I consider it a racist term because its use by muslims is derogetory 99% percent of the time. The conotation for its use is negative and meant to be demeaning.
As such, I take it as an insult and a class label. It just stinks of insulting rhetoric. Maybe I am wrong but I find it insulting and demeaning.
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Zionism is the national movement for the establishment of a Jewish homeland.
Since the Jewish homeland was established like, over 61 years ago, today Zionism simply refers to being pro-Israeli.
Claiming that it refers to Israel's "political expansionism" is quite hilarious, seeing that Israel has given away over 33% of its lands from post-Six-Day-War in 1967, till today, something that one cannot associate with expansionism.
Calling it an expansionist is even more laughable than calling Venezuela a Democracy.
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