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Mr, Campbell - There is plenty of hope for those moderate Muslims you posit

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Submitted by sully (United States), Mar 9, 2007 at 23:16

You wrote "Your comments suggest that there is no hope for the billions of Muslims who do not espouse violence or totalitarian means of spreading Islam, who for centuries have just lived peacefully along side the rest of us"

If a large majority of Muslims truly do not espouse violence or totalitarian means of spreading Islam the solution is very simple indeed. The many members of that large majority simply need to isolate and encarcerate or eliminate the mad dogs among them. Then we can all live in peace. Given that they obviously don't do that the only possibilities that make sense are that most Muslims are too cowardly to isolate the killers, or they are sympathizers with the killers, or they are supporters of the killers. It takes two sides to live in peace.

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