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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-07-04 09:09 PM
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32. Be as condenscending as you wish.
In arabic, anyone who practices Islam is a Muslim, from Mu + Islam, meaning one who does or practices Islam.

There is no such thing as an Islamist any more than there is such a thing as a Jewist.

You practice Islam or you do not.
You pratcice Judism or you do not.
You practice Christanity or you do not.
etc...

Radical fundimentalists of any stripe are just that -Radical fundimentalists, and have often lost the message they claim to be operating in the name of. But let's call them for what they are - Radical Fundimentalists.

Words like Islamist are created by the likes of Danial Pipes for the express purpose of Identifying all of Islam (the primary root of the word) with the actions of the few. Demonization through the use of PC buzzwords that the unthinking can parrot and echo the words of their anti-Islamic masters with.

You may wish to allow othere to define the language for you, so as to frame the meaning of the debate to their ends.
Meanwhile Muslims know they are Muslims, and they embody Islam. There is no Islamistization beyond them. :silly:

peace


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