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Optimism and wishful thinking cannot substitute for cautiousness

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Submitted by car313 (India), Nov 1, 2011 at 16:33

Muslims all over the world have time and again demonstrated that given a choice they would like to be governed by sharia. In the absence of a choice they would only grudgingly live without it.

Looking at tunisia and egypt one should be rather abundantly cautious while coming to bland conclusions about islam and muslims.

Actually the level of hope and fond desire about the so-called moderate islam and muslim is really amazing; given the world-wide examples. Like someone said it is madness to keep repeating the same things and expecting different results. Especially since many muslim world leaders have repeatedly assured the world that islam is islam and there are no mild, moderate or severe muslims. If that cannot convince us, then the fault clearly lies in us; not the muslims. It is we who consistently refuse to take them at face value. But of course taqqiyya generally rules out any kind of dependability of what muslims say.

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