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So what does that mean?

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Submitted by Pat (United States), Jul 7, 2007 at 20:20

Ibne,

Exactly how do you define "moderation" in Islam? Does it mean that others are to be subjected to the jizya but not killed or forced to convert? Will they be left alone as long as they submit to sharia law? Can a woman go out in public without a male escort and without covering her hair? Does it mean a non-Muslim's word carries equal weight with a Muslim? Does it mean Muslims will live under a secular government? The proof is in the pudding. What part of the Quran would you disallow? What part of Muhammad's teachings would you declare no longer valid?

I don't know what is "moderate" about the desire for worldwide domination. The idea may never come to fruition but those who seek it are committing horrendous acts and the "moderates" are deafening in their silence.

It's my belief that the "moderates" simply have no stake in this fight and that it doesn't really matter to you which side prevails. As a Muslim you can live under an Islamist government with little difficulty. A secular regime will honor your rights as an individual, so it's win-win for you. Secular or Islamist, you have a foot in each camp and can live in either situation with no problem. You will simply go along with whichever side wins. This attitude doesn't win friends or influence people. Neither side can trust you completely because you speak in generalities. When we call for specifics moderates mumble something about diversity.

I find Muslim calls for tolerance and diversity absolutely hysterical, given Islam's refusal to tolerate any other view and Muslims' violent reaction to anything that questions Islam. Please tell me how I am wrong. Thank you.

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