Raymond Ibrahim Discusses Why ‘Moderate Islam’ Is an Oxymoron

Raymond Ibrahim’s recent article, “Why Moderate Islam Is an Oxymoron,” has provoked controversy and many responses, including from Daniel Pipes on NRO, who believes in the possibility of Islam’s reform.  Earlier, Ibrahim—a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center—discussed the topic of his article on CBN News. It follows:


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  • http://geoffreybritain.wordpress.com/ Geoffrey_Britain

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s Prime Minister since 2003 commenting on the term ‘moderate Islam’, “These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

    ‘Moderate’ Muslims are ‘cafeteria’ Muslims, picking and choosing what aspects of Islam that they will practice. As the restrictions of the society within which they live allow. Those restrictions are determined by the percentage of Muslims within a society. As a society becomes more Muslim, the freedom to practice ‘cafeteria style’ decreases. That is why the ‘moderates’ do not speak out against terrorism.

  • Ellsworth Toohey

    You got to be a moron to believe iSSlam can be “moderate” !

  • Texas Patriot

    Raymond Ibrahim continues to demonstrate that he is one of the strongest lights of truth in the entirety of Western Civilization.

  • Tradecraft46

    The Left will never criticize Islam simply because the goals and means are roughly the same: total victory fueled by the blood of unbelievers.

    • swemson

      Winston Churchill understood the evil of Islam when, in 1899 he wrote:

      “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the
      faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

      Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled,
      the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

      We need to heed Churchill’s words, and learn from the experiences of several European nations who are rapidly losing their very identity to the Muslim invaders of today.