26, 2007

Dennis Prager ready to speak.I made the drive up the coast tonight to see Dennis Prager speak at the University of California Santa Barbara. He was invited by the College Republicans, and he did not disappoint. This week is an emotional one for the college left – the bubble they live in has been punctured by an army of eloquent conservatives fanning out throughout the country to unveil a sensitive topic – Islamofascism. The crowd that packed Girvetz Theatre was amazingly behaved, and much of the credit for that has to go to Prager – he charmed the crowd into submission, and a wry smile came to his face when the last questioner of the night complained that she “didn’t like being manipulated.”

His speech centered on the values America must believe in to beat radical Islam, The crowd was well behaved. and the first 25 minutes were spent prying the word fascism from the scabbard of the Bush haters. There was a palpable angst in the room as he pounded home the message that Islamofascism was the description of 10% of the Islamic community (which was still 100 million, he said), not every Muslim, and to insist that Islamofascism Awareness Week was simply a “smokescreen” for an all out assault on Islam was purposefully simplistic. He then took the opportunity to lecture the students on just how insular the university environment was. They only heard one side of any issue most of the time, and that in terms of wisdom, they were just large kindergartners, a critique that sent nervous laughter around a room full of puffed up kinder-llectuals. Continuing, he said that this controlled environment led to a distorted understanding of morality, and ultimately the West needed to believe in its moral system if it was ever to stand up to extremist Islam. The dwindling influence of Western values on immigrants in Europe was a testament to this kind of impotence. He wrapped up the hour long soliloquy with a message to the Muslims in the audience. He said that liberalism was no friend to the cause of moderate Islam. The left had let millions of Muslims die in Afghanistan, and would do the same with those being murdered in Iraq and in the Sudan – history proved that. Today’s Left befriended them now because it was politically advantageous to do so. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is how they saw things – they hated Bush, Muslims should feel victimized by his war against Islam – it was a match concocted by the jaundiced. Normally the left should be outraged by the sexism, oppression and homosexual intolerance found widespread in Wahhabi Islam, but they were silent in the face of actions that ought to horrify them. Hatred of President Bush had frozen the moral compass that traditionally led the idealistic liberal.

When he was done, they rushed to the mics.The question and answer period was an hour long and it sure felt like it. Dennis Prager sailed through it, shifting from pointed argument to playful bantor regardless of the hostility rising from the interrogator; it was fun to see those that obviously despised his message chuckle at his word play. But the challenges were predictable. When the lines formed after the speech, every green shirt in the crowd looked to be standing with notes in hand (green was the color of dissent). The first question came from a Muslim student – he railed against the fascist label and insisted Israel and America were the fascist aggressors in a world otherwise peaceful. The next man at the mike was a disheveled suit waving a book emblazoned with the title “The Israeli Lobby.” He said he would follow Dennis around until he interviewed the authors on his show about the fact that Jews were running American foreign policy and that Jews like Dennis formed a “fifth column” loyal only to Israel. Dennis took it well, but called the man an antisemite for such ignorant views, which so enraged the man that the police officers who were at every exit slowly moved to surrounded him. Someone yelled “Don’t tase him, bro!” and everyone laughed. Then Dennis yelled “Tase him, tase him!” and the laughter doubled.

Students were hung up on the Islamofascist moniker – in their minds there was onlyThese two Hamas tools were groaning all night. one fascist in the world today, and he was sitting in the white house. They wondered why Dennis was trying to slander the whole Islamic religion, and why he dismissed the Israeli hunting of innocent Palestinians and the support by Christians of Bush’s war on Iraq as not equal to the “overhyped” reports of Muslim violence in the Western media. Dennis demolished such relativistic notions of morality, explained that he viewed the Iraq war as a moral war, and explained again the import of unhinged reactions by Muslims over a cartoon whereas Christians endured a crucifix drowned in urine with only calls for a boycott. Moderate Muslims needed to take back their religion, he repeated, and groans erupted as the green bandannas around the room shook their heads in disgust. When another dismayed student bemoaned our loss of support from the international community, Dennis slammed the international community as a moral vacuum, having done nothing in situations of such depravity that failure to confront them proved utter corruption or cowardice. The crowd was buzzing when he announced that in those cases where evil ran rampant, the only ones to step up were decent countries willing to pick up arms and confront it, and that included America, and that was why America was superior to so many other countries. Such appeals to ‘jingoistic militarism’ had peaceniks gritting their teeth, but the rest of us applauded his words.

Prager answered all the questions he was asked.There was the obligatory global warming nutburger who found yet another chance to remind everyone that we’re all gonna die, and the antisemite burst through his J.C. Penney suit once again over a pointed remark by Prager about the prospects for peace depending upon Palestinians stopping the indoctrination their children with morning cartoons teaching them to kill the Jews, who “were the offspring of monkeys and pigs.” Aside from a few shouts and fists raised above heads as if in celebration of ‘Hamas power,’ the students at UCSB were great and the night came off without a hitch.

After reading Blackfive’s review of David Horowitz at Michigan, I really wondered what we expected to accomplish this week confronting Islamofascism. Was it enough to bring to a intellectually stale university environment the news that there is an evil portion of Islam running rampant, and that decent people ought not to fear grabbing for their weapons in defense of freedom? This war against extremism is in many ways a defensive war against a brooding, calculating enemy, and it’s difficult to see the sacrifices made by our bravest being diluted by media bias or clever insurgent public relations. Ultimately we need Muslims to resolve the murderous streak that runs through their religion, we can’t do it for them. Moderate Muslims must take back their religion. Having speakers like Dennis Prager remind us all that the Western values of freedom, respect and tolerance are worth inculcating is an important first step.

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Links, Info on the ‘Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week ‘

October 25, 2007

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week – Terrorism Awareness Project

During the week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will be rocked by the biggest conservative campus protest ever – Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week,
http://www.terrorismawareness.org/islamo-fascism-awareness-week/

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week kicks off; Update …Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week kicks off; Update: Just in time for IFA Week…a new bin Laden tape.
http://michellemalkin.com/2007/10/22/islamo-fascism-awareness-week-kicks-off/

Interview on Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week on National Review Online, It’s Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week — the brainchild of David Horowitz, warrior for truth on American college campuses. Horowitz’s Terrorism Awareness …
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZDI5NDA2YTFiMDkyZTJkYjI3NDIyMzhlOTc5MDc3ZjM=

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week Begins An open invitation to any college students who haven’t been brainwashed: email your photographs of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, and they may be published …
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=27649&only&rss

Islamo-Fascism Week Spotlights Terrorism Even Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Islamic Republic News Agency is getting into the fray, issuing two press releases to help students at Columbia University protest Horowitz’s appearance at his alma mater later this week.
http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/islamofascism_week/2007/10/23/43339.html

Jihad Watch: Iran notices Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week His sole purpose for being on the show, in which he was given plenty of time to expound upon, was to protest the Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. …
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/018517.php

Far Left Loons Begin Their Nutty IAW Campus Protests

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/10/far-left-loons-planning-protests.html

Who’s Afraid of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week?

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 15, 2007

Why is an idea so frightening to some members of the Columbia community that they need to organize a campaign to suppress it before it is even aired? Why have some Columbians taken it upon themselves to conduct a hate campaign against students who want to discuss issues that affect us all? Why, on the other hand, were many of these same groups determined to welcome to Columbia a dictator who is providing weapons to kill American men and women in Iraq, who has called for the extermination of the Jewish state, and who presides over a regime that has murdered 4,000 gays and hung women from cranes for alleged sexual improprieties? If the welcome mat was okay for Ahmadinejad, why do these people want to deny a platform to Columbia students who are concerned about the threat of Islamo-Fascism?

Is Islamo-Fascism a threat? In fact, this is exactly the kind of question that will be discussed during the week of Oct. 22-26 at Columbia, unless campus leftists obstruct it the way they did Jim Gilchrist’s attempt to discuss the border issue last year. The fascist threat is real, and not just in Iraq or Iran.
http://www.columbiaspectator.com/node/27440

“I was happy to return to the US on the evening of Sept. 10th. 2001. The next morning I saw the second airplane hit the twin towers, I knew ‘Jihad has come to America.’ Muhammad Attah was from Cairo, the same city I came from. I called several friends in Cairo, they were all in denial and said ‘How dare you say that Arabs did this? Don’t you know this is a Jewish conspiracy?’

You owe it to yourself to read the whole article.

“We, Arabs are fighting an imaginary Jew of our own creation”.
http://womenslens.blogspot.com/2007/10/islamo-fascism-awareness-week-day-2.html

Robert Spencer @ Depaul University! [videos] Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week!
http://freedomfolks.com/blog/2007/10/23/robert-spencer-depaul-university-islamo-fascism-awareness-week/

No Pasarán! – Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week
http://no-pasaran.blogspot.com/2007/10/islamo-fascism-awareness-week.html

STOP KUFFARPHOBIA DEMO LONDON – INFORMATION:: The subject of the demonstration is Islamic Persecution.

Political parties are not welcome, but individuals may attend.

Persecuted minority groups likely to be represented are

Armenians
Assyrians
Copts
Hindus
Sikhs
Indonesian Christians

And others

There will be speakers from these groups.

If any persecuted non-Islamic group wishes to be represented please contact SIOE England directly.

