Who is the enemy?
Posted by aogFriday, 20 September 2002 at 18:02

Steve Den Beste is at a loss for a good name to describe who our enemy is in our current war. He has settled on "Arab Traditionalism". Overall I think that the lengthy description of the enemy is correct. I think that a better term would be based on "Caliphate" because what the enemy really wants is a return of the Caliphate as it was. It is not sufficient to have an over arching Islamic empire but that empire must be the leading light of the world as it was at its peak. So I would go with "Calipharians" (or maybe "Caliphascists", but the term "fascism" has been eroded to just mean "bad people" rather than a specific philosphy of government and society).