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Submitted by Donald O (United States), Apr 4, 2007 at 22:44

yes I agree, Daniel may be off in certain aspects with regards to attempting to seperate Islam into ' the moderates' vs ' the fanatics' or whatever is the latest term 'islamists' etc.

But in the grand scheme of things [besides the Israeil-centric viewpoints] you can see that [as stated on several other occasions] Asia has 75% of the world's Muslims. This Includes India, Pakistan; Bangladesh & Indonesia and Asia is hardly in the death throes of a war or under the domination if Islam in any way. They exist and function [albeit as seemingly permanent 3rd world entities] and cannoth threaten much more than local villages with the threat of sharia law.

So, what we see is some of our media dredging up as much coverage as possible in the other areas in Europe etc and making it seem they are on the march somewhere close. This is just not the case. Of course in a case like England which allows the Pakistanis to legally bring in the rest of that country if they so wish to and that's their dilema, but this not the case for most of the world.

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