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Mohammed the Islamist

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Submitted by ECAW (United Kingdom), Mar 4, 2015 at 05:20

Elsewhere Daniel Pipes asked was Mohammed an Islamist or a Muslim.

Wikipedia defines Islamism as " a set of ideologies holding that Islam should guide social and political as well as private life". Mohammed was clearly then an Islamist even though Daniel Pipes comes to the opposite conclusion by playing with words (ie the concept of Islamism only came into being in the 1920's). This is why I agree with Islamists who say that what we call Islamism is the authentic Islam of Mohammed and that those we call moderate Muslims Mohammed would have called hypocrites. That should be our starting point, uncomfortable and even threatening as it is.

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