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"Fit in?!"

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Submitted by Kevin M (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 18:45

Daniel, you said: "The goal, in brief, must be to adopt policies that will help them fit in."

If we can define a "muslim" as somebody who, in some way and to some degree, adheres or otherwise conforms to Islamic doctrine, then I can accept that there are "moderate" Muslims.

Simply put, they are what devout Muslims call bad Muslims or apostates.

There is no such thing as "moderate Islam." Islam is defined by its doctrine and historical sources of jurisprudence.

For example, I am a very bad Catholic/Christian because I utterly reject the passage in the Bible that calls for the separation of the races. But Christianity quite easily regards such Biblical passages as its crazy uncle that is locked into the attic every Thanksgiving when guests arrive for dinner. The Church would not survive if it were to demand obedience to this maxim. Christianity survives because of the Church, and the Church survives because of its popularity.

Islam has no unifying body. The Koran is the uncontestable word of Allah.

Therefore, exactly how can a western society help Muslims "fit in" in any way that prevents a devout belief in an intolerant, supremacist religion?

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