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Moderate Muslims Are Not the Problem

Reader comment on item: Identifying Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: How do you define a moderate Muslim?

Submitted by Jim (United States), Mar 14, 2006 at 20:28

The problem, as I wrote earlier on this site, lies in the fact that Muslims must accept with unquestioned obedience the word of God in the Koran. Today, not all Muslims want jihad and even fewer have participated in it, but it is dangerous for Moderate Muslims to openly oppose it as we have witnessed throughout the Muslim world and recently in Europe.

Unfortunately, many Moderate Muslims have to balance between the Western World and the Muslim World with its two dissimiliar cultural and value systems and with a sometimes overwhelming Muslim clerical pressure not to assimilate and for theocratic totalitarianism. Regardless of who or what events trigger young Muslims to radical jihad and to kill infidels, they know virtually from childhood what the Koran requires of them, what rewards await them, and that they shall have impunity from Islam. Once that decison to act is made, they are no longer Moderate Muslims but Islamic Jihadists.

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