Islamophobes (in particular extremist Christian evangelicals) are continuously nagging on about how Muslims aren’t doing enough combating extremism in the Muslim world. The fact is that there are a countless number of fatwas issued against extremism, Islamic conferences condemning extremism, Muslims cooperating with western countries in thwarting terror plots, governments in Muslim countries hunting down and chasing terrorists residing in Muslim lands like dogs (to the extent that even the human rights of such terrorists are being violated) & Muslim apologists (either individual or organizational such as MDI) continuously refuting the arguments these terrorists use in order to find justification for their crimes in Islamic scriptures.
Nooo…. nooo… this is not enough for these haters. As a matter of fact, they don’t even recognize the attempt and effort on the part of Muslims to combat extremism (despite the fact that more Muslims have been killed by Muslim terrorists than non-Muslims have been).
Since Muslims are supposedly not doing a good enough job according to these evangelicals, then perhaps we could look to them as our role models then?
Let’s see…. how have Christian evangelicals been combating the extremist Christian Zionist movement, which offers support to the terrorist state of Israel?
Oh, what’s that??? They do the exact opposite of what Muslims are doing in combating extremism?????
Instead of issuing religious verdicts against helping the terrorist state of Israel, we find the contrary (see here http://www.patrobertson.com/Speeches/IsraelLauder.asp and here http://www.cdn-friends-icej.ca/judeochr/biblical.html)
Instead of holding conferences speaking out against Israel, they hold ones in support of them (see here http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/14/washington/14israel.html)
Instead of cooperating with the Palestinians to liberate their land from the illegal Israeli occupiers, they in fact encourage the occupation.
Instead of hunting down material supporters of Israel, they praise them and hold them in high regard as apologists (such as William Lane Craig, Dr. Michael Brown, etc.) and professors at prestigious universities (such as Dr. Kenneth Richard Samples who teaches at Biola University).
Instead of refuting extremists who support Israel, they make effort in refuting those Christian evangelicals who oppose Zionism by trying to show how the Bible actually teaches that one should be a Zionist.
So these extremist Christian Evangelicals are doing the exact opposite (i.e. supporting terrorism) of what Muslims are doing (i.e. fighting terrorism), yet they have the nerve to lecture us!!! The sad part is that they won’t even recognize that Israel is a terrorist state!
Muslims need to do less apologizing to and be more demanding of these hypocrites to fight terrorism within their own communities. Once they do that, they then might have a right to come lecture us Muslims on how we could do better in countering extremism within our own societies.