I'm here to stay
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Submitted by Moderate Muslim (United States), Feb 24, 2007 at 19:02
Michel had a post which challenged Muslims to talk
Maybe - just maybe there are a few out there willing to go on a limb and educate us, as to what a western Muslim actually thinks about terrorism, Djihaad, suicide bombings and what makes you different from people who are willing to kill themselves and many others in the name of Allah. Is there a person with backbone out there who is willing to look inwards with a critical non-emotional viewpoint?
I'm right here.
Please help us understand ISLAM as practiced by most of you. I have come to learn to know people living this ISLAM as wonderful, productive and peaceful citizens. I know it is not the ISLAM of Bin Laden, but I lack the knowledge to explain it to my fellow Christians.
If there is a moderate Muslim out there who has the courage to critically examine his own culture and religion, as I have dared to look inwards, this would be a great moment to speak up for the silent majority of Christian, Buddhist and Muslim moderate mumbo jumbos like me.
Anybody wants to keep saying there are no Muslim willing to condemn terror. I'm right here. Anyone wants to keep saying moderate muslim are a figment of Michel's mind. I'm right here.
I am a moderate Muslim, a Muslim who believes in the Quran as the word of God, a Muslim who believes in peace, justice, equality, and the American Dream.
So you can all take that into consideration.
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