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Moderate Muslims are inconsequential

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Submitted by Glen Spicer (United States), Jul 18, 2017 at 00:58

Since the Qur'an plainly expresses Muhammad's and Allah's distaste for Muslims who seek to find a "middle ground" in their Islamic walk, seeing them as hypocrites and just as fit for hell and violent assault as unbelievers are, "moderates" of today are inconsequential and will never make a difference. Seen by true Muslims as not true Muslims, how will they ever make a difference and initiate change? Moderate Muslims, and for that matter yournice Muslim neighbor, does not determine what Islam is. Muhammad and Allah and the Qur'an has already done that.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

That "middle ground" is undefined. That is for Muslims to determine. Nothing prevents reformists from succeeding if they provide an appealing enough message.

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