The Religion of War?
Bill Quick

Pajamas Media » Islam, Islamism, and Moderation

The distinction frequently drawn between Islam, which is said to be moderate and peaceable, and Islamism, which is understood as a perversion of the cardinal tenets of the faith, seems both academic and unhelpful. Dutch politician Geert Wilders has claimed that no distinction exists “between good Islam and bad Islam. There is Islam and that’s it.” Might he be right?

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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The Religion of War? — 6 Comments

  1. “…Islamism, which is truthfully understood as a perversion the embodiment of the cardinal tenets of the faith…”

    FIFH – The notion that there is any effective “distinction” possible between Islam and Islamism is simply that – a notion, and a false one. The two are effectively indistinguishable.

    “There must obviously be something inherent in Islam which allows for large numbers of believers to kill and maim without compunction while sacrificing their own lives in the process.”

    Now he’s getting it…only, instead of “allows for”, it’s more like “directs” or “commands”.

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