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"Moderate" Islam

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Submitted by Skeptic (United Kingdom), Sep 8, 2010 at 08:48

Mr Pipes, you say "my allies often fail to distinguish between Islam (a faith) and Islamism (a radical utopian ideology aiming to implement Islamic laws in their totality."

I am not surprised your allies often fail to distinguish between Islam and Islamism. There is no distinction. A person either believes that the Koran in its entirety is God's word revealed through Mohammed, or doesn't.

Is your so-called "moderate" Muslim a person who doesn't really believe that the Koran is literally the word of God revealed through Mohammed, a bit like the cultural Jew who doesn't believe that the Torah was dictated to Moses on the mountain but likes his chicken soup.

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