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The Role of Moderate Muslims in Combating Violent Jihad Tanveer Ahmed

The Role of Moderate Muslims in Combating Violent Jihad

Tanveer Ahmed

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There is a widespread belief that moderate Muslims can help fight against the Jihadis in the war on terror. This belief is based on the fact that the ideology of terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda attracts a steady stream of recruits- and thisMoreThere is a widespread belief that moderate Muslims can help fight against the Jihadis in the war on terror. This belief is based on the fact that the ideology of terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda attracts a steady stream of recruits- and this ideology can only be fought by moderate Muslims. This study, however, demonstrates that in a situation of conflict, particularly one having religious overtones, moderates have a limited role to play, because violence perpetrated by radicals becomes too dominating a feature. Moderates can play their most useful role only after the state is able to contain the radicals and secure conditions that are congenial for views different from those of radicals to be expressed.