What is Fascism?

My post on "Islamofacism" provoked a number of opinions as to what "fascism" is, so I thought I ought to look into a bit of history. Aside from being a general term of disapprobation, what is facism? Wikipedia has a nice history and some variations on the various definitions that have been popular here.

Fascism is a radical totalitarian political philosophy that combines elements of corporatism, authoritarianism, extreme nationalism, militarism, anti-anarchism, anti-communism and anti-liberalism.

Hmmm. So far I can't see anything Lubos would disagree with, but how well does it fit the various Islamic terrorists, insurgencies, and other violent sectarian groups? How about a little table?

Characteristic............. LM.......... bin Lad..........Hizb

corporatism .................Yes..........No................No
authoritarianism ...........Yes .........Not really........?
extreme nationalism...... Some.......No.................Some
militarism .....................Yes.........Yes...............Yes
anti-anarchism ..............?............ ?..................?
anti-communism........... Yes......... Yes ..............Yes
anti-liberalism ..............Yes......... Yes.............. Yes

I report - you decide.

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