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The Moderate Muslim Myth

My last post to Tea Party 911 was my swan song.  I said I would not post again unless the subject was of the utmost importance. So you have every right to assume that this is an important post.

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To me, the term “Moderate Muslim” always seemed like an oxymoron.  Where are these moderate Muslims? Why do we not hear from them?  Compared to activists, moderates would by definition be more reticent to take to the streets shouting slogans.  Also, as moderation includes a measure of ambivalence, it would be foolish of us to expect moderate Muslims to take back or reform Islam or Islamic practice.  Why do our leaders call on moderate Muslims to do this?  This is just not in the DNA of moderates.

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Ambivalence in the face of stoning, crucifixion, beheading or any of a multitude of practices which are today exclusively Islamic, is the refuge of either the fearful or the complicit.  The only apparent defining characteristic of the moderate Muslim seems to be found in the fact that he is not currently engaged in your beheading.  Anyone who is ambivalent to the wholesale raping of women, the torture of children, the enslaving of whole populations or the setting alight of anyone who appears to disagree with your world view is dead in his soul. This is not moderation.  This is the smoke screen in which active terrorist hide.  This is the smoke screen from which sleeper soldiers emerge.  Muslims are not moderate.

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As further proof of my assertion I direct your attention to the following recent incidents:

At a “Draw the Prophet” contest event held in Garland Texas, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, two ISIS supporters from Phoenix AZ, arrived with AK47 assault rifles and an intention to kill as many attendees as possible.  A local police officer took out both would-be assailants with his duty weapon.  Elton Simpson’s father said his son “made a bad choice” as if, in haste, he had ordered gas station sushi.  The FBI was quick to point out that Simpson was “on our radar.”  Does this make you feel any safer?  Apparently no one is watching this radar.  Simpson was also said to be on FBI’s “no fly list.”  How clever are these terrorists to think of ground transportation?  They drove a car from Phoenix to Dallas.  Who knew such a thing was even possible?  We should hire someone at the FBI who is clever enough to think of these things.  Nadir Soofi’s parents called him a “model son.”  Perhaps in the Muslim world this is what a model son does.  They also referred to him as “our pride and joy – he was a good parent.”  Personally, I think of a “good parent” as one who models good behavior, but maybe that’s just me.  Nadir is a 2nd generation, born in America, wealthy Pakistani from a private school.  Poverty did not radicalize him.  Muslims go to war over cartoons and pizza toppings.  Does reasoning with such people seem like a good approach to you?  Perhaps we can compromise.  What is the compromise position between being allowed to live your life unimpeded and having your head removed?

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The cartoon contest was sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative headed by Pam Geller who is described by the Sothern Poverty Law Center as “shrill and coarse.”  It is hard to believe she is more shrill and more coarse than a beheading or a crucifixion, neither of which have been condemned by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  The Huffington post says “Geller’s paranoid rhetoric, ‘We are not standing down to radical Islam’,” contradicts American foreign policy.  Thank goodness someone has the spine to do this.  Also presenting the $10,000 award at the event was Dutch politician, Geert Wielders, who just happens to be on an al Qaeda hit list because he referred to the Quran as a Fascist book and Islam as a Trojan horse in Europe.  He is on the hit list because there is no legitimate argument to refute his claims.

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A third suspect, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem also of Phoenix, was arrested in the Draw Mohammad contest incident.  Abdul supplied the weapons and training for the mission.  Many reports refer to these as Americans because they are second generation, but when the names are given, an obvious pattern starts to emerge.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd8cRvZZv44

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We are told by officials many of these “lone wolves” are radicalized on the internet, usually by an “American” named Anwar al-Awlaki.  What they do not tell you is that al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico to parents from Yemen.  He left the USA at the age of 7 to live in Yemen.  He returned to the USA as an adult for his college years, a summer of which was spent in Afghanistan fighting with the mujahideen – perhaps not the typical American upbringing.  In order to be radicalized on the internet, you have to seek out al-Awlaki or others wishing to radicalize you.  In researching various articles I have gone to numerous radical Islamic sites.  On none of these was there an attempt to radicalize me.  One has to be radicalized first and then seek justification on the internet.  Where this radicalization comes from I will cover later in this article.

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Next example: Although 24 year old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was described by his old high school wrestling coach as a “nice, observant Muslim,” on July 17th of this year, he shot and killed four marines and one sailor in two attacks on military recruitment offices in Chattanooga, Tn.  His coach may not have been the poor judge of character he appears to be.  Every time Muhammad showed up and did not shoot up the place, I guess he was being nice, and on the occasions where he did shoot up the place he was being observant.  A hand grenade makes a fine door stop or paper weight, but when the pin is pulled the experience is quite different.  Muhammad was raised in the US from age 5 in an observant Muslim home.  No one fears the observant Baptist, Catholic or Jew.  However once you are told a certain Muslim is observant, you watch him more closely.  You are wise to do so.  Notice when the Methodist, Buddhist, or Hasidic Jew are said to be “observant,” we assume them to be a little nicer.  We have no such expectation of the “observant Muslim.”  We know something at the gut level we cannot, for reasons of political correctness, verbalize out loud or write about.  Political correctness is always political but never correct.

