The extent of my knowledge of the subject is limited to what I have been able to extrapolate from reading and watching cable news (FOX & CNN). Somewhere in between the two there is probably a simulation of truth. The Arabs or Muslims that I have come in contact with in my day to day activities are quite naturally reluctant to discuss this subject openly. And I have never been out of the continental United States except on a cruise ship. I did have one exception. Recently on a vacation I came in contact with a single mother of two boys who related this story to me. She said that she had been married to a Muslim for 5 years who was the father of her two sons. She was a non-arab (I trust this is politically correct) whos is now in her words "A Born Again Believer". I ask her some direct questions and she did not hesitate to answer them. One of the questions was; "Is it true that a true Muslims purpose is to either convert you to Islam or kill you". Her answer to this was yes with the following explanatation. Just as in our culture we have true believers or Christians and non believers or "The Lost. She said that among the arab world there existed the same thing. The devout or true Muslims whos choice was to either convert or destroy and those who were non believers. Could this be what is referred to as the moderates? What is your experience with the subject along with your thoughts?