The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112062 Message #2377592
Posted By: Bill D
30-Jun-08 - 02:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Free speech, eh?
Subject: RE: BS: Free speech, eh?
"The post cited" asserted that MOST of the free, public attempts by moderate Muslims to combat extremism happen in countries NOT populated by Muslim majorities, when what is NEEDED is for Muslim clerics WITHIN those countries to take the lead. Respected Islamic leaders must clarify to impressionable youth that the Koran does NOT guarantee paradise ..or virgins...for killing just ANY non-Muslims thru suicide.
I further muse that moderates may not feel safe doing so in various countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria...etc.
Now...this in no way denigrates those Muslims in other countries who DO try to calm things....they just are not enough.