Even Newt Gingrich, in his attempts to tell the truth about Islam, falls short in his description of that particular enemy. Here is his statement from his website:
Understand our enemies and tell the truth about them. We are engaged in a long war against radical Islamism, a belief system adhered to by a small minority of Muslims but nonetheless a powerful and organized ideology within Islamic thought that is totally incompatible with the modern world.
This is somewhat more accurate than Romney’s position which is basically “Jihadism is no part of Islam.” At least Gingrich dares to name the name “Islam.” Romney disassociates Islam from Jihadism which is both cowardly and wrong. Obama disassociates all Islamic terror from any term associated with Islam, whether it be Jihad, terrorism, or any word the media has used in the last 10 years associated with violence in the name of Islam.
The kind of speech given in the video below at least gives hope that someone understands:
But saying “…radical Islamism [is] adhered to by a small minority of Muslims… within Islamic thought…” also misses the mark.
Radical Islamism is the CORE of Islamic thought. It may not be the core of most Muslim thought, but it IS the core of Islamic thought.
C’mon people, wake up!