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I wish you well in your efforts Chris

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Submitted by Sully (United States), Jul 5, 2007 at 13:56

I wish you well in your efforts to develop better ways to talk to so called moderate Muslims, but I'm not sure it's entirely proper for our secular government to debate a theological question, which is what the jihad and world conversion by the sword thing seems like to me. That seems like a question for Muslims to debate among themselves while we watch from the sidelines.

Til that question is resolved prudence would seem to dictate that we allow no new mosques in the US except as quid pro quo trades for new churches, synagogues and temples in majority Muslim countries, and no new entry of Muslim preachers into the US except as quid pro quo for Christian, Jewish and Hindu preachers admitted into majority Muslim countries.

After Islam as a whole sorts out whether it wants war or peace we can respond as appropriate to the religion as a whole or to those parts of it which are isolated and identified as outcasts by the others.

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