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Moderates won't be able to take control of the Islamic agenda.

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: No Unicorns To Be Found Here ...

Submitted by Zack Highstreet (United States), May 9, 2007 at 09:24

Morgan Sinclair,

What I mean by 'the myth' is the idea that these moderating forces will be able to take control of the agenda constructively. I don't doubt that moderate people calling themselves Muslim do exist. We both see evidence of that. What I contest is the notion that these people can overcome 1,400 years of precedence. Extremists always win the debate in Islam. Mohammed himself was extremist in behavior and speech. Allah quoted in the Qur'an is extremist when it comes to pushing the Islamic agenda on the entire world.

I hope and pray that moderates calling themselves Muslim will be able to make a difference and change the course of events, but I doubt it. Repeated attempts in history have failed. Extremists have historical precedence, the scripture and the Sunnah to support their position -- moderates don't. Islam condones coercion and violence to spread itself and to rid itself of 'hypocrites' and apostates. That comes from Mohammed and Allah in the Qur'an.

Good luck.


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