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militant islam is not radical islam

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Submitted by adel (United States), Jun 16, 2002 at 13:23

Mr pipes is right , radical islam is not the right terminology to descripe militant islam. There is a very big difference between them. I'm one of the newest fans to , Dr. pipes, his precise using of the term militant-islam is what attracted my attention.

Let me go back in time ... in 1992 , we had three main islamic movements in Egypt

* 'Eltakfir wa Alhejra'
* 'elsalafeioun'
* 'Elgama'aa eleslamia'

none of them is considered moderate moslem , let me give you a brief about them :

'Eltakfir wa Alhejra' ..
their idea is to examine the community around them , and if it is not a healthy Islamic society 'applying the teachings of mohamed to the fullest extent from the hadith and the koraan', then their duty is to declare to every one 'who is not a rightous beleiver , that he is an infidel (el takfir) , and to emigrate to the suburbs (alhejra-as is elmahajer the dirty bomb plotter) often to the egyptian-western desert , to start a new promising muslim comminities
in my opinion these are the people ,whom 'Muammar Qadafy-Lybia president' , usually used in his terrorist training camps (i have no clue if he still does that ).

'elsalafeioon'
these are what i call 'radical-islamist' , they are very peaceful people, but very radical , they always have a wish for a worlwide islamic nation but they do not support the overthrow of the 'non-beleivers' governments but they never lost their dream that one day a muslim "Lion" will bring the islamic nation back to life , they really are very peaceful people , but i believe it was a tactical move to hide from the government monitoring eye , and when things are calm again, they switch back to being aggressive movment

'elgama'aa eleslamia'
it goes under many names , i dot not know them all but, alqaeda , fateh , hamas ,el aqsa brigades, and of course the new-born
elqanoun (who claimed responsbility for the embassy bombing in Kiratchy-pakistan)

they all have one objective, they manipulate the political directives of mohamed ,__ taking advantage of the failure of the palistininas to conduct an intelligent resolution to the conflict in the holy land , due to their aggressive intentions , and irresponsible leadership __, and blame it all on israel and it's supporter in the west , and the US as super-supporter, no need to say , what is their agenda ,(we all know) , so i believe I make it clear that militant islam cannot be named radical islam.in 'saudi arabia' the wahhabis-movement is a radical movment , eventually it will generate militant-muslims (terrorists) , so we have to keep our eye on all of them , but not to mix-up.

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