May 2nd, 2007 at 3:03 am
I knew the term “moderate Muslim,” was a creation of the West. It’s not that “moderate muslims,” condemn terrorism and mandatory veil wearing and death for homosexuals. Its that moderate muslims are actually a small part of the muslim population. Most muslims actually do support terrorism, oppression of women, and no rights for gays (even though its caused by low testosterone levels in the womb).
It’s great that the believers stick to their faith instead of “moderating it,” to bring it into concert with reason, logic, and modernity. Why advance into the 21st century when you already have an established worldview that worked 1,000 years ago?
May 2nd, 2007 at 3:24 am
John, most of what you would consider the modern world, including the overwhelming majority of Americans, are not in favor of the normalization of homosexuality and this has been proved in elections across the country.
As fas as terrorism goes how can you argue that most Muslims support terrorism when the US invasion of Iraq has not created any major act of terror ( and only less than a handful of minor) attacks of terror in the US when there are over six million Muslims here at least? Surely, if most Muslims supported terror, there would have been thousands of attacks.
On the issue of women I think most Muslims do not approve of many of the backwards things in the Muslim World such as genital mutilation and honor killings; but we do hold to naturally-defined gender roles just as Orthodox Jews, Evangelical and Catholic Christians, and others do.
Your modern values also do not have such a great track record if we look around the world.
If you eliminate the evangelical Christians from the equation, then most of his points collapse. Unfortunately, they are Americans, and there's little we can do other than try to neutralize them in the near future.