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  • Muslim reformers feel shut out of Obama's efforts to fight extremism

    02/21/2015 9:08:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/212015 | Charles Hoskinson
    Some of the most prominent reformers have argued for years that the ideological and theological roots of Islamist extremism must be addressed, a topic administration officials carefully avoided during a three-day summit this week. Reformers also say the White House is hurting its own efforts by working with people who sympathize with the goals of violent extremist groups, if not their methods."We have to own the issue of extremist Islamic theology in order to defeat it and remove it from our world. We have to name it to tame it," Muslim journalists Asra Nomani and Hala Arafa wrote in an...
  • Hamas Leader Haniyeh Favored for Unity President

    09/02/2014 5:24:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/2014, 1:24 PM | Ari Yashar
    Support for the terrorist organization Hamas has skyrocketed in Judea, Samaria and Gaza according to a new poll, after Hamas “skyrocketed” Israel with a massive missile barrage and terror war in Operation Protective Edge. A full 61% of Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza would pick Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh for unity government president if elections were held today, according to the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research poll reported Tuesday by Associated Press (AP). By contrast, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was found to have dropped sharply to a mere 32% in support. …
  • Former FBI Agent Says Leading Muslim Group a ‘Hamas Front’ (CAIR)

    03/12/2014 12:34:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 3/11/2014, 2:33 PM | Orli Baruch and Ari Soffer
    Former FBI Counterterrorism expert John Guandolo, known for his controversial calls for Americans to “expose Al Qaeda agents” in their neighborhoods, has reiterated his calls to the public to pressure officials to prosecute the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for supporting terrorism. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, the author of the book explained how CAIR—which claims to be a “civil liberties” organization representing moderate Muslims in the US—was established by Islamist leaders closely linked to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, of which Hamas is an offshoot. The organization was set up specifically to provide propaganda and other forms of nonviolent...
  • Moderate Muslims Threaten Elementary School Teachers with Death for Not Wearing Burka

    12/08/2013 7:56:00 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    F P ^ | December 7, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Women with uncovered faces might give the little tykes all sorts of ideas. This isn’t happening in Afghanistan… but in Tunisia. The heartland of the Arab Spring. A group of Salafites has issued death threats against teachers at an elementary school in Djerba, Tunisia, if they will not start wearing the Islamic veil within a week. ... Some might complain that it’s unfair to call Salafis moderate. But I’m not being sarcastic. If the Muslim Brotherhood can be repeatedly referred to as a moderate group as well as many of the Salafist militias in Syria that aren’t Al Qaeda… that...
  • McCain’s [Obama's, Kerry's, O'Bagy's] Moderate Rebel Army: We’ll Quit If You Take al Qaeda Away

    09/06/2013 1:00:31 PM PDT · by thouworm · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    The deputy to General Salim Idriss — the Free Syrian Army commander Senator McCain would have us back — has announced that the mujahideen rebels’ supreme council will disband unless the West drops its demands to steer clear of violent jihadists and refrain from attempting to take over the Assad regime’s chemical weapons stocks. The Foreign Policy report is excerpted by Weasel Zippers, including this:
  • Duo arrested for B.C. terror plot on Canada Day (golly, RADICAL MUSLIMS again!!)

    07/03/2013 5:57:47 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 3 replies
    Calgary Sun / QMI ^ | Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Tyler Orton
    ... They were arrested in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday afternoon and face charges of facilitating terrorist activity, possession of an explosive device and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. At least three devices were built from pressure cookers filled with rusty nails, washers, nuts and bolts. “This self-radicalized behaviour was intended to create maximum impact and harm to Canadian citizens at the B.C. legislature on a national holiday,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner Wayne Rideout said. .... A terrorism expert said it's likely the duo were converts to radical Islam and coached in the alleged plot....
  • Taking a Stab at It (Mark Steyn)

