Socialism, Communism, Nazism, Fascism and Islamism.
If Islamism is not the same as Islam what would the ”moderate” counterpart for Socialism (and the other ”isms”) be?
Erdogan sees no difference:
”PM Erdogan: The Term “Moderate Islam” Is Ugly And Offensive; There Is No Moderate Islam; Islam Is Islam”, Memri Turkish Media Blog (August 21, 2007).
Socialist, Communist, Nazist, Fascist and Islamist.
If an Islamist is not the same as a Muslim what would the ”weaker” counterpart for Socialist (and the other ”ists”) be?
Clearly a socialist can be more or less moderate/radical but she/he still remains a socialist.
If we do propagate some kind of moderate form of Islamism (speak Islam) what would then be wrong in propagating also a moderate form of e.g. Nazism and Fascism?
Of utterly importance is not only to debate and criticize the ”isms” (or any other totalitarian ideology) but also to debate and criticize the role (actions and/or ignorance) of their supporters, since without their supporters they would de-facto not or no longer exist.
When it comes to any totalitarian ideology you need to fight it actively because if you try to ignore and/or deny what is happening, it will inevitable be forced upon you and your country.
The option of being neutral doesn’t exist and you will also be responsible for that it happened resp. is happening since you let it.