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Moderate Muslims will not confront Radical Muslims

Reader comment on item: How to End Terrorism:

Submitted by Martin Kessler (United States), Dec 7, 2006 at 19:59

I quote from Mr. Pipes who writes:

"Muslim communities being generally incapable or unwilling to purge their own." [My emphasis]

If this is indeed a fact---and the link to Miss Kelly confirms that it is---then you have committed a contradiction on the paragraph following--that is: "In contrast, only Muslims can undertake the second step, the formulation and spread of an Islam that is modern, moderate, democratic, liberal, good-neighborly, humane, and respectful of women' but who --here I repeat Pipes---: are incapable or unwilling to purge their own.

My view is perhaps simple, but perhaps not overly simplistic, namely, their faith proscribes anti-Muslim activities which together with "normal" genetic cowardice means a Muslim cannot turn against a Muslim, no matter what! Or face the wrath of the Muslim terrorist. Since personal physical security is paramount as a form of survival for every man, most men are not eager to enter a fight if it is at all possible to retreat. [ I am not finding fault with Muslim cowardice. Most men will back off from a loudmouth pugnacious bore at a bar ---or a terrorist with a gun---and it takes a special sort of guy to undertake to shut him up! ]



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