    06/12/2013 12:40:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 12, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    Daniel Pipes, a regular contributor round these parts, appeared on a somewhat fractious panel in Toronto recently, and toward the end (scroll down) was asked where the “moderate Muslims” were. He responded that many of them were in the room. Indeed, it seems entirely possible that all of them were in the room. Daniel eventually took a crack at the numbers and concluded that “Islamists” made up 10 to 15 percent of the Muslim population, “moderates” about 1 to 2 percent, and the remaining 85 percent in between are presumably either cowed or indifferent. I’ve no idea whether Daniel’s estimate...
  • 'My Country Needs Me'

    11/01/2006 5:28:05 PM PST · by RDTF · 8 replies · 602+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | November 1, 2006 | HEATHER ROBINSON
    With the midterm elections fast approaching, the panic over Iraq seems more intense than ever. That country, the thinking goes, is a hopeless mess, and there could be a precipitous American withdrawal, especially if the Democrats win. But doing so would leave the silent majority of Iraqis hostage to the most vicious extremists, abandoning those Iraqi leaders who have championed liberal democratic values. One of them is Mithal al-Alusi, a 53-year-old Sunni Arab who won a seat in parliament last December after having served as director general of the National Commission on de-Baathification. Mr. al-Alusi ran on a platform of...
  • The Nice Muslim Family Next Door

    04/23/2013 5:09:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies ^ | April 23, 2013 | Nonie Darwish
    This article first appeared in 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...
  • It’s Official: Obama Administration Promotes Islamist Regimes; Insists They are Moderate

    11/11/2011 8:43:42 AM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Yid with Lid ^ | November 9, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech justifying Obama Administration Middle East policy changes everything. True, it isn’t surprising. I’ve been writing for almost three years about how the current U.S. government thinks these things. Do not underestimate this speech’s importance. It isn’t a reluctant acceptance that Islamists might win elections and take over countries. It is an enthusiastic endorsement of that idea. But now there can be no doubt that Obama’s Middle East policy is engaged in what might be the biggest blunder in the history of U.S. foreign policy. Millions of people will bemoan it as delivering their countries...
  • Are 'Moderate' Muslims Really Moderate? Meet The Suave Mohammed-Part 2

    03/17/2012 7:54:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    Right Side News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Eliana Benador
    Taqqiya, in Islam, is a doctrine of pious fraud or religious dissimulation... whereby Muslims may under certain circumstances openly deceive infidels by feigning friendship or goodwill provided their heart remains true to Islam.” As I am about to set to write the second article, the first thing that hits my mind is... “Little Red Riding Hood...” The sweet story of how a bad wolf disguised under innocent appearance, gets close to a naive little girl, Little Red Riding Hood, who tells him where she’s going, i.e., to visit grandma. The wolf gets to poor grandma first, eats her and disguises...
  • Are "Moderate Muslims" really "Moderate?" Part One

    03/17/2012 4:31:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3/15/2012 | Eliana Benador
    ".. it is the people who control the Government, not the Government the people..." Sir Winston Churchill Liberalism and democracy are systems that ever since they appeared have been polluting our societies and countries with germs of “licentiousness” in whichever imaginable shape and form -and it also brought an ever increasing “godlessness” in the Western world. Thus, it is no surprise that down came barriers in life, accepting whatever kind of abnormal behavior in the name of freedom and democracy advocating equality for all, “legalizing” the license to kill traditional everything, from values, to life styles, and so much more....
  • Moderate Muslims Rally Against Extremism in London

    09/24/2011 1:58:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/11
    Thousands of Muslims gathered in London on Saturday at a rally "to fight extremism and promote a moderate, inclusive version of Islam." The event's organizers, Minhaj-ul-Quran International, said prior to the event that some 12,000 Muslims are expected at Wembley Arena. The group's founder, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, told journalists that killing innocents is forbidden in Islam and Muslims must integrate into the societies in which they are living.
  • A GOP 'moderate Muslim' -- or not

