Where are all the peaceful muslims?

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    Why do we only hear about the enraged muslims? If the majority of the muslims are in fact peaceful then why are they not lining up to condemn these radicals that are allegedly bastardizing their religion?
     
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    A wiser query was never posed. THAT is worth rep!
     
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    This is Neil Boortz on the situation.

    "I know and understand that these bloodthirsty murderers do not represent the majority of the world's Muslims. When, though, do they become outraged? When do they take to the streets to express their outrage at the radicals who are making their religion the object of worldwide hatred and ridicule? Islamic writer Salman Rushdie wrote of these silent Muslims in a New York Times article three years ago. "As their ancient, deeply civilized culture of love, art and philosophical reflection is hijacked by paranoiacs, racists, liars, male supremacists, tyrants, fanatics and violence junkies, why are they not screaming?"

    http://boortz.com/nuze/index.html
     
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    Good question.
     
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    Not to be cynical, but it's been over a thousand years since what Rushdie speaks of was reality.
     
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    Isn't there something in their religion that prohibits them from judging the actions of other Muslims as a regular practice? I thought that judgement of them on a religious basis was only under specific circumstances and done by a tribunal of elected Islamic Judges...

    Does anybody know about this?
     
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    Well, I have to give you credit. you are a equal opportunity basher of religions! HEY< JUST A JOKE!
     
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    They're probably fearful of retribution from the local clerics, who continually preach hatred for the infidels, and those Muslims who support the jihadists. They are not taught to be thinking individuals, but rather blind groupies.
     
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    And probably figuring that there would be no point in speaking out anyway. They have no power, no influence and no leader. I don't see a big, organized, protest unleashed by peaceful Christians when Pat Robertson and his cronies spout off some of their hate speech.
     
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    Hmmm......

    I don't see the comparison. What you call "hate speech" is protected under the First Amendment. Talk is talk. It is not comparable to using physical violence to inflict harm on another and/or vandalized property.

    If these whacko Muslims would restrict their hateful crap to running their mouthes, I would defend their right to do it, even if I think it's a bunch of bull.
     

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