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Islamism and Islam

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Submitted by Vinodgupt (United States), Sep 15, 2006 at 12:31

It has become common to use the word "Islamism". Isn't Islam itself an "ism"? How is "islamism" different from "Islam"?

Similarly how is an "Islamist" different from a Muslim? What does an "Islamist" does or believe in that a Muslim does not?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

See my "Islam and Islamism - Faith and Ideology."

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