Skip to comments.
Fascism in the Arab world (Part 10)
Posted on 04/27/2009 1:56:58 AM PDT by PRePublic
Fighting terrorism: "how democracies can defeat..." [Book by Binyamin Netanyahu - 1997 - Political Science - 180 pages] Page 85
The first, the Pan-Arab nationalism of Egypt's Nasser and the Baath party in Syria and Iraq, was consciously modeled after the Pan-German nationalism which had succeeded in unifying the fragmented German people in the nineteenth century and had resurrected a defeated Germany between the two world wars.
Pan-Arabism actively supported Hitler's "achievements" in Europe and collaborated with him against the British in the Middle East during the war.
An ideology tailor-made for Arab military men, it dreamed of the creation of a modern and unified Arab-fascist nation
. The second stream was that of the Muslim Brotherhood and other fundamentalist organizations... The Islamicists claimed to be returning to the true roots of Muslim Arab greatness by advocating the unification of all the Arab realms under a "pure" Islamic regime
What the two movements had in common was their abiding hatred of the weakness and treachery of the Arab monarchies (and of the Shah's rule in Iran) and of the western powers...http://books.google.com/books?id=oVQ2JJy15UQC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85
CNN SUNDAY MORNING
Interview With Eleana Gordon, Brian Becker
Aired February 9, 2003 - 09:14 ET
...ELEANA GORDON, FOUNDATION FOR THE DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES: Well, first of all, there is an argument here that Saddam Hussein does not pose a threat. Mr. Becker has been arguing this for a long time, five, six, 10 years. And what this argument would have you ignore is everything that Colin Powell presented at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday. It would have you ignore that what Saddam Hussein is doing with his oil is he is using it to spend on his military strength and his weapons of mass destruction.
Now, we might not care so much about that if, first of all, he wasn't using it against his own people, so we should remember the Iraqi people themselves do not benefit from Iraq's oil. But more importantly, if Saddam Hussein didn't harbor open goals of dominating his region -- he acted upon it twice by invading Iran and by invading Kuwait. Saudi Arabia was next. And it would have you ignore the ideology of his regime, which is a fascist ideology that believes that the supremacy of the Arab race will reveal itself through military power and violence. That's what he wants to do with his weapons. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0302/09/sm.11.html
"A must read for those who want to understand the jihad radical Islamists are waging against democracies." - Oliver North
The War of Ideas
by Walid Phares
"A must read"
"'From China's borders to the Atlantic Ocean, masses are being taught to hate the other side of the world and blame it for all evil.' Phares, a Lebanese-born policy analyst and television commentator, is no alarmist; in public discussions of U.S.-Middle Eastern affairs, he is a voice of calm and reason. Yet, he urges, there really is such a thing as a terrorist Muslim enemy, a class of person he calls a jihadist, who takes literally Islam's call for jihad, or war against the infidel. This term, Phares argues, has been denatured and defused: An academia friendly to Saudi interests (because it's funded by them) has assured worried Americans that jihad is essentially a spiritual experience,' just as Harvard think-tankers once called the Taliban elements of stability.' Since 9/11,' he concludes, many Western political and academic establishments have generally caved in to the jihadi intellectual offensive.' Well, jihad is jihad, the author says, wrapped up in a pan-Arabist, Islamist (though jihadists and Islamists aren't necessarily one and the same), Baathist, generally fascist ideology that demands the restoration of the caliphate to wage endless war against all nonbelievers."
- Kirkus Reviewshttp://www.hebookservice.com/products/BookPage.asp?prod_cd=c7015
July 28, 2007
Iraq is a Test We Cannot Fail
By Robert Tracinski
...Consider how the threat of radical Islam differs from the old Middle Eastern threat of Arab nationalism. Arab nationalism was a blend of Communist and Fascist ideology that envisioned a united Arab dictatorship led by a military strongman--the role coveted by a succession of dictators, from Nasser to Saddam Hussein. Nasser's ambitions were thwarted forty years ago in the 1967 Six Day War against Israel, and Arab nationalism further withered with the defeat of Saddam Hussein in the 1991 Gulf War. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 killed Arab nationalism definitively. But note that this old dictatorial vision was one of large armies, masses of bureaucrats, and the conventional conquest of Middle Eastern lands to be controlled by an organized, all-powerful state.http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/07/iraq_is_a_test_we_cannot_fail.html
Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: arabism; arabs; christians; conflict; fascism; history; jews; middleeast; muslims; nazism; panarabism
posted on 04/27/2009 1:56:59 AM PDT
To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
posted on 04/27/2009 11:25:15 AM PDT
(https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson