|MECCA - Moderate Islam?|
“Islam cannot be either ‘moderate’ or ‘not moderate.’ Islam can only be one thing,” Erdoğan said in a speech at a program hosted in Ankara by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on women’s entrepreneurship on November 9.
“Recently the concept of ‘moderate Islam’ has received attention. But the patent of this concept originated in the West,” Erdoğan said, according to Hurriyet Daily.
Note EU- Digest: On this one President Erdogan is right. Moderate Islam is a US creation, after they embraced present day "Turkish outcast Gulen",,who now has asylum status in the US .
It was Fethullah Gulen who preached to the Americans that there was something in his doctrine which he coined for the Americans as "moderate" Islam.
Moderate Islam in fact does not exist The Koran was never put up for revision, scrutiny, or "modernized", like the Bible was with the new Testament - when Christ did not come to judge people but to redeem them by dying for them on the Cross. The Reformation was another indication that Christianity become a truly moderate religion. Unfortunately, either in the past or today, there never has been a strong movement against some of the antiquated Islamic laws, similar to when Martin Luther led the Reformation Movement and actually.got.rid of the autocratic rules of the Catholic Christian Theological Doctrine.
You can't call a religion moderate, if it has radical rules. So let's be honest, and call a "spade a spade".
Moderate.Islam is a fallacy. Regardless, if some Muslims consider themselves moderate Islamists, mainly because they don't take some of the Koran rules too seriously.
Whatever they say, unless they disavow Islam as their religion, they will continue to be part of a religion which is not moderate.
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