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Submitted by Fanatic Athiest (United States), Mar 16, 2006 at 17:00

Ever noticed how funny the terms "moderate Buddhist" or "moderate Jew" or "moderate Hindu" sound? One would laugh if somebody said that the vast majority of people in Sri Lanka or Japan are moderate Buddhists!

The concept of "moderate" is meaningless and of no consequence in other religions. But the same prefix attached to a muslim is no laughing matter. This naive and steadfast Western belief that such a thing not only exists but exists in abundance is the greatest threat to humanity.
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