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Main Stream Muslims: Cowards or Extremists!

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

Submitted by Darrell (United States), Feb 15, 2003 at 21:52

I agree with you that the Muslim mainstream are being way too silent against terrorism in the name of Allah.

Their mosques are being used by extremists to preach and propagate hate and intolerance. There are murderers amongst them, yet they do not protest or try to purge them from their ranks. They defend regimes around the world that call for Jihad, yet the Muslims don't speak out for their brethren whom the regime oppresses.

One can only conclude that the those in the position of authority in the Muslim community are either cowards or share the ideologies of those who dream to kill as many humans beings as possible.

I do not agree that ultimately it will come down to riots in the street against Muslims and none Muslims. I think that any reasonable human being who is Muslim will question their leadership and eventually rise to the occasion.

This weekend there are millions of people in the streets to protest the impending war against Iraq. Who knows who's right and who's wrong, I can't determine that from what I know. However, what I'd love to see is millions of people in the streets protesting intolerance and extremism with Muslim leaders up front and shouting the loudest.

Where are Louis Farrakhan and his Million Man Marchers now?
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