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in response to reader comment: There is nothing such as "moderate" islam

Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Feb 20, 2017 at 05:18

You wrote: "Tell me please, why do you need to use the mitigating term "moderate" Muslim ??
If there can be something as "moderate" Muslim (why "moderate" ?), there is no such thing as "moderate" islam."

I see what you mean but rather than have theological debates, it is better to pick one's allies. Moderate Muslim could include secular/ non-practicing Muslims, reformist minded Muslims, liberal Muslims, including Kurds, Tunisians, Azeris, many Turks,, etc. Tradionalist/ orthodox Muslims who are anti-Islamist could arguably also be included as moderate Muslims, such as many Egyptians.

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