The chattering classes are complaining about President Bush's use of the phrase "islamo-fascism."Instead of arguing about the differences between Bin Laden "concept of califate" vs. Mussolini and classical Fascism, lets look at two brief but important points:
a/ This is the generic definition of fascism:
fas·cism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (fshzm)
n. often Fascism
1. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
2. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government. Oppressive, dictatorial control.
Sounds like "extremist islam" to me... But lets keep in mind that:
b/ Mein Kampf is a best-seller throughout the muslim world,
So if "islamo-fascism" doesn't work for you, I would posit that
c/ President Bush has made major strides from telling us that "islam is a hijacked religion of peace", and also that if anyone has a problem with the phrase "islami-fascism", lets consider calling the jihadis ISLAMO-NAZIS.
And lets always remember that it's
"Bonus": click palie propaganda video of 12 year old girls extolling "martydom". (More video here.