But the admission is still veiled by the nonsense phrase “radical islamist.” It’s not “radical,” it’s Islam. And “islamist” is a Western construct. What does it mean to say that someone or something is “Islamist” as opposed to “Islamic”? Nothing, really, except that the person speaking doesn’t want to offend Islam by speaking unwelcome truths about the political nature of the religion.
There are no lone wolves in the global jihad. It is a worldwide war in which education, income, color, race are of no import. There is but one objective — holy war in the cause of Allah.
This call to holy war evokes Linda Sarsour’s call for a jihad against against President Trump. It’s all of a piece.
“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached,” Pope Benedict XVI quoting a 14th-century dialogue between Byzantine emperor, Manuel II Paleologus, and a Persian Muslim scholar in a speech he gave at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria.
Another in a long line of devout imams who somehow “misunderstood,” Islam or so the media and academic elites like to tell us. These useful idiots assure us they know more about Islam than devout Muslims who study Quran and Hadith all day every day and wage holy war in the cause of Islam. Like Muhammad.