‘Do we really need further convincing of the threat we face?’

“Hezbollah’s black-clad legions goose-step and stiff-arm salute in parade, apparently eager to convey both the zeal and militarism of their religious fascism…. Meanwhile, we in the West who worry about all this are told to fret instead about being ‘Islamophobes’. Indeed, a debate rages over the very use of ‘Islamic fascism’ to describe the creed of terrorist killers – as if those authoritarians who call for a return of the ancient caliphate, who wish to impose 7th-century sharia law, promise death to the Western ‘crusader’ and ‘Jew’, and long to retreat into a mythical alternate universe of religious purity and harsh discipline, untainted by a ‘decadent’ liberal West, are not fascists.”

No, it’s not David T at Harry’s Place. It’s Victor Davis Hanson in the US neocon journal National Review.

NRO, 1 September 2006