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Philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy Calls ISIS Islamism the ‘Third Fascism’

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Bernard-Henri Levy. Photo: Itzik Edri via Wikimedia Commons.

Bernard-Henri Levy. Photo: Itzik Edri via Wikimedia Commons.

The Islamism promulgated by groups like ISIS is the “third fascism of our time,” declared French author-cum-philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, during an interview with i24 News in Tel Aviv-Jaffa this week.

Lévy elaborated on his point: “[This Islamism] obeys the same law. Now what do I mean by that? I mean that it is the third attack on civilization. First we had Nazism, then came communism, and now today we have Islamism which attacks all the values which we stand for.”

Lévy said he felt ISIS was “weaker than we think it is.”

“It is stronger in Paris or any other city in the free world, however, wherever Daesh has its bases, it is a paper tiger, it is weak,” he said, using another name for ISIS.

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“In order to eliminate this threat completely, we need real political will which until now we haven’t seen,” he said.

Lévy was in Israel to promote his new book, The Genius of Judaism. 

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