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Moderate Islam And Shairah Law

Reader comment on item: Debate in London: Radical Islam vs. Civilization
in response to reader comment: Question for Dr. Pipes

Submitted by John R (United States), Feb 7, 2007 at 19:00

I think what Dr. Pipes mean by radical Islam, correct me if I am wrong Dr. Pipes, are Muslims who believe and support Shairah law. So the question is in his case, how many Muslims do not believe and support Shairah law. If the number is miniscule, one could very well say there are virtually no moderate Muslims or moderate Islam. Noah may be right, Dr. Pipes. Comments?

John R.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Many Muslims accept the Shari`a when it comes to, say, eating pork. Fewer when it comes to keeping Ramadan, Fewer still when it comes to avoiding liquor, and so on. It is a complex picture that cannot be summed up in a few words.

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