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Submitted by Philip (United Kingdom), Mar 28, 2016 at 08:26

For me there is no dichotomy between Extreme and Moderate Islam... This is treating Islam as a political ideology. There is active and passive Islam. Active Islam can be said to be carried on by Islamists and Jihadis and Globalisers of Islam, say 1- 10% of Muslims. Passive Islam can consist of those who support by acts or speech, or money contributions, or at most passive do not object openly to active Islam. Islam by its nature seeks to dominate, infiltrate convert and conquer. By any means, least of all military. So in a way active and passive intermix. They are a Yin/Yang integrity.

Medieval Islam was great in its day (700-1200AD) and in its place (ME, NA, CA, SA,SEA). It failed twice to take Europe. It did try very hard to take Europe, militarily. Now it's trying a 3rd time 'by other means'. It is succeeding, by any measure. Not in 10 or 20 years but more like 50, certainly 100. Given its been trying for most of 1300 years, it can wait another 100. It has patience, but as with 'The Terminator' (movie) 'it abs. will not stop'.

It is gradually grabbing the West by the balls as in 'if you grab them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow'... They began globalising Islam from the mid-60s.They had the West by the balls from 1974. It could be argued the 2nd was a direct consequence of the 1st.
"But when it comes to Muhammad, the rules are different. I reject that discrepancy and insist on the same rights regarding Islam." "In the West, the right to attack religious figures has been established since the time of Voltaire in the 18th century – Muslims need to adapt to that"
"If Islam gets special protection, it means it's superior. I – and many others - don't accept that."

... the Other Worldly psychology of religious fundamentalism. And of the Single minded determination and Allah given Superiority of it in its own self-perception. They will not stop and the gulf between your relatively open minded didactic methodology and their 'We will achieve dominion by any means' is total. And if out of 1.8 billion Muslims 'only' 1% so 18 million are potential Jihadis, and the other 1.6 billion are passive supporters, your legalistic points of acceptability and historicity of liberalism do not really amount to much in that context.

With all due respect. Thank you.

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