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'Moderate muslim'

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Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 14:57

What is the difference between a 'moderate muslim' and 'radical muslim'. In my opinion, very little. The beliefs of both are IDENTICAL. Their beliefs emnate from the same source -- Koran.

However, a radical muslim is ready to die and kill for his beliefs. A 'moderate muslim' will QUIETLY support a radical muslim's actions, support him financially, and support him by remaining quiet (or condeming his actions with wishy washy statements, with plenty of qualifiers, and with plenty of ifs, ands , and buts, just to save himself from the wrath of non-muslims).
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