What About Moderate Muslims?


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A panel at David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend discusses the hope for a de-radicalized Islam.

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Powerful Islamist Minority in Canada


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Survey finds double-digit support for terrorist groups.

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Non-Muslim Muslims and the Jihad Against the West


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Giving the enemy cover.

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NewsReal Blog Book Club: Robert Spencer Reveals Islam


This past week NRB’s bloggers have been embroiled in a debate about the alleged existence of a moderate Islam. Strongly influencing this discussion ha been the scholarship of Robert Spencer who is the director of Jihad Watch, another publication of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
To educate yourself on these issues check out some of Spencer’s [...]

The Moderate Islam That Never Was


I have been cringing observing the debate between several NewsReal bloggers and John R. Guardiano about the existence — or lack thereof — of a “moderate Islam.” Once again, no matter what evidence and arguments are presented to the “there is a moderate Islam” proponent, it’s all useless, as they just go back to the [...]

Is There a Moderate Islam?


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Where is the version that instructs believers not to wage war on unbelievers?

Behold the Dogmatism and Vitriol of the Anti-Muslim Right


Demonizing Islam is as unwise and unhelpful as it is unnecessary and uncalled for.

Does moderate Islam exist? A reply to John Guardiano


Over at the NewsReal blog they’ve been arguing for several days, while I was flying through the air in a tin can, giving a talk, flying elsewhere in another tin can, etc., over whether or not I am right about the non-existence of moderate Islam. And so now it is time for a Marshall McLuhan [...]

Islam’s “Inherent Truth” and Why John Will Never Acknowledge It


The Sira of Ibn Ishaq, containing Muhammad’s moderate decree to his followers to “[k]ill any Jew who comes under your power” (p. 369).
John Guardiano, seemingly determined to keep trying to prove without any proof his point about the existence of moderate Islam by conflating expansionist, genocidal jihad with Jewish self-defense, calling Muhammad (the man whom [...]

Moderate Makeover of an Extreme Religion


After reading some of the recent NRB posts about “Moderate Islam”, I had to chime in with a few thoughts I’ve had about the issue over the years.
Islam is teaching us about what it actually is through the behavior of its most consistent practitioners, forcing “Moderate Muslims” to distance themselves from their normatively immoderate religion and prophet. [...]