The word Islamist is a politically correct term for Islamic.
Politicians in the West don’t want to believe that Islam might be intolerant and anti-Western.
In addition, they are hoping that Islam is moderate.
The Prime Minister Theresa May said the Westminster terror attack in March 2017 was Islamist terrorism, not Islamic terrorism.
It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism; it’s Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith.
This act of terror was not an act of faith. It was a perversion; a warped ideology, which leads to an act of terrorism like that and it will not prevail.
What does Islamist mean?
A person who believes strongly in Islam, especially one who believes that Islam should influence political systems.
There are two parts of Islam: religious Islam and political Islam.
Islam is a religion as well as a culture and political ideology.
It has a rule for every single aspect of life.
Furthermore, it’s a common misconception that Islam is only religion based on the Koran.
Islamic doctrine is found in the Koran, Sira (Mohammed’s biography) and the Hadith (Mohammed’s traditions).
Reading of all three books (Koran, Sira, and Hadith) shows that the political aspect of Islam is larger than the religious aspect.
Most of the Islamic doctrine is about the ‘Kafir’ (non-Muslim).
Muslims are strictly forbidden to have a religious relationship with non-Muslims.
So, the relationship that Islam has with the Kafir is not religious but political.
Therefore, the dictionary definition that says that an Islamist is ‘especially one who believes that Islam should influence political systems’ should apply to most Muslims.
Theresa May used political correctness to describe Islamic terrorism as Islamist terrorism.
Also, she fails to understand the ideology behind the terrorist attacks.
The terrorists want to impose sharia law in Britain and will use violence to achieve it.
However, many who are not violent terrorists share this ideology.
Consequently, these people are the sea in which the Islamic terrorists swim, and without which the terrorists could not survive.
In two world wars, most British people were not in the trenches or on the battlefield, but they still supported the war effort.
For many ‘moderate’ Muslims, sharia law is not extremist Islam.
It is Islam.