Author Raymond Ibrahim claims that Islamism is the “world’s most dangerous ideology,” according to a new video for Prager University.
Ibrahim begins the video by detailing the historically most dangerous ideologies in his view, which includes Fascism (Mussolini’s Italy, Nazi Germany, and Imperial Japan) and Communism (including the USSR, Mao’s China, and more).
He states that Fascism was the most dangerous in the first half of the 20th century, and Communism was the most dangerous in the second half of the twentieth century.
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According to Ibrahim, today’s “most dangerous ideology” is Islamism or radical Islam. He says: “Like fascism and communism, Islamism is totalitarian in nature. The state controls everything… Islamism is inherently expansionist.”
Ibrahim states what Islamism opposes- free speech, free enterprise, freedom to practice (or not to practice) any religion, freedom of assembly, free press, and fundamental human and civil rights.
He then describes how, rather than separating religion from the state, as Western governments do, Islamists believe that Islam should be unified with the state, and the state should be under Shariah law.
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He then details what Islamists believe about Shariah law, including things such as “anyone born Muslim must remain Muslim and face execution if they convert” and that “adulterers must be stoned to death.” He also states that Islamists condone polygamy and child marriage.
Ibrahim argues that what Islamists want is nothing short of world domination, and they are “prepared to kill” those who disagree with their worldview.
Is Ibrahim right about Islamism? Is it the world’s “most dangerous ideology?”
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