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Submitted by SALVADOR AVINA (United States), Feb 2, 2003 at 21:36

Am I missing something? This is what I understood between Islam and Islamism: Islam is more traditional, it sticks to the rules of the Koran. Loyalty is crucial; in short, it is a religion with rules that its followers must reinforce to win God's favor, that is to say; literally taking the Koran.

As to Islamism, it is more like a way of adopting to life, not necesarily practicing the Koran, but to the changes the world brings. Since it is more of an idealism than a religion, it controls the way people live; it is not what the person wants to do, but whoever controls the movement that rules it.

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