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Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims

Submitted by Martin Kessler (United States), Apr 18, 2007 at 21:47

I understand, too, your desires to generate a ground swell of Modernism within Islam and equally your reluctance to be taunted with the jibes that there are no "moderate" Muslims who are "true" Muslim. For the force of your argument is that is the only path to defeat Islamism is moderate Muslims. Quoting the book by RAND is evidence of your defense.

... I am grappling with sitting on a razors edge and not knowing gutwise which way will be successful. Meanwhile, Islamists are killing--or threatening--to kill people and the Moderate Muslim --except for a handful of exceptions--stand mute, or cowardly.

Your focus on Saudia Arabia duplicitousness is the core of the problem, but no one within the US Government seems willing to admit it or launch an effort to eliminate it. I think everyone knows that. And we will all do nothing about it. Saudi Arabia can and will destroy any counter -reformation that takes a foothold within Islam. That's why--In my opinion---Modernism is hopeless, regardless of the disparity in numbers between Islamists and the others.


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