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Muslims love/hate "Islamism" relationship

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Submitted by Frankz (United Kingdom), Jun 14, 2014 at 23:21

Muslim's in case you hadn't noticed(and in fact you have) hate many things.

Can't you even be honest and admit that mostly they fear them for the moment. Certainly ISIS haven't encountered much committed resistance in Iraq so far.

What they will almost undoubtedly be successful in is polarizing and inflaming the region.

The fact is that their opposition will have to adopt some of ISIS's brutality in order to effectively resist them. Which predictably will have to be noted and added to the score so that this can once again be portrayed as generic sectarian conflict. No doubt it will become that to some extent.

ISIS haven't been unsuccessful in Syria yet and no reason to assume anything different here.

They don't have to achieve total victory. This is a red herring.

To assume that this will ultimately lead to a disiliusionment with "Islamism" is nonsense. In may in some quarters but they will be marginalized. Islam doesn't follow a Western paradigm as expedient as it may be to pretend otherwise.

Anyway, it seems to me that so called "Islamism" can mean whatever you want it to - a very convenient built in feature of this nonsense term. If Islam is considered to be a neutral state then "Islamism" can't really have any credible tangible link to extremism.

This is a progressively degenerative disorder and should be diagnosed as such. Failure to do so seriously undermines credibility.

Erdogan is forever. There is no going back and there is no going forward. Unfortunately it is time to get out and walk. When one does this one sometimes remembers what great distances actually are.

Thank you.

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