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Thanks Jaladhi, and further comments

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: The usual fantasy of "experts".

Submitted by Noah Wilk (United States), May 8, 2007 at 23:34

Jaladhi wrote:

"I totally agree with your arguments that these protests are utterly meaningless to conclude that "a vast majority of muslims are peaceloving and against sharia law". If these protests have any significance for the entire worldwide Muslim population, then why is it that Muslims living in the West do not show any such inclination. On the contrary, the protest marches in UK last year showed the protestors to support the terrorists with signs like kill all those who insult Islam, etc, etc."

Thanks Jaladhi! The truth is out there for those who care to seek reality. We never even come close to seeing anywhere near even 1% of Muslims campaigning for reform, campaigning against intolerance, protesting terrorism, or engaging in anything we could consider supportive of Western society. Most of the time these things bring out less than one one-hundred thousanths of one percent of all Muslims, if that! Even on a local level it's always a tiny, insignificant fraction of a percent.

"As usual, the West and its "experts" live in the fantasyland and keep hoping that the "mythical" and non-existant "moderate" Muslims will lead Islam out of its murderous past, present and future."

Far too many of the so-called "experts" are totally delusional and are more concerned with protecting their unrealistic fantasy beliefs than they are interested in dealing with reality. And when you confront them with damning evidence that refutes their beliefs, they refuse to engage in honest debate. I suspect I will never see a further reply from Dr. Pipes, for example, to my counter to his first reply about the protests in Karachi. It's easy for people to gloss over things and pretend they're right, but when it comes time to deal with the facts they simply have nothing to come to the table with. Four hundred thousand Christians, Catholics, and Hindus in Karachi, and these so-called "experts" sloppily and dishonestly claim that the 100,000 protesters were all Muslim. It simply destroys their credibility when they refuse to debate the facts in depth but instead hide behind blow-off answers.

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