    01/10/2011 3:36:31 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2011 | PAUL SPERRY
    Suhail Khan, a major Republican sup porter of the Ground Zero mosque, has been lobbying GOP leaders on the Hill to back off their opposition. He's got their ear, mainly because he portrays himself as a moderate, patriotic Muslim. Yet newly surfaced videos contradict that. Khan, a Bush administration vet who sits on the board of the American Conservative Union, assures skeptics that "Park 51 community center" imam Feisal Rauf is a "moderate." Fears over the mosque are overblown, he insists, fomented by "anti-Muslim bigotry." In a recent letter to fellow Republicans, he warned the party was "alienating millions of...
  • Muslim Brotherhood: ‘Prepare Egyptians for war with Israel'

    02/01/2011 8:13:24 AM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 22 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01 Feb 11 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    A leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt told the Arabic-language Iranian news network Al-Alam on Monday that he would like to see the Egyptian people prepare for war against Israel, according to the Hebrew-language business newspaper Calcalist. Muhammad Ghannem reportedly told Al- Alam that the Suez Canal should be closed immediately, and that the flow of gas from Egypt to Israel should cease “in order to bring about the downfall of the Mubarak regime.” He added that “the people should be prepared for war against Israel,” saying the world should understand that “the Egyptian people are prepared for...
  • Muslim journalist accuses Millions of "moderates" - at Islamic anti-Christian massacre in Egypt

    01/04/2011 3:52:56 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    Bombing opens vein of Christian anger in Egypt By PAUL SCHEMM, Associated Press Paul Schemm, Associated Press – Mon Jan 3, 4:54 pm ET CAIRO – The New Year's Day suicide bombing of a church that killed 21 people has opened up a vein of fury among Egypt's Christians, built up over years of what they call government failure to address persistent discrimination and violence against their community. [...] Christian anger, says rights activist Hossam Bahgat, stems in large part because they feel attacks against them can be carried out with impunity, something borne out by evidence of past incidents,...
  • The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Wants ‘Global Caliphate’ and Islamist America

    MUST SEE: The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is preaching a global Caliphate and Islamic Shari’a law over America to its members, according to the 2010 ICNA Member’s Hand Book. This is a very different message than the group’s public outreach efforts, and contradicts claims that the organization is a tolerant, mainstream Islamic group. As the hand book spells out, the organization’s ultimate goal is “the Establishment of Islam” as the sole basis of global society and governance. It also encourages members to deceive people in its proselytizing campaign to help fulfill this goal. This aim is one that...
  • VIDEO: From an Atheist to Moderate Muslims – What I think the real problem is with Islam

    12/01/2010 11:08:41 PM PST · by damonw · 6 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 12/01/10 | Damon
    In this video, which is a personal letter to Moderate Muslims, an Atheist expresses his opinion of Islam and why it bothers him. Simply put, it is the Moderate Muslims and their denial of some of the inherent elements of Islam that concerns him. He contrast this with his non concern with Christianity because "they police their own". He then sums up nicely with a challenge to all Moderate Muslims. Video shows many Koran and Hadith passages.
  • For US Muslims, a 9/11 anniversary like no other

    09/05/2010 12:16:33 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller. ^ | 05SEP10 | Rachael Zoll
    NEW YORK (AP) — American Muslims are boosting security at mosques, seeking help from leaders of other faiths and airing ads underscoring their loyalty to the United States — all ahead of a 9/11 anniversary they fear could bring more trouble for their communities. Their goal is not only to protect Muslims, but also to prevent them from retaliating if provoked. One Sept. 11 protest in New York against the proposed mosque near ground zero is expected to feature Geert Wilders, the aggressively anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker. The same day in Gainesville, Fla., the Dove World Outreach Center plans to burn...
  • Muslims take to Minnesota State Fair to fix image.

