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Leading indicators of who is a bad Muslim required

Reader comment on item: A Good Country
in response to reader comment: India vs. Pakistan

Submitted by Prashant (India), Oct 6, 2022 at 14:20

Dear Dr Pipes, Reader Robert's parenthetic use of word 'yet' in his above message made me chuckle. Robert said, "Pride and Arrogance are character traits common to Islamist even if they are not (yet) "terrorists."

I remember the Muslim refrain "they are not good Muslims; they are bad Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace". The Islamic apologists describe the terrorist Muslims as bad Muslims, implying that all other Muslims are good. The only problem with this refrain is that it is a trailing indicator of badness of certain Muslims. Until the bullet leaves the gun, we do not know which Muslims are good and which bad. We need some leading indicators of the badness of Muslims. Until we find some good leading indicators, we will have to use parenthesized 'yet's as Robert did.


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