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Submitted by john graham (United Kingdom), Sep 24, 2003 at 07:54

Debate-an interesting completely Un islamic word.

You are as always Daniel correct to bring to the attention of Muslims the ills that ail the culture as a whole, it is indeed courageous of these individuals to speak out against the tide of hate sweeping from the islamic heart over the last few decades.

I find the Nazi comparison most interesting and the eventual realsiation by the German nation that Nazism was in fact a destructive not unifying force. This is my opinion is the eventual path of militant Islam, its own self annihalation is inevitable, the tribes of Islam are not simply split on traditional/modern or orthodox/non orthodox but much more as you indicate a vast and varying rabble that cannot agree on its own rule books words let alone its relevance, the power now enjoyed by various "clerics" and "scholars" is a sure sign of a imminent self implosion. This is something that unfortuantely the moderates will simply become caught up with.

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