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Ted Cruz and Frank Gaffney are going to make IslamISM and national security the focus of the election,

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Submitted by JOHN MOORE (United States), Mar 21, 2016 at 20:23

Ted Cruz : Frank Gaffney : Fred Fleitz : Jim Hanson : Center for Security Policy : The Muslim Reform Movement
Words matter! Names matter! Terminology, semantics, translation, call it what you want, but it doesn't seem possible for everyone involved in the national security crisis surrounding Islam to agree on names. I thought that I had sufficient understanding of words and names to separate the parts of the totalitarian legal-political-social system that is Islam.

I think that everyone agrees that ALL adherents to the religion and the totalitarian legal-political-social system of Islam are called Muslims. That seems to be the end of any agreement. I have been an advocate for The Muslim Reform Movement, because it is illegal, immoral and inappropriate to discriminate based on religion. They have promised, by way of their declaration to separate themselves from the political and militaristic Islam. Here is where the words, names thing comes into play. The reformed Muslims, the political Muslims and the militaristic Muslims ALL insist that they are Muslim followers of Islam. THAT is NOT going to work.

Some political advisers and most Muslims think that if you are a Muslim then you believe in all of the teachings of the Qur'an, hadiths, life of Muhammad, and sharia law. If you don't believe in ALL of that, then you are an apostate and therefore not a Muslim.
Many Muslim reformers, and non-Muslim critics and reformers use words and names that separate them from the political, IslamISM and its adherents IslamISTS. IslamISM and IslamISTS are the proponents and supporters of violent or militaristic jihadism, such as the Salafist jihadism of ISIS, and the destroyers of the World Trade Center.

I was thrilled to hear that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz had announced a high-profile national security coalition that will advise him on foreign policy issues. I felt certain that Frank Gaffney Jr. and his team at the Center for Security Policy would be able to make IslamISM and national security the focus of the election. Frank Gaffney Jr. and his team are infinitely capable and their talent is wide and deep, but upon further investigation I am not certain that they see that separation as I do, or that they can define it in words that we can all understand and agree on.
If Ted Cruz and Frank Gaffney are going to make IslamISM and national security the focus of the election, they are going to have to hurry. Ted Cruz is going to have to explain his plan to accept the peaceful members of "Vwxyz" religion, while rejecting the totalitarian, autocratic, political ideology of "KlmnopqISM" and their terroristic, militaristic warriors "QrstuvISTS." He is going to have to say something like that with words that Ted Cruz, Frank Gaffney, The Muslim Reform Movement, politicians, congress, the media, and I can understand. I am still hopeful that will still happen.
If Ted Cruz and Frank Gaffney are going to make "KlmnopqISM" and national security the focus of the election, they are going to have to hurry.

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