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For the clincher to my assertion that moderate Muslims are not moderate consider the following: A boat load of “moderate Muslims” arrived on the shores of Italy according to an Italian police report dated April 16, 2015.  The report refers to a group of refugees from Tunisia.  The refugees were from Syria, Libya, Iraq and other places in the Middle East where less moderate Muslims are busy constructing a caliphate from the ruins of countries they have recently raped and pillaged.  The refugees were predominately Muslim when they left Tunisia but exclusively Muslim when they arrived.  As is the case for many of the boats bringing refugees to Italy, this boat was not particularly sea worthy and predictably overcrowded.  The seas became rough at one point in the short journey and the boat started taking on water.  As the refugees began to pray, it was noticed that some prayed not to Allah, but to God.  Problem solved; the Christians were thrown overboard and drowned at sea.

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The thing to note is that these Muslim refugees were fleeing from Muslim terrorists, Muslim radicals.  These were neither terrorists nor terrorist sympathizers.  These are what some in the West like to call “moderate Muslims.”  Yet their first reaction is to throw the Christians overboard.  This is very instructive – a teachable moment.  It informs us of all we need to know about “moderate Muslims.”  They are Muslim, but they are not moderate.  At the least provocation their first instinct is to kill the Christians, this of course assumes there are no Jews available.

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Another thing to notice is that Muslims do not think for a moment that we pray to the same God as many Western leaders insist.  Why does anyone buy into this claim?  The Judeo-Christian God does not consider deception of non-believers any less egregious than deception of believers. Allah does.  The Judeo-Christian God does not believe in or encourage conversion by the sword.  Allah insists on this.  The Judeo-Christian God is merciful.  Allah is vengeful.  In God’s heaven we are lifted above our petty flesh nature.  Allah’s heaven rewards and indulges the flesh nature. The natures of God and Allah are mutually exclusive, incompatible in almost every way.  Who would believe they are the same God and why would anyone insist that we do?  Allah is not a synonym for God; it is more likely a synonym for Beelzebub.

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The situation between North Africa generally, Tunisia more specifically, and Italy is similar to the one between Cuba and America generally, Miami more specifically.  People wishing to escape the horrors of the one seek the embrace of freedom found in the other.  Refugees, both Muslims and the occasional Christian from North Africa and the Middle East, assemble in Tunisia, board a leaky boat and head for Europe using Italy as a corridor much like Cubans use Florida.  The first stop for Cubans fleeing the ravages of communism is usually Key West, only 90 miles from the closest point in Cuba.  For refugees fleeing the horrors of Islamic persecution to Europe, the first stop is the Italian island of Lampedusa which is only 65 miles from Tunisia.

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The similarity however is short lived.  Cubans coming to America learned a great lesson coming from communist Cuba.  You would be challenged to find any Cuban refugee who considers himself to be a communist.  It is the reality of communism which drove them to America.  Although it has been generations since communism swallowed Cuba, most Cubans are raised with Christian values.  However, Muslims driven to Europe by the reality of Islam learn nothing from the experience.  They enter Europe and collect in Islamic ghettos.  They arrive not like refugees, but like an invading army establishing a beachhead.  Christian values are foreign to them.  The values of hatred and death found in the Quran formed the foundation of their culture centuries ago.  Their most distant relatives most likely fought against the Crusaders from Europe.  Unlike what is being taught in history classes today, the Crusades were a response to the many centuries long incursions into Europe by Muslins wishing to subjugate all of Europe.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo      Muslims are doing this again today.  A new Crusade is long overdue.

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Today the Italian population of Lampedusa is dwarfed by the number of North African and Middle Eastern refugees.  Once an island community of 4,000 close knit inhabitants, Lampedusa’s residents are now afraid to walk the streets or ride bicycles for fear of being victims of crime. Islamophobic some will declare.  How masterful the left is in their perversion of language.  As students in elementary school in the 50’s were we atom-bombophobic for cowering under our desks as directed by our school principal?  Is a hiker rattlesnakeophobic for deferring to the pit viper in his path?  Identifying a fear as a phobia insinuates that there is something wrong with the person who experiences it, as if the fear is unjustified as in the recently coined term, coulrophobia – a fear of clowns.  Are the Yazidis Islamophobic?  Is ISIL just clowning around?  At least we are safe; I mean it can’t happen here.  Yet it does and you can expect more of these incidents – here, in America.

