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  •  Jihadism, in all its forms (3+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, slipper, SuWho

    is a terrible thing. It should be opposed across the board, not selectively.

    •  Wrong – this implies that the concept of (5+ / 0-)

      Jihadism in Islam is inherently evil. It is not. The way in which extremist Islamists have bastardized the concept, just as Tea Partiers have vis-a-vis conservatism, is at issue.

      "If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation." - Judith Butler

      by David Harris Gershon on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 09:53:51 AM PDT

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      •  The central core of today's Jihadism (1+ / 0-)
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        is the murder of innocents.  Whether that's how it was defined originally is irrelevant, words change meaning all the time.  And the murder of innocents is about as evil as it gets.

      •  OK -- I will modify my comment to say (1+ / 0-)
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        that Jihadism as practiced to further an extremist political agenda should be opposed consistently, not just when it suits one's fancy.

        •  How about "extremism in all its forms"? Because (2+ / 0-)
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          highacidity, kharma

          Christian extremists might substitute "crusade" for "jihad," while Zionist extremists might use "holy war" - the common thread is the extremism that values ideology more highly than human life, safety, and dignity.

          preborner: (n.) one who believes that the right to life begins at conception and ends at birth.

          by 1BQ on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 10:53:14 AM PDT

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