I often-times hear that the people that carry out violent attacks against the West, the people “that claim that they’re Muslims but actually just misunderstand the peaceful religion of Islam” are in the minutest of minorities. They, in fact, are so few, people tell me, that you can count them on your fingers. That the vast majority of Muslims is peace-loving, infidel-liking and they are some of the most stand-up people of our societies. Hell, they even serve in the military!
There are a couple of things that are very irritating about all of this. First, people that feel the need to say “Islam is a religion of peace” every time they mention this godforsaken religion either have no idea about Islam or they feel the need to protect Islam while Muslim terrorists carry out their attacks in accordance with the violent commands in the Quran. Second, if you ask them how they know that the vast majority is peace-loving, they say, “well, there are 1.5 billion Muslims…” (actually there are 1.2 billion. Muslims like bloated figures because it gives them a sense of power) “…you don’t see all of them killing or trying to kill non-Muslims”. It is true. Not all Muslims, heck, not even the majority of the Muslims are seen out killing people. But does that prove that they’re peace-loving? Not by a long-shot.
Consider this example: If I wanted my business rival dead (I don’t have one, but just consider it for a moment) I would most probably not want to kill him/her myself. I would hire an assassin. Why? Because I don’t want to spend the rest of my life in prison. Does that mean I am peace-loving when I clearly support the killing of another human being? No, of course not. All that says is that I am party to someone’s murder and hence as guilty, if not more, as the person that actually carries out violent attacks.
Consider another example: If my brother is planning on carrying out an attack on a Western embassy and I have full knowledge about it yet I don’t do anything to stop my brother. In fact, instead of stopping him, I am providing him with the funds to buy the bombs and whatever else he would need. Along with all that, I am also praying for his safety and protecting him in case anyone asks about what he’s up to lately. I don’t ever take part, physically, in any of this, I just support him with words, at times with silence, funds etc etc. Am I not party to it just as much? I mean, who here fails to see that I am involved and support what he’s doing?
How does this relate with the moderate Muslim discussion? Because I know, and I hope others know too that there is no MODERATE MUSLIM out there. I can tell you from personal experience that every single Muslim that I have ever met (and that is a lot of Muslims, I have lived all my life in 3 of the most Muslim countries in the world) supports terrorists (whom they regard as Mujahids, or fighters in the way of Allah). There are many that go on about their daily lives, not ever worrying about killing infidels but they always support these movements in one way or another. Mostly it is done through funds that are given to charity organizations that have those posters saying “For the freedom of Palestine” or something to that effect.
My family loves Islam, Allah and Mohammed. Yet they have never killed an infidel. I know its surprising but they haven’t killed a single one. They even have friends here that are Christians, Hindus, Buddhists etc (not a Jew though, that’s just too much). Do you think they are all out in love with infidels? No! That would be preposterous. And also do you think whenever they meet their “friends” they say, “Hello, I want to kill you!” Again, No! They believe in every word of the Quran as directly from the Almighty (not) Allah. Yet they don’t kill infidels (even though the Quran commands them to). Why not? Because they also want to be part of the society, its that simple. But does that mean they think it ideal, having to live with infidels and deal with them on an equal level or would they prefer to be in power one day just for the fact that they’re Muslims and have a free hand over infidels? Well, they would like the latter a lot. How do I know that? Because I have been part of that kinda discussions a lot.
Muslims are moderate only in public. Behind closed doors they want power, and they want control over infidels. They would never tell on their jihadist brethren because they feel that bond. That bond as though you are family. You never tell on your brother, and you never betray family. And since Muslims are all family, you stand up for each other and lie for each other. That is why they never condemn terrorism. It never perplexes me the way it does some in the west why Muslims don’t come out to condemn terrorism. They don’t because they got nothing against it and in the end it will work out in their favor anyway because if Muslims are in power, Muslims have a higher status as humans than infidels…plain and simple.
So called moderate Muslims are also important for Islam. How do you think these jihadists are going to make money if all Muslims pick up arms and start attacking the West? How are they going to buy arms in the first place? It’s the moderate Muslims. The ones that are such an integral part of your society that provide them with funds to buy guns and bombs. Those nice Muslims that even join the army (!) get paid by your government and then send part of that salary to their jihadist brethren to blow the government officials and their “fellow” citizens to bits. It makes sense that way. They would never come out and cry out against Jihad. It is a part of their religion and their religion is more important than anything else in the world and the hereafter.
And don’t give me that bullcrap about them being afraid for their lives and crap. I am always afraid for my life, yet I take action against Islam the best I can. My wife and I don’t even buy stuff made in the middle east because we know that each product sold means more money to Hamas and Hezbollah and Al Qaida. I speak up. Even though its on blogs and one on one conversations, I speak up against the evil of Islam. If a Muslim’s life is threatened than mine, who used to be a Muslim and now isn’t, is threatened a million times more. People that think we should give Muslims a break should shut the heck up because they have no idea what they’re talking about.
I remember 9/11 very vividly. Mostly because I still hate my reaction to it. I was a Muslim back then and didn’t know any better. But I also remember the reactions of others around me. Imam and normal, clean-shaven Muslim alike. They all celebrated the death of over 3000 innocent people. There is no moderate Muslim. They all believe in Islam and they all believe in achieving the supremacy for Islam. Whether they carry out action themselves or help others do it (and most of them help others, financially or in prayers or other ways), they are equally responsible.