— Maajid Nawaz (@MaajidNawaz) March 4, 2015
Islam as a distinct entity from Islamism is an interesting idea – and so powerful that most world leaders are professing it is the only truth on this issue. But it is not an idea which anyone who has actually read the Koran and the Hadith (Muhammad’s biographies) can hold. In fact, all the Islamic terrorists the world has seen since the 1980s have been inspired not by random rage but by these core texts of Islam.
It would be wonderful if there really were a terrible bunch of people called ‘Islamists’ who focus solely on the less peaceful aspects of Islam as an excuse to wage war. After all, there are so many nice Muslims who are not waging war and live peacefully amongst us – what else…
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