Three Murderous Ideologies: Nazism, Communism, and Militant Islam
Militant Islam has far more in common with Nazism and Communism than it does with any genuine religious faith. All three have two common elements: (1) the openly stated intention to rule the entire world and (2) a claim to the right to deport, oppress, re-educate, or exterminate those who do not fit into their regimes. Militant Islam can, despite the lessons of 1939-1945 as well as the Holodomor (genocide by starvation of Ukrainians), China's Cultural Revolution, Stalin's Great Purge, and the killing fields of Cambodia, promote this agenda today by masquerading as a religion, with all the legal and social protections that this implies.
Militant Islam Says It Will Dominate the World
"Your Job in Germany," which was created by Theodor Seuss Geisel for the U.S. Army, discusses the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth) explicitly starting at about 6:30. "They were brought up on straight propaganda, products of the worst educational crime in the history of the entire world." That was true until the Hamasjugend, which is better-known as the Palestinian children's show Pioneers of Tomorrow, came along.
In Pioneers of Tomorrow, a Mickey Mouse clone named Farfur talks explicitly of "world leadership under Islamic leadership." The girl who co-hosts the show elaborates that "[w]e, the great ones [Herrenvolk], started this program to lead the world. The nucleus [Axis], with the will of Allah, will be here in Palestine." Another Pioneers of Tomorrow video says openly, "We will annihilate the Jews[,]" and "[w]e've said more than once that becoming masters of the world requires the following; first, to be happy with our Arabic language." The last ideology that talked about annihilating Jews and becoming master of the world came with a swastika.
Pioneers of Tomorrow is far from the only militant Islamic source that proclaims its intention to dominate the world, as shown here. Militant Islamic behavior in most of Europe and even parts of the United States suggests, meanwhile, that they believe they already rule the world and are therefore exempt from laws against, for example, rape. Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali said of militant Islamic men who rape Australian women:
If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it, whose fault is it; the cats or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab (veil), no problem would have occurred.
There are also unfit U.S. jurists who are willing to go along with arguments of this nature, as shown by the judge in New Jersey who agreed that sharia (Islamic law) gave a man the right to force his wife to have sexual intercourse.
We have shown how militant Islam's purported right to rule the world is one aspect of a murderous political ideology. Its purported right to kill or subjugate other people is the other aspect.
Militant Islam Claims the Right to Exterminate "Undesirables"
Nazism, Communism, and militant Islam all claim or claimed the right to deport, oppress, re-educate, or exterminate undesirables, as shown in Table 1:
Table 1. Targets for Reeducation or Liquidation
Kulaks (Ukrainian farmers who resisted collectivization)
Educated class (in some cases, anybody with eyeglasses)
Wrong kinds of Muslims
If militant Islam is simply another incarnation of Communism or Nazism -- "Hitler in a Headscarf," as Michael Savage puts it -- then why can it operate in plain view? The short answer is that its status as a purported religion gives it legal and social protections that are not available to an ideology.
An Ideology Is Not a Religion
The glorification of Nazism is illegal in many European countries, but so is criticism of militant Islamic behavior. Geert Wilders was, for example, put on trial for inciting "religious discrimination." Danish Member of Parliament Jesper Langballe was found guilty of "hate speech" for his truthful statements that honor killings are endemic among Muslim families. "Under Danish jurisprudence it is immaterial whether a statement is true or untrue. All that is needed for a conviction is that somebody feels offended."
It is specifically illegal in Germany to display a swastika, and it took some time for German courts to make an exception for anti-fascist material that depicts, for example, somebody throwing a swastika into a trash can. Germany will still prosecute you, though, if you depict a militant Islamic symbol in a trash can. It is legally and socially acceptable to behave like a Nazi in modern Germany as long as one is smart enough to use a crescent instead of a swastika, and chant "Allahu akbar!" instead of "Heil Hitler!"
Murderous Ideologies and Their Enablers
Opposition to Nazism during the late 1930s and early 1940s was in no way racist toward German-Americans. Almost all members of the German-American Bund were of German ancestry, but very few people of German ancestry joined the Bund. The problem Germans were easily identifiable through behavioral choices such as goose-stepping, heiling Hitler, and waving swastika flags. Most Muslim-Americans are similarly loyal citizens, while the problems are again easily identifiable from their behavioral choices.
The Nazis did, however, have their enablers, including America First, and so do the militant Muslims. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned Dutch politician Geert Wilders for his outspoken views on the way the shadow of militant Islam is falling over Europe as that of the swastika did 70 or so years ago. Tufts University's Committee on Student Life as chaired by Professor Barbara Grossman, meanwhile, decreed that "labeling Islam violent is unacceptable in any way, shape, or form." When last we heard, the 9/11 hijackers did not chant "Shma Yisrael," "Hare Krishna," or "Jesus Saves," although "Allah akbar!" figured prominently in what was last heard from the doomed aircraft.
Bucknell administrator Kathy Owens (with the apparent knowledge and approval of President Brian Mitchell), meanwhile, called on the carpet three members of the university's conservative student newspaper for using the phrase "hunting terrorists." The terrorists in question were incidentally al-Qaeda or Taliban. It is doubtful that anybody would have had a problem with language like "hunting Nazis" in 1942. This underscores our key point: militant Islam, unlike Nazism or Communism, shields itself from criticism under color of religion. The defense of civilization therefore requires us to recognize militant Islam for what it is: a murderous ideology with aspirations of world domination and genocide of those who do not fit into its depraved worldview.
William A. Levinson, P.E. is the author of several books on business management including content on organizational psychology, as well as manufacturing productivity and quality.