The claim that Islam is a political ideology and not a religion

Nationalism's Propaganda, a religion to channel manpower into the state
Nationalism’s Propaganda, a religion to channel manpower into the state instead of the church 

A statement that many conservatives say is that Islam is not a religion, but a political ideology. 

Why do conservatives make such a claim?

The worldview in the west that people take for granted today is the culmination of a perennial struggle between the spiritual (church) and temporal authority, (state) with the modern world today demonstrating the dominance of the temporal over the spiritual and now religion has been relegated to the private realm and completely divorced from any political activity.

Think of today’s worldviews not about some coherent mythology of human progress, but as an accumulation of the residues of ideologies that were born from history’s power struggles. 

So we have the dominance of the state, with ideas such as separation between church and state … Read More