    09/04/2010 11:02:52 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 86 replies
    JPost ^ | 04SEP10 | J.Condon
    Muslim residents hand out "Islam Explained" to fairgoers; want to show people they are "not terrorists." Despite the smells of fried dough and roasted meat wafting from the Minnesota State Fair, Salim and Zuleyha Ozonder were focused on the people who were leaving, not the food or festivities beckoning from across the street. Each time a new wave of people exited, the young Minneapolis residents — who hadn't eaten all day — tried to press into their hands a small, glossy card that read "Islam Explained" on one side. On the other, it had about 180 words of background on...
  • Newt Gingrich: Sharia is our Enemy~ Video

    07/30/2010 9:42:36 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | July 30Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Does anyone still think that our hard work is not paying off? Here we see a major player in America recognize Sharia for the threat that it is, and he calls for a Federal Law to ban it in all US Courts. The word is spreading, and if we keep up the pressure, victory will be ours!

    01/14/2010 5:25:48 PM PST · by freedomyes · 10 replies · 430+ views
    MichNews ^ | Jan 14 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    “I want to congratulate you for your place in hellfire, Inshallah,” the caller said, using an Arabic phrase that means ‘God willing.’ “’If you’re in front of me, I will shoot you. I will put a bullet in your head. This is the consequence of a hypocrite.’”
  • Private undercover team exposes nationwide network of radical, anti-U.S. Islamic centers

    06/13/2007 7:01:28 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 65 replies · 2,966+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | June 12-18, 2007
    Hundreds of Islamic centers in the United States have become a hot-bed of extremist activity; they promote violence, terrorism and hatred against America. “Our initial investigation has concluded there are between 400 to 500 radical Islamic centers in the U.S.,” said David Gaubatz, the director of counterintelligence and counterterrorism for the Society of Americans for National Existence. “In those places, they preach an extreme version of Islam that says America and the West is the enemy. They espouse violence, hatred and the need for terrorism.” Gaubatz is a former senior U.S. intelligence official, who now works for the Mapping Shari’a...
  • Gruesome Killing Poses Another Test For US Muslims

    02/21/2009 4:52:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies · 1,387+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | February 21, 2009
    Gruesome killing poses another test for US Muslims ERIC GORSKI, AP Religion Writer February 21, 2009 The crime was so brutal, shocking and rife with the worst possible stereotypes about their faith that some U.S. Muslims thought the initial reports were a hoax. The harsh reality of what happened in an affluent suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. — the beheading of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan and arrest of her estranged husband in the killing — is another crucible for American Muslims. Here was a couple that appeared to be the picture of assimilation and tolerance, co-founders of a television network that aspired...
  • Video: Toronto HAMAS Protestors Support Hezbollah, Salute Hitler

    01/07/2009 11:35:39 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 534+ views ^ | January 7, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    Ah, the "moderate" Muslims of the West. Here's footage reader Esther shot of the HAMAS protest, Saturday, in Toronto. Aside from the venom, guy in dreadlocks, little girl who hasn't (yet) any idea what the heck she's protesting for, note the Hezbollah flags. In Toronto as in Dearbornistan and as everywhere, the Muslims support a group that deliberately murdered hundreds of American Marines while they slept and American civilians at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, and killed thousands more by training Iraqi insurgents and giving them explosives to kill our troops there. Even more important, note, between 3:00 and 3:20,...
  • Moderate Muslims: Offend Radicals, Urinate in a Foot Bath

    12/01/2008 10:00:54 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 23 replies · 1,024+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Nov 1st 2008 | Christopher Logan
    I am sure that most of the readers have seen that Islamic foot washing basins have been added to various airports such as the Indianapolis airport and the Kansas City airport. Universities that have installed them include the Minneapolis Community and Technical College and the University of Michigan in Dearborn. In many cases public funds have been used to pay for the installation which makes this a clear violation of separation of Church and state.
  • PODCAST: The Pax Islamica: Totalitarianism, Islamism and Islamo-fascism

    10/28/2008 2:31:29 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies · 261+ views
    religioncompass ^ | 10, 28, 08
    PODCAST: The Pax Islamica: Totalitarianism, Islamism and ‘Islamo-fascism’ Ana Belén SoageIn this frank and relevant interview, Matthew Feldman, one of the editors of the Political Religions section of Religion Compass talks with Ana Belén Soage, of the University of Granada. They candidly discuss the nature of contemporary and modern politicised Islam.Soage argues that the so-called ‘moderate’ forms of politicised Islam differ from the more radical forms (epitomised by groups like Al Qaeda) in degree only, not in kind. Any form of Islamist movement, she argues, necessarily requires the formation of a ‘Pax Islamica’; an essentially totalitarian aim. Islamist movements are...
  • Moderate Islam?

