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A More Logical Analysis

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Submitted by Joseph Wahl (United States), Jul 30, 2003 at 14:51

It doesn't make good sense to attempt a tight categorization of behavior within ethnic-religious groups. Each contains members who might exhibit deviant radical behavior under certain conditions. For example, the Al Aqsa mosque that sits on the site of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is a source of Jew-hatred sermons based on teachings from the Koran. These sermons have motivated Muslims to murder Jews in Israel. I see this as an example of authentic Islam merging with militant, or radical Islam. In other words, there is no difference between "Islamism" and "radical Islam"-both are authentic Islam.
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