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The Peaceful Are Not Irrelevant by Alicja A. Gescinska.

Brigitte Gabriel recently argued that, while the majority of Muslims in the world are peaceful, these peaceful Muslims don’t matter. History, Gabriel maintained, tells us that the peaceful majority is always irrelevant. Violent people set the agenda and determine the course of things. In twentieth-century Germany, Russia, China, and Japan, the majority was peaceful, and yet millions and millions of people died at the hands of a minority of brutal murderers. The peaceful majority proved to be thoroughly incompetent at stopping the most dreadful events of the twentieth century from happening: incompetent and thus irrelevant.

But this is a misinterpretation of history.

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