G25 member Tawfik Ismail was recently quoted as saying Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar had then practised so-called 'Islamofacism
' back then in a bid to hedge against Islamist party PAS.
For, if it were true, any and all measures taken against Muslims, however brutal, would be justified, and Israel would indeed be a frontline state, resisting "Islamofacism
" to prevent another Auschwitz.
As the reader gets bounced around from chapters focusing on the rise of individualism to forgery in the world of art, from negative ad campaigns to Islamofacism
, we are left without a clear idea of what is supposed to tie all these themes together.
Attention was given to Norman Podhoretz, World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofacism
(New York: Doubleday Publishers, 2006).
Some on the American Christian Right are now calling for all-out war against "Islamofacism
," and recent presidential endorsements from the Religious Right even suggest that winning the "clash of civilizations" with Islamic fundamentalism is really another "'rite" issue, perhaps even a higher priority than their traditional concerns such as abortion.
After drawing criticism for their slight gestures toward foreign-policy realism, Romney and Huckabee have begun including sharp references to the "threat of Islamofacism
" in their speeches.
We are facing our most dangerous enemy ever, and it is Islamofacism
, not global warming.
And our Up Front section features Carl Coon and Mel Lipman addressing the sticky problem of finding some nuanced middle ground between Islamofacism
on one side and Islamophobia on the other.