- Fascism is a nationalistic political philosophy in which the state's power is combined with that of the corporate sector.
- Islamism rejects nationalism.
- Islamism rejects corporatism.
- Islamists are bitter enemies of actual neofascists (e.g., the Baath party) in the contemporary Middle East.
- No Islamist movement has ever installed a fascist government.
- Fascism is manifestly a secular movement; most Islamists vigorously reject secular authority.
- To the degree that any Islamist movement "parallels" any fascist movement in any meaningful way, this can only take place in a universe where the terms "Islam" and "Islamism" mean only "that with which non-Muslims are unfamiliar and are likely to fear" -- and "fascist" and "fascism" mean "that which an individual personally finds objectionable." BrandonYusufToropov 12:08, 17 Jan 2006 (UTC)
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