What is "moderate Islam"?

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    According to some Islamic authorities. There is no such thing as "moderate Islam". The president of Turkey believes the term to be an invention of the West saying: "the idea of ‘moderate Islam’ was invented by the West and is being used to weaken the ancient religion, Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has said in reference to Saudi Arabia’s reforms, while also lashing out at the EU’s “discrimination” of Muslims.

    "These epithets of 'moderate Islam' are very ugly, it is disrespectful and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it." — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11436/turkey-rejects-moderate-islam
    What is "moderate Islam"?
     
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    Mod Hat — The problem with propaganda

    Is there a manner of exploring such questions without resorting to known anti-Muslim organizations, such as Gatestone, whose history includes falsifying stories about Muslims in Europe in order stoke tensions?

    Additionally, even if such a discourse is possible, we should probably bear in mind that President Erdoğan represents Islam about as thoroughly as Donald Trump represents Christianity. Toward that end, we simply cycle back to the question of unreliable sources like Gatestone.
     
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