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Moderation in Islam is flawed

Reader comment on item: Radical Islam as Its Own Antidote[, Argues Reuel Gerecht]

Submitted by Arvind Madhavan (India), Jun 23, 2005 at 10:44

Mr.Pipes, I believe your belief in moderate islam stems from a desire to provide a politically acceptable answer to the problems caused by this religion in our world. I personally never believed that something called moderate islam could ever exist. If it did, then it would only do so for the sake for convenience.

It has been my experience that moderation is islam means tolerance (by the 'moderate' moslems) of the vile acts committed by their extermists brethern. This tolerance is symbolised by either a token apology, silence, outright denial (the same 'Islam is a religion of peace' statement) or counter conspiracies designed to deflect attention from the main issues (i.e 9/11 was caused by Mossad theory) The funny thing about this tolerance is that the 'moderate' moslems would never bother to preach any of their messages to the extermists and would instead flood us with denails and rebuttals, when it is the extermists who need to get the idea about the religion of peace. This is, of course, conveyed to us through their usual channels and the dhimmi media.

Another funny issue with moderate moslems is that they would try to twist any matter concerning islam or their fellow extermists moslems into a political correctness issue which ultimately stalls it from being discussed further (the standard "Islam is in danger" war cry)

Mr.Pipes, you cannot deny this reality in your heart that moderate islam does not exist and if it does, then it does for only one reason, for insidious propagation for the aims of militant islam.

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