Hat tip Atlas Shrugs
Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-American apostate from and critic of Islam, has written a piece in Atlas Shrugs, which she has forwarded to me. I am pleased to cross-post it because it raises a provocative issue-that of moderate Muslims. In the below piece, Darwish argues that they are irrelevant to our discussion of violent Islam Her reasons are very interesting.
"After 9/11, many moderate Muslim friends of mine from inside the Middle East told me with bizarre logic in Arabic: “Let the West get a taste of the terror we live in daily. Why only us?” What struck me was the way they viewed terrorism; to them it felt like a natural disaster or part of life that must be tolerated and dealt slowly with. To them, they must never openly reject or upset the terrorist."
Darwish is also a founder of Former Muslims United, whose web site is linked on this site.
As always, I invite my Muslim readers to weigh in. I would like to get your perspective.