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What to do with these moderates?

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Submitted by Richard B. (Canada), Jul 7, 2007 at 01:15

Here's my take on this: I think we should empower these moderates whenever and wherever possible. I think most conservative thinkers miss the point. They fail to look long-term at radical Islam, much like what the Dems are doing over Iraqi foreign policy. I do not believe that Islam can be reformed or changed into something sweet and simple. So long as the Koran is seen as the immutable word of Allah and the Prophet Mohammed remains Islam's central (human) figure there will be no 'Islamic Reformation' forthcoming. I do not wish for Islam to be remoulded, I wish for it to be obliterated. Hence why we MUST support these moderates who wish to speak out against Islam's unpleasantness. Not to save the faith, but to undermine it at every opportunity.

Remember, the radicals are thinking long-term and acting out as part of a big picture. We must do the same or Western civilization will be lost.

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