    07/28/2008 7:58:54 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 18 replies · 67+ views
    EuropeNews ^ | 28Jul08 | Sam Solomon
    Where is moderate Islam? Does it exist? If so, then where? Is it rooted in true Islam or just wishful thinking? "Islam is a Religion of Peace" "Muhammad is a man of Peace" "The Qur'an is a book of Peace"
  • Shame On Islam

    04/13/2008 4:47:29 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 24 replies · 143+ views
    RightBias ^ | April 10, 2008 | Nancy Morgan
    Americans wonder why moderate Muslims don't publicly condemn Islamofascism, terrorism, and the hijacking of their religion by fanatics who use women as suicide bombers and babies as human shields. A question seldom asked is why Americans aren't publicly condemning these atrocities. The barbarism exhibited by the fanatical faction of Islam is beyond the pale, by any civilized standards. And while America waits for Muslims to step up and condemn these barbarians, we go about our business as usual, condemning instead the unthinkable practice of putting panties on terrorists' heads, and the cruel and unusual punishment of including pork on the...
  • 'Islamophobia' a threat to world security, say Muslim states [Barf Alert]

    03/12/2008 3:09:44 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 34 replies · 685+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/12/08 | n/a
    The world's Muslim countries warned Wednesday that an "alarming" rise in anti-Islamic insults and attacks in the West has become a threat to international security. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) called on Europe and America to take stronger measures against 'Islamophobia' in a report prepared for a summit of the group's 57 members in Dakar on Thursday and Friday. The report by a special OIC monitoring group said the organisation was struggling to get the West to understand that Islamophobia "has dangerous implications on global peace and security" and to convince western powers to do more. Islamic leaders...
  • Where Are the Moderate Muslims?

    02/12/2008 3:12:21 AM PST · by values · 31 replies · 169+ views
    israelenews ^ | January 25, 2008
    Where Are the Moderate Muslims? (2003) One of the most important feature of any culture is its religion -- its belief in a supernatural power or powers, its explanation of the origin of man and his purpose on earth, its interpretation of death and a possible afterlife, its set of ethical values and the penalties for their transgressions. Over mankind’s long history, religions and cultures were born, grew and developed and eventually died. Religion is generally the most conservative element of a culture; it may change or even give birth to a new distinct religion but only under cultural stress,...
  • Five Muslims at the Vatican, to Prepare the Audience with the Pope

    02/06/2008 9:32:04 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 109+ views
    Chiesa ^ | February 6, 2008 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, February 6, 2008 – In the two days before this Ash Wednesday, the first meetings were held in Rome in preparation for the scheduled visit to the Vatican of a representative group of the 138 Muslim scholars who in October of 2007 addressed to the pope and to the heads of the other Christian confessions a letter with an offer of dialogue entitled "A Common Word Between Us and You." The meetings will be held at the pontifical council for interreligious dialogue, and will be presided over by cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. The schedule arranges for the Muslim representatives...
  • American Muslims Strive to Become Model Citizens

    10/01/2007 3:35:30 AM PDT · by america4vr · 57 replies · 267+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | September 13, 2007 | Marc Hujer and Daniel Steinvorth
    After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim immigrants were seen as a potential threat in the United States. They have since become model citizens -- and now they want a greater say in politics. Why shouldn't we wear head scarves? It is almost 1 p.m., time for noon prayers, and Abdul Malik Mujahid, 55, is in his office on the second floor of Chicago's Downtown Islamic Center, preparing for his sermon. On his desk are a Koran, a pad of paper and a Blackberry. A telephone rings in the next room as people hurry through the corridors. Soon Mujahid...

