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Islamists vs Muslims

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Apr 14, 2012 at 23:29

Dear Dr Pipes:

In Islam there is no separation between and church and state and, arguably, a lot of Islamic dogma hides imperialistic and expansionistic politics under the umbrella of a religion. So it is difficult for a Muslim to not be a Islamist. But, still, there may be one Muslim to whom Islam is more a matter of spiritualism and faith and less of politics and expansionism. For that Muslim, we should differentiate between Islamists and Muslims. Even if in today's world all Muslims are Islamists, we should fancy a world where Islamists are a very small minority.

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