13 December, 2015

How to Beat Islamic State - WSJ

How to Beat Islamic State - WSJ: "Islam is a religion, and like any other faith, it is internally diverse. Islamism, by contrast, is the desire to impose a single version of Islam on an entire society. Islamism is not Islam, but it is an offshoot of Islam.

It is Muslim theocracy.

In much the same way, jihad is a traditional Muslim idea connoting struggle—sometimes a personal spiritual struggle, sometimes a struggle against an external enemy. Jihadism, however, is something else entirely: It is the doctrine of using force to spread Islamism.

 President Barack Obama and many liberal-minded commentators have been hesitant to call this Islamist ideology by its proper name. "

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