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← Calls to Behead Indonesian Atheist Alexander Aan

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Muslim extremists have called for Aan to be beheaded but fellow atheists have rallied round, and urged him to stand by his convictions despite the pressure.

For one sadly short moment I thought the 'but' was going to be followed by 'moderate Muslims have rallied round . . ."

Once again, where are the decent, moderate Muslims? Why do they not stand up in outrage against their co-religionists? Maybe Ayaan Hirsi Ali is right and "moderate Muslim" is something close to an oxymoron.

How can they not see that, if you need to kill to protect your faith, that is a powerful indication that you have lost the argument? It is impossible to exaggerate how deeply I despise them.

Richard

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:17:58 UTC | #915341