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Submitted by VK Tiwari (India), Jan 2, 2010 at 01:35

Mr Pipes,

I am submitting following few problems on the subject.

(1) Moderate Muslims did not organise a movement or build a platform to register their difference from Radical Islam. Alternatively, they have organisations like CAIR etc to defend the activities of radicals. A single protest against radicals will not work (remember Salman Rushdie, Tasleema Nasreen)

(2) I agree that changes may have occured from its origin in Islam. But changes have been insignificant and it happens as its suits the radicals. For example, radicals are using banks for their terrorist activities whereas receiving interest on bank deposits is completely banned in Islam. On the other hand, equal rights for women, Population drive, Jihad against other religion (serious problems) will not going to change in near future as it may harm the theory of Dar-Ul-Islam. I would like to hear from you that if any significant changes occurs which hammers the radical thoughts.

(3) Peaceful co-existence with other religion is still a big problem. Due to deomographic changes(population drive) if some part of a country become Muslim majority then they demands to become free state with Islamic rules. But what will happen to the minority.

(4) Radical Islamic thoughts like Wahabi, Salafi etc are being spreading in place of moderate thoughts like Sufi Islam.

In view of the above, how we can expect that Islam will change in near future.

Submitting....

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