Two 20th century dictators who drowned mankind
in blood: Hitler and Mussolini
Fascism is known as an ideology that was born and flourished in the 20th
century. It spread rapidly across the world in the wake of World War I,
with fascist regimes coming to power in Germany and Italy in particular,
but also in such countries as Greece, Spain and Japan, where the people
suffered greatly from the oppressive and violent methods employed by their
governments. Against this oppression and violence, they could do little
more than cower before it. The fascist dictator and his administration
heading such systems, where brute force, aggression, bloodshed and violence
were the rule of the day, sent waves of terror throughout the society
with their secret police and fascist militia, paralyzing the people with
fear. Furthermore, fascist administration was implemented in almost all
levels of society, from education to culture, religion to art, the governmental
structure to the military system, and from the policing organizations
to peoples' private lives. Ultimately, World War II, initiated by fascists,
was one of the gravest calamities in the history of mankind, leaving as
many as 55 million dead.
A view of the "German bombing of London," taken from the cover of
the Illustrated London News
However, fascism is not an ideology found only in history books. Although
today there are no states that call themselves fascist or who practice
it openly, there are, nevertheless, in many countries in the world, governments,
political groups and parties who follow fascistic policies. Though the
names and tactics have changed, they continue to inflict similar suffering
on their people. There is also a possibility that the coming deterioration
of social conditions could lead to further growth in the support for fascism.
For that reason, fascism is a continuing threat to humanity.
This book has been written to confront this impending danger. It is intended
to expose fascist tendencies that arise under various methods and forms,
and to reveal their true root and aim. Another goal of this book is to
remove the "religious" facade that fascism sometimes hides behind, and
to reveal it as a system completely opposed to true religion.
In order to cure a sickness, it is first necessary to identify the virus
that causes it, to then fight it, and find an antidote to it. In this
way, the conditions that enable it to thrive can be eliminated, thus doing
away with the sickness itself. In a similar manner, to be free of the
horror of "fascism," one must fight its ideological basis and the influences
that aid it in its growth. As we shall come to see throughout this book,
the fundamental principle behind fascism today is Darwinism, which is
deceptively portrayed as a scientific theory although it is not. Nevertheless,
Darwinism, which professes such claims as "human beings are developed
animals," "Some races have been left behind in the evolutionary process,"
and "through survival of the fittest, the strong survive and the weak
need be eliminated," has been the source of numerous harmful ideologies
throughout the 20th century, and, especially, fascism. Therefore, as we
shall be exploring in detail, Darwinism bears much of the responsibility
for the oppression and violence that has been brought about.
Even if we live in a country where there is not a fascist movement or
fascist practices, where those who have sought to promote them have been
checked, and where Darwinism has not been widely accepted, we must not
lower our guard. All people of conscience must engage themselves in an
ideological struggle against all forces and ideologies that cause mischief
in the world and aim to destroy peace and order. God has ordered man to
live in peace and security. In the Koran He commands:
You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace (Islam).
Do not follow in the footsteps of Satan. He is an outright enemy to you.
THE GREATEST DISASTER OF THE
HISTORY OF MANKIND
The Second World War, which
fascism was responsible for, was the worst tragedy in the history
of mankind, leaving 55 million dead in its wake.
Until the 20th century, wars
were always fought on a particular front, and between armies on
those fronts. However, in the 20th century, the Nazis deliberately
bombed civilian populations, as well as systematically murdering
them in concentration camps. These terrible scenes of Jews and other
innocent inmates in Nazi concentration camps and ghettos are but
a few examples of Nazi brutality against civilian populations.
This barbarity was based more
in support of an ideology than as part of a military strategy. This
ideology was a barbaric one, which claimed that there was a "struggle
for survival" among the races, and that this was a "law of nature."
Its origin is found in the paganism of ancient times and in the
so-called Darwinist "science."