    08/10/2007 5:49:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 1,080+ views
    AIFD ^ | August 9, 2007
    PBS Affiliates to air ABG Film's- "ISLAM V. ISLAMISTS: VOICES FROM THE MUSLIM CENTER with follow-up Panel Discussion" August 9, 2007 AIFD Press Release Phoenix, Arizona: 1. AIFD Calls your attention to the official release and national distribution by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) of Islam v. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center with a follow-up discussion. This documentary was set to be part of the high-profile Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) Crossroads Program released in April 2007 before CPB reviewers refused to allow its release. Now through an agreement reached between CPB and ABG Films, Inc. and OPB, the film...
  • Push London 'Moderate' Muslims to Speak Out

    07/02/2007 4:46:49 AM PDT · by tnarg · 15 replies · 228+ views ^ | July 2, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Koran: Surah 2: The Cow 12. Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. 191 13. War is ordained by Allah. 216 So-called 'moderate' Muslims in London must take a public stand. All the more that non-Muslims don't believe there is such a creature as a 'moderate' Muslim. London Mayor Ken Livingstone commended Muslims by and large for being civil. In that commendation, however, he should have called on civil Muslims to speak out vigorously, daily against Allah fanatics. It is not enough to commend those Muslims who are...
  • Screening of Islam vs. Islamists [and vs. PBS] at the Writers Guild Theater in Los Angeles

    06/16/2007 9:06:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies · 719+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-15-07 | Wordsmith
    Where on Earth are the moderate Muslims? Thanks to PBS, they’re not on public television.-Deroy Murdock, National Review Wednesday, I happened to catch Dennis Prager mention a free screening of Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, Thursday evening. I emailed in for tickets, and within moments, my name was added to a shrinking list. I must say, my schedule has been packed (hence, the light blogging and blog-visits) and this opportunity coming up was throwing a monkey wrench into the tire of my tired schedule. I almost talked myself out...
  • Yes, there is a moderate Islam - let's support it

    05/15/2007 6:37:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 106 replies · 1,967+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Apr. 17, 2007 | Daniel Pipes,
    Yes, there is a moderate Islam - let's support it Daniel Pipes THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 17, 2007 'What moderate Muslims?" is the near-inevitable retort to my stating that radical Islam is the problem and moderate Islam the solution. Where are the anti-Islamists' demonstrations against terror, their combating of Islamists, their reassessments of Islamic law? I am asked. Moderate Muslims do exist, I reply. Admittedly, they do not constitute a movement but represent mere wisps in the face of the Islamist onslaught. This means, I argue, that the US government and other powerful institutions should give priority to locating, meeting...
  • Moderate Muslim voices silenced

    05/14/2007 3:07:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 39 replies · 1,113+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 13, 2007
    Moderate Muslim voices silenced PBS won't show 'Islam vs. Islamists,' but you should see it, says ROD DREHER May 13, 2007 I've asked myself a thousand times since 9/11: Where are all the moderate Muslims? We're assured that there's a silent majority of Muslims who want nothing to do with the jumped-up jihadists. But those voices are few and far between. Here's the good news: The makers of the PBS-commissioned documentary Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Center found some outspoken moderate Muslims and profiled them and their astonishing courage. The film shows these men mounting a lonely resistance against...
  • PBS vs. "Islam vs. Islamist" (director, describes PBS McCarthyism & Islamist appeasement)

    04/24/2007 12:40:21 PM PDT · by Stultis · 21 replies · 1,636+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 17 April 2007 | Bill Steigerwald
    PBS vs. "Islam vs. Islamist"By Bill | April 17, 2007 Canadian novelist and veteran documentary filmmaker Martyn Burke is not someone you'd expect to get into an ugly ideological spitting match with the folks who run PBS. Burke, who lives and works in the heart of the Hollywood creative community, considers himself neither conservative nor liberal. But "Islam vs. Islamist," the documentary he made about how moderate Muslims are being silenced and intimidated by Islamist extremists, will not be part of "America at a Crossroads," PBS's new 11-part, six-night series about post-9/11 America that begins Sunday night at 9....
  • Bolstering Moderate Muslims

