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Reader comment on item: A Million Moderate Muslims on the March

Submitted by Caesar M. Arevalo (United States), May 8, 2007 at 23:44

I wonder what the left in the Democrat party and the anti-American CAIR would say if Americans, along with former Muslims and moderate Muslims, marched in each city of the United States chanting, "We respect belief, but not radicalism," or "we are Muslims and respect Islam, but we don't want Islam to be part of our way of life"?

I can predict that one of the headlines in the anti-American NY Times would be, "Islamophobics attacking Islam." Shame on CAIR and the left that their hate to America is more important than the political freedom of Muslims around the world. Without a doubt, CAIR does not represent these Muslims. CAIR represents Muslim extremism.

However, we have to keep in mind that these Muslim demonstrators are not only protesting against the radical expression of Islam embodied in terrorists, but also, against the violent elements in the Quran that serve as foundation for the terrorist actions of radical Muslims around the world.

Second, we need to know what is the position of these so-called "moderates" about Israel and America. Protesting against Islamic extremism is good, but what about Israel right to exist and the support of America as leader in the free world? These two issues are important in order to determine how "moderate" are these Muslim "moderates." They may be protesting against radicalism in Islam, but still thinking that Israel and America are rogue nations.

If the Muslim world still blame America and Israel for all the misery in Islamic countries, it makes not sense to celebrate their rejection of Islamic terrorism. Let's do not forget that it is the idea among Muslim terrorists that America, the "Great Satan" and Israel, the "little Satan," are responsible for all the evil in the world.

Dr. Pipes may be excited to see Muslims rejecting extremism, but it does not mean that they recognize Israel and support America war on Islamic terror.


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