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No such thing as moderate Muslim

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Nov 22, 2012 at 17:56

Dear Dr Pipes:

To qualify as moderate, a person must accept some faults of his religion, occasionally show interests in secular issues, and at least some times stand up --with words and deeds-- for people belonging to other religions (even when it involves opposing his/her own religion). Even the, so called, moderate Muslims that we see among us do not meet these three criteria (Try Fareed Zakaria). There is no such thing as moderate muslim.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1The issue is the refusal of Muslims to acknowledge reality [257 words]saraFeb 26, 2013 17:16203884
I wish I could share your optimism [84 words]Stephen B.Nov 24, 2012 11:15200906
2belief in institutions [90 words]mythNov 17, 2012 07:35200728
1Biggest beneficiary of freedom are those who want to curb freedom [232 words]PrashantNov 22, 2012 17:46200728
weakness of the secular standpoint in context [182 words]mythNov 23, 2012 05:00200728
6Moderate Muslims [125 words]MarkNov 14, 2012 12:51200587
No such thing as moderate Muslim [75 words]PrashantNov 22, 2012 17:56200587

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