http://www.bigthink.com/the-world/the-middle-east/8943

Azar Nafisi Professor, Johns Hopkins Univ.; AuthorUploaded on 03/18/2008

 Azar Nafisi posted: "Calling them the Muslim world – why don’t we call France, England, Germany, and United States the Christian world?"

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 -why don’t we call France, England, Germany, and United States the Western world?'

WE DO.

 -why don’t we call France, England, Germany, and United States the Modern world?'

WE DO.

 -why don’t we call France, England, Germany, and United States the Free world?'

WE DID.

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Islamism:  (Arabic: al-'islāmiyya) is a term that denotes a set of political ideologies holding that Islam is not only a religion but also a political system, the teachings of which should be preeminent in all facets of society. Islamism holds that Muslims must return to earlier models of Islam by introducing sharia, or Islamic law, into modern society. Islamism often espouses pan-Islamic political unity.

 Islamism also often asserts that western military, economic, political, social, or cultural influences in the Muslim world are un-Islamic and should be replaced by purely Islamic influences.

 An Islamist is a person who holds a set of political ideologies holding that Islam is not only a religion but also a political system.