Teflon Terrorists

David Meir-Levi writes and lectures on Middle East topics, until recently in the History Department of San Jose State University.


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Most people in the Western world have no trouble acknowledging that Nazism is evil. The Third Reich, one of the most heinous regimes in history, was responsible for initiating the most costly war mankind has ever known, and perpetrating the world’s most monstrous acts of genocide, by which more than 17,000,000 people were slaughtered. ([1])

The evil of Nazism is apparent in the main characteristics of Nazi fascism described in a variety of analyses, ([2]) all of which find close parallels with characteristics found in many Muslim countries today. Yet few today are willing to examine these parallels and recognize the evil that threatens our generation. Let’s examine some of these parallels:

1. Extreme Nationalism – In some Muslim countries, nationalist concepts are replaced by the concept of the “umma” with loyalty to Islam as the supreme value.

2. Disdain for Human Rights – All too many of today’s Muslim states are among the world’s worst violators of human rights.

3. Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – For more than a millennium, much of the Muslim world has been inculcated into the belief that the Jew is the supreme enemy all Muslims. Both Nazis and Muslim countries have expended enormous energy and resources on this heinous endeavor — and both chose Jews as the scapegoat.

4. Supremacy of the Military – Many Muslim regimes, especially those committed to the destruction of Israel and a never-ending Jihad against the West, are either military regimes or regimes dependent upon the military for their stability and control.

5. Rampant Sexism – Many Muslim countries are brutal oppressors of women.

6. Controlled Mass Media – Censorship is the norm in many Muslim countries, including blocking access to the Internet.

7. Obsession with National Security – Obsession with Israel as an existential threat is promoted by the most tyrannical of Muslim governments. (As if 7,000,000 Israelis, 20% of whom are Muslim, actually threaten 1,400,000,000 Muslims.)

8. Religion and Government Intertwined – Islam is the embodiment of a social organization in which religion and government are one.

9. Corporate Power is Protected – In Muslim countries, not corporate but ruling religious or royal elites are protected by reliance on military and on the infiltration of loyal kinsmen into positions of power and wealth.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed – In many Muslim countries, labor has no power.  In countries with unions, they are often run by the government.  Interestingly, in the Arab countries in which the “Arab Spring” uprisings are succeeding, the hitherto suppressed labor unions are playing a key role. ([3])

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – In most Muslim countries, for most of Muslim history, graphic, plastic, and visual arts have been prohibited on religious grounds and intellectual pursuits must be subordinated to religious priorities.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment – The brutality of police and military forces in many Muslim countries is well known, as is the cruel and unusual nature of punishment for even minor crimes, especially when dealing with women.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Cronyism and kleptocracy characterize many Muslim governments today.

14. Fraudulent Elections – Elections in the Muslim world, in the few countries where there are elections, usually consist of “one man, one vote, one time” as “presidents” are elected for life.

To the above should be added the propagation of the belief in the natural superiority of the fascist-led group.  Aryan superiority for Nazi Germany is paralleled by the Muslim religious belief in the superiority of Islam over all other religions. Deutschland über Alles can be aptly compared to the traditional Islamic goal of the supremacy of Islam over all the world’s religions, a supremacy best achieved by religious imperialist warfare: Jihad.

But perhaps the most frightening parallel is that both Nazis and Muslim nations have gleefully committed so much of their resources to the genocide of all whom they considered enemies.  It is their undying commitment to the destruction of Israel and the genocide of its Jews that brings the Arab jihadist terrorists into the Nazi fascist camp –  an observation made by Hajj Amin el-Husseini himself almost 70 years ago. ([4])

Post-WW2 Germany has worked for decades to expose Nazism’s unmitigated evil and to enact laws intended to prevent its resurgence.  The UN, too, shortly after WW2, convened a genocide conference to create international guidelines to prevent the recurrence of such hitherto unimaginable brutality. ([5])

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9, 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260. The Convention entered into force on January 12, 1951. Genocide became officially a crime against humanity.

Tragically, this evil was transplanted to the Arab world, primarily via Egypt, Iraq and the good graces of the Hajj Amin el-Husseini, where it was grafted onto the 1,400 year old Muslim culture of Jew-hatred and transmogrified into today’s endless, relentless, intractable Jihadist war against Israel and against Western civilization. ([6])

But while the evil did not die, our condemnation of it seems to have atrophied.

In the aftershock of WW2 and the Holocaust, Western morality and politics supposedly cannot accommodate genocide as a tolerable response to any grievance or provocation.  Yet when Muslim leaders proclaim their genocidal intent against Jews, and then attempt to match their words with deeds, no one refers them to the UN’s 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. No one reminds them that genocide is a crime against humanity, as are conspiracy to commit genocide, incitement to genocide, and complicity in genocide. ([7])

And if someone dares.

