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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:56 AM

41. No. But I'm not a wordsmith by any stretch. I agree with criticising fundamentalism of any ilk.

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ISIS are not fundamentalist, they are a terror organization. They are genocidal. That is the real estate staked out by Obama. Genocide was, at one point a thousand years ago, acceptable in a religion. It is not any more.

The word phobia is important because people are really scared, or being stirred up to be being really scared. of all of Islam, of every muslim because of genocidal maniacs in ISIS. They are conflating terrorism and a cult with the religion as a whole. The point of the word is to take the religion back from those who would conflate be they the right wing in the USA or the jihadists of ISIS.

This is a war. A war fought on the battlefields and towns of Iraq and Syria and the suburbs of California. A war fought on the internet. A war fought with the meaning of words. If you want to cede territory to ISIS with your vocabulary you go ahead. The President obviously will not. I don't know what your motives are.... I can't imagine why the right would want Obama to lose so bad that they give in to ISIS. Think of it as a war of aspirations. Cause that is what it is.

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