In a video uploaded Monday for Prager University, author Raymond Ibrahim explained why he believes Islamism, the most radical form of Islam, is the “world’s’ most dangerous ideology.” After its upload to YouTube Monday, the video racked up over 165,000 views by Tuesday evening.
Ibrahim began by comparing Islamism to fascism and communism, two dangerous ideologies responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of people, including those who fought against them.
As he laid out his case, it was clear to see that Islamism posed an even larger threat to the world, as its followers are about as extreme as one can be. He also made a frightening point about the expansionist attitude that the ideology encourages, which the world has witnessed over the past year in Iraq and Syria with the unprecedented growth of the Islamic State group.
“Islamism wants the entire world governed by Shariah,” he said, as he explained their hatred for the West. “And anyone who opposes Islamist expansionism is the enemy and must be destroyed.”
Ibrahim discussed the barbaric treatment of women, as well as the severe punishments issued under the ridiculous rules of Shariah law, which often include death and torture.