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Reader comment on item: Distinguishing between Islam and Islamism

Submitted by Dvan S. (United States), May 2, 2003 at 17:09

The issue, so it seems to me , is the conflict between Theocracy and Democracy.

Islamis an extension of the belief system whose chief advocate was Mohammed.

It was spread throughout the world by force and violence and continues to be.

Is it not dishonest to suggest one does not follow the other? The Islamist belief system will always embrace the Theocratic, using the ruse of .."Popular participation" as a politically correct replacement for democracy. In those areas where Islam has installed itself, great pressure is placed on non muslims to comport to the majority muslims. I am not optimistic concerning the long term survival of representative Democracy there.

The masses will seek the "..Opiate" of Theocracy. Much easier to "Submit" than to apply reason and rational thought.

We see the Academic community embracing this Islamist movement as a multiculture equal to the western Socratic State. The western elites will see Islamism as a bonafide social structure and will act on that belief. Islamism is a failed belief system and should be vilified aggressively just as the totaltarian systems of the 20th century were.
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