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The Democrats’ Problem With ‘Radical Islam’

By playing along with some Arab governments’ denial of the existence of a problem with the ideology of those on the fringes of Islam, Nadia Oweidat, a lecturer of Islamic thought at Georgetown University, argued that the Democrats’ approach can actually backfire on religious reformers. The tactic “can potentially alienate those who want to reform Islamic thought,” she said. “[If] the problem is viewed as non-Islamic, then you don’t need to address Islamic thought.”