Useful tips on how to deal with Islamic taqiyya gigolos and deceivers. This is one for keeps:
by Sherry Sufi on 23 December, 2015
As terrorist incidents increase worldwide, Westerners are driven to heightened suspicion of Islam and Muslims, which is sad for some, inevitable for others.
Our leaders constantly remind us that the vast majority of Muslims do not condone terrorism and those who do are a negligible minority.
The terms ‘moderate’ and ‘extremist’ are used to differentiate between the two and it is presumed that drawing this distinction and leaving it at that is an adequate way of addressing the issue.
The reality is that the political grievances against the United States and Israel that motivate extremists are often shared by moderates who don’t support terrorism.
To use an inverse comparison, far-right groups in Europe are aggrieved by the perceived Islamisation of Europe. But that doesn’t mean they condone Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik’s murder of 77 innocent civilians in 2011 as an expression of their grievances.
Yet when asked to make a comment, their position would be ‘what Breivik did was wrong but he only did it because Muslims fail to integrate in our society in the first place’.
Muslim responses to terrorism are often similarly exculpatory, or evasive. Terrorism is condemned with a “but” followed by an excuse, a complaint or a snide remark.
Following decades of discussions with Muslims of diverse stripes, I have identified 12 categorical responses typically offered when asked about terrorism. Manifest within each position are political grievances against the West and Israel which remain largely unchallenged.
My observation is that unless these are addressed critically, the prospects of political harmony between Muslims and Westerners will remain far out of sight.
Each position has been given an appropriate label. Most of these are not mutually exclusive. Some of these will seem more familiar to Western readers than others. All of these will be familiar to Muslim and Jewish readers. My responses follow in italics underneath: