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Metamorphosis in Muslims

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Submitted by Dr. B.Nathan (United Kingdom), Dec 4, 2004 at 16:00

In the search for moderate Muslims it is important to understand the metamorphosis that very frequently occurs in Muslims. A perfectly "moderate" Muslim can metamorphose to a radical suicide bomber or a member of al Qaeda. This metamorphosis also works in the other direction. Anwar Sadat, the Nobel Peace prizewinner and most famous moderate Muslim of the twentieth century (Ataturk not counted) started his career as a radical Islamist terrorising and bombing and a member of the radical Muslim Brotherhood organisation. He later in life became the peace loving leader that we know and for that he was himself killed by Islamists.
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