There will be a contingent of people opposed to Turkey’s entry into the European Union.

Flags of persecuted groups will be permitted, subject to prior approval.

Banners highlighting the plight of persecuted minorities in Islamic countries are permitted.

SIOE banners and slogans obviously are permitted and may be obligatory if other banners are used.

http://sioeengland.blogspot.com/2007/09/islamo-fascism-awareness-week.html

Christopher Hitchens: Defending Islamofascism – It’s a valid term. Here’s Why.
http://www.slate.com/id/2176389/fr/nl/

Dr. Daniel Pipes Discusses The Threat Of Radical Islam At Scuttled Islamo-Fascism Awareness Event

Dr. Pipes told the audience that “radical Islam is the problem and moderate Islam is the solution” and warned that the greatest danger to the West was in legal Islamism which is crafted to work, “through the system.”

According to Pipes, “The key battles in this war…are the political battles between ourselves” and in that conflict “public opinion” was more important than “soldiers on a battlefield.” He outlined two goals, the first being to, “marginalize radical Islam” and the second, to “strengthen the moderates.”

Dr. Pipes concluded his address, “Noting that the problem ultimately is…between Muslims among themselves” and that “Islam was not radical a few decades ago.”

As proof of this he compared it to the countries formerly operating under the ideologies of fascism and communism which are now considered allies of the West, stressing that “we must help the moderates” and that it was Muslims themselves who needed to be in the forefront of the reformation of Islam.
http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=pipes10.23.07.htm

No one is Free Under Sharia!
…Moderate and liberal Islamists promise to be kinder gentler masters than the Taliban or the Iranians.

A slave to a kind master is still a slave.
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/189854.php

Islamo-Fascism Denial [Oct. 23 07]

There is nothing artful or contrived in the term “Islamo-Fascism.” It is derived from history itself. Hassan al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (from which today’s radical Muslim groups descend) was, after all, an open admirer and supporter of Adolf Hitler — as was the principal theorist of the modern jihad, Sayyid Qutb. During World War II, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, cousin of Yasir Arafat and spiritual godfather of Palestinian nationalism, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, prouncounced his pro-Nazi sympathies openly and proudly. In May 1941, he issued a fatwa calling upon the Germans to bomb Tel Aviv, and in November 1941 traveled to Berlin and met with Hitler. He implored the Nazi dictator to help implement a Final Solution in the Middle East. Then he went to the Balkans, where he spearheaded the creation of Muslim units of the Waffen SS.

In terms of the specific terrorist groups and entities mentioned in the MSA packet, all of them — along with many others — have indeed made clear that they wish to destroy the United States and dominate the world under an oppressive caliphate — that is, a unified Islamic state ruled by Islamic Sharia law:

Al-Qaeda: Osama bin Laden has said that the 9/11 attacks strengthened the Muslims, “which is a very good sign and a great step towards the unity of Muslims and establishing the Righteous Islamic Khilafah [caliphate] insha-Allah [Allah willing].” His second-in-command, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, has declared: “The war with Israel is not about a treaty, a cease-fire agreement, Sykes-Picot borders, national zeal, or disputed borders. It is rather a jihad for the sake of God until the religion of God is established. It is jihad for the liberation of Palestine, all Palestine, as well as every land that was a home for Islam, from Andalusia to Iraq. The whole world is an open field for us.”
Hamas: The Hamas Charter sets out its Islamic mission as global: “Its spatial dimension extends wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life; thus, it penetrates to the deepest reaches of the land and to the highest spheres of Heavens. . . . By virtue of the distribution of Muslims, who pursue the cause of the Hamas, all over the globe, and strive for its victory, for the reinforcement of its positions and for the encouragement of its Jihad, the Movement is a universal one.” Universal in what way? The Palestinian Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi exhorted believers in 2002 “Oh beloved, look to the East of the earth, find Japan and the ocean; look to the West of the earth, find [some] country and the ocean. Be assured that these will be owned by the Muslim nation, as the Hadith says . . . ‘from the ocean to the ocean.'”

The Muslim Brotherhood: Its founder, Hasan Al-Banna, wrote that “it is a duty incumbent on every Muslim to struggle towards the aim of making every people Muslim and the whole world Islamic, so that the banner of Islam can flutter over the earth and the call of the Muezzin can resound in all the corners of the world: God is greatest [Allahu akbar]!” Despite recent claims to the contrary, there is no evidence that the Brotherhood has renounced this goal.

