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September 29, 2006

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jj mollo

And truth be told, India is also a Muslim nation. There are as many Muslims in India as in Pakistan, and it's certainly democratic.

George

Frank: I'd say you and Michelle Malkin are both half right. Raymond Ibrahim has a recent post on the Victor Davis Hanson website where he points out the conflicting nature of the Koran (violent and nonviolent). He goes on to point out that Osama bin Laden espouses the violent aspect and terrorism. Muslims aren't condemning OBL; instead a poll shows 49% support him.

There are working democratic governments in predominantly Islamic countries. However, there is no denying that the there is an extreme lack of effort to stop, or to even merely condemn, these terrorist acts in the name of Islam.

I'm with the George W. Bush doctrine: you're either with us or you're against us in this war on terrorism. The problem with too many Muslims is that they show no sign of being with us. I believe that is where Michelle Malkin is coming from.

Kevin

"The more non-Muslims who declare in frustration that Islam is incompatible with democracy, the fewer Muslims will step forward to defend their natural human rights."

How many fewer can step up before the number is zero? Read this if you get a chance. I'm scared we're underestimating the problem in a big way.

Frank Warner

That link indicates there are "so few" moderate Muslims. That's more than zero.

Also, considering the Muslim who said "Of course I support jihad" also said he opposes killing innocent people, it is possible that his definition of "jihad" is something other than "holy war." I can't tell in this case, but jihad does not always refer to war.

George

Here's a video for another perspective on this topic.

Kevin

From HotAir, that lady in George's video speaks out again! It's long, but informative."I do not believe there are moderate Muslims", she says.

I'm worried.

George

For the record, it is Arab-American Psychologist Wafa Sultan.

Kevin

Is she single? That's the important question :)

George

Here's good article by Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch that punches holes in the suggestion that Muhammed wanted peace. There was a period when Muhammad wanted to "give peace a chance" but, when that didn't work, it was abrogated (topic of article) by "Jihad for everyone."

George

Doggone it! I posted the wrong link. Here is the correct link.

George

Frank, I withdraw my suggestion that you are half right. Now, I am tending to believe more that you (and I) have been misguided on Islam. Count me in the Michelle Malkin camp.

Bruce Thornton, over at VDH's Private Papers has swayed me.

Islam is one screwed up religion -- if you can call it a religion. Mohammad was a violent cult leader -- there is no denying this. And he was a nutcase using contradictory logic to justify his ever changing whims.

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