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