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Jihadism vs terrorism

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Submitted by Yusuf (United States), Dec 23, 2015 at 14:06

"Terrorism" should more appropriately be called "jihadism" or "acts of Islamism" or "acting out Islamic doctrines." Terror is a method. Methods lack attribution and motive. (External) Jihad or Islamism are the attributions, goals, and motivations. Language pertaining to bloodshed motivated by Islam should be as distinct and as Islamic methods of such violence. Ideally journalists and police will cite the Islamic Holy scriptural and fatwa sources motivating such jihad.

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I discuss this at http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2015/06/no-terrorism-terrorists

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