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Islamism is following of Islam!!!

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Submitted by Jaladhi (United States), Dec 10, 2010 at 17:24

Sergio, your observation that "Your distinction between Islam and Islamism, although appealing, is fundamentally wrong" is absolutely correct. Islamism is nothing but following of Islam as per their book. One cannot separate Islamism from Islam and therefore to say Islamism is some thing other than following of Islamic principles is wrong. However, separating Islamism from Islam gives Muslims a free pass that those doing the jihadi work are not really Muslims and are Islamists which most Muslims are not.

We are simply fooling ourselves if we fall for this dubious distinction between the two. All Muslims practice Islamism and are therefore Islamists - otherwise they won't be Muslims at all !!!

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