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Islamology 101

LonfromPen Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:55 AM
By the end, the discussion of shariah is so facile that it would include the great majority of Muslims, even though the great majority of Muslims are not part of anything related to al Qaeda. It is to Brennan's credit that he is trying to protect us from May's band of ignorance even in an article from May.
t252 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:59 PM
You've said so many wrong things I don't know where to start. It is obvious you are commenting on things you know nothing about. SdAufKla who commented right before you, explained it quite well. Your babbling about Kremlinology (as if your mumbo-jumbo adds credence to your comments), has nothing to do with the article. You don't seem to understand that islam is defined by, the koran, sharia, sira, hadith, as well as allah, and muhammad. Not by your nonsense.
t252 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 12:26 PM
Apparently you know nothing about islam, and yet you insist on making uninformed asinine comments.
Google “Islamist” and you’ll get more than 24 million hits. Google “jihadist” and you’ll get millions more. Yet I bet the average American could not tell you what it is that Islamists and jihadists believe. And those at the highest levels of the U.S. government refuse to do so.

Why? John Brennan, the top counterterrorism adviser in the White House, argues that it is “counterproductive” to describe America’s “enemy as ‘jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate...