My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, October 22, 2007

Bernard Lewis on Islamism...

I agree with him..but I worry when he says his optimism stems from our enemies mistakes...

It's misleading to say we are engaged in a war against terrorism," Mr. Lewis said. "If Churchill had told us that we were engaged in a war against submarines and war craft, we'd be in a different world today. Terrorism is a tactic, it is not the enemy."

The enemy, he said, is Islamism, which he placed as the third in a sequence of ideological deformations that have taken place in his lifetime, the first two being Nazism and Bolshevism.

"There is only one way to deal with Islamism: to mobilize the Muslims themselves on our side," Mr. Lewis said. "Nazism and Bolshevism were a curse to their own people before they became a threat to the world. We must strive for the same situation. … Perhaps it is our only solution. We must free them or they will destroy us."

Mr. Lewis said his optimism in facing Islamism derives from his expectation of foolishness and error on the part of our adversaries, noting historical examples such as Hitler's exile of his best scientists.


Anonymous skuleman said...

I believe Lewis is correct, and the "Church of Political Correctness" is the Chamberlain of our time.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duh the enemy is not Islam, it is selfish people period!
(real conservative)

11:02 PM  
Blogger Muslims Against Sharia said...

Rejected by PBS:
"Islam vs. Islamism" - video

7:18 PM  

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