Where are all the moderate Muslims?

posted at 10:25 am on February 27, 2007 by Bryan

A fortnight ago on Vent, Erick Stakelbeck covered the plight of Jamal Miftah, a Muslim accused by other Muslims of being “anti-Islamic” for writing an editorial condemning terrorism. Erick’s full story has now made its way to CBN News, click the image to watch.

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Start a collection for this man’s bodyguards…

Viewtifulgare on February 27, 2007 at 10:59 AM

I don’t get it. Are you asking us to rewatch something we watched 2 weeks ago?

No thanks. My memory is not yet that shabby.

Kevin M on February 27, 2007 at 11:53 AM

A little over a year ago, a local Muslim lawyer organized a demonstration against Islamic terror at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. About 50 people showed up. The local Muslim organizations talked him down. CAIR condemned him. He said the problem the local imams had with condemning terrorists is that they shared the terrorist goal of a Sharia state.

Last summer, more than five thousand Muslims showed up to support Hezbollah in its war against Israel. That would be the same Hezbollah which claims its advantage is that it loves death while its enemies disadvantage is that they love life. That is the neatest self-description of evil I know. The demonstrators blamed Israel, America, Bush, transnational corporations, GE, the US dollar, et al for the war. They blamed everyone but Hezbollah, a terror organization.

Fifty Muslims show up to oppose Islamic terror. Five thousand show up to support a terrorist organization. That’s a hundred to one ratio of support for terror in the American Muslim community. That metric tells you a lot about where Muslims in America stand.

Tantor on February 27, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Actions speak louder than words.

See Islam for what it does and not for what it says.

Scene from Mars Attacks, “Don’t run, we are your friends!”

Kini on February 27, 2007 at 12:41 PM

There are no moderate muslims. There are pious believers and then there are apostates, but there is no such thing as a moderate muslim.

Tony737 on February 27, 2007 at 12:43 PM

Tantor writes:

Fifty Muslims show up to oppose Islamic terror. Five thousand show up to support a terrorist organization. That’s a hundred to one ratio of support for terror in the American Muslim community. That metric tells you a lot about where Muslims in America stand.

I believe that there are more moderate muslims than you indicate. What I further believe is that many are cowed into silence by the terrorist supporters, or they are politically apathetic. Hezbollah and other such groups, despite our laws to the contrary, seem to have a network deeply inserted in the muslim community here.

I have no doubt at all that they threaten some moderates here, either directly, or by targeting relatives left behind in the “old country.”

I also believe that most are more interested in succeeding in America the way that most of our immigrant ancestors were.

Nevertheless, the fact that there are only few thousand vocal Hezbollah supporters out of a community that numbers in the millions speaks volumes about the inability of Hezbollah (and also Hamas, BTW)to start a successful insurgency or intifada here, which is a “prime directive” of their masters in Tehran.

georgej on February 27, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Moderate muslims? Definitely not teaching at Kent State–
Townhall.com::Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard::By Mike S. Adams

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MikeSAdams/2007/02/28/me_and_julio_down_by_the_schoolyard

lizzee on February 28, 2007 at 7:10 AM