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Moderate Muslim: Not an Oxymoron

svirk2 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 8:26 PM
According to Islam, Jesus was a great and humble man. The Messiah and a messenger of God. "O Mary! God gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of those granted nearness to God." (quran 3:45)
Bondman60 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 1:58 PM
svirk2 will deny the principle of abrogation, in which contradictory early statements in the Koran are overriden by later statements (note that the Koran is not published in chronological order). But once understood, abrogation explanes quotes llike svirk2's above: In the early stages of Muhammed's "prophecy", he was attempting to convert Christians and Jews to the new faith, and so spoke admiringly about these faiths, and even prayed towards Jerusalem, as the Jews did. Once these faiths rejected the prophecy of Muhammed, the tone changed dramatically and became quite hostile to Jews and Christians.
Lars Hedegaard is a Danish journalist who has made his name denouncing Islam, which he describes as "a totalitarian system of thought" whose adherents "rape their own children." Last month, someone showed up at his door with a gun and fired a shot that missed him.

It's just what you would expect of those crazy Muslims, isn't it? Except that in the aftermath, Hedegaard found Muslims across Denmark were conspicuously un-crazy. They did not applaud the assailant or excuse his motives. Instead, they condemned the attack and upheld Hedegaard's freedom to preach unhinged bigotry.

One group even rallied in Copenhagen to disavow such...