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  • Because they are a peaceful group of people just trying to mind their own business and get by, just like most of the rest of the silent majority.
  • Just a guess: Since the militants unfortunately have scrpiture on their side, they might not want to feel like hypocrites.
  • From your profile image I must conclude that you are just a child where these matters are concerned. Don't ever believe all you hear. There is no peaceful mejority. There might be the remotest possibility of a peaceful minority. Never ever expect any public protests against terrorists who call themselves 'Jihadis' in Allah's name. Allah's name evokes solidarity. Nationalities don't matter here. It is all for Allah. Damn the non-believers.
  • I seem to remember peaceful muslims in their thousands dancing in the street after 9/11
  • I think they are. Working that is. Protesting really is not very effective. My Muslim friends are generally doing more than me to put an end to it and define it as against Islam.
  • They are and they do protest quite frequently. But they're not as dynamic as say, an exploding muslim, and so don't get as much media attention.
  • My thought is because the real peaceful Muslims thinks that those violence has no connection with Islam itself. The terrorists are just individual crime who claim their activity based on Islam teaching which is not.
  • i've wondered the same thing as well! maybe it's because even moderate muslims think the victims deserved it, even though they wouldn't engage in such activity themselves
  • They could be afraid they would be next
  • The 'peaceful majority' have jobs to do, businesses to run and lives to lead. They view the terrorist activities committed in the name of Islam as an affront to their faith, but expecting 'that peaceful majority' to protest as one is ridiculous. Many don't see the practitioners of terrorism as Muslim (not even misguided ones), so why should the onus to sort this out land on them? Many view it as literally not their problem. I happen not to like my government very much, but do I protest? No I don't - I know my protest won't change anything. Something more is needed. Peaceful groups do protest, and many more people work behind the scenes for improvements to the lives of the majority. If you want to know why you've heard nothing about this, look to the western media, who have been peddling disgracefully anti-Islam propaganda for many years.
  • TERRORIST ARE CRIMINALS, THUGS, AND JUST LIKE WE DON'T EXPECT THE PEOPLE LIVING IN GANG AREAS TO GO OUT AND CLEAN UP THE STREETS THEMSELVES WE CAN EXPECT PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN PEACE TO GO OUT AND OPPOSE THUGS WITH GUNS. WE PROTEST AND OFTEN HOWEVER IT IS ONLY SAFE TO DO SO IF YOU ARE IN A SECULAR COUNTRY OR IN A LIBERAL ONE. IN AREAS WHERE THESE GANGS CONTROL THE POPULUS EVEN IF THEY DON'T SHARE THE VIEWS THEY CAN'T SPEAK OUT. IN THESE SITUATIONS ITS MORE LIKE THE GERMANS WHO DISAGREED WITH THE NATZIS, YOU SPEAK OUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE HURT. ALL THAT PEACE LOVING ISLAM RESPECTING MUSLIMS CAN DO IS TEACH THEIR CHILDREN RIGHT FROM WRONG AND OPPOSE THESE ACTS IN THEIR HEART.
  • Well, the Christians are very vocal and adamant about Fred Phels and his Westboro Church doings; however, I don't see any Christians trying to stop them either whenever they go out on the streets to make spectacles out of everything from gay marriage to the funeral of soldiers
  • Because they are all muslim. They may not agree with a course of action, but they are still "brother muslims."
  • They probably dedicate their public protesting time to prayer instead. Just another group of people who wait for everything to fall from the sky.
  • I would respond with a question: How do you KNOW that the peaceful majority is NOT out protesting and working against the militants? Because the US mainstream media told you so? US media coverage of what's going on outside the United States is *abysmal* (as anyone who has ever read The Economist or a decent newspaper can tell you). Even within the US, coverage of anti-war/anti-violence rallies can be sparse. I marched in an anti-war protest in Washington, DC in September 2007. Over 100,000 people attended and a few hundred were arrested. The media attitude towards the event was "Ho hum, another anti-war protest. Bury it on page 9". It may be that the Muslim world is largely in support of their more violent factions. It may be that they are not. I'm not sure most of us have enough information to make that determination.
  • My opinions and observations based on my experiences with Muslims. Yes, thee are quite a few good souls, some I even call friends but their is one trait amongst them I get totally irritated/alienated with. For most of them a fellow Muslim must be given priority over say a known acquaintance. An illustration: If there is an India Pakistan cricket match and Pakistan wins even though they are citizens of India they will celebrate with firecrackers.Ask them why and they say: "Our Muslim brothers won."Where is your national spirit? It completely takes a back seat to being a Muslim. That I cannot understand and even look down upon. For most of them the "Maulvi's" word is law even his advice will sound bizarre to every other person in the world. An illustration: I was willing to spend quite a packet to get my maid's child innoculated with the Chicken pox, HIB and other vaccines which are not compulsory but which most well off people will give their kids. This woman refused Why? The Maulvi said no and of course his word is law. What HURTS most is this attitude we come across"Fellow Muslims even if they are perpetrating the wrong ideologies must take precedence because they follow the same God." I am not saying I have not found Muslims who have not put their country and humanity before their religion what I am saying is that they are as rare as the blue moon. Even today in spite of seeing with their own eyes on my TV the detestation the terrorist caused in Mumbai do you know what my maid said? The exact translation was"The might of the army went to kill those Muslim kids." Such people are the majority. People like our very brave Commissioner of Mumbai Police, Mr. Hasan Gafoor who led the attack against the terrorist at one of the hotels from up front is unfortunately a minuscule minority.
  • Because nothing binds people together more than religion. In the 70's many of the 'peaceful majority' in Northern Ireland tacitly accepted the terrorist activities of the IRA because their distaste at their actions was outweighed by their common faith and beliefs. I believe the same is true of Muslims - it's a case of 'when push comes to shove'.
  • I also hear that the majority of Americans don't support the violence done in their name in Iraq. Why isn't that the peaceful majority isn't out there protesting and publicly working against the military and the government?
  • Non nova, sed nove. Medice, cura te ipsum. (Latin):-D
  • Because deep down they condone what the attackers did making them all the same.
  • I suppose it's for the same reason that the Christians are not out there protesting and publicly working against Fred Phelps and his band of nuts
  • this the turth ok this why.Because there are different kind of muslims in the world with different laws and i am sure that if they did protest agaist it those other muslims will and i MEAN they will kill them.I mean would you go agaist the world of you had no support.would you?I do not think you would and that is the turth.
  • thats what i want to know- i'm guessing that this "majority" might be a minority because we never really hear anything from this "large" group of people.
  • They are. They are doing all they can. Their secret services, police and military and security are working as hard as they can to stop it. It's not only Westerners that are being blown up. Just look at Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi etc. Muslims are being blown up too.
  • They are hedging their bets. The vast majority of Muslims are empathetic and sympathetic enough to recognize the suffering that can come to innocent bystanders as a result of violence. The reason they are reluctant to protest against the violent acts of terrorism is that they simply are not 100% sure that the violence wasn't justified, if not mandated, by the koran and they're afraid Allah may be watching.
  • Might it be because the practitioners of the "religion of peace" that they would be protesting against cut their heads off in retaliation? That is what happens in your religion of peace. Every time I hear that phrase I think of newspeak from orwells 1984. Allah is double plus ungood
  • Because they are peaceful, and because they probably don't want the terrorists to harm their families in retribution.
  • Because they are joyful from within.
  • Because they actually do support that stuff.

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