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Sure, there is Moderate Islam

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Submitted by Jayelle Farmer (Morocco), Sep 9, 2010 at 21:05

@Jason Jayelle: Moderate Islam is the expression given to the religion that everyday Muslims are going about living and practising. Islamism is the expression given to Muslims who have become far-right in that they are trying to impose their religious beliefs on the ROTW and use terror and murder (both illegal) in their attempt to achieve such a goal. Fortunately, the latter are a minority group. America, as we know, has laws that are against all such illegal activity. So, what do we do? We accept the normal people following their religion and prosecute the people who engage in murder and terrorism. We do not allow any group or ideology to eat away at the freedoms that we have through the Constitution and the upholding of law.

Jason: >Do you want a moderate faith with Arabian roots? A faith that is monotheistic, unitarian (as opposed to Christianity's concept of the Trinity), borrows temple rites rites originating from Meccan paganism, and holds that the Meccan temple is of Abrahamic origins? Fine. Can such a faith be moderate? Certainly. But it has to reject Muhammad, who was a false prophet and a terrorist, and the Quran, which was a Mein Kampf for Islamofascism.

Jayelle: No, I personally do not want a faith with Arabian roots, or the rest of what you mention, but to say that Mohammed was a false prophet is only an opinion, and usually an opinion that is offered by someone who has their own alternative personal religious beliefs. For all that any of us know, Mohammed may well have been the prophet of God. Are we 100% absolutely sure that he was not sent by God? If so, on what basis are we sure? On a basis of opinion or belief or what? People can be so quick off the mark to criticise and judge the religion of others, without having any solid foundation for their own beliefs, which usually (but not always) turns out to be lukewarm at most. Wouldn't it be something to find out after we die that Mohammed really was the prophet of God? I personally do not base my beliefs on bias, name calling or otherwise. To say that such a monotheistic faith would have to reject Mohammed is an impossible concept, as all world monotheistic religions base their beliefs on revealed Scripture, and the Scripture of Mohammed is the Koran. Without the Koran, the Arabs could not possibly have a monotheistical religion. The pre-Islamic situation in Mecca proves this point. The Meccans were polytheistic in their beliefs. It was the Koran that taught the Arabs the existence of the One God. If we personally claim any kind of religious or spiritual basis of speech and belief, then it becomes a solemn duty to follow a spiritual path, until the day that we die - not to become a part of a screaming mob that name-calls, becomes hysterical, is racist and intolerant of other religions. It doesn't matter if I or we don't believe what they or anyone else believes. Acceptance and Tolerance are the keys to Understanding in this life. The rest is irrelevant at most, and unimportant at least. I live in Morocco and it is the most normal of places. I have been here for nine years and have been visiting here since 1979, which is thirty one years already. People here are living day-to-day lives, going to work, going to the mosque, going shopping to the souk, etc. There are bars and night-clubs and cinemas and art galleries and all the rest of it, if people want them and have the money to do them, yet it is a Moslem country. Morocco has found the balance between Islam and modernity. Friendly and un-weird people here. Morocco therefore is a country that practises what anybody could truly call "moderate Islam". Thus your topic that "There is no moderate Islam" is now proved to be untrue. J

ayelle Farmer Sept 9th, 2010

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