David Frum, while a speechwriter for President G. W. Bush, coined the phrase “Axis of Evil” back in 2001, to identify the major terrorist-supporting states (Iran, Iraq, and Syria) that were waging a terror war against the USA. Frum’s decision to create this term grew out of his familiarity with WW2’s Axis Powers.  The more Frum studied WW2, the more he saw Nazi ideologies and actions as parallel to the terrorism and jihadist ideology of modern Muslim terrorist-supporting states and their terrorist puppets.  But when President Bush used “Axis of Evil” in a speech, this sobriquet quickly became the target of much parody and ridicule, some of which offered audio reproductions of the beautiful and touching lullabies sung by Muslim women in Iran and Syria to their infants; making the point that the people inhabiting these Axis of Evil countries were simple human beings no more or less evil than anyone else, and asking indirectly: what does this tell us about the man who calls them evil?

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  • Farthgum

    "But while the evil did not die, our condemnation of it seems to have atrophied."

    Simply put…the West is afraid of them. Or another way to look at it…not enough of us have been killed yet to finally call a spade a spade. We think it will just go away if we are "nice" and appease these maggots. Maybe when they start shooting leaders at random, blowing up hotels, infrastructure, etc., etc. we will see that "it is not a religion of peace".
    My guess is that at least 1-2 million in the EU and/or the US will have to perish before we take them seriously because now we just give it lip service. In a nut shell…their right to kill us supersedes any and all rights we think we have for self preservation. And we buy this hook-line-and-sinker. We are more concerned about PROTECTING their religious right to kill us then protecting our own way of life. If this continues we will simply be erased by our own stupidity. We also refuse to see it as a political movement and accept it as a religion. How many religions on this planet openly say if you don't believe or convert we will kill you? Again…WE ARE AFRAID OF THEM!

  • Chezwick_mac

    I agree completely with Farthgum. Acknowledging the incompatibility of Islam with human freedom would require us to do something about it…and THAT would require courage. So instead, we temporize, rationalize, and invent falsehoods such as "religion of peace" and "tiny minority of extremists".

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    pislam über allah?

  • sedoanman

    "Why won't the world condemn Islamofascism and the genocide it spawns?"

    Because they control the oil?

    • Tziona

      Nail. Head. Hit.

  • g_jochnowitz

    Andrei S. Markovits, writing in the Winter 2005 issue of Dissent, says, "A new European (and American) commonality for all lefts — a new litmus test of progressive politics — seems to have developed: anti-Americanism and anti-Zionism (though not anti-Semitism, or at least not yet)."
    If Markovits were writing today, he wouldn't have added the words "at least not yet."
    The Marxist-Islamic Alliance is defined primarily by its opposition to Israel. The Left licks Islamic ass. http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/Mysterious.html

  • Guest

    The starting point for most liberals seems to be: There are a billion Muslims, you can't change their beliefs, so they do nothing.

    Next, when uncertain about how they should think about a topic, liberals run to the academy and sources like NPR to decide what they should think about a topic since they are unable to think for themselves. And as is blatantly apparent, these institutions are both rife with the doctrine of moral equivalence and mouthpieces that are running defense for Islam.

    The result is that liberals are either view the issue with antipathy at best, or they adopt the arguments of the Islamic apologists, and defend them with the certainly of the liberal mob mentality. Useful idiots indeed.

    So liberals have no problem attacking Christianity with 2 billion adherents, but then feverishly defend Islam which is a doctrine of conversion by the sword whose adherents would happily destroy the liberals society, and the liberals themselves.

    How does one reverse this trend? One has to look at the places where it is enabled, moral equivalence, and Islamic apologists.

    Moral equivalence can be shown as a faulty doctrine where belief systems that are are actively destructive to other belief systems are not morally equivalent to other belief systems. Analogous to the difference between murder and self defense.

    That needs to be done before you can effectively argue against the Islamic apologists in the academy and media.

    • SpiritOf1683

      So liberals have no problem attacking Christianity with 2 billion adherents, but then feverishly defend Islam which is a doctrine of conversion by the sword whose adherents would happily destroy the liberals society, and the liberals themselves.

