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Unformatted text preview: Muslims today. But Muslims themselves say that they dislike the narrow-minded fanaticism and violent extremism . When the Gallup data ran a survey between extremists and moderates, they were surprised to find that the two groups showed little difference in religiosity. Another statistic they found was that the political radicals were slightly more educated than the moderates. The radicals also believed that the invasion of the United States in Iraq did more harm than good. When asked, the extremists found occupation and Us domination as their biggest fear, while moderates said the economy. Political radicals fell that Islam is not only degraded but also threatened. Therefore they felt a greater sense of pressure to protect their cultural identity by making extreme sacrifices. The article also finally states that according to their surveys, Extremists seem to have a lack of faith in diplomacy as a means of change....
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