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Moderate Islamism

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Submitted by Stephen (South Africa), Oct 31, 2012 at 05:53

Western governments and media by and large follow western values of self-critical analysis, but to a fault of being apologists for all the ills to the "other" . The New York Times, BBC etc speak of moderate Islamism/Islamists, and of "militants" as committing acts of terror. This is not reciprocated in Arab and Islamic political thought which by and large has no such p.c. sensibilities and where a victim-mentality as well as an over-weening hubris prevails. A potent cocktail. If both worlds were a person they would need to be in therapy as each is their own worst enemy.

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