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About All Those “Moderate” Muslims…

May 27, 2013

Now it is always possible that I may have missed something here, but after a horrendous few weeks of Muslim atrocities and bloodshed, the scorecard still seems to read as follows:

-Still no mass demonstrations by Muslim “moderates” condemning the Boston bombings.
-Still no mass demonstrations by Muslim “moderates” condemning the London terror attack.
-Still no mass demonstrations by Muslim “moderates” condemning the Swedish rioting.
-Still no mass demonstrations by Muslim “moderates” condemning the Paris knife attack.

Hmmm…. the silence is absolutely deafening. In fact, I am still waiting for the mass demonstrations by Muslim “moderates” condemning 9/11. These public protests seem to be non-existent. And there are plenty of such attacks to protest about. There have in fact been 21,000 Islamic terror attacks since 9/11. Well, OK, 20,946 to be exact.

A very important website monitoring all this offers this incredible statistic – and more. The stats are simply mind-boggling. Consider just the month of April 2013. In that month alone there were 202 such attacks occurring in 25 nations. In those attacks 957 people from 5 religious groups were killed, with 2403 injured. Not bad, considering this is the “religion of peace” we are talking about here.

So there we have 21,000 terror attacks by Islamic jihadists during the past 12 years, and as far as I can tell, we have had few if any mass protests by all these so-called moderate Muslims who are supposed to exist, telling the world they clearly abhor all this violence and do not at all approve of such terror.

So what does all this silence tell us? Well, it could suggest that maybe there are not very many moderate Muslims out there. That is possible, although I suspect that the majority of Muslims certainly do not engage in such bloodthirsty activity, and hopefully deplore it.

What may be more accurate to suggest is that these “moderates” are either unwilling to speak out, or are in fact afraid to do so, knowing that they too will become the victims of Islamic terror for daring to publicly denounce this. But what all this tells us about the religion of Islam is far more important.

If you ask me, ‘Are there moderate Muslims?’ I will answer yes of course there are. But that is not really the proper question to be asking. The real question to raise here is this: ‘Is Islam moderate or peaceful?’ The answer to that question is a resounding no.

This political ideology – for that is what it really is – began with the sword, has been spread by the sword, and stays in power by the sword. Muhammad is of course the ideal example of the use of terror, violence, murder, beheadings and warfare.

His life is not only full of such jihadist terror, but this is all fully approved of in the Koran, the hadith, and the history of Islam. This is a religion of blood – built on blood, sustained by blood, and propagated by blood. Those are the simple and plain facts of history.

So it is the religion itself that is the problem. All that the jihadists are doing is being true to their own religion. It is the moderates who are adrift from their own faith. They are the ones who are not true Muslims. But the violent killers we have seen all too much of in the past few weeks are indeed the ones acting out their faith according to the example of Muhammad and the holy writings and traditions.

And now Paris

Oh, and in case you are wondering about the Paris incident I refer to above, here is one news report on it: “French anti-terrorist investigators are handling the case of a soldier stabbed while on duty near Paris on Saturday evening, prosecutors have confirmed.

“The soldier was wounded while on patrol in La Defense, a business district west of the French capital. Private First Class Cedric Cordier was approached from behind and stabbed in the neck with a small-bladed knife. Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian told reporters that he had been targeted because of his profession.

“His attacker, said to be a bearded man of North African origin, escaped and a police hunt is under way. President Francois Hollande said there was no sign so far of a direct link with the killing of a soldier in London on Wednesday, for which two suspected Islamists were arrested.

“France was rocked in March of last year by a string of killings by Islamist militant Mohamed Merah in the Toulouse area. He shot dead both French soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren before being killed in a police siege. In Saturday’s attack, the soldier was on patrol with two other soldiers and police officers at La Defense’s metro and train station, when he was approached from behind and stabbed in the neck with a knife or a box-cutter.”

While the spineless leader of France – like the spineless leaders of Britain, Sweden and America – cannot see, or rather, refuse to see, any connections here with Islam, the non-PC masses know exactly about such connections. As long as these leaders refuse to acknowledge that there is an Islamic enemy which has vowed to destroy the West, these attacks will simply keep on coming.

