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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Emerson: There is a difference between Islam and Islamism

 ‎"There is a difference between Islam and Islamism -- between people's practice of a faith and attempts to mix that faith with a radical political agenda." -- Steven Emerson, expert on terrorism.

 I support that important distinction. There are different interpretations of Islam. Even conservative, fundamental interpretations of Islam do not have to support Islamism and its often violent extremism. Mark Finkelstein