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Silent Muslims are not "moderate"

Reader comment on item: The Clash to End All Clashes?

Submitted by Pat (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 19:27

If there really are "moderate" Muslims, they need to speak up loudly and often. Otherwise, how will we know that they exist? By hiding in the shadows and keeping silent, they cede the ground to the extremists.

Right now, the face of Islam is that of mobs burning down consulates and embassies for four-month old cartoons that they could easily have ignored. It is mobs who demand their religion not only be respected but observed, even as they destroy the ancient remains of other religions and deny others the freedom even to practice their own faith. It is leaders of Hamas boasting that they are ready and willing to destroy all non-Muslims and warning Europe that it is next on their hit list.

Brave men like Theo Van Gogh and Daniel Pearl should not have their lives sacrificed in vain. Muslim 'moderates' who cower in fear do them no honor.

If moderate Muslims are not willing to make the sacrifices and take the risks necessary to take back their religion, then they deserve nothing from the West. If we in the West are so afraid of being politically incorrect that we are not willing to defend our own freedom, then we deserve to be conquered.

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