Academics and social commentators spend vast amounts of time defining what groups like ISIS are. They fail to even get close to the core of the issue which is that they and groups like them (Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Al-Nursa, etc.) simply propagate a form of totalitarianism based on the religious doctrines of Islam.
Simply put, ISIS (and movements like them) propagate nothing more and nothing less than yet another form of totalitarianism. Fundamentally indistinguishable from Nazism or Stalinism. The only difference being that this time not the ideology of communism is the foundation of a totalitarian state but the doctrines of islam.
So let us speak plainly and drop the nonsense. The academics and commentators who use terms like ‘islamic fundamentalists’, or ‘islamists’ to describe the nature of ISIS are making an educated discussion ever more difficult. In fact they are polluting the discourse. They are confusing the public with terms that have value only in academic papers where they have given them meaning to suit their thesis’.
In reality the world is dealing with a known evil, totalitarianism. The supporters of which wish to establish an islamic theocracy in the lands where they live, some lands they deem important based on religious scripture and eventually the whole world.
Thus the battle lines are drawn and the camps are clear. It is those whom are in favour of a a secular government that face a group of tyrants whom adhere to an ideology that wishes to create a theocratic state.
It is us versus them.
For those whom are more visually orientated have a look at images of theocrats in Indonesia and images of Nazi supporters. You will see no difference except for appearance. Fundamentally they are the same.
- Indonesia (video showing Indonesian students declaring intention to establish theocracy in form of caliphate)
- Germany (video showing german soldiers pledging allegiance to Adolf Hitler)