June 25th 2008
‘ll keep this simple. On Cheat-Seeking Missiles, I use “Islamism” to refer to the jihadist, expansionist, freedom-hating, woman-demeaning, gay-killing, terrorist arm of Islam, and “Islamist” to refer to the followers of this branch of Islam.
I understand there is another form of Islam, which I refer to as Islam, whose practitioners are Muslims. When I say “Islam” or “Muslim,” I do not mean “Islamism” or “Islamist.” I also don’t use the term “moderate Muslim” very often, not because I don’t believe they exist but because I understand it’s no longer … uh … kosher to use the term:
Muslims in general do not like using the term, understanding it to indicate an individual who has politically sold out to the “other” side. (source)
That “other” side wold be us. So by this definition, there are only two kinds of Muslims – those who subscribe to the jihadist philosophy and Uncle Alis, or whatever the Arabic counterpart of “Tom” is.
Well, that certainly raises some questions, eh?
Islamism and Islam are common memes at C-SM. Both are listed in the “Categories” section on the home page, as are several other related terms, like “Islamic countries” and “terrorism.”
For an excellent article on why Islamic law, Sharia, cannot be accepted as a replacement for our Judeo-Chrisitian based legal system, read this post by the Watcher of Weasels.
Comments? You can always reach me at email2laer[@]yahoo[dot]com.
3 Comments »
Leave a Reply
[The "Comment Box" is WYSIWYG except that you have to double space between paragraphs!
Type it the way you want it to look -- Just remember to double up those line spaces.]
You must be logged in to post a comment.