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The weakness of "moderates"

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Submitted by Frank Vosler (United States), Dec 6, 2006 at 16:51

The problem with cultivating Islamic moderates, is that bloody jihad is promoted by their sacred scriptures -- the Quran itself. Granted that most muslims -- esp. those long living in or near the West -- want to just live and let live and get on with their private lives. However they also want to get to Paradise, which is assured only if they die while killing some Infidels.

Now most muslims don't read the Quran for themselves but their mullahs and imams do. So they hear the admonition to kill the Infidels for Allah's sake every Friday. This is what is keeping the cauldron bubbling. Realistically, we've got to find some way to silence those religious leaders so as to nullify their influence.

Frank Vosler

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