    04/19/2007 5:43:29 AM PDT · by Valin · 36 replies · 846+ views ^ | 4/17/07 | Daniel Pipes
    When I suggest that radical Muslims are the problem and that moderate Muslims are the solution, the nearly inevitable retort from most people is: "What moderate Muslims?" "Where are the anti-Islamists' demonstrations against terror?" they ask me. "What are they doing to combat Islamists? What have they done to reassess Islamic law?" My response: Moderate Muslims do exist. But, of course, they constitute a very small movement when compared to the Islamist onslaught. This means that the American government and other powerful institutions should give priority to locating, meeting with, funding, forwarding, empowering, and celebrating those brave Muslims who, at...
  • A Call to Moderate Muslims

    04/11/2007 5:39:40 PM PDT · by Islamwatch · 10 replies · 719+ views
    islam-watch ^ | 10 April, 2007 | Amil Imani
    The hatred of Khomeini for the Jews surpassed that of Hitler. He proclaimed: "Israel must burn to ashes." It is from this command that his devoted pupil, the fascist president Ahmadinejad, gets his marching orders to “wipe Israel off the map.” Before Ahmadinejad, another president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, mullah Ali Akbar Refsanjani, announced that a nuclear exchange will destroy Israel while the Islamic world can tolerate and survive the damage. This sort of Armageddon thinking and agenda is not exclusive to the Shia Islamists. The Sunni jihadists’ program is just as regressive, oppressive, and violent. In conclusion,...
  • A Real Moderate Takes a Stand Against CAIR and the Flying Imams

    04/07/2007 2:55:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies · 818+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 4/6/07 | Andy McCarthy
    Three cheers — no, three million cheers — for Zuhdi Jasser, a practicing doctor and retired Navy Lieutenant Commander, who is trying to catalyze fellow moderate Muslims into standing up against the jihadists and their cheerleaders. He has written this important article at denouncing CAIR and the lawsuit it is pushing on behalf of the infamous Flying Imams against US Airways and the "John Doe" passengers who had the temerity to be frightened and speak out. Read it all. Here is one excerpt of the words we've been longing to hear from Muslim moderates: Make no mistake. This lawsuit...
  • Muslims offer to help 'John Does' sued by imams[U.S. Airways Passengers]

    03/21/2007 2:20:39 AM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 58 replies · 1,867+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 21 March 2007 | Audrey Hudson
    Lawyers and a Muslim group say they will defend at no cost airline passengers caught up in a lawsuit between a group of imams and U.S. Airways if the passengers are named as "John Does" and sued for reporting suspicious behavior that got the Muslim clerics booted from a November flight. The six imams are suing the airline, Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission, and the unnamed "John Does" to be named later, for discrimination, saying they were removed from the flight for praying in the airport. Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix-area physician and director of American Islamic Forum for...
  • ZOT! The Moderate Muslims need your help (but won't hang around to talk)

    02/26/2007 3:35:39 PM PST · by · 76 replies · 2,491+ views
    Muslim Bridges ^ | 2/26/07 | Staff Volunteer
    We the moderate Muslims are doing our best to build Bridges and spread the Peace with "People of the Book" (Jews, Christians, Muslims), and others who are also our brethrens in humanity. But we can’t do it alone and we need your help. We can tell you that most people around us, are loving, and supportive of us. This is a great Country, as we are free to practice Islam, and contribute to our society. Sometimes we get hate emails, but for each one of those, we may receive dozens and dozens of positive and supportive messages. It is true...
  • Are Iraqi 'Moderates' Killing Americans?

