Zandiqa calls traditionalists Islamists and Traditionalists who think we are modernists call us Islamists.
The word Islamist has it's roots in the Orientalist discourse who sought to manage newly conquered lands...
Over the years Islamists have come to denote radical guys like us. i.e those who advocate for Shariah.
It is often used interchangeably with Ikhwami, Qutubi or Jamati or simply Wahhabi.
So, do you see the pattern?
This divide among the Muslim Community is a very successful execution of the RAND doctrine for the Muslim Community.
We are not really interested in compromises for safe spaces for an unplanned dawah scheme. Ask any celebrity Shaykh today.
Chances are that they have none at all.
I might ask people to be more fair in their critique of feminism, crt or whatever and I might challenge the Madhabists and Sufis but at the end of the day my allegiance is to the Quran and Sunnah.
It will be a long while before we can truly break out of this Orientalist paradigm.