Monday, June 13, 2016
Now that the words Radical Islam is being bounced about more and more in more quarters, I propose that the words are not good enough.
Jihadism is fine. It defines the ACT of violent beliefs in Islam. But the word Radical Islam is not enough. It doesn't cover enough ground.
The apologists will sooner or later - when we are hit again and again - accept and use the words Radical Islam. But in doing so, they will use those words to protect their cherished narrative. Most Muslims are not radical and do not hold the jihadist beliefs. If we continue to use the words Radical Islam we will give cover to those apologists who want to say that mot Muslims are moderate ignoring the polls of Muslims who support the basic tenets of Islam and use them to advance a POLITICAL AGENDA - otherwise known as the Political Jihad that IBA has been covering for years and is worse than the violent jihad - because it is invisible and the apologists cover it up and defend it in a number of ways. Political Correctness is one of them.
So I propose the word religious fundamentalism which is defined as:
A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adhere to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.
We should stop using the term Radical Islam and use instead FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM. That term covers both the violent jihad and the political jihad that is just as dangerous and does not give shelter to the 'moderate' Muslims who adhere to the fundamental tenets of Islam and at any moment - could tun into jihadis. And if they do, they hold values and mores in opposition to our Christian-Judaeo and Constitutional way of life.
This would be the litmus test. Are you as a Muslim a fundamentalist? How many of the tenets of Islam do you hod? Sharia Law?
What do people here think.