“Islamic Fascists” too extreme, does no good.

Thanks to President Bush and his team the term “Islamic fascists” is now well known and widely quoted in the media. Its a follow up, I guess to the earlier, Axis of Evil“.

Senator Feingold’s view that the term Islamic fascists does not help combat terrorism is on target. His opponents might claim that his views are politically motivated, but in the case I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt. The term at some level just antagonizes and isolates an entire community at some level. A large number of the terrorists might be Muslim, that doesn’t make all Muslims terrorists. Besides why drag the religion into it? One could argue that fascists of this kind exist at the extreme of most religious groups. Such rhetoric is unlikely to achieve any positives. In fact, it is likely to make even the moderate Muslim uncomfortable and upset, and make the world more divided, and less safe.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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