It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired. I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue. I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe. I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great.....
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Islam and Islamist
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Have you noticed it? The mainstream media is finally (after six years) starting to identify the real enemy. Rather than referring to them simply as mere terrorists and extremists (both nonspecific terms), it would appear they've been taking a hint from conservative radio talk shows, and putting an "Islam" identifier in their news stories. Although the term 'Islamofacism' appears to be too harsh for media elitists to utter, they have made a subtle distinction between 'Islam' (the supposedly "peaceful" religion) and 'Islamist' (the warlike ideology of promoting Islam at all costs). Those who embrace this ideology are called 'Islamists,' as opposed to mere 'Muslims' who are simply peaceful practitioners of Islam. All together, the subtle distinction is discrete but nevertheless effective. I'm just glad the mainstream media is finally identifying who we're at war with. Nice of them to finally get on board -- too bad it took half a decade.