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Where are the moderates? The reformists?

Reader comment on item: Bush Declares War on Radical Islam

Submitted by Always On Watch (United States), Oct 11, 2005 at 18:21

Where is the stampede of Muslims to "take back" their faith?

There is no Koranic verse comparable to Sura 9:5, the most recent "revelation." This passage abrogates the peaceful means of spreading Islam. The jihad verses and the verses commanding conversion, subjugation, or death are among the most recent "revelations." I don't see any way around that problem, which is inherent in Islam.

Islamic definitions of peace and innocent do not correspond to Western definitions. Therein is the heart of the matter, and I see no room for compromise from either side.

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