Friday, April 27, 2007

For All Those Perplexed by Islamism

I came across this on the Spero News site and found it interesting:

Islamism: a disease within Islam

The West is weak, but Muslims are mute when it comes to Islamism and terrorism. The apologies of the West and the Church reinforce Islamist violence.

Thursday, April 26, 2007
By Samir Khalil Samir

Both Western and Muslim communities tend to understate, if not hide, the strong link that exists between Islamism and terrorism. This is demonstrated by the lukewarm reactions to the killings of Christians in Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan and the indifference and silence with regard to the massacres between Sunnis and Shias in Iraq.

Instead, it is essential to understand the intrinsic bond which exists between Islamism and terrorism. Islamism, this literalist interpretation of the Koran and the Sunna, arrogates the right to penetrate into the details of the believer’s life and to determine every aspect of his behaviour. In this way, it easily transforms the believer into a docile instrument in the hands of those who hold religious authority.

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