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Moderate Islam does exist (there are some moderates)

Reader comment on item: [The Search for Moderate Islam:] A Reply to Lawrence Auster

Submitted by Steve Klein (United States), Jan 29, 2005 at 14:02

But I personally have worked side-by-side with moderate Muslims .......As for my hope that Daniel Pipes wrote: Muslims and non-Muslims can live in complete harmony, it is a hope. But who in 1940 could imagine eventually living in complete harmony with Germany, Italy, and Japan?>>>>>

Germany, Italy and Japan were brought to their collective knees by the Allies who would accept nothing less than unconditional surrender. With Japan it took numerous fire bombings of Japanese cities including Tokyo and two atomic bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki to bring suicidal fanaticism back to reality.

One of the rare (and familiar) moderate Muslims is Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi who accepts Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital and who condemns the Palestinian Authority as a terrorist regime and much of the Islamic / Arab world as terrorist enablers and terrorist regimes. Do the moderate Muslims with whom you have worked side-by-side hold this identical viewpoint? If so, then they are indeed moderate Muslims.

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