Has Islamism Become Europe’s Fascism of the 21st Century?

Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Paul Martin


Current manifestations of Islamism in France and Germany eclipse the threat of fascism posed by nationalist movements and national security measures, according to a French political scientist.

Fears of the return of traditional fascism are a result of an obsession among pundits and academics with the idea that “the belly is still fertile from which the foul beast sprang”, French political analyst Vincent Tournier told Atlantico.

As a result, Tournier says, the analysts misinterpret key events, such as the revocation of citizenship for terror convicts, as a return of fascism, because of two mistakes.

“The first [mistake] is to believe that history repeats itself, when the current extreme right has nothing to do with the old fascism. The second is to not take seriously the emergence of this new totalitarianism that is Islamism,” Tournier said.

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