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tradition of apoliticism

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Submitted by Concerned European (Lithuania), Dec 9, 2006 at 10:59

[Most moderates, though, aren't speaking up, not because they sympathize with the extremists, but because.they are afraid of being blown up or having their throats cut. It is understandable...]

Not only because of that but also because there is long tradition of apoliticism among moderate-conservative Muslims going back from medieval times. it is very difficult for them to understand that times have changed.


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