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Moderate Muslims are a Tiny Minority
ReligionJournal ^ | 8/16/05

Posted on 08/16/2005 12:19:25 PM PDT by ZGuy

One of the nation's leading experts on Islam says that "moderate" Muslims are actually a tiny minority of the entire Islamic movement, with most Muslims either being jihadists or supportive of jihadists.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the book 'The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades'.

He says there is a gross misunderstanding about moderate Muslims.

"People talk about a tiny minority of extremists, [but] actually in terms of the truth about the Islamic world, it's the moderates who are the tiny minority -- not the jihadists," he says.

Spencer says while very few Muslims actually commit violence, the number of people who applaud the jihadists is much higher than most people realize -- and that, he says, could affect genuine reform efforts.

"Until we face this, we're going to be undercutting any genuine moderate Muslims as opposed to those who are simply trying to deceive westerners," the author explains. "We're going to undercut any actual possibility that they really have to reform Islam because they're denying that there's anything that needs reforming at all."

Spencer says that while there are moderate Muslims, Islam itself is not moderate.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: crushislam; islam; islamicagenda; islamicfascists; islamisevil; islamisnotareligion; islamofascism; moderateislam; muslim; muslims; trop; wot
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To: ZGuy

No such "thing" as a "moderate muslim."

Not now, not ever!

How can anyone, of any persuasion, be a "moderate" in re: terrorism, of whatever variety?

The evil people who make war on innocents deserve to die the most horrible death we can think of!

And people who support those evil people by their inaction and unwillingness to get involved on the side of law abiding citizens are just as evil and deserve the same fate!

"Moderate muslims?"

Oxymoron if I ever heard one!


41 posted on 08/13/2006 7:01:30 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: onyx

I heard an estimate on the radio or FOX News that there are 100 million Islamists out there, speaking of taglines. That's a hell of a lot of people to fight against.

Maybe Ann Coulter was right: conquer their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity. I only hope some more moderate solution will do.


42 posted on 08/13/2006 10:08:53 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Going partly violently to the thing 24-7!)
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To: ZGuy

Moderate Muslims are the ones who drink alcohol


43 posted on 08/13/2006 10:10:27 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: ZGuy
LOL!

I'm amazed such a greedy bigotry-monger as Robert Spencer will admit there are any moderate Muslims.

What a maroon.

44 posted on 08/13/2006 10:18:29 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: LurkedLongEnough

"In the current world, politics (including diplomacy) makes things happen..."

Well, not exactly. Politics is an artform devised to make people THINK things are happening. In fact, most of what actually happens does so outside of politics. The war in Lebanon, the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the Khobar Towers bombing, 9/11,... The list goes on with only occasional forays, usually after the fact, into political debate.
Ideally, political diplomacy keeps countries and factions from killing each other. In practice though, it has become a method of covering the a$$es of those leaders who have allowed the killing fields to exist.


45 posted on 08/13/2006 10:28:42 AM PDT by oldfart (The most dangerous man is the one who has nothing left to lose.)
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To: ZGuy

The descendants of Ishmael have been at war with the descendants of Isaac for thousands of years.......only in the politically correct western countries they masquerade as "moderate peaceful muslims" and get by with it. Islam was designed by Satan, himself, and will be the vehicle that will lead to the final battle in the middle east!


46 posted on 08/13/2006 11:17:06 AM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

"I heard an estimate on the radio or FOX News that there are 100 million Islamists out there, speaking of taglines. "

So thats about 1 in 20 muslims ... right ?

... meaning the overwhelming majority of them are NOT islamists, right ?


47 posted on 08/13/2006 5:14:33 PM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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