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Where are the moderate Islamics?

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Submitted by Doug Mayfield (United States), Jan 11, 2014 at 18:34

Regarding your estimate of 10-15% of Muslims being Islamists, I'm curious how that can be reconciled with a Pew study which I read about (As I remember the study was published in December of 2010), and in which they asked Pakistanis 'What should be the penalty for apostasy. leaving Islam?'

7 out of 10 answered 'Death'.

If there are moderate Islamics, perhaps the reason they are so quiet is because they know what will happen to them if they speak up.

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Yes, intimidation is a powerful disincentive to speak out. But look at Egypt and the huge uprising against the Islamists for balance.

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