Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Islamo-Nazis?

There is a considerable amount of discussion in conservative circles comparing radical Islamic fundamentalists to Nazis. While this comparison is probably a bit hyperbolistic, there is more credence to this line of thought than most people know.

Amin al-Husseini was the leading Islamic radical of the forties. He was a major player in the fight against the idea of a Jewish state. Yasser Arafat considered him a "hero" and fought under him. Al-Husseini spent the entire length of World War II in Berlin as an honored guest of the Nazis.

While this is only one Arab extremist, it does reveal an interesting and too little-known link between the Islamic radicals of today and the Nazis of yesterday.

2 Comments:

At October 18, 2007 at 2:23 PM , Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hi there Daniel..I dont think its hyperbole..I think its on the money!

 
At October 18, 2007 at 9:00 PM , Blogger MTHorvat said...

You are in good company Daniel, Alex Alexiev in National Review wrote in a 2003 column:
Our real problem is a dangerous and widespread malignancy, a kind of Islamic fascism, which has metastasized throughout the international Muslim community. While it uses a perverted interpretation of Islam as its ideological banner, Islamic fascism is much closer to Nazism and Communism in its essence than to traditional Islam. This new fascism is the guiding ideology of all Islamist terrorist groups, including those that are violently opposed to the House of Saud. Like its fellow totalitarian ideologies, Islamic fascism rejects reason and glorifies violence. And it justifies violence by dehumanizing its designated enemies: What Jews, Gypsies, and Slavic Untermenschen were for the Nazis and what the "class enemy" was for the Communists, infidels and Muslim "apostates" are for the Islamists -- just another category of subhumans deserving of extermination.

 

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