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Why moderates do not condemn radicals

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Submitted by Gato Branco (Lithuania), May 22, 2013 at 04:19

The most essential feature of the "moderate islam" distinguishing from "radical islam" is that it uses "takfir"(declaring somebody outside Islam) only in extraordinary circumstances. Even if a Muslim person does an interpretation, that looks erroneous and exaggerated(e.g. excessively rigorous) to me, it is still not any ground for me to declare him heretic and proscribe, as long as he sticks to fundamental tenets of Islam(as belief in God etc.). That's why moderate muslims shirk from the wholesale condemnation of the "radical islam". They just do not like going for a witchhunt.

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