What is Islamism and what is Islam?

“Islamism is a trend within Islam, at the moment a very powerful one… ”.
Islamism is “a totalitarian structure”.
“Islamism is modern, just like fascism and communism are modern”.
“We defeated fascism and communism through wars. Is there a chance to defeat Islamism and just have Islam the religion?”
The above are excerpts from an interview that Middle East analyst and renowned Islam scholar Daniel Pipes gave to Citizen Times. The interview is highly topical, not least in Sweden one week after an Islamist terrorist carried out a suicide bombing in the capital city, Stockholm.
Read the entire interview, ”You can’t fight Islamism with ideas coming out of Europe” on danielpipes.org.
For other highly interesting and perceptive insights into Islamism and terrorism, read the following:
Melanie Phillips
Radio Sweden
New Media Journal
New English Review
The Economist
The West, Islam and Sharia
Daily Mail: Nursery Terror
Daily Mail: Stockholm suicide bomber, a family portrait
The Guardian
The Telegraph
Indian Express
World News
The Australian
Greensboro News
LA Times
Jihad Watch
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