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There is no moderate Islam - only a figment of imaginatin!!!

Reader comment on item: Once considered anti-Islam, senior scholar says he's now in the middle
in response to reader comment: Re: there is no moderate Islam.

Submitted by Jaladhi (United States), Aug 29, 2010 at 15:21

J Pappas says: "Jaladhi asks where do we see moderate Islam? In history, a hundred years ago."

So, J. Pappas thinks that over a hundred years ago in history Muslims were "moderate". That's a shocker!! Please tell us where and which country they were moderate??? And what were they doing that was so moderate??? And what's the sign of a moderate??

Muslims have never been moderate any time since its inception 1400 years ago. Mohammad fought 70 offensive wars to establish his "religion" in the region. There was nothing moderate about it. In fact he committed a wholesale genocide of Jews and others who opposed him or his religion. Have you forgotten killing of 800 Jews of Yathrib(Medina)??? He and his son-in-law Ali were personally beheading all males of the tribe with their own hands. Similarly he did the same thing to other tribes, just doing a large scale killing, beheading, raping, enslaving, looting, invading.. and everything else. These episodes are detailed by Muslim authorities themselves, all you have to do is just explore the history.

And speaking of moderate Muslims of 100 years back, please tell us in which country they were moderate. I don't know how you define a modertae Muslim??? Is he the one who does not believe in violent and murderous passages of Quran(all those written in Medina), or is he the one who believes in all of Quran but does not carry out the murderous orders of Mo/allah which every Muslim is supposed to follow and if they don't, they are not considered Muslims at all. This makes not a single Muslim a moderate, just that they are keeping silent for political reasons and they will show their regular radical side at the appropriate time as it has happened so widely since 1960's or so. The lull in jihadi terrorism if it ever happened was not because they had suddenly become peaceful. Peace is just not there in Islam!!!

The moderation of Islam will not happen by itself. It will only happen, if ever, when we show them we will not be cowed down by their threats and there is stiff fight on their hands if they continue their jihad against us as usual!!!


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