Reciprocal rage: why Islamist extremists and the far right need each other

Source: Vox News

How two complementary extremisms are defining global politics.

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Global politics in the early 21st century is being defined by two complementary extremisms: Islamist extremism and the far right.

This is the argument that Julia Ebner, a research fellow at the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue, makes in her new book The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far Right Extremism. Islamist extremists like ISIS and al-Qaeda claim that the West is at war with Islam, and far-right groups like the English Defence League and Generation Identity claim that Muslims are at war with the West. This makes Islamist extremists and the far right rhetorical allies, Ebner argues, as they desperately need each other in order to push their narratives.

I spoke to Ebner about the book and why she worries that these two ideologies are trapping us all in a spiral of mutually reinforcing hatreds.

A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.

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  1. What God say about the extremist?

    As God say in Bible and Quran:
    1. The wise men of knowledge have brought society to prosperity and peace, to The extremist clerics, to bring destruction and calamity to their followers and to the people.

    2. The radical / extremist clerics (Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddha ) deceive their friends, and dry up their followers into sensual and humiliating lives, seeking ways to harm others, even the word hurt / slander.

    3. And do not incline to those who do wrong / oppressors that cause you to be touched by the fires of hell.Q.11; 113.

    4. And indeed most (from radical intolerant clerics) really want to mislead (others) with their lust without knowledge. Lo! Thy Lord, He is the one who knows the transgressors. Q. 6: 119.

    5. And so We have set in every country the greatest villains in order that they ( extremist) may commit the deceit of the land. And they do not deceive but themselves, and they do not realize it. Q.6: (123)

    May help you to understand about extremist charecter.
    Bery dangerous, they are the evil agent on earth.
    Be careful to choose your leader or cleric.


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