2004.05.01

Muslim Moderates

There was a rally recently to attempt to get moderate Muslims a voice and a confidence they seem, at least here in America, to lack elsewhere. Ironically, this rally was held here in America, in Arizona to be specific.

Some are saying the rally was a failure. Only around 400 people showed up, and many of them were not Muslim at all. Yet, as the article suggests,

It was a humble beginning that can grow into something large and strong. Jasser points out to me that “The beginnings of every great movement in our great nation’s history of freedom began in a small way.” He notes also that American Muslims, being predominantly first-generation immigrants, are still getting grounded. With time, he expects, “the vast majority of American Muslims will listen to the message of our rally and find complete agreement with its statement of faith.”

I am hoping this is true, and I am hoping that moderate Muslims around the world will start to speak out against people killing themselves and others in the name of Allah. It would go a long way towards calming the American fear of Islamic terrorists which is one reason why we are invading Middle Eastern countries. If you don’t believe that at least believe that a few people in power in America will have far less excuse to meddle in the Middle East if terrorism were to wane instead of wax powerful.

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  1. Sean says  (January 1st, 1970 at 08:00:00 )

    “…I am hoping that moderate Muslims around the world will start to speak out against people killing themselves and others in the name of Allah.”

    I’m hoping that people (Muslim and otherwise) hurry up and get over the whole idiotic concept of “god”. Then they’ll no longer be able to use *that* particular excuse for offing people they dislike.

  2. dugh says  (January 1st, 1970 at 08:00:00 )

    it would be convenient if people would stop shirking the responsibility for their actions off to “higher powers”, but unfortunately no one wants to take the blame for their stupidity.

    also unfortunate is that almost all the religions are against murder and hatred yet all are used for just that purpose. only the old god yahweh, the wrathful god, seemed keen on killing non-believers. ironically yahweh was the template for the big monotheistic religions…