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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?

Submitted by person (United States), May 11, 2006 at 03:34

Ok guys. I see the arguments of both sides and each side has every right to be defensive. The bottom line is, the same issues which are now being argued over Muslims was argued over Christians and Jews at one point in time. What has happened, and admittedly, is that Islam's isolation in the east has not allowed an evolution of practice - not ideology. You will see that a great deal of Muslims are practicing a truly moderate form of Islam when compared to majorities in the east.

Now no one can say that you will not find a Muslim doing such and such thing. Yes, they are not supposed to do certain things, but they are human just like everybody else. Yes there is a bloody and bad history, but we have to understand the time periods of dark historical events and the remainder of the atmosphere. Muslims have to also admit that these faults exist, but not in ideology, rather in the actual practice by people. When Mohammad died, troubles began. So anything after Mohammad's life is interpreted by man and not the prophet himself! Muslims have to start repairing the hard lined interpretations of the religion, they're not going to go anywhere by just arguing and pointing fingers. Fix the problem, don't just point it out.


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