Definition: Pseudo-Islamic Terrorists
This is a far more apt name than ‘Islamic’ or ‘Muslim’ or ‘Islamist’ or ’Islamic Fundamentalist’ Terrorists. All these other terms give a mantle of legitimacy to those that do not deserve it and that have been rejected by mainstream Muslim authorities (even if many of us don’t know about it b/c these condemnations are not frequently enough broadcast by the media and less-forceful than they should be).
Militants that kill innocent civilians in the name of religion should not be allowed to cower thereunder. Instead, they should be exposed as the false messiahs that they actually are.
By calling them “Pseudo-Islamic” Terrorists, we acknowledge the link they proclaim, but we explicitly deny the validity of that link, rob them from any legitimacy, and actually highlight their falsity and harm.
If there is no progress towards a two-state solution, the next wave of violence will be an INTRAfadah within the West Bank. *** Intrafadah: a violent uprising like the first and second intifadah, only this time instead of Palestinians fighting the Israelis, the fighting will be within Palestinian factions, as it was in Gaza, pitying [...]
Doing something out of ‘self-interest’ but defining self-interest in a broad enough and sufficiently long-term &/or sufficiently consequential way that bears in mind societal impact. Example: working to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not ‘altruistic’ at all. It is based on the imperative to prevent a tragic world for our offspring. It is based on [...]
Resorting to violence to attain an absolutist vision which denies the humanity of the other. See also Militant Absolutism. We use this term at OneVoice to define in neutral non-partisan terms that which the overwhelming majority of people (mainstream moderates) need to counter to seize back the agenda for peace. .
Someone who overwhelmingly prefers vegetarian dishes but who will choose a rare meat or poultry dish when it looks exceptionally tasty. .
It struck my mind as I heard a Muslim chant, Alahuh Akbhar, (God is Great) that it is truly beautiful artistically, yet I am pretty certain it evokes the worst images among much of the Western world, because of the association with terrorists that many have. It struck me how much harm terrorism has caused [...]