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Devout Muslims

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Submitted by Mordecai J. Gold (United States), Jun 17, 2002 at 17:17

"All the people who are fighting us now in this war are devoted to a single set of-broadly speaking, a single set of ideas. These are ideas which are extreme extremely inimical to our own, and they are very aggressive. They want to impose their ideas on us through violent means or peaceful means."

Daniel,

I would like to comment on this statement that you made.
My understanding of this is that a devout Muslim who fallows the teachings of the Koran and Mohammed automatically becomes an Islamist radical or not.
And a "moderate" one, would a Muslim that wouldn't fallow Koran devoutly.
(That is someone brought up in the "Muslim way" but doesn't know what the Koran really says)
Would you agree with this?

Mordecai J. Gold
Indianapolis, IN
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