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Moderation can happen, but is not natural

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Submitted by Henk Twerda (Netherlands), Aug 13, 2002 at 17:54

The Quran contains very few punishment laws. That means that the whole system of sharia is mainly based on the traditions and not on the Quran.

That leaves open the pesibility that Muslims in the future will see the traditions the way many Christians see the Apocrypha, and that they will abandon Sharia and fundamentalism, but it can also go an other more extreme way. Both are possible
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