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Bader S. - Practice what you preach.

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Submitted by Pat (United States), Mar 21, 2006 at 11:43

"The people in the West must differentiate between radical Islamists and average Muslims."

Why? The average Muslim doesn't. Until average Muslims stop viewing our defense against radical Islamist terror as a war against Islam itself, then nothing will be accomplished. As long as they stand with terrorists against all who are not Muslim, they can't claim innocence.

Richard Nixon spoke of the "silent majority". He was referring to Americans who kept quiet in the wake of violent radicalism that swept this country during the 1960s and 1970s. We may not have staged counterdemonstrations, but we voted. (We had no internet back then.) Our votes spoke for us and let the radicals know their ideas had no validity. Those who committed illegal acts were arrested and tried, not lauded as heroes.

Average Muslims cheered as office workers were massacred on 9/11.
In Palestine, the people voted and they chose Hamas. Their voices were heard, loud and clear. Average Muslims chose radical Islamists.
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