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How can we trust "Moderate Muslims"...for anything?

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in response to reader comment: Your 12/5 article, "Moderate Islam May Be Key To Winning War on Terror"

Submitted by RPaine (Australia), Dec 19, 2006 at 19:25

Richard, Daniel,

I propose the following un-sugar coated portrait of "moderate Muslims"

Let's be clear:

  1. moderate Muslims are wishy-washy, spineless, fair weathered friends that go with the strongest leader at any given time, the leadership that they fear the most. Why kid ourselves and try to rely on "friend" like these, anyway? With "friends" like these….
  2. Their Paradigm: one must understand that Muslims, unlike the West's view of itself, see themselves as a Family or extended Family. So our strategy needs to clearly encompass the reality that if two brothers are fighting and a stranger goes to break up the fight they will certainly join forces against him; this is especially the case when prejudice towards and hate for the stranger is involved, as is the case in the Middle East against Americans/USA or any other country that is strong and does not appease bad behaviour...or bow to the Middle Easter ego of "superiority".
  3. Muslims are racist, when their actions are considered; so they should not be allowed to claim racism against anyone else.
  4. Muslims do not give Human Rights to Christian, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists or any other non-Muslim group in their midst, in "Muslim countries". Yet Muslims "demand" Human Rights from the West. Rights must come with Responsibility.
  5. Suicide bombers do it for do it for three reasons: 72 virgins (themselves, selfish), to get out of the Hell they already live in (themselves, selfish) and for their Family/Mother (themselves, selfish, $50,000). Their soft spot is their Family and they would never want to take their whole family with them on a suicide bombing. It's all about family with Muslims, and we need to understand this because even the most "moderate" are not on our side, completely, when we are against other Muslims.
  6. The question is, what to do since we detest controlling others to the extent that these people are so accustomed? But I think that we need to do so much more...and when I see Jim Baker and other, who should be experts by now, with so little understanding of the enemy we face, I am baffled.
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