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Even if moderate Islam takes off, there will still be jihadists and Islamists galore

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Submitted by Yoel Natan (United States), Mar 31, 2014 at 00:15

The debate on whether there is now a moderate Islam, or will be one, is only academic. If such a movement takes off, it will only be another branch of Islam, and probably an inconsequential one. That means the traditional branches of Islam (Sunni, Shia) will still have over a billion people, and will still be sending out plenty of jihadists and Islamists.

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