We are watching the rise of Islamic fascism on a scale unprecedented in modern times. It may be wrapped in different symbols and trace its genealogy through a different line, but at its core, it is fascism. Listen to its virulent anti-Semitism, the explicit promise of genocide, the utter rejection – indeed, disdain – for fundamental principles of democracy, justice and human rights. There can be no doubt what is happening.
European fascism might have consumed all of Europe except for one gritty holdout – for more than a year, Great Britain stood in the breach. Had it fallen, the consequences would have been unthinkable.