Saturday, June 21, 2008

Islamism and fascism, happy bedfellows

Here's an interesting post from Harry's Place which captures some interesting conversions from the far right to extreme Islamism.

I reckon it's not that big a step - particularly if you're fueled by hatred of the joos.

Commenter Wardytron nails it:

Plus they’ve seen that you get far more indulgence and less outright hostility as an Islamist as opposed to a neo-Nazi, the ideological leap is tiny - you get to keep all your enemies - gays, Jews, liberals, women - and you’re joining a movement which, if not actually flourishing, isn’t down to nearly single figures. I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often.

I guess one thing that makes it hard to make the transition to Islam - even the violent, nasty political hate-filled kind is having to give up beer.

1 comment:

Vol-in-Law said...

Hardly a surprise; the original 20th century Islamists, notably the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, were closely allied with the Nazis, and Himmler was a big admirer. Slightly more moderate than the neo-Nazis, I see a lot of American right-wingers whose hatred of the neocons leads them into supporting the Islamists.