Sam Harris: Who Are the Moderate Muslims?

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Sam Harris’ latest post at HuffPo, “Who Are the Moderate Muslims?,” starts from the premise that Muslim moderates “necessarily repudiate the theology of Osama bin Laden and disavow terrorism. Nor would they ever dream of killing another human being over a cartoon.” He then asks the question: “Where are these moderate Muslims?” and quotes a passage from the Telegraph:

"It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists are Muslims... We cannot tolerate in our midst those who abduct journalists, murder civilians, explode buses; we cannot accept them as related to us, whatever the sufferings they claim to justify their criminal deeds. These are the people who have smeared Islam and stained its image. We cannot clear our names unless we own up to the shameful fact that terrorism has become an Islamic enterprise; an almost exclusive monopoly, implemented by Muslim men and women."

Agreement with that sentiment would be a good start for Muslim moderates.

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