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I read an interesting article today. It is in the political science journal "The National Interest" and it is entitled "Leveraging Islam," by Amitai Etzioni. Basically it says in the Middle East there are two types of Islam: radical Islam and moderate Islam. The article makes the argument that the West should support moderate Islam. I do not think all Islam is bad...

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  • okay, I know I've commented I think once, but now I think I can add a little to what you are talking about. I was married to a Muslim man, and spent time in Egypt. Now just like in any religion, there are degrees of involvement. There are those who say they are Muslim, yet do not practice the edicts of the religion, such as no drinking, ect. There are those who follow the teachings of Mohammed, yet still follow Western styles, in dress and attitude. And so on. It is just like in America, where there are different degrees of Christianity and other faiths.

    It would be wrong to put all people who believe in Islam in one basket, because the majority do not believe that the hateful things done by a few are right. They are just like us, wanting to live their lives, fall in love, have good jobs, live in peace.

    I guess I responded because it isn't just two, there is a wide range of belief, just like in any religion. I am glad to see you posting about this. It is a good thing to discuss, people are afraid to.
    • Thanks for your comment, blukat! I know you are right, there are all different shades of Islam. I think, and the paper argues, that it is a good idea to support the shades that are anti-hate, as it were, instead of lumping them all together.
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