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What can we learn from Egypt again

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 19, 2013 at 15:21

There is no doubt that Dr. Pipes makes a good point that there are indeed many moderate Muslims and many want to live their lives in peace and if the Islamic Middle East has gone through the liberal age of Albert Hourani then it is bound to happen again and I indeed agree with him

And even with the rise of the salafis and the Muslim brotherhood in places like Egypt the surprising thing is they are very unpopular and it would not surprise me if they lose the next election

Where I would disagree with him is that there is only one Islam and it is not very pretty. And yes Islam and its theology are real problems and short of forcing Muslims to convert to other religions which I do not see it happening then we are left with the fact that Muslims have to reform their own religion and there is nothing more we can do about it

Now should we help the so called moderate Muslims what ever that is? the answer is no and not in Egypt and not any where as in the case of Syria and let nature take its course

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