Friday, November 09, 2007

Muslims against Sharia

K.M. at Muslims against Sharia responded to my post on CAIR and Hamas. K.M argues that Steven Emerson is “a Jew who gets it.” K.M. is concerned about appearing anti-Semitic but I’d like to point out that Orthodox Jewish talk show hosts like Dennis Prager and Michael Medved (whom I greatly respect) have made similar criticisms of liberal American Jewish leaders.

If I had written the article below, my Leftist critics would accuse me of being Islamophobic. But I have long said that conservative Christians have more in common with truly moderate Musims (as opposed to phony "moderates" like CAIR) than we do with most of our secular neighbors, especially our Leftist secular neighbors.

Anyway, the response from Muslims against Sharia was so good I asked for, and received permission to paste it below:

Emerson, a Jew who gets it
A perspective of a moderate Muslim.

At the risk of sounding anti-Semitic, I want to say this: either American Jews are completely clueless about the internal struggle inside Islam or they are so cowardly, that they are even afraid to voice their opinion. Or maybe it's a combination of both.

Every time there is a development that involves radical Islam, be it a Mayor of New York attending an Islamist parade, DOJ's officials attending an Islamist conference, or a protester being sued for having the balls to expose an Islamist-sponsored event at an amusement park, the American Jewish community is as quiet as a church mouse. It's like it is not even there.

The effect of this silence is devastating. Not for the Jewish community, not yet. That time is still to come. The silence affects the American Muslim community. Every time moderate Muslims are ignored and Islamists are legitimized (by either direct support from government representatives or silent support of the ADL), radicals gain ground. In the current PC climate, moderate Muslims have pretty much no choice but to keep their mouths shut.

Luckily for us, not everyone in the Jewish community is like that. There are some Jews that are speaking out. One of them is Steven Emerson, who has been warning the West about the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism since before PanAm 103. Most of his current work is focused on exposing the radicals masquerading as the moderates – those radicals who are embraced by the DOJ and the Pentagon, by the mayor of New York Bloomberg (Rudy would never get into bed with terrorist supporters) and the Treasury Department, by the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, by the Congress and the White House.

There is a war of ideas within Islam, and moderate Muslims are losing. Most of Muslim clergy and Muslim establishment are paid for by the Wahhabis. Moderate Muslims are being run out of Mosques and community centers, and in many cases are physically threatened. Moderate Muslims have no place in the media or public debate, because the place reserved for Muslims is filled by Islamic radicals, who attempt to make criticizing anything Islamic a taboo. According to the Islamists, a Muslim can do no wrong. 1. When a non-Muslim criticizes Islam or Muslims, he/she is an Islamophobe. 2. When a Muslim criticizes Islam or Muslim, he/she is not a real Muslim, therefore see #1.

This is a tactic used by "moderate" Muslims, the darlings of the government and the media. But how can you call someone who praises bin Laden, or has ties to Hamas, or calls for the elimination of Israel, or wants to replace the Constitution with the Koran a moderate? They are anything but moderates, however nobody except for a few people like Steven Emerson seems to notice that. But even when the Emersons of America appeal to the public, they are often being dismissed as alarmists and racists. Well, they are anything, but. You don't have to be a clairvoyant to predict the future when it comes to expansion of radical Islam and extinction of moderate Muslims. All you need to do is get your heads out of the sand.

Why our government is so forgiving and forgetful when it comes to individuals or organizations with known terrorist ties and anti-American views is beyond me. Why the Jewish leaders are so timid when it comes to the subject of radical Islam is incomprehensible.

I thank God every day for people like Steven Emerson, because they are the last glimmer of hope for moderate Muslims.



sherif-monem said...

Muslims Against Sharia are Decoys.

Dennis said...

When sharif-monem says that Muslims against Sharia are decoys, what he means is that in his opinion, Muslims against sharia are phoney Muslims, i.e. not really Muslims at all.

In his blog, sharif-monem writes: "Calling themselves Muslims is fraud. They are outcasts and rejected by all Moslems. On the other hand they may be decoy of other faiths. In any case they are very evil people. Islam will be Islam and nothing else."

