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A Call for a Moderate Islamic Counter-Argument to Radical Islam

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Submitted by Richard H. Shulman (United States), Jan 21, 2015 at 09:37

In a thoughtful analysis of Pres. Sisi's condemnation of Islamist violence, you suggest that the best way to defeat Islamist ideology is for moderate Muslims to confront it. Okay. How about your think tank inviting and facilitating a collaboration among moderate Muslim scholars to devise the counter-argument to Radical Islam? You invite your contacts to set up a meeting, moderate Muslims work out their case.

Let's get beyond general statements. Let's get an answer to specific claims by Islamists that they are following Muhammad's example and that therefore they cannot be said to have no Islamic basis for their aggression.

The right blueprint would be something to rally behind. It would be a great service.

Richard H. Shulman

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Replying to your suggestion: Better that a formally Islamic organization undertake this project.

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