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Does the word "Islamism" exist in Arabic?

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jun 7, 2012 at 08:38

GMA215 wrote :

"There is no "Islamism," no "Islamists," no "radical Islam," no "moderate Islam." To add any kind of descriptor implies there is some sort of choice in Islam, and there isn't. There is only Islam. It is what it is:barbaric, violent, hateful, deceptive, discriminatory, and dualistic."

I fully agree with you,my friend. I'd love to learn from someone fluent in Arabic -especially Quranic Arabic- if it is in principle possible to twist meanings in Arabic - as is the case with English - to the point of inventing "Islamism" next to "Islam"?

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