      One of the prime reasons why liberals are like this is because they know a Christian won't saw off their heads.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Maybe not and certainly not out of hand but a gallows for treason is a
        reasonable idea and leftists are all traitors and work to destroy
        America and our civilization. Islamists want to make the Earth their
        slave quarters. The hope of Islam is that we will continue assuming
        pie in the sky outcomes while they progress in sealing the coffin on
        our freedom and having the world so lopsided in debt to Muslim oil
        and disrupted politically by leftist treason that we will have no firm
        ground and ability to fight, while oppressive local government shuts
        down and ends free thinking and action. They have the momentum
        and we are sidetracked by internal warfare against our National
        values, morals and identity, erased by our government schools and
        a government that has sold out to monied elites who promise them
        and theirs forever packages in the upper tier of world government.
        We are in for a real bad time and those who are against us have not
        seen what we can do, and if Obama and Co. remain it is possible
        they never will, we won't be in the next round of history books.
        William

  • Tziona

    We must remember when discussing the similarities between Nazi fascism and Islamic fascism, and our current responses to Islamic genocide and calls to genocide, that the Allies didn't go to war against Hitler's Germany because they disagreed with his genocidal plans, they went to war because the Germans invaded Poland. Before the war they were well aware of Hitler's genocidal tendencies, and all through the war the Allies knew about and could have interferred with the Nazi program of genocide, but they didn't. Only afterwards, when their noses were rubbed in the filth and the stench of the death camps did they suddenly grew a conscience.

    The oligarchs of Europe, Britain and the New World haven't changed even if the genocidal maniacs wear a new mask. And if they weren't inclined to step in and protect the vulnerable then when they were the rulers of the world, how much less likely are they to step up to the plate now when their power is waning and they are dependant upon the genocidal maniacs for the fuel that powers their economies?

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    Islam IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    Islam strives for world domination.

    The Quran commands Muslims to exercise jihad.

    The Quran commands Muslims to establish shariah law.

    The Quran commands Muslims to impose Islam on the entire world.

    Islam is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    Islam wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    Shariah law is a law that controls every detail of life in a Islamic society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the Quran is the call to jihad.

    Jihad means a lot of things and is Arabic for battle.

    Islam means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    Islam and freedom, Islam and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    Mohamed's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes Mohamed a PEDOPHILE!!!

    And you want to base a "Religion" on this a z z -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

    • Joseph Samuel

      You are absolutely right. Islam is a political system wrapped in religious garb.
      Never give Islam an inch, it will take your life.

  • PhillipGaley

    "the beautiful and touching lullabies sung by Muslim women in Iran and Syria to their infants"? Do what? ? ? To see whether—coming from Moslem nations—there be anything worthy of cover or imitation, or no, at every possible opportunity, I click on offerings in the way of their music; and to date, I find none. While they imitate our music, in the Western tradition, who of sound mind imitates those horrid, jerky, scratchy wailings? And as a Moslem college friend told me, that characteristic style having been acquired, they cannot learn the Western melodic style.

    Also, the author continues the scam of equating standard usage of the word "religion"—and its derivatives—with the criminal pretensions of the Moslem world seeking to hide behind a religious covering, but in nomenclature, only, . . . As a statement of categorical fact, Moslems' personalities are entwined in patterns of behavior—not beliefs. It follows then, that, as to why the mature Moslems teach mayhem (stone throwing, and sloshing acid, etc.) to their young is no shrouded mystery—and remote.
    Just when will there have been sufficient record of anti-social and criminal activity, mayhem—the world round—to have the G0D d_ed thing recognized in law as criminal / terrorist—assets seized, WIRETAPS, etc., the damnable thing stomped out, with every mosque an ash pit no less than five feet deep, and this to include that big one in Spain, . . . but when?

  • SpiritOf1683

    We had Hitler 80 years ago who did what he said he'd do. We've forgotten our history and the history of Jihad.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    And this barbarity is not limited to the Arab-Israel conflict.

    It’s not an Arab-Israel conflict. In fact, it never has been an Arab-Israel conflict. Instead it is and always has been a permanent genocidal jihad of conquest being waged perpetually against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel by the Islamic world mainly through their proxy the so-called Palestinians.

    The reality is other than the fact that a lot of Arabs happen to be Muslims, being Arab has exactly nothing whatsoever to do with the jihad of conquest being waged perpetually against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel. Indeed, Israel’s biggest nemesis today Iran is a country comprised mostly of Persians and not Arabs. Thus, why mask the real nature of the permanent genocidal jihad being waged perpetually by the Islamic world against not only the Jewish unbelievers in Israel but also against any and all other unbelievers around the world as being a conflict limited to Jews and Arabs only and at the same time legitimize the Islamic world’s false narrative?

    I mean no wonder that most people in the world today believe that the Jews in Israel are the oppressors. It’s because even the friends of Israel legitimize the Islamic world’s false narrative and every time they do so, they inadvertently further harm Israel. Indeed, Israel’s friends are actually some of Israel’s worse enemies!

