Defining Extremism – Support for Shari'ah, Jihad Could be Factors
by IPT News • Feb 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm
British officials reportedly are contemplating a definition of what makes a Muslim extremist. A Guardian story reports the label could apply to those who advocate for Shari'ah, or Islamic law and who also desire the caliphate, or the idea of an international Islamic state. In addition:
"• They believe in jihad, or armed resistance, anywhere in the world. This would include armed resistance by Palestinians against the Israeli military.
• They argue that Islam bans homosexuality and that it is a sin against Allah.
• They fail to condemn the killing of British soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan."
The story anticipates an uproar that would result from labeling "the vast majority of British Muslims as extremists." Nothing similar is likely to happen here. Given what leaders of U.S.-based Islamist groups have already said publicly (here, here, here, here and here for starters), such a proposal would ensnare nearly all the major U.S. Muslim advocacy groups. Some already carry similar labels based upon real evidence presented in court. See the last page of this one.
One former FBI agent is telling Homeland Security workers that Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups in the U.S. are slowly introducing Shari'ah into the United States. John Guondolo recently retired from the FBI after working in counterterrorism at the Washington Field Office.
In recent remarks in Tennessee, Guondolo called the effort "political subversion, this is an insurgency in the United States." He singled out the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as an example, calling the group a Hamas front. FBI officials last year told CAIR it was cutting off outreach efforts with the group until it answered questions about Hamas ties among its founders.
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Definition of a Moderate Muslim
Submitted by Muslims Against Sharia, Feb 19, 2009 12:51
What is a moderate Muslim? According to a dictionary, a moderate is a person who is opposed to radical or extreme views or measures, especially in politics or religion. Yet, majority of the public seem to be struggling with the definition of a moderate Muslim. Perhaps we can make this task easier by defining a radical Muslim and then defining the moderate as an opposite of the radical.
Below is a list of issues that differentiate moderate Muslims from Islamic radicals. Hopefully you can help us grow this list.
Criticism of Islam
Dhimmitude for non-Muslims
Every deed (and word) of Prophet Muhammad (according
to Ahadith) was noble and is worthy of emulation Yes No Freedom of (from) Religion Against Pro Gender equality Against Pro Gihad Pro Against Government Religious Secular Islamic reformation Against Pro Islamic supremacy Pro Against Israel Against Pro / Neutral Koran over Constitution Yes No Reaction to criticism of Islam or Prophet Muhammad Anger / Violence Reason / No reaction Religious equality Against Pro Sharia Pro Against Terrorism Pro / Neutral Against Theocracy Pro Against Universal Human Rights Against Pro Use of terms such as "Islamic terrorism" or "Islamofascism" Object Accept Whitewashing terrorism Yes No
Poll: Who Is a Moderate Muslim?