An Interview With A "Moderate" Muslim...
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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Apr 2, 2006 at 00:41BS"D
...might begin something like, "Now, you're sure you won't use my real name?"
The following dynamite article shows that there may actually be moderate Muslims, and that although they would like to come out of the closet, they are too afraid of the flames engulfing the room to do that yet.
"British Muslim Leaders Admit They are Terrified OF... MUSLIMS! [my emphasis]"
So, although Mr. Bush seems to be correct in asserting that there are "moderate" Muslims, he has a way to go yet before he can count on them to be the force required to change Islam for the better. And that must happen before the Middle East, or any Islamic dominated region, can become modern and civilized.
Further, until the Bush doctrine absorbs this, his administrations "successes" in it's "war on terror" will be muted and unstable.
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