“Islamist”, “Islamism”, it doesn’t matter, average Joe public and bigots don’t care, they see it only as Islam. They are not informed enough to make the distinction and don’t care to either. Ordinary Muslims are stuck between the devilish dogs of the Khawariji Daesh and pig ignorant bigoted Muslim haters. You can reason with neither one of them. I am at a loss for what the rest of us can do to stem this tide of hatred and division that has been unleashed. It is a pernicious poison, it infects and spreads quietly through suspicion and innuendo and it is taking hold of ordinary people who before would normally have no issue with Islam and Muslims, and would generally be immune to the bullshit pumped out by the Muslim haters and their media. Just how much worse can it get for us in the West?
ISIS/Daesh are winning, they are fuelling hatred and alienation of Muslims and pushing western governments into compromising their democratic ideals.