The Fascist Label Applies
Read Victor Davis Hanson's brilliant essay on the accuracy of the label "Islamic Fascism" to today's terrorists. It is a loose association of disparate tribes and gangs with the open goal of institution of sharia and a caliphate through jihad. The commonality of the status of earlier fascists such as the Japanese and Nazis compares with the current crop of Islamists. They share a similar outlook of failed peoples desperately seeking their rightful superior role in the world.
Envy and false grievance, as in the past with Italian, German, or Japanese whining, are always imprinted deeply within the fascist mind. After all, it can never quite figure out why the morally pure, the politically zealous, the ever more obedient are losing out to corrupt and decadent democracies — where “mixing,” either in the racial or religious sense, should instead have enervated the people.
Read the whole thing.