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Islamism versus Islam

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Submitted by Carl Goldberg (United States), Jul 20, 2017 at 12:50

Let's get our definitions straight. "Islamism" is nothing more than the manifest expression of the ISLAMIC goal, from the Koran and the Sunnah, to make Islam triumphant throughout the world and victorious over all other religions, just as both Allah and Muhammad commanded. "Islamism" cannot possibly be separated from Islam, itself. You cannot take Islamism out of Islam without jettisoning a huge portion of the Koran (Allah's literal word) and the Sunnah (the words of the most excellent example for all human beings to follow because Allah said so.) Good luck with that! None of the "reformers" have told us which portions of the Koran need to be rejected.

By the way, we did not have to murder every German or Japanese in order to defeat Nazism and Japanese imperialism. To defeat Islam, we do not have to murder millions of Moslems. We do, however, need to go after the institutions which teach and preach the ideology of Islam.

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