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Why we should toss the 'moderate Muslims' label

April 20, 2015, Shadi Hamid

As a part of the Washington Post's annual "Ten things to toss" feature, Shadi Hamid argues that it is time to retire the term "moderate Muslims." Labeling Muslims as "moderate," Hamid writes, has been used to justify poor foreign policy decisions, and demonstrates a misunderstanding of the very societies we are working to change. 

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