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Posted on 09/20/2006 12:46:11 AM PDT by PRePublic
Searching For Moderate Muslims
By David Keene September 20, 2006
The Islamic world, along with the politically correct world, is in a snit because Pope Benedict had the bad judgment in an academic forum to quote a Byzantine emperor's criticism of Islam's justification of forced conversion during his time. Islamic spokesmen reacted quickly, asserting that theirs is a religion of peace, condemning the Pope and blaming him as their followers began a new round of torching Christian churches around the world and killing those who attend them. I am agnostic on the question of whether Islam is at its heart peaceful or warlike and I'm reluctant to believe that Muslims like their Christian and Jewish counterparts haven't changed over the centuries, but cannot fathom why a religion's leaders claim to be peaceful while so often encouraging or at least condoning violence against all who dare to disagree with them. I know there are moderate Muslims out there, but I must say that they are difficult to find when Muslim extremists take to the airwaves or streets.
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