And don’t hold your breath, waiting for the mass demos by outraged “moderate” Muslims.

www.thereligionofpeace.com/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22670697

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12 Responses to About All Those “Moderate” Muslims…

  • According to a report in the British ‘Telegraph’ newspaper (May 26, 2013), both of the men accused of hacking Drummer Lee Rigby to death in Woolwich, London, “had been monitored by the security services for years, and one of them was allegedly approached with a view to acting as an informant”.

    Obviously, Britain’s security services mistook one of the terror suspects for being a moderate Muslim and thought he could be enlisted to help authorities find the extremists.

    We hear a lot about alleged moderate Muslims supposedly being eager to assist police and security services in the Western world.

    I just hope that our own authorities here in Australia will exercise more prudent judgement than the British have done in this instance.

    John Ballantyne, Melbourne.

  • I notice that Paul Sheehan’s article in the SMH today exposing some of the teachings of Islam has now been countered by two articles on the web page by Muslims defending Islam. They say that Sheehan has greatly erred in being so critical of Islam, but a quick perusal of the articles indicates no defence of the Muslim countries where there is no freedom for non-Muslims, and death or imprisonment for Muslims who leave the faith.

    Paul Sheehan’s article is a chink of light in the media and I hope a few more journalists will be brave enough and intelligent enough to follow his example (if the bosses permit).

    David Morrison

  • “Moderate” Muslims are too afraid to speak out – look what is happening in Syria – that is virtually Shia V. Sunni.

    Patricia Rogers

  • There is not such a thing as moderate Muslim. There is only patient or impatient.
    Alex Sagin

  • Bill, is it possible that Muslim moderates are like Christian moderates: useless, apathetic, don’t give a damn, don’t get involved?

    John Bennett

  • Having met Muslims in South Asia, I am assured that they are all human with souls in need of a Saviour. It is so sad that they cannot see beyond this world’s destinations for pilgrimage to that eternal City which will come down out of Heaven from God at the end of this sad earth’s flight from before the Great White Throne.

    John Wigg

  • @ David

    The interesting thing about Paul Sheehan’s article is that he at least has the courage to open his article to comments. Why haven’t those counter-attacking his articles had the gumption to open their articles to comment?

    There are now three articles countering Sheehan’s. On top of what you indicate, David, not one of these articles has said anything to condemn the actions against the British soldier, or the Paris or Sweden incidents.

    Jonathan Holmes on Media Watch has been very critical, tonight, on the media coverage of the slaying of the British soldier. Holmes asks: why are we spreading the jihadist propaganda for them, when six years ago The Economist quoted a comment relating to the spread of footage of any jihadist activity as like a launched missile. Not sure if Jonathan is Christian, but at least he is applying common sense to the questionable behaviour of the MSM.

    Go Jonathan! Go Bill – keep up the good work!

    Matthew Patchon

  • How about some of the most prominent mosques in Saudi Arabia or Al-Aqsa University issue a fatwa against those who murder in the name of Islam? All they need to do is condemn to hell anyone who murders innocent civilians in the name of Islam.

    But I’m kidding myself I know!

    Damien Spillane

  • Hi Bill, a bit off topic but I have just come across a website on the ABC where they are posing the same questions as those asked on Q&A last night and seeking responses.
    Maybe some of your respondents would be interested to make a submission to this?
    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3755423.htm

    I would love to see you as a Q&A panellist but I daresay the ABC leftist lovies wouldn’t be able to handle your intellect.

    Annette Williams

  • I’ve just written a letter to the SMH asking local Muslims to justify or denounce the way Muslim countries operate. I get a pretty good run with SMH letters (279 published so far) but I’ll be pleasantly surprised if this one sees the light. As Bill and other have pointed out, the media seem to have a penchant for liberalism except in the case of Islam, a religion which should have leftists jumping up and down.

    It’s much easier and safer of course to kick Christianity.

    I’m waiting for the SMH to open up those Muslim articles for comments. I think we’ve been muzzled.

    David Morrison

  • The SMH has opened up one Muslim apologist’s article for comment.

    David Morrison

  • Daniel Pipes is now estimating that the “moderates” are merely 1% to 2% of the Islamic population. The moderates aren’t actually moderates, they are extremists.
    Moray Watson

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