    02/14/2007 11:56:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 473+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 02/14/2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    Before dawn on Dec. 21, U.S. forces raided the Baghdad compound of Sheik Abdul Aziz al Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Eight Iraqis and two Iranians were arrested. "Debriefing the detainees and investigation of the seized materials has yielded evidence linking some of the individuals being detained to weapons shipments to illegal armed groups in Iraq," said a slide presented by Maj. Gen. William Caldwell IV at a Dec. 27 briefing. The raid was significant because SCIRI is part of the United Iraqi Alliance, the Shiite coalition that controls Iraq's government. Founded...
  • Statistics: Majority of Muslims support suicide bombing

    02/11/2007 1:19:53 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1,828+ views Statistics: Majority of Muslims support suicide bombing We now know from my previous article that a majority of Muslims in Palestine and Iraq support terrorism (53% and 61% respectively), while a large minority of Muslims in the UK support terrorism (25%). A further look into polls from the Pew Research Center for People and the Press has confirmed my previous conclusion; a majority of Muslims in most Islamic nations support terrorism. The PRC interviewed over 38,000 people during a four-month period in 44 nations. The conclusions of the Pew Global Attitudes survey are as follows: A majority of people...

    02/02/2007 8:10:59 AM PST · by Posting · 3 replies · 581+ views
    The FASCISM in Mainstream Islam, even in Western UK UNDERCOVER MOSQUE-A MUST SEE A look into a "moderate" Mainstream Mosque, what "normal Muslim clerics" preach... :::::::::::::::::::::::: I am tired of the MSM's PC preaching to us about "most of Muslims are moderate". 1) Why do normal clerics preach fascism? 2) Why do "normal Muslims" elect and choose fascist leadership? (Bin Laden's popularityy even in those "friendly" Arab nations, "Palestinian" Arabs voting for Hamas, Hezbollah, choosing/backing those clerics). 3) Have we seen any outrage by Muslims over Islamists' crimes in the name of Islam? (Briggite of AmericanCongressForTruth tells of a...
  • We Hang Our Thinkers on the Gallows of Ideology; I Listen to Music

    01/24/2007 1:10:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies · 379+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 1-24-07
    Bahraini Liberal Author Dhiyaa Al-Musawi: We Hang Our Thinkers on the Gallows of Ideology; I Listen to Music and Placed Pictures of Jesus and Martin Luther King in My Home The following are excerpts from an interview with Bahraini intellectual Dhiyaa Al-Musawi, which aired on Abu Dhabi TV on December 29, 2006. TO VIEW THIS CLIP: . Dhiyaa Al-Musawi: "I do not believe in gallows of ideology. Our problem in the Arab world is that we have many gallows of ideology and of accusations of social betrayal, on which we try to hang an intellectual, a thinker, or a...
  • A European Muslim Reformist

    01/10/2007 7:57:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 257+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 1-10-07 | Menahem Milson
    Lafif Lakhdar: A European Muslim ReformistBy: Menahem Milson On December 10, 2006, at an international conference on Islam in Europe held at the HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem, Prof. Menahem Milson presented the views of Arab reformist thinker Lafif Lakhdar on the issue of integration versus separate ethnic communal identity among Muslims in Europe.The following is the transcript of the lecture. Introduction: A Short Biography Lafif Lakhdar is a Tunisian intellectual living in Paris. The name "Lafif Lakhdar" is the French transcription of his Arabic name, "Al-'Afif Al-Akhdar." He is one of the foremost reformist intellectuals in the Arab world today. His...
  • It's Up To the Arab to Take the Courageous Step Of Questioning His Faith

    01/10/2007 7:55:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 376+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 1-10-07 | Nathalie Szerman
    Tunisian Reformist Abdelwahab Meddeb: It's Up To the Arab to Take the Courageous Step Of Questioning His FaithBy: Nathalie Szerman Reformist author Abdelwahab Meddeb was born in Tunisia in 1946, and has been living in Paris since 1968. He is the editor of the international French-language literary journal Dédale and professor of comparative literature at the University of Paris X in Nanterre. Meddeb has written several books, including La Maladie de l’Islam, [1] which aroused considerable interest around the world and has been translated into English, Arabic, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. The book discusses the relationship between Islam...