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Every Islamist is a Potential Terrorist !

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Submitted by Muhammad (Pakistan), Mar 10, 2003 at 11:52

The aphorism "every muslim is a potential terrorist", in my opinion, contains a certain amount of truth. Islam written in the books is entirely different from Islam practiced in the street. The concepts and understandings of an ordinary muslim talking and walking in the streets of Karachi or Peshawar are same as that of a mis-guided missile. So, I think, controversy should not be over the nature of Written Islam it should be on the nature of Practiced Islam.

Written Islam or Christianity or Judaism or any other faith is always humane and mild but the way these scripts filter down through the minds of ordinary people with the help of Mullahs is a point to ponder.

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