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In this stunning intervention, literary colossus V.S. NAIPAUL says ISIS is now the Fourth Reich [tr]
UK Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2015 | V.S. Naipul

Posted on 03/23/2015 6:25:43 AM PDT by C19fan

Imagine a world in which a young man is locked in a cage, has petrol showered over him and is set alight to be burnt alive. Imagine the triumphant jeering of an audience that has gathered to witness this. Imagine, also, a 12-year-old child with elated determination on his features shooting at close range a kneeling man with his arms tied behind his back. Then picture the spectacle of a hundred beheadings of victim after victim in humiliating uniforms, their hands and feet bound, kneeling with their backs to their black-robed executioners who wield knives to cut their throats as though they were sacrificial lambs.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fourthreich; germany; iran; isis; israel; lebanon; naipul; nazis; syria; unitedkingdom; vsnaipul; waronterror; yemen
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I was watching on a documentary on the SS on Nat Geo or Smithsonian. I was thinking how similar the ideology of ISIS is with the Nazis. Both want to revive a past that never existed. Both want to eliminate the evolution of civilization and society from that mythical past. The Nazia wanted to replace Christianity with a perverted form of the Nordic pagan religion. ISIS wants to eliminate all the developments in Islamic thought and ideology. People talk about ISIS wants to go back to the Medieval era. If that was true that would be an improvement over the current state as Arab civilization was the most advanced in terms of philosophy, medicine, science, etc. A Catholic nun who visited Cordoba in Spain during its height described it as "Jewel of the World". The Arabs burst out of the Arabian peninsula and liked what they saw so they tried to imitiate it. But ISIS wants nothing to do with that.
1 posted on 03/23/2015 6:25:43 AM PDT by C19fan
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“My first book was called Among The Believers “

I was trying to remember the title of this book just this weekend. The ‘Believers’ are the world’s Muslims living in Muslim countries circa 1980, when the revolution in Iran was the first indication that trouble was brewing. Good book, prophetic even.


3 posted on 03/23/2015 6:37:04 AM PDT by Pelham (The refusal to deport is defacto amnesty)
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To: C19fan

You need to see Glenn Becks presentation of the Armies of Armageddon from last week. The links presented by Beck are stunning.


4 posted on 03/23/2015 6:41:26 AM PDT by EBH (And the angel poured out his cup...)
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To: C19fan

It is a very good read.


5 posted on 03/23/2015 6:47:54 AM PDT by ansel12 (Palin--Mr President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.)
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To: C19fan
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.


6 posted on 03/23/2015 6:50:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro
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All the fools who hated the United States and dreamed of the end of the Pax Americana,

all the Americans who worked to destroy the health and power of the USA,

all who sat idly by as mushy-headed Leftists lead America into a downward spiral of decadence,

all the fools who believed the propaganda of the Left,

who reveled in the decay of Western Civilization,

all the fools who scoffed at the warnings,

all who preferred to indulge in the pleasures of decadence rather than face the truth--

Fools all of them! They are getting what they asked for.

There is a karma that grants the wishes of fools!

7 posted on 03/23/2015 6:52:53 AM PDT by Savage Beast (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. --George Orwell)
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If that was true that would be an improvement over the current state as Arab civilization was the most advanced in terms of philosophy, medicine, science, etc.

Arab civilization around 1000 was roughly on a par with civilizations in Byzantium, India, China, Japan, etc.; not "the most advanced in the world."

It just looked that way to people from Western Europe, which at the time was really, really backward. And not aware of the others, with the exception of Byzantium.

ISIS, to the extent it knows what it wants, intends to return to the time of Mohammed and the Rashidun, the first four "Rightly Guided Caliphs." To most really fundamentalist Sunni Muslims, Islam started going downhill with the murder of the last of them in 661.

8 posted on 03/23/2015 6:54:46 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: ansel12

The world has been there done that (50+million dead, many slain in unimaginable brutality!)… we understand when Netanyahu said “Never again”. Yet modern day “Neville Chamberlains” insist on looking the other way as the encroaching barbarians demand another Holocaust to “finish the Jew” and conquer the world. Seems there’s a strange affection by modern “progresssives” for the totalitarianism that is ISIS (Obama?).

Study history... in early WW2, Leftsts in England, USA and Europe were reluctant in their support of the war against fellow socialist Hitler… only after he attacked the precious “socialist experiment” Soviet Union (June 22, 1941) did they fully join in the fight. Is WW3 soon?


9 posted on 03/23/2015 6:58:49 AM PDT by FiddlePig
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Jews are some of the most compassionate people in the world.

Jews who voted for odumbo are some of the most compassionate, misguided people in the world.

10 posted on 03/23/2015 7:18:49 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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V.S. Naipul is my favorite author.


11 posted on 03/23/2015 7:32:30 AM PDT by Lorianne (fed pork, bailouts, gone taxmoney)
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V.S. Naipaul is a fine writer, a conservative, and is strongly pro-American. In the miserable days immediately after the 9/11 attack, he wrote an opinion column that was unreservedly sympathetic to the U.S. and expressed complete confidence that we would rally the world against Islamic terrorism and hunt down and kill Bin Laden.


12 posted on 03/23/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Lorianne

Interesting many of the greatest living English Lit authors are not ethnically English.


13 posted on 03/23/2015 7:37:44 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Rockingham; Lorianne

Can you recommend any of Mr. Naipul’s works? Just as a background I mainly read history and Victorian Lit.


14 posted on 03/23/2015 7:53:25 AM PDT by C19fan
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15 posted on 03/23/2015 7:57:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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Nazis were worse... they kept it bureaucratic and efficient. ISIS is bunch of sadists who will burn themselves out...
16 posted on 03/23/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Racism is racism, regardless of the race of the racist. - Freeper RipSawyer)
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Well, really, all of it.

Among the Believers and Beyond Belief are a must.
Others I would recommend are:

A Way in the World
Guerrillas (concerning conflicts and guerilla warfare in Africa)
A Bend in the River (concerning guerilla warfare in Africa)

The Middle Passage: Impressions of Five Societies – British, French and Dutch in the West Indies and South America (travelogue, histories of these places)

He wrote many books and short stories about Trinidad (an island in the Caribbean where he was born and grew up). Some are autobiographical or based or fictional but based on real historical events and real people he has knew


17 posted on 03/23/2015 8:15:36 AM PDT by Lorianne (fed pork, bailouts, gone taxmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Thanks!


18 posted on 03/23/2015 8:17:59 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Imagine a world in which the president of the United States is “sympathetic” to Islamic terrorism, who aids, abets and excuses Islamic outrages, and never misses a chance to denigrate the state of Israel.


19 posted on 03/23/2015 8:54:16 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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Obama’s Arab “Spring” is exactly the success he dreamed of.


20 posted on 03/23/2015 9:02:54 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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