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Islamic scholars have an explanation

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by Norman Wand (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 14:21

I understand according to foremost scholars on Islam that it is the prime directive for ALL moslems to defend Islam under all circumstances as all other religions are either false or incomplete.

However showing a barbaric defense is actually not a defense but the opposite because it does not defend the faith but isolates it and takes any impression of being a peaceful religion away. Even the most peaceful practioners have trouble overcoming the "Islam Ober Allis" syndrome instead of converting to the "I'm sorry about what you are missing" attitude which took hundreds of years and Dutch and US practice to evolve.

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