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Moderate Islam? When? Where?

Reader comment on item: Americans Wake Up to Islamism

Submitted by larry morphis (United States), Sep 21, 2010 at 21:26

There really is no "moderate' Islam. The tenets of Islam , the reiigon/ideology, are such that it is the world's most intolerant great religion in its religious aspects. Muslims are pragmatic and may appear "moderate" only because it serves their own vested interests at a particular time and place.

There are of course Muslims who just want to live peacefully with their neighbors. But don't ever expect them to stand up for the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans or to stand up against the viciousness and cowardness of their co-religionists who espouse violence, terror, and sharia. You will not see Muslims stand up for any one of another faith who is being abused, terrroried or mistreated. Of course, they are always right there to protest alleged or felt abuses of fellow Muslims.

Islam is a semi-barbaric,benighted, fundamentalist religion that has never undergone any true "soul searching" and has not had the benefit of a Reformation or an Enlightenment. Harsh corporal and worldly punishments for "sins", up to and including death, are still practiced throughout the Islamic world. These practices were indeed used by the Inquisition, the Consistory, and by Puritans in America , but were aboandoned 100s of years ago as a more intelligent western society became more in tune with the concept of basic human rights. Islam does not share this basic respect for human rights , among either infidels or its own adherents.

Yes, America is waking up to Islam. It has been a rude awakening and one long overdue.


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