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(Yahoo)   Suicide bomber in northern Mali kills one   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 54
    More: Fail, suicide bombers, Malian, junior officers, Bamako, Islamic extremists, explosive belt, armed forces  
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2013-02-08 07:17:48 PM  
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2013-02-08 08:24:31 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: /Islamists are farking idiots.


This is as good a place to ask this as any. WTF is up with the term "Islamists"?

After 9/11 there was a lot of criticism of Muslims in general and many people rightfully pointed out that not all Muslims are terrorists.

So we started hearing about "radical Muslims"

That seemed fair to me. After all, most Muslims are pretty reasonable people and don't want to blow me up. It's only the "radical" ones that are terrorists.

But for the last year or so we've been hearing about "Islamists". The term suggests someone who believes in Islam which in my mind pretty much means they are Muslim.

So are we back to calling all Muslims terrorists again?

WTF?
 
2013-02-08 11:36:19 PM  
No "Hero" tag for the bomb?

cgraves67: Mansa Musa really needs to pay attention and kick these barbarians out of his cultural borders.


+1 Intarwebz to you for the Civ4 reference.
 
2013-02-09 05:46:55 PM  

Happy Hours: But for the last year or so we've been hearing about "Islamists". The term suggests someone who believes in Islam which in my mind pretty much means they are Muslim.


Contextually, it means those Muslims who are actively working toward establishing governments based on Islamic religious law.

Ironically, within that same context, "Islamist" is usually used by a "Christianist"
 
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