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At a certain level of religious homogeneity and officially-sponsored fervour, it's impossible not to add a religious qualifier to your political handle. My understanding of the MEK is that they varied from secularists to those fully in favour of the vigorous re-islamisation of Iranian society; but they shared their Marxism.

What they have become after decades of repression, torture and executions is another story; but I think it fairer to describe them as Muslim rather than Islamist.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu May 2nd, 2019 at 01:45:23 PM EST
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Muslim rather than Islamist
My point exactly.
by Bernard on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 08:12:58 AM EST
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Come, now. How much credit shall I give to Geert "The Hairshirt Crusader" Wilders for popularizing this word, "islamist"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 12:39:04 PM EST
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