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These are just a few of the more recent examples of numerous expressions of Jihad by observant Muslims around the globe.  Many of these observant Muslims have been “radicalized” here.  Administration officials and leftist media would have you believe this radicalization happens on line or on Twitter.  But learning to hate America is as American as pizza and chop suey.  Any observer of “Watter’s World” or the old “Jaywalking” by Jay Leno have witnessed that America’s youth know little about the country in which they were born.  What they learn in our public school system is a hate filled hit piece on a country our founders would not recognize.  American history, as taught in the local ISD, portrays an oppressive imperialistic country which murdered the indigenous population, enslaved foreigners and sought to conquer half the world.  In truth we fought to end slavery in a world where it was common and freed half the world from various forms of tyranny.  Our indigenous population was, like Islam, tribal and backward – totally incompatible with Western civilization.  We could have absorbed them like Mexico did with their tribal cultural values and we too would be much more like the Mexico we see today: corrupt, criminal and ill suited to global economic progress. Try to tell this to a young American and be prepared to hear a litany of leftist talking points at high volume.  Our own schools do nothing to contradict the lies told in dusty madrasas half a world away.  American Muslims are radicalized in their homes, in their mosques and in the same schools, learning the same history as your children and grandchildren.

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Why is this happening in America?  What can be done?  This is happening in America because we have a rapidly growing Muslim population. This is being supplemented by an administration with only one more year and a half to import as many Muslims as possible.  He is bringing them over in lots of 100,000 from Africa and the Middle East from the most radicalized populations in Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere.  Texas has the fifth largest Muslim population as a percentage in the US.  Illinois, Virginia, New York and New Jersey are one through four in that order. Michigan is sixth just behind Texas.  Muslims breed while Americans abstain or abort at an alarming rate.  The foundation of Islam is the Quran and it is in the Quran where the problem lies.  Even second and third generation American Muslims are easily radicalized because they have been prepared by their belief system spelled out in the Quran.

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While the Obama administration is importing Muslims and releasing them into American cities in record numbers, 27 Chaldean Christians languish in the Otay Detention Center run by ICE in San Diego, California.  They have been held for 120 to 180 days so far.  They have family in the San Diego area which will vouch for their character and provide housing for them.  Many have jobs waiting on their release.  ICE, which routinely immediately releases undocumented Mexicans with no references or apparent means of support, claims they do not have the manpower to process the Chaldeans who fled ISIS persecution a long six month ago.  Is it the intention of the Muslim infested Obama administration to punish Christians who have escaped Islamic persecution?  I think the answer is obvious.

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In an attempt to further obfuscate the issue, administration officials and the unindicted coconspirator known as the American media, tend to throw people like Ted Kaczynski and James Holmes into the mix when talking about “terrorists.”  But terrorists have a purpose to their terror.  It is not as if James Holmes was threatening to shoot up another theater unless he was given a Lamborghini with a trunk full of peanut butter bars. Random acts of violence are pointless, terrorism is not.  Officials also tell us that we need fear only a small percentage of radicalized Muslims, yet these same officials and the agencies they have created to protect us seem incapable of separating the radical from the moderate.  And, as I hope you have noticed from the examples I have provided, there is little daylight between the two – today’s radical was yesterday’s moderate.  No one seems capable of predicting when they will go off.  Officials assure our allies and our enemies that we are not at war with Islam.  But what honest person can fail to notice that Islam is at war with us?  The attitude of Muslims ranges from seething rage to an unsettling ambivalence as to whether you live or die.  Polls of Muslims, taken around the world and even in this country, show overwhelming numbers support vicious jihad. So what can be done?

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First you must realize that you often find yourself barefoot at the airport as an accommodation to Muslims.  If no Muslims were in this country there would be no threat.  You could keep your shoes on.  You could work in military recruitment offices or tall buildings without fear.  You would not need to fear a recently sacked Muslim coworker would come back and sever your head.  We tolerate all of this as an accommodation to the Muslims in our population and to convince the world we are nice and tolerant.

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Early in the 1950’s, the world wide Communist Party threatened to destroy the USA.  This was not an idle threat.  The USSR had recently acquired “the bomb.”  Their leader, in a speech given at the UN had threatened to “bury” us.  When President Harry Truman launched an investigation into the State Department and the Agriculture Department he inherited from FDR to ferret out the several hundred communists rumored to be employed there, thousands quit.  The US response to this threat was to make membership in the Communist Party illegal.  Despite hand ringing by Hollywood and the numerous films they produced over this perceived injustice, it was a necessary counter measure to an existential threat.

