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We don't have time to discuss "what is extreme, superficial, fundamental". The tone of your responses shows that you focus on own confirmation bias rather than open judgement of differences and their significance. There are many ways to sort Wikipedia facts. Some specific sorts would be optimal to see capably where the world is "stretching" now - but it is too costly for us to debate this fully academically. Nor we are qualified, or determined to have actual impact.

It is only since recently that I consider historical-social-religous-psychological backlashes against progress, enlightenments seriously. Here I have an occassion to share newly informed contemplations. But my time is limited, so I am not on a big educational mission.

To me, "political demand" versus "zealous supply" is a significant distinction. As for Sunni caliphate aspirations, I refer to this acclaimed Atlantic article for a start: "What ISIS Really Wants"

by das monde on Tue Jun 14th, 2016 at 05:53:56 AM EST
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We don't have time to discuss "what is extreme, superficial, fundamental".

If you aren't prepared to back them up, then don't throw around such sweeping accusations. Which BTW you continue in your next sentence. Same about sweeping claims.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Jun 14th, 2016 at 12:05:26 PM EST
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Ironically and in a few ways, this discussion exemplifies what is apparently wrong with progressive aspirations. We do not have all energy to really sell Rationalism to everyone. And our rigid criteria limits own understanding of other sentiments.
by das monde on Tue Jun 14th, 2016 at 09:18:40 PM EST
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