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The Nice Muslim Family Next Door
frontpagemag.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Nonie Darwish

Posted on 04/23/2013 5:09:29 AM PDT by SJackson

This article first appeared in GateStoneInstitute.org.

Where are the articles by moderate Muslims condemning the prominent Muslims who beg Allah to strike infidels with cancer and disease? No practicing Muslim has openly condemned such prayers, or named the sheikhs who urge these brutalities.

The neighbors of the Chechnyan Muslim family whose sons were responsible for the Boston Marathon terror attack said they were stunned by the news and that this nice Muslim family was known for its generosity and kindness. Many Americans often ask, “What about the Muslim family next door? They are really nice people.”

Some of the nicest people I know are Muslims, but that must never blind us from understanding the risk we are taking when we allow the building of hundreds of mosques financed by Saudi Arabia, as well as millions of Muslims to migrate into America at a time of a fierce, if sophisticated, desire by Islamist groups to spread Islam throughout the world, and to radicalize impressionable youths by stoking anger against the Western nations, people and values.

The existence of nice, educated Muslims should also never blind us from seeing the deep problems within the ideology of Islam and its jihadist goals. Muslims themselves admit that Islam is more than a religion – that it is, in fact, a state, legal system and a military institution—with the goal, as one’s holy duty, of bringing Islam to the rest of the world, a desire often enshrined deep in the hearts of Muslims.

Even though our visible problem is with the Muslim jihadists, the so-called “moderate” Muslims have often been silent enablers and defenders, perhaps from inertia, misinformation or fear of reprisals against them, including death threats to them and members of their family should they speak out.

Terrorists could never be as powerful as they are without the prayers, and especially the material support, of Islamic nations, governments and people. A Muslim Egyptian friend — one of the nicest people you will ever meet — visiting in 1994, was crying in front of the television while praying for the people of Chechnya to declare independence from Russia and declare their country an Islamic State ruled by Sharia law.

The critiques of Islam by this author are never written for the purpose of condemning people; naturally, there are good and bad people in every culture. My deep concern springs from the ideology of Islam: it has had such dark implications on Islamic society, forcing many, otherwise perfectly fine people, to enact unthinkable terror, as others stand silently by. Islam is the only religion that requires its followers to kill those who do not believe in Allah, and to take revenge in the name of Allah. In the Quran, holy vengeance and retaliation are commanded for Muslims: “O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you. He who transgresseth after this will have a painful doom.”
 [Koran 2:178]. Or: “We shall take vengeance (Muntaquimun) upon the sinners.” [32:22] The translation of the Arabic word “Muntaquimun” meaning vengeance is often watered down in translation by using the word punishment or retribution instead.

It was frustrating and unsettling to hear the aunt of the two terrorists stating, from Toronto, Canada, that her two nephews were “set up,” and the terrorists’ father, Anzor Tsarnaev, stating in various interviews with ABC and other stations, first that his son should give up peacefully; then that the son who was killed was framed; then that the son who was not killed should tell the truth; then warning that if the US kills his son: “all hell will break loose.”

Having grown up Muslim, I would urge Americans to demand more from the so called “moderate” Muslims, instead of giving them a pass for their silence, which appears a complicit defense of jihad. For too long, with some courageous exceptions, moderate Muslims hear no evil, see no evil and do nothing about it. They stand defiant, behaving as if they were victims, while the cries of Christians suffering under Islam in the Middle East are ignored. (Most Jews were forced out years ago. As the saying in Arabic goes: First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People).

Many moderate Muslims have been insisting that the Boston bombings have “nothing to do with Islam.” They deny there is a problem for apostates fleeing Islam, and do nothing about their arrest, the threats against them or their murder. At least 5,000 reported honor killings happen annually in the name of Allah, but moderate Muslims insist that, too, has nothing to do with Islam, and is a hold-over tribal custom, despite the Sura and verses that are used to justify it [Qur'an (18:65-81], and not only speak out against the practice, but go as far as to threaten those who expose it. Moderate Muslims also have nothing to say to the hundreds of Islamic clerics who curse non-Muslims and encourage jihad from the pulpits of mosques.

Where are the articles by moderate Muslims condemning the prominent Muslims who beg Allah to strike infidels with cancer and disease? The holiest mosques of Mecca blast curses at Jews and Christians over microphones — “Till they pray for death and do not receive it” — and supplicate Allah to make the lives of Christians and Jews “hostage to misery; drape them with endless despair, unrelenting pain and unremitting ailment; fill their lives with sorrow and pain and end their lives in humiliation and oppression.”

