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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jan 18, 2016 at 18:55

Hello Rich MC.

I am often confronted with the argument that a minority of islamists are insignificant. I usually refer to the police force in any normal country. The police is but a small fraction of the population. Yet they enforce the law by, or with the threat of, violence. I would conclude the 10% minority is all it takes.

On the other hand the police depend on a silent majority who may not even know the letter of the law, may never actively help the police, but do accept the authority of the police and the general principles the police adhere to. What silent majority do the islamists depend on?

Islam and my society present me with the same range of rather casual to very active people. Within my society that range goes from ordinary citizen to civil servant to police officer. Within the muslim community the range goes from causal muslims to serious believers to active islamists.

Put in some other way: Doesn't anyone who stops at a red light support the enforcement of all the laws there are? What does this mean for muslims and full Islam? Will a majority muslim society always gravitate toward sharia?

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