August 10, 2006

Islamist or Islamic fascists

The reason it’s inappropriate to describe Islamists as fascists is simple: They’re not statists. To Muslims, including that subset of Muslims I call Islamists (see below), a state is at best a temporary thing, performing certain administrative, organizational, or ideological tasks. It has no independent significance, as it does in, say, the Christian tradition. (“Render unto Caesar” and all that.) Islamists aren’t trying to create a state in which all the parts work as one; their ultimate goal is a stateless world in which everyone worships Allah. Read up on Islam if this seems strange to you. Start with this.

Why would President Bush use “fascist” to describe such an ideology? I honestly don’t know. The only thing I can think of is that “fascist,” like “communist,” has negative emotive meaning. It’s an all-purpose term of abuse. To call something fascist is primarily to condemn it—that’s President Bush’s goal—and only secondarily to describe it. (This is why Brian Leiter and other leftists call President Bush a fascist. It’s pure abuse, with little or no cognitive content.) The best term to describe the people President Bush has in mind is “Islamists.” A Muslim is an adherent of Islam, which is a religion. Islamism is not a religion; it is a political morality (note the “ism”) and a set of doctrines about permissible means of social change. (Terrorism is one such means.) Those who subscribe to it are Islamists. All Islamists are Muslims, but not all Muslims are Islamists. Islamism competes not with Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or Confucianism but with liberalism, conservatism, libertarianism, anarchism, and socialism. See here for more on this important distinction.


Fascism is an occult ideology, one based upon the mythic belief in the Aryan super race and the perfidy of the Jews that bred with the Aryans and shrank the once noble giants down to human sized caricatures of the previous super race.

So no, it isn't that "The only thing I can think of is that “fascist,” like “communist,” has negative emotive meaning. "

(This is why Brian Leiter and other leftists call President Bush a fascist. It’s pure abuse, with little or no cognitive content.)

When someone, like anal here, says that he doesn't know why Bush used fascism to describe Islamic Jihad, it is then a pretty good example of a lack of cognitive content.

The same ideology, mythology, and what not powering the shame ridden masses in Arabia was the same ideology powering the masses in Germany. Basically, the belief that one select group of people were superior, and that the Jews were the reason why this super race failed.

Islamic Jihad is a death cult, Nazism and fascism were also centered around the occult. Fascism being a related description of the Nazis. They are tied together.

UPdate I'm going to change how I reasoned out the argument. I'm not saying fascism is Nazism and the occult, but rather that because fascism was centered around Nazism, what Nazism centered around also infuses fascism. Now there were fascists who were not part of Nazism, like Mussolini, but that seems to be a rather irrelevant sideshow. Mussolini was just on for the show, was he really the author of the Nazi ideology? No, that Rudulph Hiss.

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