Where Are the Voices of "Moderate" Muslims?
Almost every day, a new atrocity is committed in the name of Islam.
One can understand why so-called "moderate" Muslims living under Arab and Islamic dictatorships are afraid to speak out. But what about those living in the West? What are they afraid of?
Radical Islam is on the rise. It has become a tsunami that is threatening to sweep many countries. As long as "moderate" Muslims continue to sit on the fence and turn a blind eye to the threat, they too will be swept away by the flood.
It is time for those who really care about Islam to take action. The time has come to move from defense to offense. "Moderate" Muslims need to launch a counterattack on the terrorists and jihadis before it is too late.
These "moderates" need to understand that Hamas, Hizbullah, Al-Qaeda and the rest of the Islamic terror organizations will kill them first on their way to murder the "Zionists," "Crusaders," and "infidels."
These atrocities are being committed by a dominant minority of terrorists and thugs who are waging jihad to conquer the world, and who the "moderates" claim have hijacked Islam.
But as this minority continues to grow, the question that needs to be asked is, 'What about those who describe themselves as "moderate Muslims" who oppose violence and terrorism?'
True, some brave Muslims have raised their voices in condemnation of Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Jihad, Hizbullah and Tehran's extremist mullahs.
But these voices have not been loud and strong enough.
Where are the voices of the "moderates" in response to atrocities that are being perpetrated in their name? Haven't they heard that more Muslims than non-Muslims are being targeted by extremist Islamic groups?
How come human rights groups in the West seem to be the only ones protesting against the crimes of radical Muslims? Why aren't the "moderate" Muslims as vocal as these human rights organizations in the US and Europe?
Aisha, an 18-year-old Afghan woman who allegedly ran away from her husband, had her nose and ears cut off.
The crime was committed by radical Muslims under orders from a Taliban commander acting as a judge.
Sakineh Ashtiani, a 43-year-old Iranian woman, is expected to be stoned to death or hanged for allegedly conducting an "illicit relationship outside marriage," despite the total lack of evidence in this case.Under sharia law, she will be buried up to the neck, and the public is invited to hurl stones at her.
The planned brutal execution is yet another crime that is being perpetrated by Muslim fundamentalists in the name of Islam.
Ashtiani's lawyer, Mohammed Mostafael, last week fled Iran and is now seeking political asylum in Norway.
In Somalia, Muslim radicals cut a hand and a leG each off four teenagers as punishment for stealing mobile phones. "We carried out this sentence under the Islamic religion and we will punish like this everyone who carries out these acts," boasted one of the executioners.
In Iraq, it Is business as usual as Muslim fanatics continue to launch suicide bombings throughout the country. Dozens of Iraqis, mostly civilians, have been killed in the recent wave of bombings.
Extremist Muslims are also believed to be behind the recent rocket attacks on the Red Sea resort cities of Eilat and Aqaba in Israel and Jordan.
In the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Palestinian women have been banned, in the name of Islam, from smoking and laughing in public.
These are only some of the crimes that are being committed while a majority of Muslims continue to sit on the fence.
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|The cancer of Islamic terror [74 words]||Brenda||Aug 14, 2013 13:27|
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by Ben Cohen
Now, with the Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate having captured key oil wells in the Middle East this year, foreign oil has become an even more lethal financial weapon-of-choice for those seeking to destroy democracy and further escalate the War on Terror.
That President Barack Obama failed even to mention oil as a critical factor in the war against IS during his speech to the nation on September 10, is an omission both revealing and dangerous in terms of how his administration wants to depict the stakes involved in this latest confrontation with the jihadis.
by Lawrence A. Franklin
One Pakistani recruiter of child suicide bombers describes these children as "tools provided by God."
Another Muslim cleric in a madrassa [Islamic boys' school] describes child suicide bombers as "a gift from Allah that we have an unlimited number willing to be sacrificed to teach Americans a lesson."
Using children as suicide bombers will stop when... they stop "condoning the killing of innocents."
by Denis MacEoin
"No religion condones the killing of innocents." — U.S. President Barack Obama, September 10, 2014.
"Islam is a religion of peace." — U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, September 13, 2014.
"There is a place for violence in Islam. There is a place for jihad in Islam." — U.K. Imam Anjem Choudary, CBN News, April 5, 2010.
Regrettably it is impossible to re-interpret the Qur'an in a "moderate" manner. The most famous modern interpretation by Sayyid Qutb (d. 1966), the Muslim Brotherhood ideologue, leads the reader again and again into political territory, where jihad is at the root of action.
If they deviated from the true faith -- as we are seeing in the Islamic State today -- "backsliders," like pagans, were to be fought until they either accepted Islam or were killed.
In India alone, between 60 and 80 million Hindus may have been put to death by Muslim armies between the years 1000-1525.
by Yaakov Lappin
Hamas's long-term ambitions are indistinguishable from those of Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
Hamas will now focus on its next goal -- trying to strengthen its presence in the West Bank and eventually toppling the Palestinian Authority from power there, just as it did in Gaza. If Israel were to withdraw from the West Bank, Hamas would certainly find such a goal easier to accomplish.
Nothing keeps the flames of jihad alight, and Hamas's popularity secure, like frequent wars.
by Alan M. Dershowitz