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Any estimate would be pure conjecture unless there's some poll(s) to back it up.
There's an old debate about whether or not an adherent of Islam can simultaneously be moderate and obey the Quran. However, to my way of thinking, self-identification with Islam is enough to make you Muslim: moderate or not. For instance, the Quran makes it clear that Allah takes a dim view of those who stay at home rather than joining the fight for jihad. But such a person may simply be cherry-picking what he chooses to obey . . . which everybody does anyway. Nobody adheres 100% to scripture.
I don't recall anything in the Quran that prohibits images of Muhammad. But insulting Muhammad or Allah or the Quran or Islam is blasphemy. The Quran calls it 'making mischief in the land'. Such disrespect of Islam is considered the worst of crimes: it's considered to be 'making war on Allah' and is punished more severely than is murder or other crimes between people.
If Muslims are okay with the death penalty for blasphemy or apostasy, that's their problem. But if they think they can intimidate or force non-Muslims into submission to their totalitarian doctrines, they're simply not being reasonable. They can kiss my ass.
The Charlie Hebdo atrocity illustrates how Islam can't effectively deny that it gives license to violence. It's my belief that every newspaper, magazine and television station in the infidel world should devote an entire month to educating the world about the violence perpetrated by Muhammad and, later, the Muslim Empire. They should highlight the militancy of the Quran and expose the lie that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. Doing so would spread out the risk that comes with criticizing Islam. We could call it Charlie Hebdo month. What are Muslims going to do . . . attack every newspaper and television station in the free world? The Muslim world needs to be put on notice that non-Muslims are not bound by their anachronistic rules and that we're sick and tired of their attempts to intimidate us into compliance.
If moderate Muslims would take control of their own religion, we wouldn't need to resort to defiance of Islamism. But the way things are going, we'll eventually have to quit pretending that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.
I'd really like to know what percentage of Muslims around the world would say that it is required and just to force non-Muslims to follow their totalitarian rules. If it's a majority, then I'd say the majority of Muslims are fundamentalists. If it's a minority, then I'd say the majority of Muslims are moderates.
If the majority of Muslims are moderates AND they refuse to rein in their extremists, then the moderate majority is irrelevant.
If the majority of Muslims are fundamentalists, then it's time for us to face reality and demand freedom even more loudly than they demand compliance with their backward religion. This scenario would not be a 'clash of civilizations' . . . it would be a clash between the free and the unfree.