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Today the FBI admits to having active investigations of ISIS related activities in all 50 states.  How many Americans have to die before we consider this to be an existential threat?  How many Islamic countries have to have nuclear weapons before we acknowledge our situation as unacceptable?  Pakistan already has such an arsenal.  All ISIS need do to place these weapons in the hands of the most radical jihadists is to foment trouble between Pakistan and India.  This is painfully easy to do.  Pakistan was carved out of India to provide a sanctuary and a place for Indian Muslims to consolidate.  There is constant animosity between the two populations.  Both are nuclear powers.

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So what can be done?  If Americans had a spine they would make Islam in America illegal.  They would close the Mosques.  They would deport the Muslim residents not yet naturalized.  They would chip the rest and establish a department to police their every movement.  They would place a tax on Muslims remaining in the country to finance this new bureaucracy much like Muslim countries impose “jizyah,” a tax on “non believers.” In some large American cities certain gangs have been made illegal as the gangs are recognized as criminal enterprises and its members can be arrested on sight.  As soon as we recognize that Islam is not a religion but an imperialistic political movement, the same can be done with Islam in America and with its Muslim population.  What is the alternative?  I guess we can just wait and see how bad it can get.  What are you willing to tolerate?  What is the likelihood that Americans have both the intelligence and the fortitude to take such actions?

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We live in a country where Bruce Jenner can self identify as a woman, insist he be called Caitlyn and multitudes will insist, that because of a surgery and drugs he is now a woman.  But a simple DNA test will reveal that he is indeed a man.  Yet leaders of nations around the world, our president included, will insist that ISIS, which self identifies as Islamic and whose membership is exclusively Muslim, is not Islamic, “Period.”  It is as if the word “period” had magic properties which could elevate that which is obviously factually incorrect into a great truth.  Similarly the phrase “Islam is a religion of peace” takes its truth not from the facts supporting this ridiculous claim, but from the number of times it is repeated, or from perhaps the number of times this claim is not challenged, in which case the fault is our own.

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We live in a country where a lion named Cecil shot in Africa and has his head removed for shipment to a taxidermist, provokes a multitude of Americans to take to the streets with signs proclaiming “I am Cecil,” “Tawny Lives Matter” and “Remember the Mane.”  Yet Christian men, women and even children beheaded by ISIS receive scant attention in the news or in the streets.

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We live in a country where a man who voted for Obama, funded the campaigns of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton, has called for amnesty for illegal aliens, has taken positions in favor of Obamacare like health plans and abortion up to the moment of delivery and publically declared himself to be a Democrat as recently as 2009 can make one statement about building a wall on the southern border and be rocketed to the head of the Republican field of presidential hopefuls above such conservative luminaries as Ted Cruz and Scott Walker.

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We live in a country with the most liberal abortion laws on the planet where for decades abortion on demand has run rampant.  Children are allowed to seek abortion without the consent of their parents.  An entire abortion industry is funded by taxpayer money and little is said.  Yet when it is discovered that some make a profit from parting out the aborted babies, the people take to the streets.  Infanticide we can tolerate, but apparently we draw the line at profits.

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We live in a country where soldiers are not trusted to defend their own bases and recruitment centers with the weapons we spent good tax money to train them on.  Yet we trust Muslims, which we have been fighting in numerous countries for over a decade, with weapons in America.

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We live in a country where Democrat activist journalist Chris Mathews interviewing Debbie Washerwoman Schultz, head of the DNC, asked her to please explain the difference between Democrats and Socialists.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkr7DsQTwno   She could not do it.  WOW!

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Will we take the steps necessary to counter the Islamic threat before it is too late?  I am not hopeful.

About the Author

Terrell AronSpeerTerrell AronSpeer ~ Born in 1947 under an assumed name. I moved to Texas at age 3 and brought my entire family with me. I majored in economics at the University of Houston. My entire corporate career was spent in high tech engineering starting as an apprentice and ending my career as director of Customer Service for a multinational rapid prototyping corporation which I took from a garage shop through its IPO in under two years. My first involvement in politics was in 1952 working in the Eisenhower campaign. Since then I have worked in every Presidential race to date and in most off year elections as well. Except for a brief flirtation with the Libertarian Party in its formative years, I have always worked in Republican politics. I was asked to speak at the first Tea Party event from the court house steps here in Quitman. It was my first public speaking experience. I looked at the Tea Party movement as fresh troops to help restore Republican values to a broken Republican Party. In retirement I have become a writer, mostly humor and political commentary. Currently I am writing three books. One is near completion; a short piece of political satire. One is a three volume political tome detailing the history of the political parties, economic and monetary policy, and the application of conservative principles to current political issues. The other is the hopefully humorous story of my journey through cancer. I also edit, the “Sentinel”, the Lake Country Republican Club’s newsletter. The local Master Gardeners association took first in state for their newsletter which I edited. In addition I was honored to be the assistant editor to Michael Kinzie with his landmark newsletter “Tea Party 911.” Once again I am honored to be invited back as a guest blogger.View all posts by Terrell AronSpeer →

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