This is war, but unlike any other war in history. The genocidal ideology and doctrine is never spoken of, and if it is, it must be spoke of with respect and deference. Enemies of the genocidal ideology are targeted for smear and defamation. Adherents to the ideology are given special class status and protections from phantoms and bogeymen that have been created out of whole cloth.
How did this understanding of Islam become so widespread? Are the mosques teaching against it? No. It is true Islam, authentic Islam. Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in mosques, even as several hundred young Muslims from the US have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State. If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs to teach against this view of Islam.
But the admission is still veiled by the nonsense phrase “radical islamist.” It’s not “radical,” it’s Islam. And “islamist” is a Western construct. What does it mean to say that someone or something is “Islamist” as opposed to “Islamic”? Nothing, really, except that the person speaking doesn’t want to offend Islam by speaking unwelcome truths about the political nature of the religion.