    In addition, in the numerical list presented at the beginning of the article the writer said that some Muslim countries or much of the Islamic world do such and such. I was wondering which Muslim countries don’t do such and such? The answer is all of them do such and such and not just some of them or much of them.

    And here is the 15th item inadvertently left off the list:

    15. Christians and unbelievers living in Muslim majority countries without exception are violently oppressed and systematically persecuted when not outright slaughtered altogether in every Muslim majority country in the world.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Leftists are in control but sane people not desiring the destruction of
      America take action against our traitors at home, we will end the threat
      in our world by evil Nations. The axis of evil is working overtime and they
      have power, we will be forced to take extreme measures to protect our
      Nation and allies if they stay true and do not defect to Communist Islam.
      I fear a great bloodletting in America brought about by traitors and Islamist
      agencies. We need a second American Revolution, we need to stop the
      anti-American agenda in America…………………………………………..William

  • robert attubatio

    13 trillion dollars have gone into the Middle East in the last 50 years. If Hitler had had that kind of money , he would have won. I am sadly coming to the conclusion that if enough money is put behind the most insane, inhuman belief system that humans could contrive, it would prevail.

  • old patriot

    13 trillion dollars have gone into the Muslim Middle East in the last 50 years and look at the insanity that has resulted.. If Hitler had had that kind of money, he would have won. Sadly, I'm coming to the conclusion that if enough money is put behind the most inhuman, warped belief system that humans could contrive, it would prevail.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    It is not just the Jews who get wiped out, I can not see any way they would
    let me live or any of my crew, we are not submissive, believe in American
    freedom and hegenomy while holding out for our Military to take action.
    There are real American patriots who wait in the wings and will not stay
    silent or dormant forever, a day of reckoning is coming………..William

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The day will come that will let each and every American know they will have
    to accept Communist, leftist and Islamist oppression or stand up and fight
    back against the anti-Americans destroying our Judeo-Christian culture.
    What will be the shot heard all around the world? Americans have the right
    to protect the Nation and Constitution and it is demanded of us to do so.
    Blood, sweat and tears or elections where the American citizens are truly
    appraised of the consequences and know what must be done. Constitutional
    Convention seems overdue and patriots must act or we will be done. Our
    posterity deserve a better society than what we have come to today, we will
    be the first generation to leave America worse off than we found it. I am up for
    change we can really believe in………………………………….William

  • IamJoseph

    Islam is emulating medevial European Christianity, and there is none to judge these two blocks. The current terror issue was caused by Britain who corrupted the Balfour when the Jews were totally helpless; and this has been fully supported by Europe the past 60 years with Heil Hitler salutes at the UN. Mysteriously, the same weapons planned for Israel has made a U-turn: Eurostan is happening; the regimes they created are in shambles.

    The world must re-examine the creation of 22 Islamic states for 30 barrels of oil, and commit to a Nuremberg II Trial of Europe. Fat fetched but totally encumbent.

    • SpiritOf1683

      Islam is not emulating medieval European Christianity. European Christians didn't force their women to wear hideous burkas in 1200 AD, unlike the Muslims of today and I suspect in the 22nd, 23rd and 24th Centuries onwards. Islam in the 21st Century is no different from Islam in the 8th Century.

  • Zorro

    And what, the western model is so perfect? Nothing against cryticizing others, but thinking about improving our society and our interaction with others maybe is better. Poorty is the root of all evil.

    • SpiritOf1683

      If the Western model is so bad, why are you living here and not in Pakistan or some other Islamic basket case? Islam is the root of much of the world's evil.

  • Kevin Stroup

    This one is easy to diagnose. IF you admit you have a problem, the next question will be: What are you going to do about it? It is just easier to not admit there is a problem. In addition, the leftist collectivist support Islam because they are kindred spirits. Both want total submission to something larger than themselves. Both "religions" hate individuals.

  • Zambeezo

    Yes, plus there is something else……….as far as the United States itself is concerned.

    In the United States, your basic muslim qualifies as a minority. Consequently, as such, government and society must be "sensitive-to-their-needs". Even if such muslims are terrorists, government and society must still roll out the red carpet and give them anything and everything they want simply because they are a minority. Anything less, would be racist, and all the Jesee Jacksons and Al Sharptons and Jeremiah Wrights would come out of the woodwork and scream RACISM. Everybody but everybody knows, when the big "R" word surfaces, everybody but everybody runs for cover. In the end, the muslims get to continue doing what they do best–going to their friendly neighborhood mosques and planning terrorism on the United States. For additional information, check out–
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pag
    and http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pag

    Yes, it is fairly clear as to what is going on in the United States with muslims.

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  • BayouCoyote

    Thanx for the laugh. Really!