Skip to comments.What Is the Difference Between Islam and Islamism? ?
Posted on 11/30/2012 4:00:03 PM PST by teflon9
The term Islamism was coined to differentiate Islam as modern ideology from Islam as a faith. It became necessary to make this distinction after the Iranian revolution of 1979, which gave rise to the popular use of the term: "Islamic fundamentalism." The use of fundamentalism to describe Islam spread so fast that by 1990, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defined fundamentalism as "the strict maintenance of traditional Protestant beliefs" and "the strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam."
Ironically the more the media embraced Islamic fundamentalism as a term, the more scholars of Islam looked askance at it. Some felt that fundamentalism didn't capture the methodology and style of Iran's revolution and similar Muslim movements. Others, especially those sympathetic to the new Muslin movements, felt the term fundamentalist was unfair to progressive Muslims. Still, there were those academics who defended the use of the term fundamentalism.
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Probably the same difference between socialism and communism. No difference, except the speed that each works at.
None. Islam is an abomination worthy only of extinction.
If you say “Islamism”, then you can pretend that “Islam” is something different and cool. The fact is some people are better practioners of their faith than others.
Anything related to this sect should revert back to what our Founding Fathers and Winston Churchill knew it as, mohammedanism, with a little “m”! They knew it was dangerous and a false religion!
It’s analagous to murderous cult versus those who are under the spell of the murderous cult, i.e., cult versus cultism.
I prefer Islamunism as the correct term for the patriarchal-oligarchy that Islam craves.
People use the term Islamist instead of Muslim, although both are essentially the same thing.
Islam is the cult, and Islamism simply describes the attempt to spread it or impose it, primarily by force.
I have traveled all over the world and I have actually read the Quran (along with the Bible and a lot of other texts) and I can honestly tell you that to the Muslim mind, there is not one bit of difference. Islam, Islamist, Islamism are all the root thought and concept. It is only the west that tries to separate the terms.
I like the poster but I think it should be William Wallace.
Interesting however that you mention Randall Wallace...he was the screenwriter for “Braveheart” and for “We Were Soldiers.”
The article speaks of Islamism as political Islam that can be working to overthrow countries through politics and there are also the extremist Islamists who use terror.
The article did not mention secular Muslims. Though Turkey is being changed since I lived in Ankara for a few months there are tens of millions of secularists who do not want Islamism and sharia law. This English language article from Turkey (below) uses the terms as described in the posted article; but also acknowledges the tens of millions secularists.. many if not most I believe are Kemalists (after the founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey).
Here is the English language column from an Ankara newspaper (2010). Turkey is 99.9 percent Muslim. There is a "dangerous polarization between two broad political camps congregated around Islamists and secularists . . . Turkey, run by secular parties between 1946 and 2002 and by the AKP, a party with roots in political Islam, since 2002, is now severely split between secularists and Islamists."
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