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There is no moderate Islam

Reader comment on item: Americans Wake Up to Islamism

Submitted by Jason (United States), Sep 9, 2010 at 15:36

Daniel Pipes,

I disagree with your comment that "moderate" Islam is the solution to radical Islam. The ideology and agenda that is Islamism is the content of the faith that is Islam. It's in the Quran. It's in the Hadith, which illuminates the Quran in the same sense that the Holy Spirit illuminates the Christian scriptures. Without the Quran, there can be no Islam. You can distinguish between the Muslim community and its radical ideology, but you cannot distinguish between the faith and the ideology. You can distinguish between the slaves who are trapped in the community and the ideology that entraps them, but you cannot distinguish between the faith of which the ideology is the content, and the ideology itself.

Do you want a moderate faith with Arabian roots? A faith that is monotheistic, unitarian (as opposed to Christianity's concept of the Trinity), borrows temple rites rites originating from Meccan paganism, and holds that the Meccan temple is of Abrahamic origins? Fine. Can such a faith be moderate? Certainly. But it has to reject Muhammad, who was a false prophet and a terrorist, and the Quran, which was a Mein Kampf for Islamofascism.


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