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"Islamist" is wonkish

Reader comment on item: "At War with Islamic Fascists"

Submitted by Dan Schwartz (Cherry Hill, NJ) (United States), Aug 14, 2006 at 12:51

Sorry, Dr. Pipes:

I disagree with your choice of terminology: Islamic fascism is more hard-hitting, especially in today's "sound bite" society; while Islamist is for the egghead set.

It's this terminology in publications -- Especially pre-9/11 writings -- that didn't give your important work the exposure it, sadly, needed; i.e. John Q. Public didn't "get it." It's in this same vein that my vote is for Islamic fascist and not Islamist.

Dan Schwartz

Cherry Hill, New Jersey


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