COMMENT: We’ve seen any number of pictures of Sunni Islamofascists and Shiite Islamofascists. The picture at the link below shows supporters of embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad pledging to fight for him and his Baathist party.
Secular in orientation, the Baathists nonetheless draw overtly on fascist tradition. There is no gesture in Muslim or Arab history or culture resembling this all too distinctive salute.
For some background on the historical development of the Arab/fascist connection, it is recommended that listeners download and read Cairo to Damascus, available for download for free on this website.
Here’s the link to the picture of the pro-Assad rally: http://www.daylife.com/photo/01gl0fggTX7l0