There is one thing to remember from Bush’s statements given yesterday following the alleged breakdown on a “terrorist” cell in London: The term Islamo-Fascists. Let me just point out that those who first coined the term were the clique surrounding Daniel Pipes and other apologists of Israeli actions in Palestinian territories and beyond.
The way this should be read is the following: the ideas and conceptualization of this plethora of right-wing intellectuals has finally gained ground in the top echelons of the US leadership. What is the related history since 9/11? Following the events, Bush condemned the attacks without mentioning any “muslim” factor in it. Then with the help of right-wing think-tank papers and recommendations, the 9/11 commission a couple of years later mentioned terrorists who believe in a “perverted form of Islam”. The enemy was more or less defined.
Yesterday the separation between the original demonizing ideologies held by Pipes and the likes and the official US administration stance was finally bridged. Bush uses the term – Islamo-Fascists – that Pipes has been using since the beginning of the 1990s. The time in which right-wingers were looking for an alternative enemy after the fall of communist USSR.
The Neoconservative ideological campaign has finally become completely internalized in lexicon of world politics. Future discourse cannot do without. There are no more non-dits, all the cards are on the table.