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moderates v. extremists - a question of degree or two distinct critters?

Reader comment on item: The Limits of Terrorism
in response to reader comment: MUSLIMS ARE NOT NECESSARILY TO BE TERRORISTS

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), May 10, 2009 at 00:11

Nozzi (pbuh) writes:

"Even though we, moderate muslims, discourage vandalism, riots and etc., muslim extremists have put us ashame and that affects our morality."

But your moderation has made you slack in opposing extremism. Why do we not hear of powerful efforts among the 'moderates' to expose and effectively oppose extremism - within Islamic countries.? Could it be that , once in power - extremists pretend to be moderate and silence all oppostion ? e.g. Hamas - or even the government of Iran or th? Ie basket case of Pakistan. If this is the case - then Muslims should look at reforming their political systems - and their rules for implementing the theocratic fantasy of a sharia based political/legal system.
Don't expect the West to come bailing you out time after time because you can't manage that relatively simple task.

".....The same as there is one Torah. However, the interpretation of Torah is entirely different among religions and that causes the existence of Judaism, Bible Presbysterian, Methodists, Catholics and etc."

Nothing wrong with a bit of diversity. Would you prefer a more monolithic islamic suffocating straightjacketed ambience? .I don't see too many Catholics or Methodists suicide bombing or killing Jews where I live.

"There is one buddhism book and yet there are different denominations.".

Right. And no Buddhists insisting that only they are right and that there ever should be a Dar Al Gautama. And that all the non-Buddhists are 'infidels' . I haven't heard of a government of a Buddhist country allowing the stoning to death of a woman for having an affair. Nor have I heard of a former Buddhist being beheaded because he changed his practice or religion - or because he said something about Buddha - which the Buddha himself would have probably laughed off as being a manifestation of ignorance if he had heard it personally. I haven't noticed one of them flying planes into buildings, blowing up themselves to take out other human beings.


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