Friday, March 24, 2017

Sadly for the the Brits and Western Civ as a Whole, Theresa May Gets Ensnared By Some Slippery Semantics

Is what happened in London the other day due to something that ends in an "ic" or an "ist"? The British PM insists it's the latter:
Ms May replied that she believed it was not right to use the term, suggesting that such ideology was  “perversion”. 
“I absolutely agree, and it is wrong to describe this as ‘Islamic terrorism’,” she said. 
“It is ‘Islamist terrorism’, it is a perversion of a great faith.”
A few "unperverted" words of  wisdom from the "great faith" may provide a clue as to where Ms. May went wrong (dead wrong, truth be told).

And, to be clear, an Islamist is merely someone Islamic who is into sharia and heeding the religious obligation to wage jihad on infidels until such time as they feel themselves to be subdued and agree to pay a tax (called the jizya) to their overlords.

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