Hezbollah: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has made clear that he wishes to pose a threat to the United States: “Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan is absolute.…I conclude my speech with the slogan that will continue to reverberate on all occasions so that nobody will think that we have weakened. Regardless of how the world has changed after 11 September, Death to America will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: Death to America.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran: While as a Shi’ite he does not wish to see the establishment of a caliphate, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad harbors similar dreams of Islamic domination. He said in 2005: “we will soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism and will breathe in the brilliant time of Islamic sovereignty over today’s world.”

And in terms of Saddam Hussein, suffice it to say that there was a reason he trained thousands of Islamic jihad terrorists from all over the Middle East at camps in Iraq over the four years preceding the U.S. invasion.
http://www.aina.org/news/2007102311299.htm

 Nonie Darwish vs. Berkeley Left On “Islamo-Fascism” …

http://vdare.com/walker/071024_darwish.htm  

Why ‘Islamofascism’ correctly identifies threat [Oct. 25 07]

Islamofascism is an ideology that seeks a global theocracy under the dictatorship of a caliph. Everyone will be converted to their extremist interpretation of Islam, and any one who resists will be killed in the name of Allah. These extremists, however, do not represent the basic beliefs of Islam, and their message and methods resemble Nazis more than Muslims. Their goals are almost a mirror image of Hitler’s dreams of world domination and extermination of the Jews, except their justification claims to be rooted in Islam rather than German nationalism.

How is “Islamofascism” a racist term? It isn’t. The term has nothing to do with the ethnicity of our enemy, nor should it. The term is a fusion of Islam – which is a religion and not a race – and fascism. Most of the terrorists are ethnically Arabic, but the membership of al-Qaida and similar networks is not exclusively Arabic. The focus of the word is fascism, which is used to describe the terrorists’ methods and goals.

How does the phrase “militant fundamentalist Muslims” more accurately describe who we are fighting? It doesn’t. Our enemy is indeed militant and claims to be Muslim, but their breed of Islam is not fundamentalist. The fundamentals of Islam are faith, worship, charity, sacrifice and pilgrimage. Islamofacism has interpreted Islam as not only a religion but an entire political and economic system as well. They have twisted the meaning of holy war into a tangible fight against infidels when the concept of jihad is supposed to be an internalized battle within the human conscience.
http://media.www.lsureveille.com/media/storage/paper868/news/2007/10/25/Opinion/Why-islamofascism.Correctly.Identifies.Threat-3059132.shtml

Islamo-fascism Awareness Week a success

October 29, 2007

Islamo-fascism Awareness Week is not about racism, bigotry, Islamo-phobia or a claim that all Muslims are radical and seek to harm those who don’t agree with them. It is to raise awareness about the growing group who are.

Islamo-fascists are a group whose deadly fascistic ideology has affected close to every country on the globe, made almost 9,000 attacks since September 11, 2001, and now kills about 1,300 people per year.

http://thedaily.washington.edu/article/2007/10/29/islamofascismAwarenessWeekASuccess

YouTube: Horowitz – Liberal Arts [Glenn Beck Interview on the ‘Islamo-Fascism Awereness Week’]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwZ8IcdhUAw

The Left and the Term “Islamo-Fascism”
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=23132&page=1

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Dr. Daniel Pipes Discusses The Threat Of Radical Islam At Scuttled Islamo-Fascism Awareness Event

October 24, 2007

http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=pipes10.23.07.htm

Dr. Daniel Pipes Discusses The Threat Of Radical Islam At Scuttled Islamo-Fascism Awareness Event

October 23, 2007 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNew.org – Dr. Daniel Pipes, the director of the Middle East Forum was one of three speakers at a University of Pennsylvania symposium entitled, “What Today’s College Students Need to Know About Terrorism,” which was sponsored by The Penn College Republicans and the Middle East Forum.

The funding came from David Horowitz’ Freedom Center and was originally supposed to be part of the national movement on American college campuses called Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, but the university appears to have bowed to pressure from the Muslim Student Association resulting in the week long exercise being recast as, “Penn’s Terrorism Awareness Week.”

The two other speakers were political science professors Stephen Gale, and Ian Lustick.

Dr. Pipes told the audience that “radical Islam is the problem and moderate Islam is the solution” and warned that the greatest danger to the West was in legal Islamism which is crafted to work, “through the system.”

According to Pipes, “The key battles in this war…are the political battles between ourselves” and in that conflict “public opinion” was more important than “soldiers on a battlefield.” He outlined two goals, the first being to, “marginalize radical Islam” and the second, to “strengthen the moderates.”

Dr. Pipes concluded his address, “Noting that the problem ultimately is…between Muslims among themselves” and that “Islam was not radical a few decades ago.”

As proof of this he compared it to the countries formerly operating under the ideologies of fascism and communism which are now considered allies of the West, stressing that “we must help the moderates” and that it was Muslims themselves who needed to be in the forefront of the reformation of Islam.

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