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The Continuum between Islam and islamism

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Submitted by Philip (United Kingdom), Feb 23, 2016 at 09:23

Islam unlike Christianity never separated 'Church' from 'State'. In Islam of the Medieval Era an Islamic State, Nation, Community was integrally ruled by Sharia and motivated by the one dynamic: to establish Islam as THE 'Only True World Religious Governance' and to get rid of Infidels, by death, subjection, conversion (except where Infidels paid tax as under the ottomans then they were merely a useful human slave resource, much as the West is perceived by Saudi...). The 'Final Divine Revelation' had no room for other claimants.

As then so today. Islamism is merely a political label for this continuing reality within Islam. There is no such thing as a non-Islamist Moslem. The distinction is only between active Islam/ism going from propagandising, converting the Infidel, to Jihad military or otherwise, and passive Islam. Mosque, presence (thru immigration) and Conversion. It is probably a reality that Early Medieval Islam was conquering as much by the movement of passive Islam throughout non-Islam regions as by the power of sword and cavalry. Mosque, immigration/presence/, conversion.

Even passive Islam will not object to active Islamic activity, (proselytising, jihad); rather it will act as a resource reservoir for such (money, recruits etc.). So there are no 'boundaries'. More like a continuum that involves 'religion and State' integral and interacting. Such an alien concept to the secular West it clean goes under western psychological radar...

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