Radical Islam a Perspective on Muslims. Our Safety and Security.
It’s time that we stop playing with politically correct speech and start addressing and quantifying the real issues upfront and get them out in the open.
Radical Islam has been defined variously as a movement of Muslims who harken back to earlier times and seek to return to the fundamentals of the religion and live similarly to how the prophet Muhammad and his companions lived. Islamic fundamentalists favor “a literal and originalist interpretation” of the primary sources of Islam (the Quran and Sunnah), and seek to eliminate (what they perceive to be) “corrupting” non-Islamic influences from every part of their lives, and see “Islamic fundamentalism” as a pejorative term used by outsiders for Islamic revivalism and Islamic activism.
“Containing the spread of radical Islam must be a major foreign policy goal of the United States,” Trump said in April in the first of two major foreign policy speeches he delivered during the campaign. “Events may require the use of military force. But it’s also a philosophical struggle, like our long struggle in the Cold War.”
This is not new and the effects of Radical Islam has been felt worldwide and addressed once before through The Crusades, a series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period, especially the campaigns in the Eastern Mediterranean with the aim of capturing Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Islamic rule, to recapture Christian territory and defend Christian pilgrims. The term “crusades” is also applied to other campaigns sanctioned by the Church, fought to combat paganism and heresy or to resolve conflict among rival Roman Catholic groups, or to gain political or territorial advantage. The term crusades itself is early modern, modelled on Middle Latin cruciatae, and has in more recent times been extended to include religiously motivated Christian military campaigns in the Late Middle Ages.
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