dec 7th, 2007
i believe they do not actually exist, and are mythological beasts. if you are a mohammedan, you cannot be a moderate -- that is the way the ideology is structured.
this reminds me of musharraf's assertion a while ago about how "mohammedanism is the most tolerant religion". to which a wag responded: "on which planet?" surely not on this one. must be in some mohammedan heaven with 72xhouris + 28xboys aplenty.
words have different meanings in the mohammedan lexicon than in the average dictionary. here's my conjecture as to their real meanings in mohammedan-speak:
"moderate" means a mohammedan who doesn't actually go out and kill kafirs, but just grabs their women and property when the kafirs are murdered by real mohammedans
"tolerant" means "not yet doing mass extinction of other faiths, because not quite powerful yet. waiting for a time when powerful enough"
ayaan hirsi ali has very good reason to wonder about the existence of the mythical "moderates". none of them spoke up when the mullahs were hounding her.