Dr Carlo Kopp
First published in Defence Today, Vol.6 No.1
Text, Line Art © 2007, 2008 Carlo Kopp
One of the little known realities of twentieth century history is the role played by Hitler’s Nazi regime in kindling the contemporary conflagration known as the Global War On Terror.
With the incessant and very effective propaganda war being waged by the Islamo-fascist movement in the media and the Internet, many of the deeper underlying issues in this conflict are being obscured, intentionally so.
When US analyst Stephen Schwartz coined the term Islamo-fascism to describe Al Qaeda, its multitude of franchises, and the Tehran regime, he elicited considerable argument. To date academic analysts and scholars remain divided on the use of this term. This is unfortunate insofar as these regimes/movements and the underpinning methodology of public control are clearly fascist in every respect, once the veneer of fundamentalist Islamic propaganda is stripped away. Schwartz cites his own definition as ‘Islamofascism refers to use of the faith of Islam as a cover for totalitarian ideology’. (περισσότερα…)