No true practicing Muslim, moderate or not, has openly condemned such prayers to pilgrims in Mecca or has named the sheikhs who urge these brutalities. But the majority of moderate Muslims are quick to blame American foreign policy and Israel. If America cooperates with Islamic dictators, Muslims accuse America of empowering dictators; if America removes a Saddam Hussein to give Muslims a chance for freedom, they accuse the US of interfering in their internal affairs.

The day Usama Bin Laden was killed, a friend called from Egypt to say that everyone was in mourning, sad over Bin Laden’s death. Does such a response to the death of a terrorist stem from moderate Islam, radical Islam, or Islam?


TOPICS: Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: darwish; formom; moderatemuslims

1 posted on 04/23/2013 5:09:29 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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2 posted on 04/23/2013 5:12:24 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

3 posted on 04/23/2013 5:12:45 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

             

4 posted on 04/23/2013 5:15:40 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: SJackson
The point needs to be hammered constantly: all observant Muslims want to kill you. By definition.

The ones that don't want to kill you are not really Muslims.

5 posted on 04/23/2013 5:16:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: SJackson

I always stump people with the challenge - name one Imam or other muslim leader who condemns 9-11 in a complete and unqualified statement. Nobody can remember even one.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 5:18:42 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SJackson

Every moslem. Every last one of them. IS A TERRORIST.


7 posted on 04/23/2013 5:19:08 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: lacrew

Actually, it’s along the same line as “Why didn’t Italian leaders condemn the Mafia more strongly?”.

Muslims have no qualms about killing other Muslims.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 5:21:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: SJackson

So Boston. How is Obama’s Muslim outreach working out for you?


9 posted on 04/23/2013 5:21:49 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: csmusaret

Yea, it sure looks like NASA is falling down on the job Obama gave them.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 5:24:06 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: John O

Correct, every one a ticking time bomb. No one knows when or what exactly will set them off.

The author points out something missing from most arguments, it is not simply a religion, it is a way of life. BTW, don’t forget the clown prince in the white hut was trained under that way of life for most of his early years.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:42 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SJackson
If America cooperates with Islamic dictators, Muslims accuse America of empowering dictators; if America removes a Saddam Hussein to give Muslims a chance for freedom, they accuse the US of interfering in their internal affairs.

It doesn't matter what America does, the muzzies will take offence.

12 posted on 04/23/2013 5:30:14 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: SJackson
"Moderate" Muslims are a bunch of "But-monkeys"...."b-b-but, don't you see what the Israelis do to the poor Palestinians?" "b-b-b-but, don't you see what George Bush does with those drone strikes?", etc. etc.

When that South Korean went on a rampage at Virginia Tech, the South Korean community in the U.S. was aghast. They took great pains to let us know this guy wasn't representative of their community....and he wasn't. You don't see that sort of remorse from the Muslims.

13 posted on 04/23/2013 5:31:45 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“The ones that don’t want to kill you are not really Muslims. “

Correct; the point that needs to be hammered over and over again for our Low Information Voters, is that THERE ARE NO MODERATE MUSLIMS!


14 posted on 04/23/2013 5:32:38 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: SJackson

I hate to say it, but I had a Muslim co-worker who seemed like a very nice, friendly guy. Very cool. Married a Catholic woman, has a daughter, coaches the daughter’s soccer team, buys her Harry Potter books... it’s all just heartwarming. I made friends with him on Facebook, and that’s when I saw his other side. He’s fanatical, and completely hiding it from people in his day-to-day life. It’s frightening.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 5:33:33 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: SJackson

They always interview the neighbors of the mass murderer, and the answer is always the same “quiet, very nice, nice guy, didn’t bother nobody”

Bull$hit. Someone who murders is not a nice guy.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 5:33:53 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: SJackson

Also, the reason Muslims are so nice in America (and especially in the South) is that they’re outnumbered. Watch their percentages get into the 1-3% range and you’ll see them start acting up.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 5:34:14 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: SJackson; GOPsterinMA; ClearCase_guy; tomcat; Travis McGee; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

Not all Muslims are sympathetic to terrorists but even in it’s mildest form I find it to be pernicious and incompatible with the American way of life. It’s a kooky cult started by a power hungry pedophile that became a major religion due to his military success.

It’s Scientology with 10000% more murder and genital mutilation.

I know some that are descent people, one of my friends from grade school was one, Bosnian. Maybe none of them are “observant”. I’d ship them all out of the country if I had to. Call me a bigot. I’m a bigot against whackjob cults, everyone should be. Anyone been watching “The Killing” on Fox, new show with Kevin Bacon? MOHAMMED IS JOE CARROLL.

In Islam the murderous, women hating, freedom hating human filth are the majority.

