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Moderate Islam?

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, October 20, 2003

Moderate Islam?

We hear a lot about moderates within Islam and, no doubt, there are some, perhaps many. But they aren't running the show and when the radicals gain power, which is their objective everywhere, moderates will be kept out and possibly executed. We know this because it happens all over the world.

That's why it is of some importance that supposedly moderate Malaysia is the host country to the biggest summit of Islamic leaders in three years. At that gathering there were calls for the world's 1.3 billion Muslims to unite against "a few million Jews" who allegedly rule the world and get others to fight and die for them.

The prime minister of Malaysia said, "we need guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships for our defense." He said while Europeans killed six million Jews (a fact many Muslims deny, by the way) "Jews rule the world by proxy."

If this is "moderate" Islam, what is radical Islam? Watch out for those who would lull us into a false sense of security that Islam will make deals and be at peace with "infidels."

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.