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Moderates vs Radicals

Reader comment on item: Will Geert Wilders Show His Film on the Koran[, Fitna]?
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Submitted by Charles Nickalopoulos (United States), Apr 1, 2008 at 18:17

Am I alone in believing that some of the radical Muslims used to be "moderates"? I was discussing this with a Palestinian, about some of the things they believe in, when He made a veiled threat to me.

From what I understand, Bin Laden is a hero to a lot of "moderate" Muslims. Historians say that Allah was really a "moon god", that was worshipped ages ago by the Arabs, it was chosen as the "one god" they would serve.


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