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I think it WAY past time that far more numerous moderates stand up to the idiotic and loud minority of their particular grouping.
And tell them, "You do not speak for me. And I refuse to allow you to plunge this world into further chaos and conflict just because you cannot stand for others to disagree with you." It's something everyone needs to do Atheists, Christians, Muslims, etc etc etc. And that is exactly what I am trying to do.
Dear HabingerofShadows, I didn't realize what Muslim opinion was on many issues the West would regard as settled. Things like stoning adulterers, killing people who leave Islam, 1st Amendment rights, etc. You may want to take a quick look at this post.
It makes me think that extreme Muslims are the majority, or a very sizable minority in Islamic countries, especially in the Middle-East and Africa.
What would extreme Christians look like?
Extreme Atheists are a little bit more annoying than Mormons and Seventh-Day Adventists when it comes to trying to make converts, but I can live with that.
I could start digging from scratch myself, pass it to the Reality Remix expert, or alert "Into the Fringe" about it. As you desire, so shall it be.
84% of Egyptian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
86% of Jordanian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
30% of Indonesian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
76% of Pakistanis support death the penalty for leaving Islam
51% of Nigerian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
82% of Egyptian Muslims favor stoning adulterers
70% of Jordanian Muslims favor stoning adulterers
42% of Indonesian Muslims favor stoning adulterers
82% of Pakistanis favor stoning adulterers
56% of Nigerian Muslims favor stoning adulterers
58% of Muslim-Americans believe criticism of Islam or Muhammad is not protected free speech under the First Amendment.
45% believe mockers of Islam should face criminal charges (38% said they should not).
12% of Muslim-Americans believe blaspheming Islam should be punishable by death.
43% of Muslim-Americans believe people of other faiths have no right to evangelize Muslims.
32% of Muslims in America believe that Sharia should be the supreme law of the land.
HarbingerofShadows, I know there's no way around using terms like "moderate," "extremist," and "radical" in modern discussions of religion. But, honestly, I don't even know what they mean.
I don't like my conclusion, but until I get something to sink my teeth in, I don't know what else to do? Maybe it was my training.
From what you wrote, I get the impression that an "extreme" whatever is one who uses violence to further his beliefs (especially if the guy is sane), or supports the idea of violence. Did I get that right?
(Besides, the ATS girls are more attractive. I know.)