We are at war. President Bush sadly misnamed this war, by calling it The War on Terror. In fact, it is a war between Western Civilization and Marxist-inspired Islamic Barbarians. The David Horowitz Freedom Center clearly defines its role in this war as follows:
The DHFC is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural, and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both religious and secular, at home and abroad.
A crystallizing event, one illustrating the essence of this mission - in a single moment, was the joust between Mr. Horowitz and Jumana Imad Albahri during Islamofascism Awareness Week.
Horowitz: I am a Jew. The head of Hezbollah has said that he hopes that we will gather in Israel so he doesn’t have to hunt us down globally. For or Against it?
Jumanna: For it.
The above exchange captured the fundamental opposition between civilization, based on respect for law, reason and free will, and barbarians advocating genocide for Sharia-rejecting Jews and anyone else not interested in worshiping the author of misogynist slavery.
The Wall Street Journal published an excellent article by author Paul Berman entitled, What You Can’t Say About Islamism: American Intellectuals Won’t Face Up to Muslim Radicalism’s Nazi Past.
“You are not supposed to observe that Islamism is a modern, instead of an ancient, political tendency, which arose in a spirit of fraternal harmony with the fascists of Europe in the 1930s and ’40s. You are not supposed to point out that Nazi inspirations have visibly taken root among present-day Islamists, notably in regard to the demonic nature of Jewish conspiracies and the virtues of genocide. And you are not supposed to mention that, by inducing a variety of journalists and intellectuals to maintain a discreet and respectful silence on these awkward matters, the Islamist preachers and ideologues have succeeded in imposing on the rest of us their own categories of analysis.”
While the historical ties to the Third Reich are crucial, it is on Islam’s shared Antisemitic ideology with the Nazis that Mr. Horowitz and the Freedom Center have concentrated. Radical Islam perpetuates the Nazi concept of the Jews as the obstacle to a perfect society and their intention to eliminate the Jewish race.
We are at war. We are faced with a choice, now –today- between a life of freedom, or a life under Sharia. Information is the crucial element of the fight in its present stage. Clear ideas, devoid of pleasant self-excusing delusions, will cause effective action, particularly on America’s campuses and in the blogsphere. Every informed faculty member, student, and blogger can be an equal and opposite civilizing force pushing back against the barbarian force of Sharia.
The most complete and easily accessed resource for this intellectual formation is available at Discover the Networks. This Freedom Center website provides simple links to every article and major work published by Mr. Horowitz himself. It also provides collections of articles written by the Frontpage Magazine team and NewsReal Blog concerning Islamo-Fascism.