Islamism as politics

Framing Islamism as politics instead of religion would go far in defeating the aegis of political correctness which protects and deters an honest, hard look at this nightmarish religio-political movement.

Treating Islamism like other political-ism which threatened the world – e.g. such as fascism, communisms, Marxism – is a step in the right direction and is long overdue.

According to Kepel … political Islam originated in Egypt in the 1920s when the Muslim Brotherhood resolved to go beyond observing sharia (Islamic law) to establish a full-fledged Islamic state. Their slogan was “The Quran is our constitution.” (Read more)

Our failure to confront radical Islam is there for all to see:

At long last, the debate on Islamism as politics, not Islam as religion, is out in the open. Two weeks ago, Jack Straw might have felt he was taking a risk when publishing his now notorious article on the Muslim veil. However, he was pushing at an open door. From across the political spectrum there is now common consent that the old multicultural emperor, before whom generation of politicians have made obeisance, is now a pitiful, naked sight. …[Read more]

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Posted on October 17, 2006, in Islamism. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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