This is the problem that moderate Muslims face, i.e. they are rejected by other Muslims as heretics or even infidels.

B C said...

Muslims Against Sharia is a blog collective that includes Pamela Geller, the (non-Muslim) owner of the anti-Muslim and anti-Arab hate site "Atlas Shrugs." She has in the past posted about wanting to ban Islam in the United States and has argued for the killing of innocent civilians in war.

It would be wise to consider this group's statements with a truckload of salt.

Dennis said...


I've kind of looked at "Muslims against Sharia" as a small glimmer of hope that in the midst of all the Muslim radicalism, there were at least some Muslims with enough courage to take a stand against Islamic violence and hatred.

But if you're right, I guess even that small glimmer of hope has been extinguished.

B C said...

There are plenty, but Muslims Against Sharia aren't among them. If you look at some of the comments they leave on other blogs, you'll see that they're all veneer. If anyone, Muslim or otherwise, questions their motives or their reasoning, the Muslims Against Sharia quickly fall into an ugly rut of profanity and ad hominem attacks. Clearly they have put very little though behind their posts.

On the other hand, they go to great lengths to defend their association with racist hateblogger Atlas Shrugs, to the point of dismissing her terrorist ties and her frequent diatribes against Islam.

Anonymous said...

BC claims, "Muslims Against Sharia is a blog collective that includes Pamela Geller, the (non-Muslim)," which is grossly misleading. Muslims Against Sharia is an organization that has a blog. This blog has non-Muslim contributors.
BC is a retarded fuck who passes its opinions as facts and then gets upset for being called a retarded fuck.

Christopher Logan said...

The MAS group is a fraud. They hang around sites cursing out those who challenges them. They have been exposed before.

Anonymous said...

Christopher Logan is a dumbshit who claims that Islam is not a religion and that Christians do not consider the Bible as God's word. This ignorant shithead is not qualified to make judgments on any subject that has to do with religion.

Christopher Logan said...

I said the Bible is man's words, but God's message which plenty of Christians believe.
Prove that I said Islam is not a religion. You cannot, because I said it is a religion and politics combined. All you can do is lie and curse people out as you will say anything to get the focus off of you.
But do continue to hang yourself with your childish mouth.

Khalim also told me that there is no political component in Islam. Now who is the ignorant one?

Anonymous said...

"Prove that I said Islam is not a religion."

Read your own blog, you dumb piece of shit.

Christopher Logan said...

Like I said, it is religion and politics combined. But thanks for the kind words.

Have a lovely night.

Anonymous said...

Keep trolling, you bigoted shitbag.

Christopher Logan said...

Is this bigoted?

It seems to me that the ummah (the Muslim world) can't stomach the idea of a Jewish state.
I can't stomach the idea of an Islamic state. The time has come to delegitimize every Islamic nation in the world, disband the Organization of the Islamic Conference and ban the Alliance of Civilizations.

And then were will be peace in the world. BAN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES. Just think of all the heads that won't roll. Oorah!

Of course you do not have the guts to say a word to a mega-blogger like her. For the record I support her and her efforts.

Anonymous said...

The difference between Pamela Geller and a piece of shit like you that she hates Islamists and you hate Muslims. But you're a dumb piece of shit, so nobody expects you to understand the difference.

Christopher Logan said...

ROFL!! Such nice language.

Thanks for exposing yourself again.

She said she wants ALL Islamic states banned. She did not say just Islamists. So save the spin.

I also don't hate Muslims, I just see the threat the Muslim immigration brings to non-Islamic countries.

Anonymous said...

"She said she wants ALL Islamic states banned." Didn't my previous comment explained that you're too stupid to understand what "Islamic state" is?

Christopher Logan said...
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Christopher Logan said...

Another typical childish Khalim response.

(Lets use your terminology.)

She did not say Islamist states, she said Islamic. Which means Muslim majority countries. This is backed up as she speaks up against the Muslim world here.

"It seems to me that the ummah (the Muslim world) can't stomach the idea of a Jewish state".

Like I said, save the spin. I respect her honesty.

Dennis said...

I have never removed or blocked someone's comments before, but if "Muslims against Sharia" cannot respond without cursing out his/her opponents, I will delete further responses by that group.

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