Those that actually preach peace and don’t make women dress as Jawas are as much really Muslim as Ted Kennedy was Catholic. The true tenets of Islam are murder and rape.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 5:39:01 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: SJackson

Anybody watching “The Americans”?The story line about a nice American family( Russian Spies) during the 80’s.Just change Russian to Muslim.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 5:39:52 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: SJackson; GOPsterinMA; ClearCase_guy; tomcat; Travis McGee; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

Excuse me that show is “The Following”, the killing is something else.

Cult loons murdering for no reason. I’m sure it wasn’t their intent but they nailed Islam.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 5:43:22 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Renegade

Yes.

Except even the Soviet Union seems like a paradise compared to Saudi Arabia.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 5:45:07 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

And all other Muslims support them one way or another financially and produce future possible terrorists.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 5:46:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Impy

23 posted on 04/23/2013 5:47:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

More cult stuff. They are supposed to worship God alone and oppose all forms of idolatry and yet they pray to a giant black rock that used to be a pagan temple and venerate “The Prophet” like he was a God.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 5:50:28 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: SJackson

The media meme of “he was such a nice kid... this is shocking” is having a reverse effect.

If a so called “nice” (domesticated) Muslim can commit this act of terror, what does it tell you about Islam? To me, it says NEVER TRUST a Muslim. Even the nice pot smoking (seemingly) Americanized ones.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 5:53:06 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: MuttTheHoople

So as a practical measure, what can be done? The only sensible thing would be banning pisslam domestically and declaring war on it internationally; the latter would have to include setting up colonial administrations, complete with permanent garrisons enforcing “de-nazification” regime. But we are not living in a sensible world. So what’s the best possible thing that actually CAN be done now? As the most pressing matter, how can we stem the insanity of mass muslim immigration? There may be a constitutional way to declare islam an Un-American, enemy ideology aimed at overthrowing the US government (which is what it is in part). There used to be a procedure precluding entry of former SS or Nazi party members into the US. Not sure of how things are now - probably not good - but just a couple of decades ago even former communists could be rejected or at least denied permanent residence status! Why not introduce a bill that would prevent muzzies from entering USA as well or at least from settling here permanently? It would need to aim at the ideological side of things, but this may be enough. Any thoughts?


26 posted on 04/23/2013 6:04:36 AM PDT by Moisey88 (Deja vu all over again: Back in USSR)
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To: SJackson
Having grown up Muslim, I would urge Americans to demand more from the so called “moderate” Muslims

I have a demand for the so called “moderate” Muslims. Get the he!! out of the US and go back to your sand box and play with the camels and goats.

27 posted on 04/23/2013 6:08:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (President Bush took the war on terror to them, and 0 bummer brought it to our soil.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

moozlums are like pit bulls...unpredictable at best. Would you let your moozlum “friends” babysit your children?


28 posted on 04/23/2013 6:20:52 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SJackson; SeekAndFind
"The neighbors of the Chechnyan Muslim family whose sons were responsible for the Boston Marathon terror attack said they were stunned by the news and that this nice Muslim family was known for its generosity and kindness."

Just like your generous and kind co-workers, SeekAndFind.

Look to the heart of Islam and understand what it is. It is a political supremacist death cult. Its adherents are often nice guys until they take it seriously, and go all BOOM on you.

29 posted on 04/23/2013 6:43:13 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists' favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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Muslims don’t condemn this atrocity because they agree with it, where were the moderate Muslims on 911? or the train bombing in Madrid 2004 that killed 191?


30 posted on 04/23/2013 6:47:31 AM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: hal ogen
moozlums are like pit bulls...unpredictable at best.

You got that right. muslimes are outraged by (fill in the blank) __________________.

31 posted on 04/23/2013 7:24:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (President Bush took the war on terror to them, and 0 bummer brought it to our soil.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Stealing your statement for a tagline....


32 posted on 04/23/2013 8:25:08 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: SJackson

bttt


33 posted on 04/23/2013 10:36:47 AM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: Moisey88; MinuteGal

“Why not introduce a bill that would prevent muzzies from entering USA as well or at least from settling here permanently? It would need to aim at the ideological side of things, but this may be enough. Any thoughts?”

Get this, Bob Beckel, the lone Democrat on the cable tv program The Five on Fox, just a few days ago made a suggestion. He suggested the U.S. stop allowing international Arab students from getting visa’s to go to our Colleges for the next few years, in order to stem young Arab men from being potential Jihadists here in the U.S. Interesting concept. Won’t stop the home grown jihadists, but could put a dent in the co-mingling of our home grown variety with the international Muzzie students and developing bad jihadist inclinations. Couldn’t believe this idea came from Beckel. Bet he’s hearing it bigtime from his leftist friends about this.


34 posted on 04/24/2013 2:48:33 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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