Reader comment on item: Islam vs. Islamism
Submitted by K T Thomas (United Arab Emirates), May 15, 2013 at 11:35
Ron Thompson is absolutely right. Those who seek to differentiate between Islam and Islamism are engaging in massive self-deception which could ultimately endanger the existence of western civilization itslef. There is no such thing called Islamism or moderate Islam. There is only one thing which is rightly called Islam. Any person who seeks to make bogus distinctions between moderate Islam, Islamism and real hard-core Islam can jusitifiably be accused of becoming an intellectual dhimmi.
... Daniel Pipes is ... thinking that 'moderate' Muslims can be co-opted by the civilized West to confront the real Muslims following pure, unadulterated Islam. Most moderate Muslims only appear so to the civilized western man. In fact, most moderate Muslims are on the same intellectual wavelength as the jihadis. They have only chosen to be more soft-spoken and liberal in appearance to help advance the ultimate goal of Islam which they share with the jihadis which is, global conquest. Islam must be brutally exposed and intellectually defeated if the West -- that is a big if -- wishes to avoid a costly and bloody military confrontation with Islam, as seems likely in the future.