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Submitted by Ceen (United States), Sep 19, 2010 at 20:17

How did radical come to mean a person that follows their religion? The Islamic religious writings teach Muslims to implement Islamic laws in their totality. Their religion claims that Muhammed received revelation from Alah that includes teaching to kill non-Muslims by jihad. As far as I can tell the "radical Muslim" is thought to have made a higher committment to obeying Alah.

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