Instead of saying radical Islam, let’s start calling it reactionary Islam. Radical could mean all sorts of different things. Reactionary is more clear on why it’s bad. The right won’t like it though because they’re reactionaries too. Saying “radical Islam” is favorable to the right because then they can group people like anarchists, communists, and socialists with groups like ISIS, Boko Haram, and Al Qaeda, when in reality radical leftists strongly hate reactionary Muslim groups (look into the PKK, a communist Kurdish group kicking ISIS’ ass), just like we hate reactionaries of any religion (or lack of religion).
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