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What happens when moderate Muslims have children?

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Submitted by CitizenWarrior.com (United States), Oct 29, 2007 at 23:08

I agree with much you say in this speech, Mr. Pipes, but the thing that worries me is that by "supporting" moderate Muslims, we still leave them doing what they're doing: That is, expressing their certainty that the Qur'an is the absolute word of Allah. And when the moderates raise their children, and those children become teenagers, they will be ripe for recruiting into radical groups. Why? Because they will, as any teenager is so adept at, see through their parents' hypocrisy -- that is, they will see that their parents "say" they are Muslims, but when the teen looks in the Qur'an and sees very clear and direct commands from the Almighty to wage continual jihad against infidels.

This is not anti-Muslim propaganda. I've read the Qur'an and it is perfectly clear. It also says, right in the Qur'an, that the teachings cannot be modified or modernized or selectively chosen.

I propose that the best way to approach this thing is to educate infidels. To encourage infidels to learn about Islam, to read the Qur'an, and then to instigate foreign and domestic policy with a clear understanding of that political doctrine (the Qur'an).

I also think the reason we have not heard much from the moderate Muslims is because they don't really have a leg to stand on. They say they are Muslims, but to be moderate they have to ignore much of the most basic Islamic teachings.

It's a tough situation. But educating our fellows seems to be the best course of action in the long run. We can start here: Islam 101.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Take Action NOW After CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON now!!! [235 words]YnnatchkahNov 5, 2007 17:24113151
The New Enemy [2870 words]Bob JackNov 4, 2007 22:06113104
Moderates will choose Islamism [38 words]TDBryanNov 2, 2007 21:54112968
Britsh "moderate" Muslim leaders' comments [71 words]VijayNov 11, 2007 10:11112968
What happens when moderate Muslims have children? [265 words]CitizenWarrior.comOct 29, 2007 23:08112608
Islam and Islamism - Semantics and Dangers of Obfuscation [202 words]SinghaOct 31, 2007 12:43112608
Islam and Separation of Mosque and State [733 words]jennifer solisOct 29, 2007 18:56112583
Great Point Jennifer Solis: GREAT.POINT- Bravissimo !!!!! [343 words]YnnatchkahOct 31, 2007 13:45112583
Very good point, Ynnatchka [327 words]jennifer solisNov 1, 2007 15:56112583
Sorry for the Delay [26 words]YnnatchkahNov 4, 2007 01:03112583
excellent [12 words]joyce s ghoshApr 19, 2008 00:57112583
Thank you [133 words]jennifer solisApr 22, 2008 01:49112583
Stuck [127 words]Joyce Singha-GhoshApr 23, 2008 10:16112583
So Much to address and always learning/Questions and dead ends (for The time being). [494 words]YnnatchkahOct 29, 2007 14:56112568
What "Islamist enemy"? [88 words]donvanOct 29, 2007 17:16112568
will not happen.. [296 words]donvanOct 30, 2007 10:21112568

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