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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-07-04 08:09 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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  -The new Israelophobes JohnLocke  Mar-04-04 03:49 PM   #0 
  - It's hard to be a pro-Israel progressive these days...  JohnLocke   Mar-04-04 03:50 PM   #1 
  - I can imagine  Forkboy   Mar-04-04 03:51 PM   #2 
  - LOL  Resistance   Mar-04-04 06:03 PM   #9 
  - But your sympathy is much appreciated.  Jim Sagle   Mar-07-04 12:37 AM   #20 
     - Dont mention it  Forkboy   Mar-07-04 01:43 AM   #21 
  - Contradiction in terms....  kalian   Mar-04-04 05:43 PM   #8 
  - It depends on how one defines "pro-Israel".  Darranar   Mar-04-04 06:18 PM   #12 
  - No.  Jim Sagle   Mar-07-04 12:36 AM   #19 
  - Indeed  Herschel   Mar-04-04 06:04 PM   #10 
  - The author of this article is not a progressive...  Darranar   Mar-04-04 06:17 PM   #11 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-04-04 04:33 PM   #3 
  - You seem to think that the author was talking about all Muslims.  JohnLocke   Mar-04-04 04:38 PM   #5 
     - Islamist...  PsychoDad   Mar-07-04 02:46 PM   #25 
        - Uh, no.  JohnLocke   Mar-07-04 03:20 PM   #27 
           - That is the PC term  _Jumper_   Mar-07-04 04:20 PM   #28 
           - Yes...  PsychoDad   Mar-07-04 05:11 PM   #30 
              - Good points  _Jumper_   Mar-07-04 08:37 PM   #33 
           - Then an Islamist...  PsychoDad   Mar-07-04 05:01 PM   #29 
              - Well, duh.  JohnLocke   Mar-07-04 07:06 PM   #31 
                 - Be as condenscending as you wish.  PsychoDad   Mar-07-04 08:09 PM   #32 
  - Yes, of course...  Darranar   Mar-04-04 04:34 PM   #4 
  - A conspiracy, no doubt.  bemildred   Mar-04-04 04:50 PM   #6 
  - Consider the source  Jack Rabbit   Mar-05-04 08:41 AM   #16 
  - Great.  lefty_mcduff   Mar-04-04 04:57 PM   #7 
  - but the IRA  Gimel   Mar-05-04 07:38 AM   #14 
     - For crying out loud  Spentastic   Mar-05-04 07:53 AM   #15 
     - You're going to have a hard time believing this  lefty_mcduff   Mar-05-04 09:17 AM   #17 
        - It's no surprise  Gimel   Mar-07-04 02:48 AM   #22 
  - The anti-Semitism card again?  _Jumper_   Mar-04-04 06:31 PM   #13 
  - Its not a "card"  YANG   Mar-08-04 01:38 AM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-05-04 11:26 AM   #18 
  - Wholly shit  La_Serpiente   Mar-07-04 04:57 AM   #23 
     - Here you go.  JohnLocke   Mar-07-04 06:58 AM   #24 
     - Distance and time  PsychoDad   Mar-07-04 02:55 PM   #26 
 

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