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What is a moderate muslim?

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

Submitted by A.Nielsen (Denmark), Dec 14, 2003 at 12:22

Now, this is what I need to understand. People talk about the many moderate muslims and their peaceful life around the world. We are told that islam is all about peace and that Muhammed was a nice man who cared about women. Muslims tend to use a few sentences from the Quran to illustrate reconciliation. My question: What about the negative part? How about the Jihad and the anti-women parts? I mean if one believes in this book people need to take all of it into considerations and not just the soft statements. This means that a man like Osama Bin Laden could be considred a true muslims if you stick to the book

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