Muslims who cited the Quran to explain and justify their ritual slaughter have beheaded a young British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. “Moderate Muslim” groups have issued their usual vague and tepid condemnations, with their usual finger pointing and blaming of anything and everything except Islam’s violent teachings. Their leftist media propagandists have fallen into line. But what are the “moderate Muslims” really doing to stop jihad terror?
The kneejerk reaction from Muslim spokespeople and the “leaders” of various Muslim organizations after that bloody beheading in London and the copycat stabbing of a French soldier by a Muslim who is still at large in Paris, as well as the bloody bombing of women, children and families on a bright shiny Monday in Boston, has not been to start real work on reforming Islam. Instead, it has been a secondary attack on the kuffar. We are admonished and schooled on a mythical narrative of anti-Muslim backlash and “Islamophobia.” “Moderate Muslims” hold no protests against the jihad here or abroad.
But they protest us. They protest our freedom rallies. The Daily Mail reported Monday that the jihad murderer Mujahid Adebolajo “was among hundreds of young Muslims who gathered outside Harrow Central Mosque in North-West London” on Sept. 11, 2009, so as to “‘defend’ it against a planned joint protest by the English Defence League and Stop the Islamisation of Europe group.” The jihad murderer was protesting our group – in the company of numerous Muslim “moderates” who deplored our “Islamophobia.”
This was nothing unusual. Every time we organized a protest against the ground zero mosque, for example, “moderate Muslims” were there protesting us. When we held a conference in Dearborn, Mich., the Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killings, “moderate Muslims” were there protesting. Whenever and wherever I am scheduled to speak on individual rights and equality for all before the law, “moderates” are there protesting.
But where are their protests against how the Islamic jihadists have used the texts and teachings of Islam to justify the jihad murders in Boston and London? Where are the protests against the Quranic texts and teachings that command jihad?
Meanwhile, Mujahid Adebolajo was not the first jihadist to be assumed to be “moderate” and to move in “moderate” circles. The two jihadists behind the plot to bomb a VIA passenger train over Niagara Falls, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, were highly educated, with access to the best engineering and science intel. No one was concerned about that: They were “moderate.” What is equally disturbing is that there are many Muslims on Esseghaier’s team at a research institute in Canada. What did they know and when did they know it?
What does this tell us about “moderates”? How do we tell the players? How do we know which of our co-workers and neighbors aren’t bloody jihadists in the making? Remember: Anwar Awlaki, the imam to the 9/11 Muslim terrorists (who assisted in the purchase of their airplane tickets), was the go-to imam the media consulted (the “moderate” imam) for all things Islam right after 9/11. And so did the 9/11 hijackers, for “spiritual guidance.”
Awlaki dined at the Pentagon for lunch. He supped there as well. Yet the devout Muslim Awlaki also provided succor and Islamic spiritual guidance to the 9/11 jihadis, the Fort Hood jihadist and the Christmas underwear bomber. Today’s “moderate” does nothing effective to fight against jihad terror, and no authorities seem to care – and every now and then, without warning, today’s “moderate” becomes tomorrow’s mass murderer. What’s the difference? Good PR and a lot of propaganda served as hot as apple pie by a jihad-aligned media. What they don’t tell you is the fact that the most recent survey, conducted over a five-year period, showed more than 80 percent of the mosques in America teach, advance and promote jihad.
This is an ideological war devoid of borders, countries and nationality. And the sooner the kaffirs and infidels and “people of the book” accept that harsh reality, the sooner we will begin to stem the Islamic supremacist tide. The global jihad transcends borders, nationalities, race, creed (pre-conversion) or color. It is the ideology of supremacism, violence and hate that compels the relentless war on non-Muslims and secular Muslims (apostates). Until we face reality (and truth is the recognition of reality), we are all in great peril.
Even some of those reputed to be “moderates” admit this. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, a country that up until recently had been considered the embodiment of “moderate” Islam, declared in 2009: “The ‘moderate Islam’ concept is wrong. The word ‘Islam’ is a simple word – it is only Islam. If you say ‘moderate Islam,’ then an alternative is created, and that is ‘immoderate Islam.’ I cannot accept such a concept as a Muslim.”
Obama repeated again last week that the U.S. is not at war with Islam. Indeed. But Islam is at war with the West. Not all Muslims, but a critical mass. Not all Germans were Nazis; what difference did that make? The “moderate” Muslims of today are about as effective in stemming the tide of savagery as the anti-Nazi “good Germans” were.
As Erdoğan said, there is no moderate Islam. There is no extreme Islam. Islam is Islam. The silence and inaction of the “moderates” after the jihad killings in Boston and London proves that yet again.