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Good Muslim?

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in response to reader comment: Good Muslim and Good American ?

Submitted by Linda Haslam (United States), Nov 8, 2007 at 08:47

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. If we define a "good Muslim" as one who follows the teachings of Muhammed without questioning; then it is not possible to be a good Muslim and to also be a good citizen of any Western country.

I would further contend that it is impossible for a "good Muslim" to develop fully functioning moral consciousness. Fortunately, not all Muslims rigidly adhere to the fundamentals of their faith. Secular Muslims may not be considered good Muslims by Wahhabist standards, but they can be good American citizens.


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