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[5 Feb 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
<em>PeaceTimes</em> Edition 101. Not in the Name of Islam: Muslims in the West Reject Violence, Claim Common Ground

- by Mary Liston Liepold
“Where are the moderate Muslims? Why don’t we hear from them?”
It’s a question we hear frequently from people in our own neighborhoods, even though Peace X Peace has been showcasing Muslim peacebuilders, among many others, since its founding in 2002. Two kinds of developments make the question especially timely now: a recent rash of real and attempted “terrorist” attacks, and a cluster of decisions by European groups and governments that seem designed to suppress Muslim identity.
In an April 2009 survey of 1,000 US adults conducted by …