Steve Chapman on Moderate Muslims

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European (and American) Muslims are not as rabid as they are commonly portrayed by their most vehement critics. Remember the uproar in 2006 after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of Mohammed? There were riots by Muslims—but in the Middle East and Africa, not Europe. When a German paper published the images, local Muslims responded with a shocking display of restraint. This is the rule, writes Steve Chapman, not the exception.

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