I guess that's my point. Where are the moderate Muslims?
We keep hearing that most of them are moderates/non-violent etc., yet the murdering of innocents continues. Why are these non-violent Muslims (NVMs) not marching and protesting like we are? Why are they not demanding that punishment be brought to bear on radicals? I have an theory based on these points about Muslims in western countries:
-They are taught that they are superior to non Muslims, and that it is paramount for them to maintain their old country ways, and to shun the customs of countries to which they emigrate. They are taught to build communities that exclude their hosts. Think of the many no-go zones in Europe, where Muslim violence has scared politicians and even the police away from applying the country's laws (think sharia).
-They are taught to follow strict rules without question, with the threat of violent reprisal. Freedom of thought and expression is a foreign concept even to moderate NVMs.
-They are exposed to to negative messages about their hosts when they go to their mosque. In some cases the messages are and have been proven to be advocating violence against us. In other cases they are being conditioned to not integrate with us but to impose themselves on us. (The column by Tarek Fatah in the Toronto Sun today is a brilliant and brave attempt to wake up the NVMs - see asterisk * below).
I think NVMs are so cowed and afraid of their elders and imams that they are currently incapable of rising up and demanding that Islam be made non violent. NVMs know that those who diverge from the approved way of thinking are killed. Sometimes by a spouse, sometimes a parent, and sometimes a stranger. What other group has a book that says if you leave or misbehave we can kill you?
If western progressives prevail, I think our way of life is doomed. They believe that apologizing and bowing to Islam (as Obama did) is a good idea. They believe that Islam wants to share the world. They ignore the fact that even moderate Muslims are trained to shun our ways and in fact change us.
*BY TAREK FATAH, TORONTO SUN