The NYT packs a lot of attention-grabbing content into this photo caption:

While most Kurds are Sunni Muslims, the guerrillas reject Islamic fundamentalism. Instead, they trace their roots to a Marxist past and still espouse what they call "scientific socialism" and promote women's rights.

We never hear about Islamism from the Kurds, do we?

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