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Where is modernity in Islam?

Reader comment on item: [Finding Moderate Muslims:] Do you believe in modernity?

Submitted by samy mikhail (United States), Nov 30, 2003 at 22:36

First let me applaud you for being a voice of education in an ignorant world. The question is why most of these Islamic groups that look good on the surface turn to be radical and fanatic even after they fool many people. The answer is very simple: Most if not all moderate Muslims are not really practicing Islam and don't really care about Islamic center or Islamic societies.

They mixed with the American society and have no desire of forming their own. I must admit that there is not too many of those after all. However, if a Muslim is practicing Islam enough to care about forming or participating in an Islamic society then he is indeed a fanatic and radical Muslim because he is, simply put, a follower of the Quran who teaches him to hate Jew, Christians and all non Muslim, which is basically America. I am really amazed, why our officials can not understand these? How many life would it take to believe that Islam is not a religion of Peace. Yeh right!! Peace, Fom Bin Laden to Makhateer of Malaysia, who said it in from of 57 Presidents and Kings and got for it a standing ovation, every thing is telling us that Islam is no religion of peace

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