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Dichotomy: Fundamental Muslims vs Moderate Muslims

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Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), Mar 30, 2014 at 12:16

Herein is the dichotomy of the Islamic ideology. Muslims who are indoctrinated to believe and accept the entire teachings of the Qur'an and Muhammad's Sunnah/Ahadith sincerely believe it is their duty to follow these tenets 100%. By decree they are obligated to carry out the conquest of this world by subjecting all people and societies to Islamic domination. They have no doubt that this is what they are to do for Al'lah - both collectively and individually. This is the fundamental mindset that is engrained into the children in the Muslim word. As far as present-day abrogation of the "sword verses," such as the one cited in this article, Surah 009.029, it is not possible, according to present day imams, since Muhammad never received a replacement verse and only he would have been able to make any changes as "revealed" by Al'ah though Jibreel (the Islamic angel, Gabriel). All must continue as what is written in the Qur'an and Ahadith, including the call for Muslims to fight until the whole world bows to the Isamic deity, Al'lah, and accepts Muhammad as being the "last and final prophet" of this world. Those who follow the teachings of the Qur'an and Ahadith consider themselves to be pure Muslims true to their calling.

By contrast, "Moderate Muslims" must organize in unity of thought to choose to ignore those teachings from the Qur'an and Ahadith that call for forced conversions, persecution and hatred against Jews, Christians and all other non-Muslims in this world. These are Muslims who, within their inner being, sense that hatred, violence, honor killings, persecutions, misogyny, etc., is not right nor is it the way to bring "peace" to this world. Thus, these Moderate Muslims fall into the category of "Apostates" according to the belief of Fundamental Muslims, and they too will become targeted for death for "leaving the faith of Islam," as ordered by Muhammad. (Bukhari Vol. 9, Book 84, No. 64). That's the risk that Muslims must take if they want to profess being "Moderate" and forego the basic-fundamental teachings of the Qur'an and teachings of the Isamic prophet, Muhammad. Muhammad also taught that a "section of his community" would continue to fight for the right until they overcome their opponents..."
(Sunan Abu Dawud, Book14, No. 2478) - To the Fundamental Muslim, that means until the end of the world!

Perhaps this is why so many "Moderate Muslims" remain silent and are not rising up in collective unity to challenge and "abrogate" the teachings of "Jihad" as taught in the Qur'an and Ahadith. They fear for their own lives.

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