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  •  Jihadi. That's what everyone else calls 'em n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      the Admin took "terrorist" off the table as an "official" descriptor.  Failing "Islamist" one is left with what, "Salafist", "Wahhabi", what?

      "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

      by EdMass on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:12:08 PM PST

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      •  Salafist, Wahhabi... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...these are some of the terms Muslims use.  We differentiate between these groups because we understand the differences each group has.  Not all of these groups have the same beliefs or philosophies.  It's not that difficult to make the distinction, but most non-Muslims would rather not make an effort to learn, preferring to use the dog whistle instead.

        Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

        by JDsg on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:13:33 PM PST

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